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Old 12-09-2016, 07:28 AM   #1
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Rand McNally Vs Garmin portable GPS

Looking at both the Garmin & the Rand McNally portable RV GPS.
Is one better than the other?
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:33 AM   #2
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I have the Garmin RV 760, I really like it. Keeps height and width in memory, warns you if obstruction is ahead. Lists upcoming restaurants gas stations etc. works great.
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Many posts on the units and their shortcomings , no matter what unit you have it's important to review the route before you start driving , to avoid surprises mid route.
I've got 4 years with my RM, and I'm happy , but others here in the forums report issues.
Remember the units are designed and built by man , and probably programmed by people who have never seen an RV.
All are subject to " Murphy's Law "
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:16 AM   #4
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Not an either or response, but I put maps.me on my iPad - free! It works great!! Very easy to review route and error check my Garmin. I did buy a Garmin - not sure what model - what ever they had that was inexpensive at Target. Works great.. but sure glad I have the iPad as a backup. For me, GPS is one of those things that has become a commodity - they are all very much a like. In my opinion, I wouldn't stress over which one - get one that is easy for you to program and has a screen that is easy to read with polarized sunglasses and in direct sunlight.
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I'm not familiar with the RM as I have the Garmin RV version, one thing I really like about it is the "basecamp" software which allows you to plan your routes on the computer and then upload them to the GPS. I also like that it shows current speed (easier to see than my speedo) and that it pairs with my phone and I can use it for handsfree calling (and it will use the phone to suck in traffic info/etc...).

As was said above, none are perfect and they should all be used as navigational AIDS not as a replacement for knowing where you're going!
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I have the Garmin RV760 and I am happy with it so that's all I can say.
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Rand McNally Vs Garmin portable GPS

If you have used Garmin's in the past you probably won't like how the RM works, I know I didn't. I gave it time about two weeks of using it and it continually disappointed me. It has a lot of features and is a little over whelming to use and is nothing like the Garmin's. I boxed it up and returned it. I bought it at CW in person and walked in and returned it and told them it was terrible, they took it back with a refund not a in store credit. Then I bought the Garmin 660 and like it just fine.


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I have the Garmin RV760 and I am happy with it so that's all I can say.
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If you have used Garmin's in the past you probably won't like how the RM works....... Returned the RM & bought the Garmin 660 and like it just fine.
So except 6" vs 7" what is the difference between the Garmin RV760 & the Garmin 660?

Also, can I program either Garmin for 2 vehicles? One being a 44' motor home & the other being a car without loosing my coach settings?
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So except 6" vs 7" what is the difference between the Garmin RV760 & the Garmin 660?

Also, can I program either Garmin for 2 vehicles? One being a 44' motor home & the other being a car without loosing my coach settings?

Yes they all three can be switched from RV to car mode. Go back there has been a lot of discussion on the 660 and 760 in the past week. We are all tired of talking about it but you can read the recent discussions and find all your answers I'm sure😴


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Go back there has been a lot of discussion on the 660 and 760 in the past week. We are all tired of talking about it but you can read the recent discussions and find all your answers I'm sure😴

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I did do a search but cannot find anything within the last year.
Do you have a link to these threads from the last week or so?
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The New Garmin RV 660LMT is the thread title.


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I did do a search but cannot find anything within the last year.
Do you have a link to these threads from the last week or so?
Here's one: http://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249212


FWIW, I'm considering a RV 660.
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Here's one: http://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249212


FWIW, I'm considering a RV 660.

That's it.


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I have had the Rand McNally 7725 for a couple of years and like its size and features. Definitely get the life time upgrades with any unit you buy.
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