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Old 03-01-2016, 10:09 PM   #1
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Rand McNally gps for RVs

Anyone use the Rand McNally gps for RV's. Just interested in how well it works. You can view it on Amazon. Just punch in Rand McNally gps for RV's. I would post the link, but can't figure out how to do it. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:23 PM   #2
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Cheap like borscht on amazon.ca
http://www.amazon.ca/Rand-McNally-RV...mcnally+rv+gps

More sensible on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Rand-McNally-7...mcnally+rv+gps
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They also sell one, (Garmin) that has a wireless back up camera monitor. Amazon.com: Garmin RV 760LMT with Wireless Backup Camera: Automotive. Sorry, couldn't resist. Scott

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I have and used one until I got a factory GPS in the truck. It had a lot of rv POI's including vets in your area and access roads limited by your total length towing. Anyone want to buy one used?
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While we're on the subject, Magellan makes a GPS that has a built-in dashcam-- Magellan RoadMate 6230-LM. It will also work with Magellan's wireless back-up camera. I saw these in Best Buy recently and today their website has them on sale for $155.99 (without the backup camera).

I might buy one of these before my next trip. Then maybe we can start a thread "What's Out Your Windshield?" Bet that would be interesting.
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We purchased the Garmin RV (without the backup camera) for our trip around the US last fall. We really liked it. You enter your RV stats (height, length, weight, etc.) and will get warnings like 'sharp curve ahead, steep incline, narrow bridge, etc. You can choose an option that shows icons on the map for gas, groceries and more. It gives warnings of traffic problems ahead. Also, on freeways in cities a split screen comes up and tells you what lane to be in for your exit, ie '2nd lane from the left'. That feature was our favorite, gave us plenty of time to change lanes.

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We purchased the Garmin RV (without the backup camera) for our trip around the US last fall. We really liked it. You enter your RV stats (height, length, weight, etc.) and will get warnings like 'sharp curve ahead, steep incline, narrow bridge, etc. You can choose an option that shows icons on the map for gas, groceries and more. It gives warnings of traffic problems ahead. Also, on freeways in cities a split screen comes up and tells you what lane to be in for your exit, ie '2nd lane from the left'. That feature was our favorite, gave us plenty of time to change lanes.

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Our current Garmin has the same features regarding the exits and which lane you need to be in, etc. Our previous one didn't. Just love it! Dirk's been using the older one and he's thinking of upgrading.

I've thought about getting the RV version for when I use the trailer and I was wondering if it was worthwhile since we're not pulling big-ass trailers around the country. Wonder if that'll be a feature the in-board GPS will incorporate at some point. Wouldn't that be nice? I know the Tundra we're going to get has GPS.
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I know the Tundra we're going to get has GPS.
My buddy bought 2015 Highlander and it has GPS.
The maps were already out of date in the area around his home.
The cost for a map update from Toyota was $250 for western US and Canada. It cost another $250 to update eastern US and Canada. Updates are only available once a year.

I paid $130 for my Tom Tom with lifetime map updates ( the device's lifetime, which isn't forever ). I often get email alerts that there is an updated map available.
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My buddy bought 2015 Highlander and it has GPS.
The maps were already out of date in the area around his home.
The cost for a map update from Toyota was $250 for western US and Canada. It cost another $250 to update eastern US and Canada. Updates are only available once a year.

I paid $130 for my Tom Tom with lifetime map updates ( the device's lifetime, which isn't forever ). I often get email alerts that there is an updated map available.
Holy Cow! I was not aware of that! With our Garmin we got the lifetime updates and we get frequent emails about updates.

Um yeah, I think I'll stick with the freestanding GPS. Holy cow! Thanks for that info.
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