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Old 10-06-2015, 08:31 PM   #11
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I am in total agreement with Cholo. I love our Garmin Dezel 570lmt GPS. Worth it's weight in gold and then some. I looked at several GPS's and this I believe is the best for what I need it for. I own two other Garmins, that worked for me in the past, but ot as well as this one. I also have a navigation system on our truck, that is nearly worthless. I have used Verizon navigation on my phone, but not will towing my 5'er. I do check maps against the GPS, but so far the GPS is accurate. I like the fact that I can rely on it in areas I have never been. Makes traveling so much more enjoyable.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:42 PM   #12
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I'm gonna get called a dinosaur, etc. but this is better than any GPS in my book. We were returning from the lake a couple weeks ago and I was looking for a shortcut to the storage site where I keep my camper. Google Maps took me on a wild goose chase that cost me about 30 miles and probably 45 minutes to an hour.

Anybody with lick of sense can look at a map and chart out a route.

GPS? Bahhh.
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Hate to say it - but standalone GPS falls into the 'obsolete technology' realm per many articles
Don't get me wrong - wasn't dissing standalone GPS, only reminding we'll soon have to adjust to the looming reality!
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I'm gonna get called a dinosaur, etc. but this is better than any GPS in my book. We were returning from the lake a couple weeks ago and I was looking for a shortcut to the storage site where I keep my camper. Google Maps took me on a wild goose chase that cost me about 30 miles and probably 45 minutes to an hour.

Anybody with lick of sense can look at a map and chart out a route.

GPS? Bahhh.
I'd rather have the technology that know the size of my tow set-up and keeps me safe. I'm not saying that atlas isn't useful, it's just not a complete set of info.

I can't speak for the rest of you guys and gals, but I've got a pretty penny tied up in my 5'er and Truck - if I hit a 12'8" bridge with my 13'6" 5'er because the paper atlas said it was a valid route...I'd be pissed as hell. (pardon the language).

It's all about having the knowledge, available, and up to date to keep the risks of towing a large 5'er on public roads to an acceptable level. It's not just about getting there, it's about not getting tickets, stuck, or worse, and getting there.
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We use a Garmin, and have it set to "RV" so it keeps us on truck routes - our 38FLSA is right about 13'6" with the maxair cover.

I also have the reverse camera option, mounted to the rear of the 5'er - what a life saver in some of these campgrounds. I've put this old girl in some tight spots with that camera set up.
X-2 for the Garmin 760
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X-2 for the Garmin 760
x3 for the Gamin RV760LMT. I think it's an RV specific version of the unit Cholo mentioned.
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x3 for the Gamin RV760LMT. I think it's an RV specific version of the unit Cholo mentioned.
I had a long talk with Garmin and the RV760lmt does not monitor propane restrictions. It will send you into restricted areas.
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Check-out this site to enhance your GPS with Route-1 at Low Clearance POI - GPS Data
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I had a long talk with Garmin and the RV760lmt does not monitor propane restrictions. It will send you into restricted areas.
Didn't realize that and good to know, thanks!
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