Originally Posted by RAurand
Question for google maps users. Will Google Maps warn you if your route will take you under a bridge or overhang that your RV will not fit under? What about bridge or road restrictions?
It does not look like it has that capability but Google have been advised that it would be a good addition so it could happen.
There are plenty of Apps that cover navigation and RV routing along with offline maps.
To be honest I haven't used a Garmin or TomTom for years. I have a few outdated models at home that never got used either. I always just reach for my phone rather than trying to search for addresses or places in a dedicated GPS unit. I always found them very clunky to use and the maps were always out of date.
We just got a 2016 Ford Edge with built in Nav and the Navigation is useless for finding things. It can't even locate the Ford dealership! I think I had 1 successful search in a few months of owning it. I upgraded the software to enable Android Auto and it is amazing! Google maps right on the dash with voice commands that actually work without needing to memorize specific commands like you do trying to talk to the Ford built in system.
I am sure the newer GPS units have come a long way since I have used them but I'll stick with Google Maps and always have an up to date map that I can find almost anything on.
How often are the Garmin maps updated and do you get the updates for free?