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Old 06-29-2020, 09:16 PM   #1
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I own a 2005 HR Navigator 45PBQ. My situation is that I have a very difficult time receiving GPS signals with my Rand McNally RVND7. I’ve tried others borrowed from friends with similar results. I’ve searched for a unit that would accept an external antenna for the roof with extremely limited results. My RVND7 will work then just when I need it the most it will freeze up then recalculate. My frustration level is at an all time high. Any assistance would be most appreciated.

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Old 06-29-2020, 10:39 PM   #2
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I threw my Rand McNally away in the middle of its first outing. Like you it would freeze up. I called tech support and they gave me the run around telling me it was the area I was in. I pulled my el-cheapo Garmin out of the Toad and it worked like a charm. I now use the Garmin 780. I mounted it on top of the dash at the center of my steering wheel so I don't have to look sideways or down - just like the helicopter dash - well, almost!

I'm not even using the 2011 GPS that came installed in this DP as its too limited and clunky. I just mounted the Garmin in the same location as my last DP - top of the dash.

The newer RV GPS units don't require the outside antenna. They search out the 3 needed sats very quickly. With this unit I've never had a freeze up but sometimes it does want to take me on roads I don't want to go (I usually map out my route for the day or trip then compare it to the GPS)

Wish you luck in your search - Richard
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