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Old 08-12-2022, 12:05 PM   #1
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Altimeter for RV?

Any good products I can put on the dash to give me approximate altitude? Just a curiosity while I am driving through mountains.

50 years in South Florida and not use to being more than 50' above sea level.
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:14 PM   #2
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Amazon has a boat load of them, or you can just download an APP on your phone. I have a compass APP I use to see which way S/E (165 degrees) is for my sat dish. It also has an altimeter built in.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=altimeter...s_ts-doa-p_3_9
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:16 PM   #3
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I had a cheep stick on altimeter in my first coach just for giggles. IIRC it worked pretty good to.
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:19 PM   #4
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Your Garmin has altitude and location in it.
You may be able to get an app for your phone.
OR you can park in in my yard and calibrate them to 8560'.

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Old 08-12-2022, 12:22 PM   #5
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Most RV specific GPS units allow elevation to be displayed continuously. Also, your iPhone's compass displays elevation on the bottom of the screen. Hope this helps.
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My Garmin 660RV has an elevation feature that shows current elevation and a cross section of elevations along your path. I donít think it will provide the info on a random basis - but only if you have the route initiated. I have no idea if newer Garmins still have this feature. The screen shot is from a video I found online. The 660RV is no longer available.
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Old 08-12-2022, 01:31 PM   #7
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If you have an iPhone open your free Compass APP. Itís at the bottom.
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Old 08-12-2022, 01:40 PM   #8
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I just check her reaction.....if having hard time breathing we are above 3300'

During our travels I just checked the 'elevation signage' on roadways
Now a days.....so many options and few cost very much
GPS, Apps, Smartphones
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My RV890 has the same feature Mike in Austin noted. It's interesting driving through the mountains to see the spikes in elevation as it shows 25 miles ahead. If one of the grades has excessive slope it will even display a red warning area on the graph.
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The 2022 Nav-N-Go GPS shows elevation. While on the navigation screen, press the bottom left corner and it will take you to a screen that shows elevation and other travel info.
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Old 08-18-2022, 10:20 PM   #11
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if you have a GPS unit at hand, then you have a altimeter already. even the least costly GPS handhelds have a 'altitude function', something I found while I was screwing around at a high pass in the Rockies going to Leadville. We were up high to look at a comet.
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I Phones have an altimeter on the compass page
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