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MelindaK
post Apr 16 2011, 11:25 PM
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I am looking to upgrade from my current Garmin GPS and thought I would get one that has RVers in mind. Currently have a Garmin Nova. Saw Camping World has a Cobra and a Garmin both can be programed for height of travel trailer/RV, weight, etc. Does anyone have an idea which is better? Or another suggestion.
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post Apr 17 2011, 06:14 AM
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QUOTE(MelindaK @ Apr 16 2011, 11:25 PM) *

I am looking to upgrade from my current Garmin GPS and thought I would get one that has RVers in mind. Currently have a Garmin Nova. Saw Camping World has a Cobra and a Garmin both can be programed for height of travel trailer/RV, weight, etc. Does anyone have an idea which is better? Or another suggestion.

I don`t know which is better but I think I would stick with Garmin.I have used a trucker GPS but did not program for size so was sort of a over kill.That sounds like a good idea to be able to put in what you are driving.


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post Apr 18 2011, 10:32 PM
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I have a Navigon and a Tom Tom, and compared both for a year- The Tom Tom has nicer display, but the Navigon is more accurate.

What would be nice would be a GPS with an RV mode- propane locations, lock out for windy roads with one lane bridges etc.

I wouldn't be in an RV without one, if only to keep from ending up on a dead end road without a way to turn around
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post Apr 24 2011, 01:51 PM
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Cobra may be a very fine unit, but with Garmin you know that there will be steady map updates available when you want them. Choices are limited for "trucker" gps devices and Garmin is the only one from the mainstream GPS companies.
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post Apr 24 2011, 05:18 PM
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The new Garmin Dezl 560 is designed for trucks but also has a selection for RVs. It has a 5 inch screen and most of the features of the newer Nuvis. http://gpstracklog.com/2011/04/garmin-dezl...lmt-review.html has a good review. It is expensive.
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post Apr 24 2011, 08:31 PM
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I was reading an article on Yahoo a while back that said GPS units will no longer be sold in 3 or 4 years because they are included on most smart phones and are updated on a routine basis via the cellular system. Includes traffic and all of the normal GPS function. I have one on my Android that does what ever we need. It even has a French witch that keeps telling me I made the wrong turn.


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post Apr 26 2011, 12:51 AM
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Fpresto, thanks for the link to the review. Since I am headed up north this year late in September and early October for the Fall colors and after reading about the trucker GPS I thought it might be a wise investment to get me through the heavy traffic and avoid covered bridges or low overpasses. I think I am going to go with Garmin.

I can't imagine trying to figure all that out on a phone GPS while driving.
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post Apr 27 2011, 06:47 AM
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You just put the phone on speaker and it works just like a GPS. The screen is bigger than some. Nice little electronic lady talks to you.


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post Apr 27 2011, 04:03 PM
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I've been doing some research on this myself and hadn't found anything I really liked, but the link that fpresto posted is getting close!
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post May 30 2011, 09:42 PM
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I found the Garmin Dezi 560LT on sale for $359 and bit the bullet since I was told I could return it if I decided I did not like the unit as long as I had my receipt. I have not had a chance yet to test it out. I will let you know if I find any issues with it.
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post Jun 14 2011, 04:02 PM
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Is anyone aware of a garmin type application that is available for laptop use ? I like the idea of a larger screen.
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post Jun 14 2011, 04:07 PM
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Is anyone aware of a garmin type application that is available for laptop use ? I like the idea of a larger screen.


Microsoft Streets and Trips comes with a GPS version - you get an antenna to plug into the laptop. I use it a lot due to the large screen and I can hook speakers to it that will let me hear directions clearly. Also has good POI coverage. Only problem I have with it is wanting to play with it to see all the trip calculations (high speed, average speed, low speed, time remaining, etc).
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post Jun 14 2011, 07:05 PM
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Thanks Joez, I'll check it out; although while driving around town today my wife indicated she would NOT be interested in holding the PC for me to look at. huh.gif (Ok dear, just as you say dear.) I know there are stands out there to hold PCs in vehicles, but they look pricy.....maybe I'll have to make something that'll do the job.
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post Jun 14 2011, 07:57 PM
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Check out the new RVND from the Rand-McNally road atlas folks.


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post Jun 14 2011, 09:49 PM
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So have you tried it? If so how do you like it?
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