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    Hello, We haven't previously used any RV GPS devices, low clearance apps, etc for trip planning and traveling. We've been researching different options, and wondered if any of you have suggestions or ideas? We were thinking of using an iPad with google maps, and integrating low clearance POI file Route 1. But aren't sure how these would sync or work while on the road. Especially for auto re-routing. Would an RV GPS with auto re-routing work best? Any ideas and suggestions are most appreciated. We hope to be on the road end of July early August. Many thanks!

  • #2
    We use the Garmin truckers GPS

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    • #3
      I use the Good Sam's Rand McNally GPS. My concern with the IPAD or Cell phones is when you loose cell service. Out west that happens a lot more often.
      Safe travels.
      John and Shirley Fulltimers.
      2017 Montana 3721, 2012 Ram 3500 Dually

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      • #4
        We have a Garmin RV 660MLT and are very happy with it. I also use iPad map navigation just to keep an eye on where we are in unfamiliar areas, but the Garmin does the trick alone. What John said about lack of cell service is a very good valid point. We experienced it first hand when an electrical glitch at home interrupted the update I was doing on our previous Garmin the night before a trip and left it non-functioning when we started using it to navigate in Wyoming. Luck would have it we were in a no cell service area so I actually had to pull out our road atlas!
        Vicki Allen
        Byers, Colorado
        2010 Montana 3150
        2017 Ford Super Duty F350 4X4 6.7 Diesel

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        • #5
          Thank you all so very much! We really appreciate your speedy input:-) Cell service interuption is something we forgot to think about. Takes a village. Safe travels! Char & Bob

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          • #6
            We also have the Garmln RV600LMT and has worked very well for us. We also use the Rand McNally Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas. It has laminated pages that Kathy likes because you can use dry erase markers to mark your route then just wipe it clean. Kathy also uses her cell phone to look for land marks to help with road changes.
            Brian Adams
            Bryant, AR

            2015-Montana 3610RL
            2015-GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT SRW
            Duramax/Allison

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            • #7
              We also make use of the motor carriers atlas. It's a great tool.

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              • #8
                We also have the R/M Good Sam GPS.
                Larry Sessoms
                Fayetteville, NC

                2014 Big Sky 3900fb 2006 Chev 3500 dually diesel

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                • #9
                  We also have the Rand McNally Good Sam gps.
                  Larry Sessoms
                  Fayetteville, NC

                  2014 Big Sky 3900fb 2006 Chev 3500 dually diesel

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rovinarkytoo View Post
                    We also have the Garmln RV600LMT and has worked very well for us. We also use the Rand McNally Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas. It has laminated pages that Kathy likes because you can use dry erase markers to mark your route then just wipe it clean. Kathy also uses her cell phone to look for land marks to help with road changes.
                    He laughs at me, but he will admit that I'm a pretty good navigator! I even print out directions in case the electronics don't serve us along the way. Goodness, it takes me 5 minutes to get out from under all this stuff when we make a stop. LOL

                    Kathy Adams
                    Bryant, AR

                    2015-Montana 3610RL
                    2015-GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT SRW
                    Duramax/Allison

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                    • #11
                      Thank you. We really appreciate your input, and will get the Atlas. Great ideas and tools for the road. Happy travels!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RWBStrong View Post
                        Thank you. We really appreciate your input, and will get the Atlas. Great ideas and tools for the road. Happy travels!
                        We got ours at a Love's truck stop

                        Kathy Adams
                        Bryant, AR

                        2015-Montana 3610RL
                        2015-GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT SRW
                        Duramax/Allison

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                        • #13
                          Thank you!

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                          • #14
                            We have a Rand Mcnally Good Sam RVGPS 7730, I think it is. It has a lot of features that we enjoy.

                            not only avoiding roads that we are not allowed to travel on, but height and weight restrictions, propane restrictions, tunnels, etc. With a purchased subscription, traffic alerts. It can pair with a cellphone hot spot, wifi as well.

                            there is a library of POIs, and these are updated with user input when you sync on-line to update the gps.

                            with a directory of rest stops, gas stations, campgrounds, shopping, attractions at your fingertips it is an invaluable tool.

                            you can use it for your car as well, selecting a passener vehicle. Just be sure to switch it back when you are towing!

                            additionally, you can plug in all sorts of information about your tow vehicle. Track fuel used, miles traveled, average speed, elevation, etc etc etc.

                            We love it!
                            Fifth Wheel: 2015 Montana 3750FL Tow Vehicle: 2013 Ford F350 6.7L Lariat, Crew Cab. Eric and Tina

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                            • #15
                              We recently bought the new Garmin RV770 LMT-S. It is brand new to the market which came out the beginning of May. We had 2 previous Rand McNally Good Sams and didn't care for them. I always did updates but the units always seem to be slow and lock up for short periods. The new Garmin is fast and easier to program. Okay, the Good Sams might have more features vs the Garmin, but I never really used them. After using the Garmin for over a month straight, I like it!
                              Scott Luciano
                              Lakeland, Florida



                              2012 - Ram 3500 4x4 Longhorn Dually, 4:10 Max Tow PKG, Sun Roof, 440 HP 925 TQ, H&S Maxx Street Programmer

                              2014 - Montana 3402RL, Paramount & Full Time Living PKG, Goodyear G614 Tires, Amish Made Furniture

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