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RVers Favorite GPS Navigation Devices

by RVing Al
(Everything-About-RVing.com)



Pictured Above Rand McNally RVND 7720 7-Inch RV GPS with Free Lifetime Maps


We posed the following question to our Everything-About-RVing.com Facebook Page Fans: What Navigation tool if any do you use to get to where you are going in your RV? As you can see below we received some very diverse and sometimes humorous answers.

Marcia Bielicki Gissiner: Well hubby has a Garmin that he uses & I have a TomTom in front of me that I use. I'm checking out POI's along the route.

Then on my desk or as some people call it the dash I spread out my maps, the Next Exit book&/or Passport America/Woodalls. Then if I need it I can grab my WalMart book to find the nearest super center which is in a magazine rack mounted to the right side of the RV. All of which I know are in the GPs systems we have but sometimes it's faster to look it up in a book or map. I use clothes pins to mark various pages. It's a system that works for me LOL!!

Terry Guiler: My husband used me! :) And I use Delorme Street Atlas. We really like it.

Bri N Max Dickson: We use the Cobra truckers gps. Keeps us on routes that can accomodate big rigs

Susan Baron: As former firefighter in rural area. We dont depend on Garmin cause of the lack of the L & L feature. We have found the Magellan works really good here in the 4 corners of New Mexico. We personally have the Magellan 1700 in our personal vehicles.

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Bryan Green: Well My wife is the Navigator and She uses the GARMIN 1390t along with a Road Atlas.Though it is the most (Current) but still uses the map to make sure we are being told Correctly.But I can say She does Argue out loud with this one as Much as the other one.LOL.But Loves the Extra Features and Helps Her to Note Places down In Her Travel Journal.

Fred Wishnie: We use a Garmin Nuvi 660 and Trailer Life Campground Navigator

Glenn Christenson: I use my wife she knows everything.

Gwen Kaminski Lawyer: We are still married BECAUSE we have a tom-tom. We also have gps on our Chevy truck, its a lady, sometime they like to see who can tell us first which way to go. One day we are going to have a big fight on our hands!! I still can read a map too!!!
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Best GPS
by: Anonymous

I have been using Tom Tom for years now while driving a truck for a living. I have never had a single issue with it. I will stick to using it for our motorhome as well. Magellan is the new kid on the block and I don't know anyone that hasn't had issues with the 7730. Not the best choice for use in Canada that's for certain.

Which GPS? Just ask any trucker who uses them for a living.

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Favorite GPS
by: Lyman & Kelly

I use an I-WAY 500 , and Kelly uses an Lowarance GPS

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Redundancy
by: Doc

Rand McNally RV GPS app on my iPad and Waze on phone as a backup and to share our drive.

Note From RVing Al: Here is the Rand McNally RV GPS Ipad App

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Google maps
by: Anonymous

Google maps and navigation on my phone. Find anything and everything. Email your location or share. Save the maps for your travel journal. Zoom in for street view is really handy also.

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L & L Feature?
by: Steve

What is "L & L Feature" on GPS devices.

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Just got one
by: André

After our Cobra GPS that was now over 10 years old didn't support any map updates anymore, we got the Magellan RoadMate - GoodSam/RV version just a few days ago and are still exploring it.

Like that you can input your vehicle information re. height, weight and length as well as the updated traffic information and the life-time map updates. 7 inches seem large, but it is much easier to read and look at as the "old" Cobra. Looking forward to good experiences with this tool

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Garmin is the ONLY way to go!
by: Anonymous

While almost any GPS will get you where you want to go Garmin has one big advantage over all the others.

When you register your Garmin they will offer a lifetime of map updates at a considerable discount over purchasing the individual updates (we paid $129 a couple of years back when the individual updates were $69). They will also send an email to let you know an update is available.

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GPS
by: John

We use a Garmin 465T. Seems to work fine, so far, and it doesn't lead us down the narrow roads our auto based gps does.

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Which GPS?
by: Bill and Javonne Hall

We use a Garmin 855 in the Jeep Liberty and a Garmin 7200 (7 inch) paired with a Lowrance I-Way 500 in the Motorhome. The Lowrance is harder to learn, but the mapping program and directions are far superior to both of my Garmins. Dualing directives daily!!

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