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Old 01-31-2016, 08:31 AM   #1
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I have a 2016 GreyHawk 31FS on order and the features listed include GPS. I asked the dealer if the GPS was for RV's and large vehicles. He said he didn't know but it would seem odd if Jayco lists GPS as a selling point if it gives routes an RV can't take. Does anyone that has purchased a 2016 know if the GPS has settings specific to an RV?
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:23 AM   #2
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I haven't used the built-in GPS much, but I don't think it has those settings. I prefer to use my Garmin with settings for RV's, cars and trucks.
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:24 AM   #3
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We've found ANY of the in dash OEM GPS's to be of poor quality compared to the portable dash models. First thing is they are limited in what you can do while vehicle is moving. If one of us is navigating while the other is driving, this really limits what can be done. My wife, partner and navigator also uses the apps on her phone for more travel and navigation options.

Another item to work around because the "life police" want to control us. May they be tossed in to a bed of fire ants with their hands and feet tied.
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Much prefer my Garmin RV 760 LMT to dash unit. Lifetime updates, bigger screen, better function/interface, etc. Also, being removable I can set up a trip at home.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:09 PM   #5
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My 2015 built-in GPS has an RV mode. That being said, I much prefer the external Garmin for the reasons mentioned by WaltW.
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The Garmin RV is a much better unit, and a lot easier to use and up-date. That's another reason why we chose the Redhawk over the Grayhawk, we didn't want the in-dash unit.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:31 PM   #7
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The smart phone GPS apps are really good now a days, and there a quite a few to choose from. There are many specific to RV navigation. They're always updated automatically and are cheap compared to stand alone units.
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jloco, You said - "They're always updated automatically"

In the history of GPS's, this is the most important thing we have found about the APP GPS's in our smart phones. They update automatically, when needed and it works.
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I agree. My wife had a garmin. Now she has the Volvo sensus in her new Volvo. Both junk compared to the iPhone navigation.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:41 AM   #10
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In my Greyhawk, Jensen radio/gps, the manual has a disclaimer saying that the unit's guidance may not always take your vehicle size, length and weight into consideration in route planning.
I, too, have a Garmin RV760 and love it.
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