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Old 04-03-2015, 07:13 AM   #11
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I have the Garmin RV760LMT and am very happy with it. Easy to use, customizable to your rigs specifications, big screen, etc. It hasn't steered me wrong yet... I don't have it, but you can also hook it up to a backup camera
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:24 AM   #12
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The first thing I have to say about depending on a GPS (any mfr GPS) is DO NOT DEPEND ON IT 100% OF THE TIME. There are a lot of war stories about GPS leading us astray.... I have owned a GARMIN and now have a 2nd Rand McNally (RVND 7525, Model 7720B). GARMIN was ok, and it also was not perfect, the last time we used it we were going to a Corps of Eng CG around Lake Okeechobee FL, and it was telling us to turn on a road to the GG about a 1/2 mile from the actual road. The road it wanted us to turn on led to a cow pasture, by the way the other camper had a Rand McNally and his did the same thing.. go figure?

The first Rand Mcnally showed us driving in the water about a mile off the cost of Clearwater Beach, Fl, my house is about 200 yards from the Gulf. Took it in for a new one (got the Camping World extended warranty). It also did not recalculate if you decided to take another road, yes the recalculate option was selected. Major firmware issues. So now the second Rand McNally has been operating fine... no stories to tell about this one yet, but stay tuned.

Oh, and for the iPhone lovers (son gave me his old one when he upgraded), they are not exempt from the GPS problems either.. we have encountered a few with her telling us to go a completely wrong way... And yes, in the earlier days MS Streets and Trips (w/GPS) also gave me a run for my money when I used to travel for work all the time.

KEEP AN OLD TECHNOLOGY PAPER MAP WITH YOU ALSO, AND A COLD ONE IN THE FRIDGE.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:36 AM   #13
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The first thing I have to say about depending on a GPS (any mfr GPS) is DO NOT DEPEND ON IT 100% OF THE TIME. There are a lot of war stories about GPS leading us astray.... I have owned a GARMIN and now have a 2nd Rand McNally (RVND 7525, Model 7720B). GARMIN was ok, and it also was not perfect, the last time we used it we were going to a Corps of Eng CG around Lake Okeechobee FL, and it was telling us to turn on a road to the GG about a 1/2 mile from the actual road. The road it wanted us to turn on led to a cow pasture, by the way the other camper had a Rand McNally and his did the same thing.. go figure?

The first Rand Mcnally showed us driving about a mile off the cost of Clearwater Fl, my house is about 200 yards from the Gulf. Took it in for a new one (got the Camping World extended warranty). It also did not recalculate if you decided to take another road, yes the recalculate option was selected. Major firmware issues. So now the second Rand McNally has been operating fine... no stories to tell about this one yet, but stay tuned.

OH and for the iPhone lovers (son gave me his old one when he upgraded), they are not exempt from the GPS problems either.. we have encountered a few with her telling us to go a completely wrong way... And yes, in the earlier days MS Streets and Trips (w/GPS) also gave me a run for my money when I used to travel for work all the time.

KEEP AN OLD TECHNOLOGY PAPER MAP WITH YOU ALSO.
I agree X2

I always go online and check out the routes first and decide which one is the best for me. I print that route out and verify against the route the GPS is trying to send me. I then use the map and GPS together to get me there.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:52 AM   #14
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A GPS or (navigation) device is nothing but a digital map. If you can't read a map the you will have a hard time any navigation system you buy. If it has rv and trick modes then its even better but still not perfect. If you talk to enuf people they all have good and bad points.
PS. Carry a.map book. It always right
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Jamer, your GPS Garmin is very adequate! Spend you money on something else.
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