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Old 01-03-2014, 02:43 PM   #11
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I have the Rand McNally and wouldn't be without it! Last spring we traveled through MI,IA,MS,AR,TX,NM, AZ,CO,NE,MN and OK and never was steered wrong. The extra features were also great. As for the Garmin, I have a regular one in my car which has served me well. They have a long history in the GPS market so I would think their new RV GPS well be good as well. Do not rely on a regular
GPS for guidance when in an RV. We learned the hard way that you can be put in some very nasty situations since they do not recognize and respond accordingly to the size a RV. Hope my experience is of some use to you.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:22 AM   #12
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With that, I always first route my trip on my computer using the Garmin Mapsource with City Navigator software, this software has a interface link to Google Earth, so I can overlay the route in Google Earth and follow the route.
Wish I could do that with my Rand McNally. Apparently pre-planning on a computer, then uploading, is not possible for the Rand McNally. If someone knows otherwise, let us know.

I do what I can with pre-planning on the GPS itself, using way points etc. This would be way easier on my netbook computer.

I agree with Barndog about the advantages of having the RV size taken into consideration by the GPS device. This is the main reason I opted for an RV specific device. The Rand McNally has never taken me into a situation which the RV could not handle.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:13 AM   #13
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Given what I've learned over the last two years, my next GPS would be the new Garmin RV-760LMT.
http://sites.garmin.com/rv/
The flexibility for route planning is the big draw.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:53 AM   #14
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Given what I've learned over the last two years, my next GPS would be the new Garmin RV-760LMT.
http://sites.garmin.com/rv/
The flexibility for route planning is the big draw.
Ordered one a couple of days ago and will let folks know how we like it...
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:30 AM   #15
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My 6 1/2 week trip from central Il. as far as the Conn. east state line with stops in most states along the way I had only one problem with the W.V. Campground. Eastward through north route and back home on southern route. The problem in W.V. was enough to convince me. And I do plan the route in advance and check it through map quest and check it via Google Earth. I still ended up in a bad situation. Once was enough and I will have the RV version of something on my next extended trip. I like state and national park camping and they are quite often in off the main road place.s Waiting for more reviews to come in but would prefer voice activated one. Is interesting to read the comments about GPS.
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That sounds familiar! Same thing happened to us. Luckily, we still had the popup and were able to get turned around. Our grandsons still talk about the "stupid gps"...

Our main issue is the expense of the RV gps. We want to make sure we get the biggest bang for our buck!
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:34 AM   #17
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Just a comment about CG's that are off the beaten path. From experience, the RV specific GPS like mine will take you as close as it can on a safe route, and then give you a warning message that the final leg has issues. The choice is then yours if you want to travel that final leg of narrow gravel road.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:32 PM   #18
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That's funny! We only camped in state parks with the popup, all with no hookups. Most things up here in Maine are off the beaten path... The trailer, towing on the interstate, and commercial campgrounds will be a whole new experience.
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