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Old 11-06-2014, 02:01 AM   #1
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Rv gps systems

What brand would you consider to be the most reliable, informative and functional GPS system for RV'S out there.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:17 AM   #2
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I have the 7" rand McNally, I like it a lot BUT, I use it all the time in truck mode in my home area on roads I know and it wanted to put me on roads the RV is not allowed on twice. It didn't know until I was at the bridge to say caution low bridge ahead and it put me on a parkway which your not allowed on in NY.
In most outside areas there aren't the restrictions we have so its been good.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:23 AM   #3
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We also have the Rand McNally. Just finished a 7,000 mile trip with it without incident. We used their campground directory several times. Very satisfied.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:02 AM   #4
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I have the RV760LMT, and its a 5 out of 10. It has nice features and is large easy to read, but more often than not I get the message that it doesn't know if my RV will fit or not, and if routing you, it will take you around these unknown places, even if it means driving 400 miles out of the way. Basically the database isn't comprehensive enough to know all bridge weights and heights, etc. on a good share of the roads including State highways.

Kind of a letdown. It sits in the console now, and I use Ford's nav.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:11 AM   #5
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I was towing the RW to the dealer using the ford GPS and the rand McNally at the same time. The ford said 2 miles to go and the RM said 6. The ford said you've arrived on the left but the RM said I had to go 2 more miles to turn around. They were both right but the RM knew I couldn't turn left. I like redundant systems.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:22 AM   #6
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Atom Ant, have you had any trouble with the ford GPS. Mine was a real nightmare it thought I was off the road and kept giving me wrong information.
It was a simple "Syncmyride" update at the dealer and it's been great ever since.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:22 PM   #7
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Myfordtouch has been THE complaint on ford vehicles since 2011 ...
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:23 PM   #8
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Steve,

I haven't yet, but I really haven't used it much yet. I think the truck has 1,800 mile on it.

I like your redundancy idea, which is why I will probably keep the Garmin handy and set it on the console for unknown territory.

Of course the wife is redundant as well. She is all knowing
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Myfordtouch has been THE complaint on ford vehicles since 2011 ...
"myfordtouch" No matter how I tried it was impossible to use the system myself, I follow instructions but it never worked. I brought my truck in for an oil change an told the dealer what was happenig and they did the computer updates. It worked immediately from that day on. So if I get a computer message myfordtouch has an update due, I'll let the dealer do it.

I put 60,000 miles on an 2012 F250 and now 20,000 on my 2014 F350. Love my truck.
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We travel with the Ford GPS and also with the Rand McNally app on the ipad. If you have an ipad, I would recommend this. It's $99.00 and updates are free. If there is an update available, it will tell you and the next time you have wifi you can load it. If there is much of a conflict between the two gps units, we will actually look a bit further and figure it out the old way (map) .

Tracy usually has the ipad open and also an app called Trucker Path that shows Fuel Stops, clearance issues, etc. Its a free app.
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