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Old 01-07-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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Just bought a RandMcNally 7710

Went throug a similar thought process to many of the previous post incluing using tablet PC in days gone by. First run about town with it impressed me quiet a bit. Receiver seems increbly fast to lock on to GPS. Info DB is quite cool. I like the fact taht it does NOT need to talk to a mothership to get info like many of the cellular approaches. Not many cell towers were I go.

Tested some routes I know and it does better than most of the routing services. Whn I get a full season it with it Ill be back wiht more updtes but so far I am verry happy with the purchase. Camping World btw qas the best price I could find..
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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Since this topic started Santa Clause brought me a Garmin Nuvi. I am still playing with it and will use it with the Tom Tom later this week. It seems that Sallie has adopted a small dog in Palm Springs so I will program both and see what happens.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:51 AM   #13
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I just purchased Co-pilot Live Premium. For my Ipad It was listed as an equal to Tom Tom. It does the same job as most navigation programs with live traffic which is a 5 dollar a year charge for the updated maps and 9 dollars a year charge for the live traffic. The program can easily be used without paying for the live traffic updates or maps. It does have all the poi and use of a RV route so your not lead thru low tunnels or bridges. It will calculate your gas costs and your choice of three routes and route planning which I like. You can drag the route line over a few streets or miles and it will recalculate. Not bad for 15 bucks it was on sale for.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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I have to say that I am torn between Garmin and the RM units right now. The more I read the more confused and less confident I get in both companies units. Each unit has it's flaws and advantages but the one that concerns me most is the routing. The RM unit seems to get a little higher rating in this area in real road tests which has me leaning towards it beacuse the last thing I want is to be on a tight road with a impass that I just can't negotitate due to the size and of my unit. Price is close enough on each that it is last on the list for now.

Here is a a good link I found with a report for several units out there. It really gives you a good side by side comparison on each units strengths and/or weakneses with a summary listed below. That was as of 10/11.

http://www.dieselboss.com/truck_gps_review_features.htm

The I-pad has me intrigued though.
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I have to say that I am torn between Garmin and the RM units right now. The more I read the more confused and less confident I get in both companies units. Each unit has it's flaws and advantages but the one that concerns me most is the routing. The RM unit seems to get a little higher rating in this area in real road tests which has me leaning towards it beacuse the last thing I want is to be on a tight road with a impass that I just can't negotitate due to the size and of my unit. Price is close enough on each that it is last on the list for now.

Here is a a good link I found with a report for several units out there. It really gives you a good side by side comparison on each units strengths and/or weakneses with a summary listed below. That was as of 10/11.

http://www.dieselboss.com/truck_gps_review_features.htm

The I-pad has me intrigued though.
Keep in mind, the link you gave shows the Truck version of RM. The RV Version is RVND-5510 or RVND-7710. They have features not shown in the comparison chart, like the amount of propane you carry, height, length and weight of your RV, and campground POI info.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:41 AM   #16
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Thanks. I was aware and I am planning on a call into RM to inquire about the software and setting differences between each of the units. I am thinking that they are running the same program and maps, it's the warning settings that I need to confirm. I trust the truckers input more than the RV's just due to the fact that they is a larger pool to pull input from.

Thought it was a good comparison side by side for all the features with feedback on each of them.
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Thanks. I was aware and I am planning on a call into RM to inquire about the software and setting differences between each of the units. I am thinking that they are running the same program and maps, it's the warning settings that I need to confirm. I trust the truckers input more than the RV's just due to the fact that they is a larger pool to pull input from.

Thought it was a good comparison side by side for all the features with feedback on each of them.
Let us know what additional info your call got you.
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Just purchased the Rand Mcnally 7710 & it is the best yet. gave the Tom Tom away
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Just purchased the Rand Mcnally 7710 & it is the best yet. gave the Tom Tom away
So tell us why it is the best yet.
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Here are some reviews to help in the decision process:

http://gps.toptenreviews.com/navigation/

http://www.gps-planet.com/cogpsun.html
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