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Old 06-04-2023, 04:20 PM   #1
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gps and traffic

Is there a gps that shows accidents or back-ups in real time?
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Old 06-04-2023, 04:37 PM   #2
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There is an app for that called WAZE
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Old 06-04-2023, 05:42 PM   #3
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My Garmin RV 890 tells me of traffic and construction when paired with the Drive app on my phone.
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Old 06-05-2023, 05:18 AM   #4
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We've never found a single app that will do it all.

In the MH my primary is a Garmin RV1090 that ties to our phone with Garmin Drive. We find it's the best at routing us when we are in the MH.
I have Waze running on my phone so it tells me about things coming up just ahead of us.
Lastly we use Google Maps on a tablet for information, we find Google Maps the best at traffic and construction a good ways in front of us. Plus using the satellite view makes looking at a stop so much better like a Rest Stop, Fuel Stop or a RV Park.
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Old 06-05-2023, 09:41 AM   #5
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Waze for us. A lot of truckers use it so if you are on major roadways with them, it is usually accurate.
I really like it when it alerts us to road hazards upcoming.
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Kenwood has a head unit with GPS that pairs with a mobile app for gathering real-time time traffic data. I'll let the negative mobile app store reviews for KENWOOD Traffic by INRIX speak for themselves.

Like others have mentioned, I also love WAZE. Just don't let it pick routes for your rig as it tries to thread the needle on quickest routes. I leave it running in the background in parallel to my rig's built in nav. I only wish my Newmar's dash infotainment/navigation system supported Android Auto... Those with the very newest head units that supposedly support Apple Play can get an adapter off sites like Amazon if you prefer Android instead.

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I use a Garmin RV890 for routing and Google Maps on my phone to keep up with traffic.

Google Maps does a good job of marking traffic and accidents. Google owns Waze and it seems like Maps updates faster than Waze does.
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I have an RV Life subscription and have had good experience with RV Life GPS Navigation / route guidance. While driving, my lovely co-pilot follows the RV Life route with the Waze App which does a reasonably good job of showing current driving conditions.

For those that don't know, Google owns Waze thus current traffic conditions provided by Waze "feed" into Google Maps.
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