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Old 10-18-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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Can any one recommend a good GPS system thats easy to install and easy to read and that will help me stay on the right HWY WITH MY 40' HR. Maybe one that helps you find fueling stations for my rig or em I asking to much.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:01 PM   #2
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I am using copilot with my tablet. Can set the height of this rig to avoid low clearance also.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:05 PM   #3
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We like our Magellan...put in your height...and other preferences....where you are headed...and it goes...points of interests allows you to put in Walmarts, casinos, etc..within one hundred miles.... works for us...had it four years!!
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:14 AM   #4
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We have two of the Garmin nüvi 2757LM models, it's kind of a his and her's thing. So I just turn off the sound on the His so there is no conflict between them.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:52 AM   #5
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As you can see, it's a 'what type or oil" or 'which truck is best' thread
Everyone has what they are used to... I'm used to Garmin...
it is their only business and they've been good at it for a long, LONG time...

After 5 or 6 Garmins over the years (3 of which I still have), we now use the RV760LMT with wireless backup camera option. 7" screen, lifetime maps and traffic, and easy to see/use and talk to (voice commands).
Because we already have a backup camera in the coach, I put the camera in the jeep toad and move the RV760 to the toad when we drive it around.
Only (optional) maintenance is to connect to my pc about once a month to automatically update any map or program changes.
Since it is named RV, it has all the RV features for routing, parks, POI's, etc...
an even though it will find fuel stations, I find the gasbuddy app on the phone that has current prices easy to use...
good luck and enjoy
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:49 PM   #6
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Garmin RV 760, I have had many GPS's over the last few years, this one is the best, big easy to see, easy to use, and works very well
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:57 AM   #7
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First ALL GPS have problems navigating now and then. Reading the manual and knowing what you are asking the GPS to do will negate most of these problems, plus reviewing your route before travel. That all said I won't leave home without one. A GPS with lane assist for any RV is mandatory for me, this will most of the time inform you in advance which lanes you need to be in. With that all said I use a Garmin RV760 and would consider a RV660 also and both have voice command so one can change the route on intermediate stop with out touching the GPS. As for fuel the GPS will find fuel but the station may or may not be good ingress or egress for a large rig, still need to keep your eyes ahead. I supplement with Gas buddy cell app.

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I am on my second Rand McNally Good Sams model. I managed to break the screen on my first one. I bought a replacement because the features are so essential to me. With a 40 footer and toad finding travel stations for fuel is a breeze and it keeps me away from low bridges etc.

Of course it has warts as all of them do. If you can google earth the intersections you plan to go through you will have an even better peace of mind.
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...added...in Copilot make sure to dig into the setting (don't ask lol). Tell it to avoid local and secondary roads. There are some roads in California that are call 'highways' but to the rest of us they barely qualify as a one label road!
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