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Old 07-21-2016, 02:16 PM   #11
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My Garmin 760LMT was stolen when my truck was broken into. Switched to the TomTom app on my phone. App crashes were fairly frequent, and on a long East Coast trip found we kept on looking things up on Google Maps because TomTom couldn't find it. Eventually we just started using Google Maps directly because it was easier and more stable. Never hit a zone where it couldn't get the map imagery from the wireless network, but understand that can happen.
Would not recommend the TomTom app; I didn't renew when the 1 year subscription was up. Very happy with Google Maps but it doesn't have RV specific features. Use GasBuddy to scout out the fuel stops.

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Old 07-23-2016, 04:56 PM   #12
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Waze or CoPilot


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Old 07-23-2016, 05:55 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by mtdawg View Post
We use a Garmin RV 760. It has a large display and provides information on possible route problems based on the information you enter regarding your RV. So far it has served us well. It also comes with an optional backup camera which I own but have never taken out of the box. My current fiver has a camera. Anyone need a backup camera?

I don't rely on the Garmin for locating RV parks or camping friendly Walmarts, etc. I rely on Allstays for that.


X2. Really like the Garmin RV 760.
When planning long trips, I use Garmin Base Camp and make sure the routing is exactly the way I want to go. I also plan my fuel stops on it as well. I use Google to find Walmarts then put the address into the Base camp. Then upload it to the GPS.

Sorry, I don't need a backup camera. That is what my mirrors and co-pilot (wife) and kids are for!
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:26 AM   #14
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Does the camera only work with the 760?

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:45 AM   #15
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Google maps are fine...if you are driving a car.

We have had our Rand McNally 7710 with a 7" screen for years. No problems and updates are easy to do. If we feel the need to ever change it would be another Rand McNally.

We also carry along the Rand McNally Road Atlas for future planning.

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #16
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I use Apple Maps on my iPhone.
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:15 AM   #17
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I'm still using my old Garmin Nuvi 855. It works fine, and was very good when we had the Class B RV, since it's the size of a 1 ton van. However, now that I pull TT's, if I have to replace the Nuvi 855, I'll probably get a stand alone GPS that specializes in RV's. I'd love to be able to load my pickup size and trailer size in the GPS, and go from there.

As far as gasoline goes, Gas Buddy app on the phone is good.

My navigator always used paper maps, and particularly Rand McNally atlases. Plus she uses books like Next Exit when we're on interstates.

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Do you all have a stand alone gps or do you use your smart phone? If you use the smartphone what app do you use. Im looking for something that will show gas, tolls, low bridges, maybe even the "No propane alllowed tunnels"


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