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Old 04-29-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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iPhone or stand alone GPS/Navigation Device?

As a noob RV owner I am wondering if a stand alone GPS would be a better option than my iPhone. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Both. The GPS will work in areas where there is no phone service, and the phone will provide lots of information other than navigation.
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I use my iPhone in our Smart Car and my iPad in our TV. I like the large screen when towing. I use a app call Co-Pilot which I can in put height, weight, length etc of my RV. You download the maps to your device and after that you don’t need a data connection. Been using it for years fulltiming and it has kept us safe in our travels.

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I agree with Slowmachine - Both.
A dedicated RV GPS takes info on the vehicle and helps keep you out of trouble. Usually. My phone gps has taken me, or might have taken me, down roads a 30 ft C shouldn't go. Frequently.
Both. Cross reference. Navigator checks alternate possibilities . . . Both.
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iPhone or stand alone GPS/Navigation Device?

If you’re using google maps, download offline maps for your trip when you have a good Internet connection. You’ll be able to use it even if you don’t have cell service.

The standalone RV GPS is still good to have. I use my Garmin RV770 for driving directions and my navigator uses the phone for detours and other planning.
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