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Old 04-15-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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I am ready to buy a GPS system. I dont need MP3.
Any recommendations on one that I can use in my truck, car or boat?
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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I am ready to buy a GPS system. I dont need MP3.
Any recommendations on one that I can use in my truck, car or boat?
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
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I am not sure about the boat part as you would require a totally different map set, but I have owned a Garmin 2720 since it was released and I really like it for the RV and toad.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
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I have a Garmin nuvi 550 that I bought at Sam's club for about $650. Naturally the minute I bought it they changed it to a nuvi660 and dropped the price on the one I bought. It works ok, shows an amazing number of named roads, and is quite useful. My biggest complaint is that it wants to take me back to the freeway no matter where I am, and I get frustrated with the constant "recalculating" vocal messages it gives me. Maybe there is a way to have it perform a different route calculation; I would like to know it if there is. One thing that would be great would be a list of Walmarts that I could be directed to. The unit will accept a flash card, but I am not sure how to load one up. If anyone is looking for a good project, that would be one I'd be interested in.

I actually find the thing more useful when I move it to my toad and am trying to navigate around downtown areas I am not familiar with. It is really helpful to be able to see a map of the area and be told what direction you are going even if you aren't using the navigation features.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:18 PM   #5
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Just bought a Plenio 3000 with a 7" screen. Costco has them online for 369.00. I missed getting one last time but got lucky this time. Scheduled for deliver on Tuesday. I've read positive reviews and for 500.00 less than a Garmin 7200 it seemed like a no brainer.
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:41 PM   #6
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Richard, I have a Lowrance I-way 500c. I bought it because it has a nice big 5" screen with voice commands also. I have used it for over a year with no complaints. It is easy to use with a touch screen and you can specify your preferences like avoid toll roads, freeway or not, when you are planning your routes. It actually has some neat features for RV'ers besides the normal points of interests that will find Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, and various other things like the major name truck stops. I think it is also an mp3 player but I have never used that part of it since I like my XM radio.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:45 PM   #7
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Check out Lowrance's new iWay600C. Like the 500c, the 600 is their latest. It not only has the typical road and points of interest it also has full maps of at least 3000 lakes and the entire coast line of the U.S. showing fishing and boating details. The boating data includes underwater objects, contour lines, etc. Their retail price is about $699 to $750, but you can get one at TigerGPS.com for $649. It also includes satellite images of major cities and some other areas.
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:24 AM   #8
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Richard;
I use the TomTom 910 both in my cars and Motorhome. Yes it can play MP3, but I don't use it.
On land it's accurate within 50 feet! Which is great comparing it to the DeLorme which operates with a laptop.
The TomTom (530?) is the same unit less the MP3 and a few other bells & whistles you really don't need. Couple hundred less also!

Good luck in your purchase of a GPS & let us know of your decision and how the product worked for your applications.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:15 PM   #9
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I recently bought a Garmin 340c for $315 shipped from Amazon.com. I am very happy with it. I wanted one that had a battery to use away from the auto if needed and that spoke street names vs "turn in 200 ft". I didn't want lots of bells & whistles and this unit works great for me. The WAF is very high. She actually wanted to take it on her last out of town shopping trip. Just be sure you lock your vehicle these GPS units show up stolen from cars a lot.
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Welcome jeffinsalida to irv2
Good luck with your GPS I have had mine for over 2 yrs and its still serving us well. I say us because my wife uses it in her car when she visits friends and gets taken right to their door.
I wrote a post HERE when I installed in our MH.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jeffinsalida:
I recently bought a Garmin 340c for $315 shipped from Amazon.com. I am very happy with it. I wanted one that had a battery to use away from the auto if needed and that spoke street names vs "turn in 200 ft". I didn't want lots of bells & whistles and this unit works great for me. The WAF is very high. She actually wanted to take it on her last out of town shopping trip. Just be sure you lock your vehicle these GPS units show up stolen from cars a lot. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I am very happy with my 340C. The price keeps dropping,I paid $50 more last summer.At that time it was cheapest price I could find. I had problems with my windshield mount,called Garmin,after giving them my serial # they confirmed it was bad and sent me a new one free of charge.Great support from garmin.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:44 PM   #12
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We purchased a Garmin 2720 a few days ago and it's fantastic. Easy to use and see. We purchased it on Costco.com for $345.00. What a price drop and does everything we need. It announces the turns by street name etc. It came with the bean bag mount ( which we love, a portable mount and a permanent mount system.
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Best bang for the Buck right now, Garmin 330C. $250 shipped! Great unit.
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:07 PM   #14
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OK, if you say so!
There's no one who could pry my 2720 from my hands! I bought it back in 2005 when it was $700 and I have not regretted that decision for a single day! For $345 maybe I should buy another one.
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