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Old 08-20-2011, 10:05 PM   #11
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I now agree with Jim and his original post.....The in-dash nav system that comes with the Greyhawk is really BAD. I had both it and my Nuvi on during a recent trip. The Garmin is much better. Magnadyne takes lots of "side trips", says to turn left when the Garmin says to turn the more direct route, to the right, etc. I think the Magnadyne might would have got me to my destination, eventually, but it was so bass accords, I just turned it off. I do like the side cameras and weather radio, though.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:46 AM   #12
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Go into your setup screen and change the preferences. I bet it is set up for scenic or shortest rather than fastest.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #13
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Go into your setup screen and change the preferences. I bet it is set up for scenic or shortest rather than fastest.
This is what I was thinking also. If the trip preferences are set for shortest route versus fast time the GPS could take you off major roads and via a route that is shorter but ultimately lengthens the trip time.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:46 PM   #14
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Thanks Seann and 2edgesword, you were correct. On the Magnadyne, after you input the destination, there are 2 options: "quick" and "short". Quick is best for me, since it keeps me on the main roads. I drove with both the Garmin and the Magadyne today. The routes were very close.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:44 AM   #15
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I'll have to check it next weekend. My wife normally plugs in the destination so I don't remember that 'quick/short' question. I still don't like it. No traffic. etc.

Rand McNally has the 7" 7710 coming out in Oct. Has option for live traffic. Has RV checklist. Has input for RV type, height, weight and determines route based on info an state laws for propane, towing etc.. Will use the in dash as a backup.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:52 AM   #16
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I found an app for my iPhone called Motion X (.99 cents). It works better than any GPS I currently own (5 total). I plug it into a belkin FM FM charger/transmitter and it works incredible. I found it better than my Pioneer Double Din Nav system I just installed 8 months ago. I used it on a business trip to Alabama a few weeks ago in a rental car. I was very impressed. Put that iPHONE to good use!

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexS...641518&sr=8-16
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:44 AM   #17
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I seen new motorhomes with Jensen units that looked similar-have no opinion.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:07 AM   #18
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We have a 2010 Greyhawk GS. When we bought it, the nav system did not work at all. I took it back to the dealer, and they replaced the module.

It works now, but I do not like it. It is not user friendly, it does not find the best routes, and I cannot adjust the settings to show very much of the surrounding area. Once, it took us almost 100 miles out of our way just because we missed one turn. I did not know the area well enough to realize what it was doing until I was well on the way. It was a mountainous area, and I could not turn around. It even took us on some dirt roads that were barely wide enough for two vehicles to pass each other. My wife almost curled up in a fetal ball.

I bought a Garmin with lifetime map and traffic updates, and it works perfectly.

I should also add that the radio module does not work well either. It will barely pick up some stations that I can easily get on my car radio. It may be the overhang interfering with the antenna, but, duh, didn't they know the overhang was there before they installed the system?

Just not pleased at all with anything in that system except for the cameras.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #19
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I'm pleased with the cameras and the DVD player on mine. Also the sound from the from the front tv to the built-in sound system and the outside speakers work pretty well.
I agree with you about the nav system. I use a Garmin, suction mounted to the windshield. The radio is barely acceptable.
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Speaking of the nav system in the Greyhawk, When using the backup camera to keep watch on the toad is there anyway to use the radio/ cd player / ipod and enjoy music? I apologize if this has been addressed earlier. We're new here and will introduce ourselves to the neighborhood later. Today it's FOOD, FOOTBALL & FAMILY! (not necessarily in that order) Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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