Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-19-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
Nxkharra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
RV GPS

Hi all could you help please.
Does anyone use their dash factory GPS?
Ours is useless. Hard to see. Very difficult to add address.
Is there a way to change the program to Rand McNally or Garmin?


Itasca Meridian 36M, 2013 - Jeep Wrangler X 2009
Nxkharra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
JohnBoyToo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: DFW, Tex-US
Posts: 42
Do we use it - no...
an it be changed - Yes,
buy a Garmin rv760LMT and use the old nav screen for your backup camera only

that LMT stands for Lifetime Maps and Traffic - i.e. free !


I will never buy nav in another vehicle again - outdated programming and maps before you use it the first time and expensive to update
__________________
'11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler JKU. History.. 5'ers: 13 Redwood 38gk, 11 MVP Destiny, Open Range TT, popups, vans, tents...
JohnBoyToo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
Cooperhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: 5 miles south of Lakeville, Mn
Posts: 471
Simple answer, NO!

Here's what we use. You will see pros and cons on all of them.
__________________
Jim and Carol Cooper with Oreo the Kitty
FAA ATC ret, VFW, Legion, VVA, NRA
2002 Journey, Cat 330, 2015 Ford Explorer Blue Ox, AF1
Cooperhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 02:44 PM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
Nxkharra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
We have been using Rand McNally RV GBS software loaded on our iPad.
Love it but the are not supporting any longer. The want you to use their tablet.
I am used to the big screen.


Itasca Meridian 36M, 2013 - Jeep Wrangler X 2009
Nxkharra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 02:48 PM   #5
Winnebago Owner
 
vsheetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 227
Same here. The included system is out of date and not easy to use.

We use an Android tablet with the CoPilot app. No cellular connection required as the maps are kept on the tablet.
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 03:43 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Nxkharra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
How about Copilot RV GPS? Anybody use or like?


Itasca Meridian 36M, 2013. Jeep Wrangler X, 2009
Full Timer from Norfolk VA
Nxkharra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2016, 03:53 PM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
Nxkharra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
I meant to ask if ok for iPad?


Itasca Meridian 36M, 2013 - Jeep Wrangler X 2009
Nxkharra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2016, 01:39 PM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
Nxkharra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
Downloaded copilot on my iPad. Will report..


Itasca Meridian 36M, 2013. Jeep Wrangler X, 2009
Full Timer from Norfolk VA
Nxkharra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2016, 06:36 PM   #9
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 30
We use the built in XITE Infotainment system which has the Rand McNally GPS. Maps are updated online with the SD card. Updates are done often, sometimes weekly. Often I will see a news item about a major road closure and within days receive an update.

We also use CoPilot on our IPad. The maps are on the IPad so no data is used as you navigate (GPS does not use data). Just be sure to set your parameters for RV and preferences.

No two units or route planners every seem to agree on routes but certainly make it a lot easier.
__________________
George & Karen with 2 Border Collies (Brite & Mitch)
2015 Winnebago Journey 40R
2015 Ford C-Max
aiken rver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2016, 08:43 PM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
XBoater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 155
X2 for Infotainment Rand McNally. Had to get new bigger SD chip this spring, even though 2+ y.o. it was provided at no charge. Easy to update, just swap SD into laptop and back. Newer units have wi-fil so no swapping needed. I find the R.M. mostly accurate. I will set up course and way points prior to departure and go. I have not had to deviate from its' course yet. If going to a new destination, will review trip on tablet using Google Maps. I find Sat view nice to view stops and destination entrance. I will usually have the tablet handy for traffic and backup.
__________________
Rich & Michelle
2014 Journey 42E
Chip & Dale, our kitties
XBoater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2016, 07:39 AM   #11
Winnebago Master
 
DancinCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: On the Road Westward
Posts: 697
I use mine every trip. Putting in addresses sometimes it won't recognize, so I use gps coordinates. Sharon likes to see what the park looks like beforehand, so easy to get.

Sharon will check out the route periodically on her Verison google maps.

I do wish the screen was brighter. I have it tilted up as much as it allows, which makes it a little easier to see.

But then again, other than Sharon's smartphone, this is my first ever gps unit.
__________________
Dan & Sharon & Kasey (Our Yorkie Puppy (12 Yrs Old) On the Road (2012 Journey 36M, 2006 Jeep Liberty)
USN-Ret ('65-'93) Fulltimers, Class of 2012
DancinCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2016, 08:59 AM   #12
Winnebago Camper
 
juliuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 9
Yes , but you have to replace the entire unit, I have a 2011 Ellipse and could not get upgrades on the Xlite system. I call the company that made the old unit and they supply the same unit with the Rand McNally GPS system with lifetime maps. perfect fit in the dash and the system works great.
JS
__________________
Julius and Silvia, Ocoee, Fl.
2011 Itasca Ellipse 42QD
Toad, 2010 ford edge
juliuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2016, 09:10 AM   #13
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5
Howdy!

