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Old 03-10-2016, 04:30 PM   #11
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Thanks I will look into this. I had hoped to avoid having to mount a portable gps right above the one in my truck but if that's what it takes so be it.

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Buy a commercial hauler atlas. It will give you every height of every low point in a state, by state for starters. Then it will show you all roads that are allowed to either tow or haul on. Even if you get last years at a discount it's worth it to have.

I have a DEZL 560LMT by Garmin that works pretty well for my routes, but I always have it mapped out ahead so I know where I am heading.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:14 PM   #12
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We have been using the Garmin RV760. You can switch between car and RV modes for route planning.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:18 PM   #13
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I use the Allstays ap on my Android cell phone.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:42 PM   #14
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I have the rand McNally 7730 rvnt
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:04 AM   #15
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Can you map out a route on Allstays like you can on a GPS?
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:17 AM   #16
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AllStays let's me find campgrounds. LP, low clearance bridges, truck stops,....
To plan or compare routes I either use Google Maps on a laptop or I use my Garmin GPS. Then I use AllStays to find where were going to stay.
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #17
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I bought a Garmin RV 760LMT yesterday. I have a older Garmin (about 10 years old) that we have used up to now and it has served us well. But it has taken me on a few narrow back roads that I would rather have not been on. So I'm looking forward to the RV specific 760.
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:09 PM   #18
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Garmin RV GPS, routs us to avoid toll roads, low bridges, Propane restrictions, even warns of steep grades and sharp turns.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:08 PM   #19
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Route Planning

Live in CT and have same challenges as the OP. I frequently travel with our 45' Jayco and Dually crew cab in the NY NJ area. Invest in a Garmin, Magellan, or Good Sam (branded made by a GPS manufacturer) GPS. Prior to the trip plan it using a hauler atlas (recommended as well as other poster) or as I do, I use the Good Sam web based route planner on the site, build plans including fuel, food, and restroom stops and possibilities, and print them, then I program my Magellan with same info and use both to verify they concur with each other. With my rig there is no room for a mistake. I'm also a professional pilot and airline pilot examiner by profession, so it's programmed in me to always over plan to ensure things go smoothly. When you're going to get bit, is when you're in a rush, at a campground not home, and need to make a change to your plans and decide to just skip the planning. Don't allow yourself to fall victim to that or "get-home-itis", it will eventually bite you.

Enjoy! Best of luck and have fun this season.


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Love my Garmin. Can plan your routes on the PC and download to the GPS once finalized. The BluTooth feature really makes using the telephone a safe option.
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