GPS for RV's

Discussion in 'GPS / Geocaching & Mapping Applications' started by Storm Trooper, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper Home is where you park it!

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    You can buy a GPS that is made for RVing.
    The advantage in most cases is that you can program, height, weight, length of your RV.
    Most will also let you program that you carry propane onboard for those routes that may limit it. IE: tunnels, bridges, etc.
    They do cost more, but are also usually higher end so their calculations-recalc is much quicker.
    Mine is supposed to offer alternate routes during heavy traffic times.
    My Garmin also warns me of steep grades coming up (ascents or descents).
    In New England, NY and NJ we have some roads (parkways) that only cars are allowed on. No trucks or trailers and these units should help you avoid those roads.

    I've been using a Garmin Dezl 560 for almost two years now and love it.
    The Garmin I have has the ability to download current stop light and speed traffic cameras INFO and warn you when approaching one.
    The Dezl 560 also has a plug if you install a wired backup camera, it will display on the GPS when backing up.

    Here is a listing of a few RV/Trucking GPS's.
    Most have similar features.

    Garmin
    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=275&ra=true
    Rand McNally
    http://store.randmcnally.com/gps-electronics/rv-gps.html?gclid=CLjP9fjvx7UCFcR7QgodWTwARg
    Magellan
    http://www.magellangps.com/Products/RV
    TomTom
    http://gpstracklog.com/2011/11/tomtom-pro-7150-truck.html
    Cobra Truckers
    https://www.cobra.com/category/gps-navigation.cfm
     
  2. Pilot371

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    Re: RV specific GPS

    Very cool - never knew there was such a unit.
    I've been using garmins for years, both in the TV as well as when off road - have a handhelp Map60CSX- works no matter the terrain or overhead cover.

    When the one I'm using finally crashes, think I'll look into that one

    thanks for the heads up
     
  3. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    Re: RV specific GPS

    Very cool! Could of used that on our Colorado trip this past July! Would of liked to know about steep grades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [:O]
     
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    Re: RV specific GPS

    Lou great advice I wonder if I can upgrade my standard GPS with the RV softeware? Thanks for the heads up
     
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