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Old 04-07-2022, 02:17 PM   #1
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What GPS is best for Class A RV trips?

Hey, I know there are a lot of threads discussing a variety of GPS topics. I inherited a Magellan RV9490T when I bought our RV a few weeks back. I started researching the Magellan and the reviews are terrible. Is this worth using or are there better alternatives to keep a class a coach out of harms way? Also, Is there an RV GPS Ap for my iPhone that anyone would recommend? Thanks for your help in this.
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Old 04-07-2022, 02:20 PM   #2
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Best is the Garmin for most RVerís. They are RV specific which is a great help.
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Hey, I know there are a lot of threads discussing a variety of GPS topics. I inherited a Magellan RV9490T when I bought our RV a few weeks back. I started researching the Magellan and the reviews are terrible. Is this worth using or are there better alternatives to keep a class a coach out of harms way? Also, Is there an RV GPS Ap for my iPhone that anyone would recommend? Thanks for your help in this.
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We have a new Garmin and so far so good. For an iPhone app to stay out of "harms way" try TruckMap. Safe enough for truckers is safe enough for me.
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We currently have Garmin and, highly recommend it, but have also used Co-Pilot which is an IPHONE app and does allow routing based on RV specific data points.
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We have been using a Garmin for RV (old 660 we bought new) and it is great.
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I have the Garmin RV780. I wasn't too impressed when I first bought it, but now that I'm familiar with it I find it's actually quite useful. I plan most of my routes in advance, but it's easy to change things on the fly when circumstances change while enroute. I now recommend it.
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Garmin's are the best. For an rv you should be able to enter your weight and size. This should keep you off of low underpasses and some bridges.
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Old 04-07-2022, 04:15 PM   #8
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This trucker/ rv gps is the one I use and works flawlessly every time.
https://tomtom.factoryoutletstore.co...QaAvz6EALw_wcB


Or if that's too expensive you can get an android tablet with a GPS sensor and install the CoPilot RV app.
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Ours came with a Garmin nuvi 2797 and use their Base Camp program on my Mac to plan out trips and up load to the Garmin. I double check with google maps and street view.
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Ours came with a Garmin nuvi 2797 and use their Base Camp program on my Mac to plan out trips and up load to the Garmin. I double check with google maps and street view.
I had one of those Garmins, it took all night long to download and install map updates. I recently changed over to a Garmin 890.

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Old 04-07-2022, 09:19 PM   #11
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I use the Rand McNally on my Xcite dash unit. Itís decent as ever gps goes.
I tried the trucker app on iOS but wasnít a fan on the phone for navigation.
Now there is the RV Trip Wizard for phones and tablets. It has a lot of growing pains to go through IMO. There is a forum on iRV2 if you want look at some of the comments. https://www.irv2.com/forums/F287/
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Garmin RV 1090. Still learning how to manipulate some of the functions it makes available, but I really like the clarity and definition of the 10" HD display and its much-improved touch screen. So far playing with it locally, the Fastest Time - Shortest Distance modes are spot on accurate. Much improved over my RV 760 LMT. I do wish it was possible to delete a singular past trip instead of wiping them all out.

It really is amazing all the functions these units are capable of.
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Garmin 1090. Big, beautiful, and what we need. I like it more and more every time we use it. Had a Rand which was horrific! Never again for the Rand....
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Garmin RV! The only way to go.
Someone mentioned Co-Pilot……..avoid that. I tried it and after setting all my sizes and weights and lengths it still sent me down a 2 lane road in VA that would’ve been questionable with a small PuP!
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