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Old 07-21-2016, 04:39 AM   #1
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Which GPS app do you use

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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Old 07-21-2016, 05:27 AM   #2
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I am not familiar with the app for trucking, but I do believe they exist and several on here are using some. Currently I use a Garmin DEZL 560LMT which is specific to RV and OTR truck use. This unit allows for plugging in of my dimensions, weights and plots a course on proper roads.

As far a fuel stops go I use the All stays Big Truck stops app to find fuel stops as well as this GPS.

As with all GPS you should do your homework and I also carry a Commercial Truckers Atlas which details all the limits for both heights, weights and materials by state, by road.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:09 AM   #3
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For the most part I have given up on trying to keep my standalone GPS updated. I have at least 7 sitting on the shelf that are obsolete. The only one I spend money on anymore is a Zumo for my Goldwing and only because it's a dedicated unit designed for inclement weather and specialized routing for motorcycle rides. (I guess in theory it's what your looking for but for big rigs)

I don't have any expereince with commercial size GPS but I'd guess there is a unit out there that will do exactly what you want.

The app I use the most is Waze because it's always current, it gives me instant routing around the crappy Puget Sound traffic jams and it's free. The downside is that it's not great for rural areas where a cell signal can become spotty.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:36 AM   #4
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I purchased "Navigon" for my iPhone a few years ago and have used it for all long trips. It was about $50 at the time, cheaper than a standalone GPS unit, and I always have my phone on me.
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I still use a paper road atlas. Always made it to my destinations, but I have had a few surprises - which just added excitement to the travel adventure!
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:49 AM   #6
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I still use a paper road atlas. Always made it to my destinations, but I have had a few surprises - which just added excitement to the travel adventure!
What is this _paper_ you speak of...?

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Old 07-21-2016, 09:10 AM   #7
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For directions I use Google Maps or Waze (owned by Google). For RV-specific stuff (rest areas, truck stops, campgrounds, low bridges, etc.) I use Allstays Camp & RV.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:25 AM   #8
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Have used several in the past but found Google Maps on my phone to be the most accurate.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:52 AM   #9
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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.

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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.

Jim
That looks like a nice unit that does exactly what the op is asking.

"Large 7" high-resolution touchscreen display: 800 x 480 pixels; WVGA TFT color display with white backlight
Includes free lifetime map and traffic updates - Provides RV-specific services and vendors, repair shops, truck stops and a comprehensive list of nationwide repair and tow facilities (including those offering after-hours road service)
Specialized RV routing based on customizable restrictions including height, weight, width and length
Cautions and advisories include risk of grounding, lateral wind, narrow road, sharp curve, steep hill, tree overhand and state borders
Voice-activated navigation means RV 760LMT responds intelligently to your verbal commands. Just talk to it. Compatible with Garmin BC 20 wireless back up camera"

I might have to spring for one and give it a try.
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