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Old 10-18-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Talking GPS Recommendation

Will be driving for the first time without much, if any, navigation since my husband came disabled. Want a GPS that has a large screen (6-7"), lane assist, easy to get used to. Budget prefer up to $150 but can go a little higher if you refer to one that's awesome! Thanks, all!
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:58 PM   #2
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The screen is a little smaller but we use Tom Tom.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought the TomTom with a 5" screen and just love it. Priced around $200 with free shipping from Amazon. Great GPS that is easy to use and not too big on the dash.

Also bought the dash mount.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Tom tom or garmin will serve you very well with models in the $150 range or less. Easy to program a destination or to just track your position. No reason to spend xxx more for some of the higher end stuff. Screen size is not really an issue either and the bigger ones just take up more space and create blind spots on your dash.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:46 AM   #5
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All the responses you received are good and true. Here is just my concern. Because I've been caught on a road I should never have been on in a motor home, I bought a Rand McNally designed for RVs. Spent more than I wanted to but the peace of mind is priceless.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #6
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Garmin desl 760 is the best of both world's , you have a RV mode and a Truck mode and auto mode , it will have camp ground and truck stop's listed and everything between. is around $ 400 thow but worth it
in truck mode you can program in Hazard matte-rail like propane , and it will reroute you from going on bridge's or tunnels that don't allow propane .
also you can put in your RV or trailer dimensions and weights so you don't hit no low bridge's There is also a rv760 by garmin same unit but with out the truck info and no hazard materiel section , Go with the desl 760
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I personally don't see any reason to spend money on a stand alone gps when I can use google maps on my smartphone. It is always up to date and does not require you to purchase the updates.
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:17 PM   #8
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Not to be a smart-a$$, jhmlbgr, but how is that lady going to drive around holding on to her smart phone driving down the road, especially coming up to the exits, etc. Screen is pretty small also. I guess is she sprung for some type of dash holder, it might work.
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We actually use a Nuvi from Garmin that now costs less than $150, but if you get lifetime maps, it runs around $180, if I remember correctly. We have had it for about five years and it has taken us to every doorstep and campground that we have programed into it. It has never let us down.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:40 PM   #10
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Thanks, everyone!

Appreciate all the info; problem is there are so many models you can go cross-eyed trying to compare them all. Budget is a little tight for the higher end but I do understand the peace of mind factor. Again, thanks for your help. It's nice to know I can come back here for info as we make our journey!
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