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Old 04-18-2021, 03:09 PM   #43
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I use the suction cup base attached to a beanbag ring that has plastic in the middle for the suction cup to adhere to.
Where did you find the beanbag mount that will work with the suction cup?

I was thinking of using the screw down mount to a piece of wood or plastic and putting velcro on the bottom of that since my dash cover is basically carpet. Do you think that would work?

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Old 04-18-2021, 05:55 PM   #44
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Where did you find the beanbag mount that will work with the suction cup?

I was thinking of using the screw down mount to a piece of wood or plastic and putting velcro on the bottom of that since my dash cover is basically carpet. Do you think that would work?

Thanks!
Better yet, goto homedepot buy $10 of magnets, glue to your base. Then use that to stick to your dash. Big parts of the dash are metal under the plastic...

Or you can always glue a piece of metal under the dash plastic...

Works great! Looks good too...
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Old 04-18-2021, 05:57 PM   #45
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You are welcome.

Garmin maintains a very good expert and customer forum. All this and more has been discussed on the forum. I don't think there is a summary like I posted, but at one time or another it has been covered.

It is possible the big rig routing issue is due to truck route ordinances. Semi's are required to stay on truck routes. They may use local roads only if the destination is located on a local road. They must take the shortest route from the truck route to the local destination.

This info is second hand, obtained from a trucker many years ago.
Is the garmin supposed to tell you the height of upcoming bridges? I just bought the 780 and the pictures in the ads seem to show this, but in real life it doesn’t...
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Is the Garmin supposed to tell you the height of upcoming bridges? I just bought the 780 and the pictures in the ads seem to show this, but in real life it doesn’t...
My 780 has a database of all of the US roads, it has weight, height, width and I'm sure more parameters. They come into play when your route takes you through a situation and reroutes you around it. Realize all of this data has to be updated regularly for it to be accurate and timely.

Twice my 780 has rerouted me around something that was outside of the information I gave it when I initially set it up.

Both times I was in Louisiana and both times it was inaccurate. This isn't Garmin's fault, it's Louisiana's fault for not updating their data.

Take a look at http://www.alstays.com
it has bridge heights for I think everything. I think they have an Apple app too.
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God's would be light years ahead of were they are now if it was not for the smart phones. Most of the gps usage share is free smart phones.

The stupid directions by my gps in the early 2000's. Going down a cow path for 8 miles to save 1000 yards. The current gps still do. If you dont check with maps every so often you are going to find yourself taking some stupid route.

My rv garmin just did it again. I was in to big of rush to double check with paper maps. My last 3 miles of my trip had me going down a cow path with hair pin turns, when there was a nice route the was about 1/2 mile longer.
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My 780 has a database of all of the US roads, it has weight, height, width and I'm sure more parameters. They come into play when your route takes you through a situation and reroutes you around it. Realize all of this data has to be updated regularly for it to be accurate and timely.

Twice my 780 has rerouted me around something that was outside of the information I gave it when I initially set it up.

Both times I was in Louisiana and both times it was inaccurate. This isn't Garmin's fault, it's Louisiana's fault for not updating their data.

Take a look at http://www.alstays.com
it has bridge heights for I think everything. I think they have an Apple app too.
Don't see any bridge heights on alstays.com... looks like pure advertising?
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Here's the bean bag mount for the Garmin. We use something similar in all three of our vehicles and it works great.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bestand-G...ries/358267683
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Don't see any bridge heights on alstays.com... looks like pure advertising?

I'm going to guess you haven't signed up nor logged in.
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Here's the bean bag mount for the Garmin. We use something similar in all three of our vehicles and it works great.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bestand-G...ries/358267683

I would double check that, the 890 uses a much bigger ball mount than my old 660RV.
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I'm going to guess you haven't signed up nor logged in.
I clicked on "alstays.com" as you listed...

I think you meant "allstays.com." That site works
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Twice my 780 has rerouted me around something that was outside of the information I gave it when I initially set it up.
My RV 785 (a 780 with a dashcam) absolutely refused to allow me to take the directions that the FMCA Campground told me to use. No matter what I did, it absolutely refused to use the exit. When I took it anyway, figuring the FMCA knew better than Garmin, it tried to make me take almost every left or right turn I came to. I drove on.

Then it threw up a warning about a weight-limited road, well under my coach's weight. It turned out that weight-limited road crossed the one I was on but was not on my path. The Garmin must have thought the intersection was the problem.

Yeah, if an entire road is weight-restricted and not just a bridge, how should the map designers handle that intersection? I dunno.

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My RV 785 (a 780 with a dashcam) absolutely refused to allow me to take the directions that the FMCA Campground told me to use. No matter what I did, it absolutely refused to use the exit. When I took it anyway, figuring the FMCA knew better than Garmin, it tried to make me take almost every left or right turn I came to. I drove on.

Then it threw up a warning about a weight-limited road, well under my coach's weight. It turned out that weight-limited road crossed the one I was on but was not on my path. The Garmin must have thought the intersection was the problem.

Yeah, if an entire road is weight-restricted and not just a bridge, how should the map designers handle that intersection? I dunno.

Ray

Garmin fooled me a few years ago on approach to FMCA Campground, traveling west on 32. Garmin routed us north on I275 to the next exit and then south on a curvy road along the river. A few miles out of the way and a harder road for the coach (driver) to handle. We have been back, but now just stay on 32 with no problems.

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We just had a frustrating experience with our RV 890. But....it really was my fault.

We’re driving along in upper state NY and the garmen said to go straight but google said to turn. Well I’m new to the garmin and sort of trust google more so I took the left.

What I FAILED to see was a yellow triangle sign that had 9’0” on it.

So I kept going and the entire time the garmin kept rerouting us to turn around but I thought it would finally figure out what we we’re doing.

Finally we get about 500 feet from the 9 foot tunnel and THEN it gave us the alert!

Shouldn’t it had given us the alert as soon as we turned onto that road? (Yes I programmed our RVs specs into it)

Seems like a serious flaw.
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We just had a frustrating experience with our RV 890. But....it really was my fault.

We’re driving along in upper state NY and the garmen said to go straight but google said to turn. Well I’m new to the garmin and sort of trust google more so I took the left.

What I FAILED to see was a yellow triangle sign that had 9’0” on it.

So I kept going and the entire time the garmin kept rerouting us to turn around but I thought it would finally figure out what we we’re doing.

Finally we get about 500 feet from the 9 foot tunnel and THEN it gave us the alert!

Shouldn’t it had given us the alert as soon as we turned onto that road? (Yes I programmed our RVs specs into it)

Seems like a serious flaw.

Sounds to me like it did and you repeatedly ignored them.

The big difference is Google thinks you're in a car, Garmin knows you're in a RV.
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