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Old 07-10-2016, 11:57 AM   #11
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I have a nuvi2597LMT and the BaseCamp software. I will grant you there is a learning curve with BaseCamp but it is worth it.

I ALWAYS plan my routes using BaseCamp and transfer them to the nuvi.

You should create waypoints along your planned route to be sure you stay on the right track should your GPS decide to recalculate your route. Without waypoints you create your uploaded route will be replaced by the recalculated route which will likely be nothing like you expected.

One of the things you must do when planning your routes is to zoom in closely and traverse your route carefully and make sure it is exactly as you expect. Failure to do so could mean exiting an interstate only to get back on heading in the opposite direction because the waypoint you created was on the wrong side of the interstate.

Understanding your GPS and its limitations and quirks is key to getting where you want to go efficiently.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:25 PM   #12
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A recent Car Talk column in our local paper, discussed using a separate GPS or using Google maps on your smartphone. Ray's take is that you don't have to update the the maps on your smartphone, therefore they made more sense. However, it may not have the pictures, etc. that the Garmin has
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:45 PM   #13
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We have the 760 with the optional backup camera. Overall impressions is that it does what it is "good" at what it does but there is definitely room for improvement.

Things I like - Large Screen comes in more handy with the camera than with the maps. Does route you using the most RV friendly routes it can, but with that said, I don't think any nav unit will get that right every single time so we try as best we can to stay on major routes, even if it is a little longer, just to be on the safe side. Displays Lane advisories and upcoming turns well in advance. Does basic traffic info (large metro areas) when approaching areas and adjusts arrival times accordingly. Lifetime map updates. Free basic traffic info in most larger/major cities.

Things that I don't like - Have to do map updates manually via computer and are not frequent enough to catch things like construction detours and such that could be problematic for larger RV's. Voice prompts tend to be either to the point of overkill in the case of turns or not nearly enough or early enough in the case of lane advisories. Basecamp software is more trouble than it's worth for me. I am a 40+ year computer tech and find the Basecamp software frustrating at best. I can see the value for some in all the different options and features of the software but I just don't find it worth the effort for most trips.

Comments - Usually, the DW either has Waze or Google Maps on her phone/tablet running as well, especially when we approach major cities/intersections just to validate what we are seeing/hearing from the 760 and/or I need the camera displayed for lane changes, etc. We also research our "intended" route in advance for things that could be problematic (construction, low bridges, narrow roads, detours, etc.) and plan our routes accordingly because there is no way that the current map updating process could catch everything like that.

Camera - I am not sure I am keeping this long term yet, so haven't mounted it permanently to date. Although it is prone to intermittent drop outs (signal interference), it works well enough to not simply throw it out the window! So for right now, I simply clip the camera to the rear window valance using a couple of heavy metal black office clips and stick the transmitter with double sided foam tape inside my front pass thru where it is wired into a trailer running light. I use the 50' extension cable to connect the two. Then, to have the display show the camera out the rear window for lane changes and such, I simply turn on the running lights in the truck. To go back to the camera, just turn them off. Works surprisingly well. Only downside to this obviously is the loss of some detail from the camera because I am looking thru a window and a screen. It works more than well enough to do what I need it to and should I choose to go a different direction, I haven't put any unnecessary holes in the trailer or made other modifications that will be no longer needed.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:08 PM   #14
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Just bought RV760. Used it on two recent trips totalling close to 1000 miles. No complaints except the destination address voice recognition is pretty bad. "100 E Main Street" might come back as "6354 Meridian Ave" or something waaay off like that. The voice recognition for volume and brightness is very handy though (since on an R V the gps is frequently harder to reach) and is pretty accurate.

Entered an RV length of 40' and it did a great job of keeping us on major roadways compared to our TomTom which used smaller residential-ish roads a lot.

I really like the speed limit change chime. Lets you know that s speed limit change is coming. Im bad about missing those while looking at other things.

Map updates take FOREVER to download (we have very fast internet so it is not that).

Looked at the 660 but the reviews on Amazon were not great.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:28 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=tnchuck100;426953]I have a nuvi2597LMT and the BaseCamp software. I will grant you there is a learning curve with BaseCamp but it is worth it.

I just downloaded Basecamp and I can't find where to set up the RV specs like height, etc.

Can you help me?
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:26 AM   #16
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Edit --> Options --> Activity Profile --> RV --> Routing --> (Feature Type Avoidances and RV Attributes)

I'm not sure if you create a route in Basecamp and transfer it to your GPS that the RV restrictions will transfer over properly.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:47 AM   #17
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Edit --> Options --> Activity Profile --> RV --> Routing --> (Feature Type Avoidances and RV Attributes)

I'm not sure if you create a route in Basecamp and transfer it to your GPS that the RV restrictions will transfer over properly.
From personal experience, they do transfer appropriately. That said, I triple checked them to be sure they were correct.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:32 AM   #18
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If you traverse your planned route carefully and make those waypoints at critical locations the transfer of those options/restrictions won't matter.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:12 PM   #19
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Edit --> Options --> Activity Profile --> RV --> Routing --> (Feature Type Avoidances and RV Attributes)

I'm not sure if you create a route in Basecamp and transfer it to your GPS that the RV restrictions will transfer over properly.
Thank you. I can get all the way to feature type avoidances, but I don't see the RV attributes area.
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:34 PM   #20
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Hmmm. The RV restrictions may only be available on Basecamp maps that were installed through a GPS that has those capabilities; maybe your GPS doesn't do that?

At any rate, this Basecamp Forum (clicky) has helped me; the moderator of this forum usually answers, and seems to really know the answers.
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