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WoodGlue

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Posted: 02/12/13 07:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm looking to upgrade my GPS unit to a more RV/Truck friendly unit. I've found a model and I'd like to get some feedback on this particular model:

Garmin nuvi 465LMT 4.3-Inch Trucking GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map and Traffic

Thank you for any help!

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Hey Wood, since you are pulling a travel trailer, you should not need a RV/Truck specific unit. Height is the main reason for a RV/Truck GPS and you are not concerned about that. Garmin is a good choice, i would look at their website and check features on various ones.

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If it's ok with the OP let's keep the thread going, I would like to hear from others about trucking/rv GPS that specifically alert or direct one away from low overpass or tight turns etc. Thanks.

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prairie camper wrote:

If it's ok with the OP let's keep the thread going, I would like to hear from others about trucking/rv GPS that specifically alert or direct one away from low overpass or tight turns etc. Thanks.


It's ok by me to keep this thread going! I'm not so worried about low bridges, but things like tight turns, narrow streets and other things truckers have to worry about. I'm also interested in how well the Bluetooth Handsfree Calling works.

Thanks,

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Posted: 02/12/13 08:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a 465T last year. I loved the bright screen display that could be seen in just about any light condition. It went bad while we were on a trip out west. I decided to try the Rand McNally RVND7710. As has been stated so many times, the display is awful, but we found it has many more features than the 465T, so we decided to keep it. There's an issue right now with the low-clearance warning but they are working to correct that with the next software update.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!


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In 2011 I purchased the Rand McNally GPS and it is one of the best I have ever used. Unfortunately the screen is not very bright and it is hard to see in the daylight without a sun-shade. Recently Rand McNally came out with a new model that is reportedly much brighter. I haven't seen one in person yet, but check it out, you will like the RV and campground features.


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Posted: 02/12/13 08:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have an Android tablet with a GPS feature, you might consider Copilot Life Premium. Copilot has a RV stting that works pretty good. I resently used it in my motorhome for atrip from Wisconsin to Florida and back. It worked great and is cheap (around $10)

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I love the 465 have used it for years, all Garmin's have campgrounds in them just look under hotels. The 465 in truck mode will tell you in advance about grades, sharp turns and narrow bridges etc.

They have a new (Jan 2013) Dezl 7 inch model that just came out and it has great reviews.


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Posted: 02/12/13 08:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the 465T and like it mostly. The problem occurs when you program a route using Basecamp and try to load it onto the 465T. If you have the GPS in "Truck" mode and the route you've created and loaded goes over non-truck approved roads the 465T will not allow you to use that route. It will insist on routing you on "Truck" approved roads. A real pain. You have to change it to "Auto" mode and that pretty much negates the advantages.

The next GPS I get will probably be one of the DEZL models that you use an "RV" mode.


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I just bought a Rand Mcnally 7715, specifically for RVs. The only store that has it is Walmart for $300. However, you can get it on ebay for $200-220. Have not had a chance to use it yet as I am out of the country. Seems to have everything an RVer needs. Also has a car moode for use without the RV.
If you go to ebay.
Search for Rand Mcnally 7715, specifically. Last I checked. they had about a dozen available. MAKE SURE IT'S A NEW, NOT USED, ONE.

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