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Old 08-05-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Good RV GPS or website to plan trip

I am leaving in a week to go from NJ to florida for 2 weeks.I am looking for something that will assist us along the way but cant find to find anything for a RV, it mostly just for car's.Im mostly trying to avoid Chesapeake Bridge and tunnel cause it's a 50/50 shot of getting stuck with winds and id like to just go around it.I did join Good Sams but for the 3 months I have been a member the route planner they offer has been broke on their end and it's still not fixed.So does anyone have a website they use,or what are some descent RV GPS units that are pretty reliable
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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You sure it's not your end? I have used the GS trip planner extensively over the past few months without issue. Are you referring to trips.goodsamclub.com?
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For comments on GPS and related apps, please also check threads for:
Routes: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...g-29179-3.html
RV Apps: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...pps-28609.html
Is There an App for that: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...app-26582.html

Of interest, there are vendors of RV and TRUCKER GPS, check-out Rand McNally for example.

I also use the Good Sam Trip planner mentioned in the previous post - I like planning-in Highway Rest Stops and finding restaurants.
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You sure it's not your end? I have used the GS trip planner extensively over the past few months without issue. Are you referring to trips.goodsamclub.com?
Yes I tried 3 different computer and my cell phone,when I was on the phone with them they tried to log into my account and had the same issue.So id still have to say it's on their end
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:31 AM   #5
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For comments on GPS and related apps, please also check threads for:
Routes: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...g-29179-3.html
RV Apps: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...pps-28609.html
Is There an App for that: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...app-26582.html

Of interest, there are vendors of RV and TRUCKER GPS, check-out Rand McNally for example.

I also use the Good Sam Trip planner mentioned in the previous post - I like planning-in Highway Rest Stops and finding restaurants.
Thanks,for some reason when I searched for this on my phone I didn't get any results
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:33 AM   #6
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I used the Good Sam trip planner just 3 weeks ago to plan a trip. It does not work properly with Firefox, but it does work with Internet Explorer. In fact I just used it to see if it was working and it works for me.

Garmin and Magellan both make GPS units specifically for RV's. Garmin offers trip planning software that works with their gps unit that you can down load the trip to the gps from your computer.

I lived in the Norfolk area for a while and never heard of an issue with wind on the Chesapeake Bridge tunnel. Now the Bay Bridge in Annapolis is a different matter with regard to wind.
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Thanks,for some reason when I searched for this on my phone I didn't get any results
Hmm, before I post any links, I always preview the post and test them. Again, I just now confirmed the 4 links work as I planned on both my PC and iPad (I never try it on my phone ... not enough viewing space). However, good luck!
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Hmm, before I post any links, I always preview the post and test them. Again, I just now confirmed the 4 links work as I planned on both my PC and iPad (I never try it on my phone ... not enough viewing space). However, good luck!
Sorry your links worked fine,I meant when I searched for GPS units or route planning it came up with no results on my phone
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I used the Good Sam trip planner just 3 weeks ago to plan a trip. It does not work properly with Firefox, but it does work with Internet Explorer. In fact I just used it to see if it was working and it works for me.

Garmin and Magellan both make GPS units specifically for RV's. Garmin offers trip planning software that works with their gps unit that you can down load the trip to the gps from your computer.

I lived in the Norfolk area for a while and never heard of an issue with wind on the Chesapeake Bridge tunnel. Now the Bay Bridge in Annapolis is a different matter with regard to wind.
Im using internet explorer,i don't know what the issue is,they logged in with my username and password from customer service and it didn't work for them. Im just going by what I had read on some sites about people having to pull over and wait for the wind to die down,they clearly state it on the website also about wind restrictions.But I also found out you can go thru the tunnel with propane cylinders as long as they are under certain requirements and OFF
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I'm in the market for a new GPS, and I'm presently looking at a new Garmin GPS, the RV660LMT. It looks like it will do everything I need. Link to the web site is below.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-t...rod524447.html

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