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Old 12-04-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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What is everyone using for gps?

For now I typically just use my phone. But I would like to get something that Has truck or rv settings so it will help avoid places I shouldn't be pulling a trailer. Like weight restricted bridges or low overpasses. It would have to be a stand alone unit like a tom tom or garmin since I don't have in dash navigation in my pickup.
I understand they aren't perfect but I want to keep the roof on the top. Thanks guys
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Iím very interested in this as well.


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Maps and a compass. Sorry spent too long in the Boy Scouts and backpacking in the Sierras.
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Maps and a compass. Sorry spent too long in the Boy Scouts and backpacking in the Sierras.


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Maps and a compass. Sorry spent too long in the Boy Scouts and backpacking in the Sierras.
I always bring a map for backup but I'm spoiled with having gps now
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:09 PM   #6
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Garmin has a RV/Semi specific GPS. Can't remember the model number but it has served me well...
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I'm using an older Garmin Nuvi 1490, which works just fine, but recently purchased an Garmin RV 760. Still prefer the older Nuvi.

My 2015 Greyhawk has a GPS but it's not much good. I understand the newer Greyhawks actually have a usable Garmin GPS built-in.

Validate route with a paper map if at all possible. GPS can lie and get you in real pickle.
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I use the Garmin 760 LMT. It is made for TT's. It allows you to put in your combined weight, height and length. It also contains POI's for campgrounds and RV repair stations.
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The best tool for avoiding taking the roof off is mounted on your shoulders...

More than likely it's not going to be an overpass or bridge, but rather a low cover on a gas station or tree branch....
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The best tool for avoiding taking the roof off is mounted on your shoulders...

More than likely it's not going to be an overpass or bridge, but rather a low cover on a gas station or tree branch....
It was my understanding that thing was just a hat rack.
It is also for some peace between the driver and navigator who sometimes ducks when going under interstate signs when pulling the trailer
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