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Old 11-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hello Fellow Rv'ers , Question have any of you folks purchased or been using a Rv GPS , My new ford dully has a standard built in GPS, but i need to purchase one that will keep me off back roads,off small bridges, and mostly over hang's that are under 13'3'' witch is a scary thought of coming up on in a hurry any recommendation from you full timers ? thanks Gary
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:13 PM   #2
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I bought the rand McNally 7" screen don't remember the model #. Like all things there are glitches but I love it and it works for me. I still duck down every time I go under a bridge that it says is high enough.


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Old 11-27-2016, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Foxfire , for your reference I have Been looking at the Garmin 760 RV GPS
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:37 PM   #4
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I bought the Garmin RV 760LMT a few years ago for that reason - it has an RV mode that lets you put in length, height, weight, and it will steer you away from restricted roads or obstacles.

Great in theory - the problem I have had is it defaults to safe which could send you several hundred miles out of your way. In other words, if it doesn't know the data of an area, such as where most state or national campgrounds area, its steers you away. If you do drive into it, it will tell you that you are in uncharted territory, which puts you where you were before you bought it.

I still use it because the screen is large, it is loud, and Garmin mapping and turn by turn directions have always been my favorite. It has blue tooth, weather, and a bunch of goodies. The rear view camera was pathetic so I returned it (real poor resolution at the monitor).
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Old 11-27-2016, 04:44 PM   #5
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I use the garmin dezl570 tractor trailer gps and love it! Can set height, weight, width, and propane restrictions and it has always worked very well for me!
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:19 PM   #6
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loved the rv760 too until the wife dropped it and cracked the screen
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:56 PM   #7
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I bought the 7" RV GPS and we really don't trust it. It does show us low bridges but as Brad had said earlier, if you're not careful it will take you a few hundred miles out of the way. We will type into the GPS where we want to go and then check either a paper map or the I-Pad to see if it's correct. That way we still have the directions as we drive.
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:31 PM   #8
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Ya, sometimes I switch it between automobile and RV to see if it is rerouting me with the RV. If it is, I always wonder if it is truly an obstacle, or just uncharted area. Twice I have just taken my chances and followed the automobile route, and never did come across what was bothering it.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:47 PM   #9
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We have the 760 as well. You just need to remember when you are driving a smaller vehicle, you need to take the rv setting out of it... I know first hand.
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:05 PM   #10
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We use the Garmin DZL 760 and love it. I haven't had it send me out of the way yet, if it isn't sure about clearances, it puts up an icon to let you know you are on your own.
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