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Old 04-04-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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Cool Rv gps apps

Any good rv gps out there
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:02 PM   #2
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I suppose all of them have their quirks. Garmin has always been my personal favorite but haven`t used the 660 or 770 but they are probably what I would look at if in the market. I had got a great deal on a Magellan RV gps; the newest one, and I like it. It has a big screen and I type in my overall height and length and it works pretty good. I can start typing in a campground and if it is a Good Sam it will pop up right away. It shows truck stops on the up coming exit along with rest areas, dump stations, and campgrounds. I imagine so do the Garmins. ON long trips I use google maps and print out the map also and I always carry a road atlas. I sure others will chime in< I just haven`t had the chance to use other brands. From time to time also use google maps on the cell phone to compare routes. On last outing the traffic alert came over the gps and warned a delay up ahead so I just decided it was a good time to fuel up and take a little break.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:14 PM   #3
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I use the Garmin dezl 770 very good maps and it has Truck and a Rv selection
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:51 PM   #4
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Im looking for an app not gps unit but thanks
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:53 PM   #5
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I actually like Sygic Trucker’s GPS. It lets you put in height, weight, length, number of axles, and type of vehicle. We also keep non RV Waze app available for when we run into traffic since it includes the amount of time you will be stuck.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:28 PM   #6
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I actually like Sygic Trucker’s GPS. It lets you put in height, weight, length, number of axles, and type of vehicle. We also keep non RV Waze app available for when we run into traffic since it includes the amount of time you will be stuck.
Does it actually work properly? I mean will it direct you around low bridges or truck restricted roads ect...?

I have the car version of Sygic and do like it, especially because it does not require a data connection while en-route. Of course the trade off is it uses a lot of storage space for offline maps.

I may have to give the truck version a try.
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In all honesty, it makes mistakes. I think they all do as all of these apps/GPS systems are only as good as the updates. I started using it in 2016 and it steered me wrong once and I was lucky enough that I spotted signage in plenty of time. I’ve tried other apps and my favorite for a while was the Rand McNally app which they pulled years ago so they could sell there hardware GPS. I also like having the offline maps. I just have to remember to download them.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:01 AM   #8
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I use the Garmin dezl 770 very good maps and it has Truck and a Rv selection
I just purchased the same one with lifetime maps and the HD 7" screen, haven't had a chance to use it but it has a ton of different options on it, so looking forward to figuring out all the info available on it.
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Im looking for an app not gps unit but thanks
Oh sorry didn't see this comment...
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:40 AM   #10
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Mapquest and Google maps are neither one RV specific. Besides they have a tendency to lose signal at the most inopportune times. They have both led me on a wild ride to save a tenth of a mile. That said, all apps have their limits. I now print off directions ahead of time as my back up. Not just in case but for when it does happen.

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