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Old 08-30-2015, 04:22 PM   #1
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Have been looking at various GPS units designed for RV'ers. Leaning toward the Garmin RV760 LMT. Seems to have the features I would like on our first trip this winter.

Any thoughts on this unit as compared with others? Replacing an ancient Garmin nuvi so somewhat comfortable with the Garmin user interface.

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I just got that same unit from Factory Outlet Store | Online Shopping | Online Outlet Store. They run specials on all the comparable models. Mine is a re-conditioned unit with a new warranty and I bought the 2 yr extended warranty. Something I don't usually do.

So far, I have found it to be easy to use. I did go online and printed the user manual. They don't send one with it.

Out of the box it worked perfectly and was easy to gert used to it if you ever had a Garmin.

One suggestion, I had to order the ac adapter after I got it because it is not included in the purchase. Only the DC adapter.
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I've got the 760 with the back-up camera that was the factory option on the PINNACLE in 2015 and I really like it. I mainly use it for the RV warnings and the camera which I leave on while driving the warnings over write the camera. When there are generic warnings speed limits etc it chimes so you can go back to the regular screen to see what it was for. It also comes with lifetime map upgrades which you do from your laptop.
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Just bought this new on eBay for $299 with the camera included. Hoping it gets here before next weekend's trip, although it probably won't. Looks like it has all the features that we are used to using plus the added features of programming in the tt specs. Last trip to the USA, we got a ticket for towing our old pup, on a interstate that apparently is no towing. We didn't know that section was a no-towing section. Didn't see a sign about it... Was just going where the GPS told us to go. Anyway, hope to avoid that mistake again. Plan on using the camera as a sort of review mirror, as opposed to a back-up only feature.
I know the camera Bc-20 isn't the best picture, but it's better than nothing.
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I've been looking for a GPS that allows you to set your own directions and uses the same for the return trip. Does anyone know of any that will do that. The problem I always run into is the GPS will not always send me the best way. Several places we go tell you not to follow the GPS and give you a route to take. I would like to be able to tell a GPS this is the way I want to go. I would also like to be able to take the same route home and my current GPS will sometimes take you one way and return another. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I've been looking for a GPS that allows you to set your own directions and uses the same for the return trip. Does anyone know of any that will do that. The problem I always run into is the GPS will not always send me the best way. Several places we go tell you not to follow the GPS and give you a route to take. I would like to be able to tell a GPS this is the way I want to go. I would also like to be able to take the same route home and my current GPS will sometimes take you one way and return another. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I asked Garmin a similar question, can you drag the preferred route to another route on the map? (AAA TripTik allows you to do this). They said they have no models that will do that.

However, many Garmins can download routes that you plan on your computer. The trick is you have to either have your computer with you or do all your route planning before you leave home.
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Mine is a re-conditioned unit with a new warranty and I bought the 2 yr extended warranty. Something I don't usually do.
Interesting fact ... factory refurbished/reconditioned units (of whatever) are 100% quality checked before they go out the door; newly manufactured units have a sampling that is quality checked - therefore not every unit gets the same 'touch'. Think about it! Since the Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew DGB-550 water heating element is known to fail, yet we love the coffee-maker, this is one of our favorite factory-refurbished items (we've got 3 in storage right now waiting their turn)!
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I've been looking for a GPS that allows you to set your own directions and uses the same for the return trip. Does anyone know of any that will do that. The problem I always run into is the GPS will not always send me the best way. Several places we go tell you not to follow the GPS and give you a route to take. I would like to be able to tell a GPS this is the way I want to go. I would also like to be able to take the same route home and my current GPS will sometimes take you one way and return another. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
We have the RV760LMT and are very happy with it. While it doesn't allow you to customize a route on the unit itself, the BaseCamp trip making software (free download from Garmin) does allow you to do that and then load to the unit. My personal preference as I have a bigger screen to work with.
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I asked Garmin a similar question, can you drag the preferred route to another route on the map? (AAA TripTik allows you to do this). They said they have no models that will do that.

However, many Garmins can download routes that you plan on your computer. The trick is you have to either have your computer with you or do all your route planning before you leave home.
While you can't drag and instantly re-route, you can set intermediate destinations on almost any unit that I have seen.
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BTW - there are other threads here on GPS, for example you may wish to check into trucker versions as their GPS functionality differs. I know Rand-McNally is one vendor who sells them, I'm sure there are more.
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