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Old 04-02-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Rand McNalley GPS Good SAM

Any using this GPS?
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:29 PM   #2
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Well I am using the rand 7730 lm I really like it so far .... Got it on amazon for right around 300.00
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I will take a peak on Amazon and see what is there. Is this model dedicated to Good Sam sites, maps out routes of low overheads to avoid, dangerous curves, etc., Lifetime map. Can you hook up to computer and have a trip planned and executed via the GPS? I have a Garmin GPS, a very good one, but it is not dedicated to RV travel.
Thanks for any info. you can provide. I am searching and want to make an informed decision.
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Any truck gps would work great
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:46 PM   #5
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I am researching and finding a mixed bag. Seems Garmin 760lmt dezl and the Garmin 2797 lmt are popular truck GPS models.. Lots of good and negative reviews on both. Yikes.
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Well i like it it has rear camara hook up wifi and yes the route planning download .... as with any sometimes it wants you to go its way but it gives 2 route options based on you rv perimeters and when in a state ot gives a lookup for all campground in that state with phone number and info or you cam just click route there ... alot of stuff on it i havent even tried yet and it recalculates super quick
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The Rand GPS is horrible. I had a Garmin and liked it but thought this would be handier in finding RV parks, etc. however, it takes us in circles, takes us going the wrong way, etc, I tried it on routes where we know the way and it did horribly as well. We now use it if we are lost and desparate. Hubby keeps saying Garmin is much better screen wise, navigation wise--everything. Buy it if you like hearing it say "at the next corner make a right turn" 4x in a row.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:15 AM   #8
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Well I will say a lot of people like Garmin ... I have owned Tom Tom and used Garmin but after my Tom Tom tried to take me the shortest route from Ohio to Indiana when I had my 24 foot enclosed car hauler behind me and got me into a height situation I wanted to find something that allowed you to set height, length and total length perimeters. I also wanted the rv and state park listings and liked the options on the 7730 rand.....with any gps I have found that if you always trust them blindly to get you where you want to go that is a mistake. I will always look at a map and figure out the way I want to go to get there and typically drive that route regardless and let the gps recalculate until it understands the way I am going. I am a man who is not ashamed to get on the CB and ask directions or stop to ask a local directions especially if I have to change route because of an accident or take side roads.
That way you get to meet some nice people and get the easiest way to get somewhere. I don't trust any gps blindly but I do use it as an aid and it really helps at night to show me the names of cross streets before I get to them. Just my 2 cents
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I have the Magellan RV GPS. Not sure what model it is. You can use for normal vehicle or check a box and it is in RV mode. Picked it up at Walmart.com. Prices are pretty good and free shipping for orders over $50.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:13 AM   #10
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Okay thank all for your remarks. I have my google maps on my smart phone for the routes, but the RV mode in the truck GPS's for the height, length, weight, etc would be a good thing so one can avoid low bridges, sharp curves,heavy clogged traffic, etc. For my two cents I believe one of the Garmin truck GPS systems would do just fine.
I have a 2015 Ford F 150 tow package, and it has a built in GPS. Have not used yet, but I am sure it will only give route information. Again many thanks
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