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Old 02-28-2016, 01:57 PM   #11
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The thing I like about my Garmin is it moved all my stored campground destinations to my new one when I upgraded to a newer unit for the RV. That's priceless.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:29 PM   #12
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Do the cell phones apps work when out of cell range?
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:17 AM   #13
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Google Maps allows you to download zones. I don't know if you can tailor the zones you need.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:54 AM   #14
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When in dash units get a little age [as little as a year] they fall behind in both features and functions and when they die or start to malfunction, you end up with a useless little screen on your dash. The portable garmin units generally come with map updates and are pretty cheap to replace if they stop working. I have never paid more than $150 for one and the latest one I have was $140 and has many of the features that come with the much more expensive models. It has map updates, monitors speed limits, gives a street view of upcoming exits on a route, has a smart search feature that learns your habits from previous searches. I would never pay extra for an in dash unit or select an RV because it offers it as a feature.
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:19 PM   #15
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We find the Garmin and others designed with the RV features embedded are much better. Most standard in dash units are for car travel. We us a Garmin mounted in the cup holder with a cup holder mount and arm by Ram Mount Inc.
These people make the best mounts out there. Even one for your Ipad to assist with nav use
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:52 AM   #16
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We have 2016 greyhawk with Jensen radio/DVD/cd/GPS. Does not have RV or Truck maps system. Tried to upgrade the maps and you cannot get them. It makes common sense that it should have it from Jayco but .....
Bought Garmin RV GPS. Also Good Sam Trip Planner gives you all the warnings for tunnels, bridges etch when you plan your trip.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:29 AM   #17
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If its in your dash, think forever!! Wife of my boss had a 3 yr old Mercedes convertible that she loved and refused to replace with a new one. As property manager [and in charge of what ever the wife wanted] of this family business, I was charged to get her a new phone for the installed on board one that came with the phone. Guess what Mercedes sells a $85k car and 3 years later doesn't have an upgrade for a phone that comes with the car. You'll find the same thing happen over and over again with cars, rvs, and high end boats. In dash stuff dies and you're stuck. Don't pay for it up front and spend a whole lot less and get something easy to replace or upgrade when needed.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:54 AM   #18
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One of the reasons we got the Redhawk, instead of the Grayhawk.


Some of the savings went into adding just the stuff that we really wanted. Couldn't see paying for a bunch of extras that we didn't need or want... The in-dash GPS was one of them.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:05 PM   #19
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I personally really like the GPS in our 2016 Greyhawk 31FS. It's faster than my garmin portable and has a bigger screen. I don't rely on it to tell me which roads are safe for my motorhome (I go online and research rather than relying on any GPS...). It comes with a micro SD card that can be updated through a webpage and your computer.

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I have the Clarion system in my 2015 Greyhawk, the GPS is almost useless. I use the Garmin RV660 which works great. We have it mounted on a Garmin 'beanbag' mount which sits on the dashboard but can be operated by my co-pilot for POI's and such.
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