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Old 03-29-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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Anyone have a suggestion for an RV friendly GPS, you know, one that shows low bridges, propane restrictions, small roads to avoid, and easily reroutes you away from them? I have used the good sam trip planner, and it shows the hazards, but it will not easily reroute you around them. For example, it showed the propane restriction for the Baltimore tunnels, but did not give me an alternate route to avoid it, and when I dragged the route it wasn't very accurate and started making each drag a new destination so I found that it wasn't very user friendly
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:39 PM   #2
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I bought a Garmin RV760 LMT. I believe it's supposed to route you based on the size of your camper. You program in the size. I've only used it on one trip so can't speak for how well it does.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:50 PM   #3
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Oops, I actually am looking for software based GPS. Hardware (such as the Garmon mentioned) may be an option but I want to see if there is anything good available for my phone or tablet first.
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You can also check out Rand McNally website, as it sells GPS for truckers: Truck GPS, truck navigation and routing designed for truckers by Rand McNally
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:47 PM   #5
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The one I have heard recommended more than any other is CoPilot. I don't use one personally.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:25 PM   #6
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Absolutely do not buy a rand McNally. If you do a search under my name, you will find a very long post giving specifics as to why it's a bad choice. Let me just add something here. My rand McNally is one year old and was totally outdated when I got it. Major interstates not showing. When I docked it recently for updates, it showed there was one so I got ready for a three hour download like I used to do with my Garman. With no exaggeration it was less than five seconds.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:29 PM   #7
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Here is the link
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...gps-31444.html
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:47 PM   #8
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Any RV GPS for iOS or Android?
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:46 AM   #9
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Why does everyone need to do everything on their phone? Ok op includes a tablet, but the answer to picking a safe route is to spend an hour or less on google maps or what ever on the night before the trip to pick your best route. If the GPS wants to take you thru a residential area or a bunch of small towns on an obscure highway, don't find that out when you're already trapped. Google maps along with your GPS and a paper map will keep you safe. The other sure way to avoid tight hairpin turns and tunnels, is to check the web site of the CG you are heading to. They will almost always give you the recommended way to approach the CG from all directions. I was shocked the first couple times I did that and discovered how often GPS will route you the most difficult ways.

Don't try to throw this off to any magical GPS without also doing your home work.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:09 AM   #10
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I believe it is the Rand-McNally RV GPS software that is also available for phone/tablet use. Same as on the GPS they sell to RV'ers. I downloaded it several years ago to give it a trial run. Liked what Garmin had done better, so went with their RV GPS. But the software on a phone/tablet is fully functional, so one doesn't need the dedicated GPS (although it should be more accurate).

Note that software that includes propane restrictions is pretty rare.
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