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Old 02-22-2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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Both Garmin and Rand McNally make a very good unit designed for RVing.I have a RM 7730, and while I really like its features; it is designed to run on external power, the battery will only last about 1-2 hours.
It has an interface with the RM main computer that uploads daily updates to their DOCK software based on forwarded information from users.
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Yours is a common question on iRV2. Many folks have responded to it. Here is a link to a Google search of iRV2 posts for the last year with the term "GPS" in them. To recreate this search, you can go to Google and enter:

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Old 02-26-2017, 12:20 PM   #4
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I am considering a heads up display GPS, keeping your eyes on the road is essential. Seems to be the way this technology is headed.
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I used to have a Rand McNally 7710. It was a love hate relationship. It led me astray more times then I thought was acceptable. It once tried to take me through downtown Chicago when I was trying to go around he city on an interstate. It died on me last summer and I replaced it with a Garmin 760 LMT. This unit I love. It recognizes voice commands, even when it's noisy. It take height, length, width, weight etc into consideration when planning routes, like other units do. A nice feature is on many hwys it will show a photograph of the exit, turn etc. Makes it easier in what you need to do. I used it for over 5000 miles with no errors.
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Both Garmin and Rand McNally make a very good unit designed for RVing.I have a RM 7730, and while I really like its features; it is designed to run on external power, the battery will only last about 1-2 hours.
It has an interface with the RM main computer that uploads daily updates to their DOCK software based on forwarded information from users.
Just as a point of information, battery life is poor in all of the automotive GPS receivers I've used. They aren't really designed for use outside of a vehicle for any length of time. I sometimes wonder why they bothered to put a battery in them. Both of my Garmin Nuvi's started out at about 1 hours, and declined within about 2 years to about hour or less. I just plug it in when using in my study to enter a route. I never use it out of the vehicle, so I've never been concerned about that.

Use the GPS on your phone and the battery will drain at an alarming rate too. I know guys who use golf GPS apps, and if they don't have a full charge starting out, some phones may struggle to finish a 4 hour round.
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We are doing well with our Garmin MH660. Using the windshield mount it is almost like a heads up unit.


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There is no "BEST" RV GPS. All of them have given previous owners one or more problems or headaches.

Just choose whichever one has the features you like to use the most and accept the downsides of that unit.

I chose the Garmin RV-760-LMT back in July 2013 when they first came out and have no desire to change or upgrade to some other device. It does what I need it to do.

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There is no "BEST" RV GPS. All of them have given previous owners one or more problems or headaches.

Just choose whichever one has the features you like to use the most and accept the downsides of that unit.

I chose the Garmin RV-760-LMT back in July 2013 when they first came out and have no desire to change or upgrade to some other device. It does what I need it to do.

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X1 on this. I like my 760.
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