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Old 03-22-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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RV GPS update

Hi all. We have a GPS built in our infocenter (information?) in our 2013 Itasca Meridian.
Is there a way to install a Garmin GPS instead of what is in there now?
If yes how?
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If we're me, I would purchase a RV760LMT or a RV770LMT when it comes out and put it in a bean bag mount on the dash. You can see it without totally looking away from the road and the passenger can play with it if needed.

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I like the Garmin RV760LMT a lot. Big screen, easy to input campground coordinates from RV Trip Wizard so that it takes me to the front entrance to the CG, good spoken instructions on which lane I need to be in, Bluetooth so I can control my cell phone from right in front of me (most often simply rejecting a call), and others.

But, Garmin RV760LMT has its limitations. I never trust its routes without checking – I learned this after it took me an hour out of the way to get to an interstate last year instead of taking a perfectly good state highway. So now I check my FMCA road atlas, as well as Google maps and my TomTom, both of which let me review all details of the route beforehand. If Garmin RV760LMT lets me preview the route, I have not yet figured it out.

I now use both the Garmin RV760LMT and my TomTom side-by-side on the dash. I do this mainly because the TomTom gives me so much more information than the Garmin – total miles to destination, time to destination (in addition to arrival time), a pointer to north, and probably a couple of others that I have forgotten. But if there is a conflict between the two while on the road, I take the TomTom-recommended route.

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Old 03-24-2017, 06:46 AM   #4
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Thanks all for your input. I agree and I already have RV760LMT and probably get RV770LMT when out.
My question was since the GPS installed originally in the coach is sitting idle may be i can update it to a useful GPS.
How to change is the question?
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I like the Garmin RV760LMT a lot. Big screen, easy to input campground coordinates from RV Trip Wizard so that it takes me to the front entrance to the CG, good spoken instructions on which lane I need to be in, Bluetooth so I can control my cell phone from right in front of me (most often simply rejecting a call), and others.

But, Garmin RV760LMT has its limitations. I never trust its routes without checking – I learned this after it took me an hour out of the way to get to an interstate last year instead of taking a perfectly good state highway. So now I check my FMCA road atlas, as well as Google maps and my TomTom, both of which let me review all details of the route beforehand. If Garmin RV760LMT lets me preview the route, I have not yet figured it out.

I now use both the Garmin RV760LMT and my TomTom side-by-side on the dash. I do this mainly because the TomTom gives me so much more information than the Garmin – total miles to destination, time to destination (in addition to arrival time), a pointer to north, and probably a couple of others that I have forgotten. But if there is a conflict between the two while on the road, I take the TomTom-recommended route.

Wayne
I have an older Garmin 3700 and when I touch the "Speed" icon on the screen it shows most of that info along with some other info. The RV760 doesn't? I've thought about upgrading to the RV760. Maybe I'll see what its replacement offers instead.
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