We fulltime and I've been using Co-Pilot for years first on my android tablet and now on my iPad Pro. Recently upgraded to the Co-Pilot RV app. I much prefer using my large screen tablet to A stand alone GPS. I also use the app on my smartphone when traveling in our Smart Car.

"Happy trails"
Chiefneon
chiefneon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2016, 10:07 AM   #14
Winnebago Owner
 
jrpend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 95
X3 on the XITE infotainment system. The Rand-McNally took some getting used to - I was/am a Garmin user (have one in the Toad). Had the same issue with the SD card being too small for a Rand Update. XITE to their credit upgraded me without any issue.

I still like the presentation on the Garmin, but we use the Rand all the time and it knows about weight/height limitation. There have been some issues with Dock (used to update the Rand) but it is currently all working.

So they have one with WiFi? I wish you hadn't told me that. I'm probably going to have to spend some money and upgrade it
__________________
Jerald and Claire Pendleton
And Ginger 1/4 Chi, 1/4 Rat Terrier, 1/2 Pure Mutt / 2013 Smart Car Toad
2015 Itasca Suncruiser 37F / citizensoftheroad.blogspot.com
jrpend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 01:47 PM   #15
Winnebago Owner
 
Nxkharra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
Could you please explain how to update the GPS map for the dash system? Or provide a link on how to. Using the SD card.


Itasca Meridian 36M, 2013 - Jeep Wrangler X 2009
Nxkharra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 07:22 PM   #16
Winnebago Owner
 
Ron Postma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: On the open road
Posts: 76
You install the Rand McNally Dock application. You can find it here Rand McNally Support Dock Software. Once you have it installed you remove the SD card and attach to your computer. (Make sure the SD card write protect switch in not in protect mode.) Then you update your SD card. If you have a 4 gig card you will need to get a 8 gig card. Mine was provided at no charge just had to return the 4 gig card.
__________________
2014 Winnebago Tour 42QD
2007 Honda CRV Toad W7REP
WiFiRanger Elite AC Pack
Ron Postma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 02:02 AM   #17
Winnebago Owner
 
Nxkharra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 53
Thanks Ron. After this do I insert the SD in the RV slot? How do I activate the update process? Or do I run the GPS off the sd card?
Sorry but not tech savvy.


Itasca Meridian 36M, 2013 - Jeep Wrangler X 2009
Nxkharra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 05:26 AM   #18
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 30
If I might jump in here, the GPS does always run from the SD card. All of the software, preferences, and routes are on the SD card. Once you have the Dock software installed you can go online with Rand at anytime to check for updates. You don't have to have the SD card plugged into your computer to check, just to download an update. Check often, updates are often. If you use Goodsam's Trip planner or Rand's trip planner you can download your trip directly to the SD card also. Once you download the trip and plug it into the nav unit it will import the trip. You can do this with RV Trip Wizard also, but it does involve copying a file to the SD card yourself.

If your unit starts doing strange things after it is on for a while it may be overheating. I added a small fan blowing on mine to resolve this.

Hope this helps.
__________________
George & Karen with 2 Border Collies (Brite & Mitch)
2015 Winnebago Journey 40R
2015 Ford C-Max
aiken rver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 02:01 PM   #19
Winnie-Wise
 
majfrizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Somewhere Warm
Posts: 317
We just did the upgrade to the system. Some of the models can run either Naviextra or Rand McNally. I called Riverpark in Elkhart, they confirmed my unit can use both. I bought the new SD card and it was simple switch over on the dash unit. Then inserted the SD card to install the software on my laptop and updated the mapping. Works great so far, better than original mapping. It was $225, but includes lifetime updates. Not bad.

Bob
__________________
Retired Army--Bob--2014 Tour 42QD
2015 GMC Canyon SLT Crew Cab 4WD
2001 Honda Goldwing
majfrizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2016, 11:01 PM   #20
Winnebago Watcher
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2
I like our Garmin RV760LMT - which includes lifetime map updates and traffic, and it allows configuration of the RV/camper height, width, length and weight, in order to avoid routes with specific size or weight restrictions.

It also has an optional wireless backup camera which works better than the one in my Forza 34T, and the "sightlines" in the displayed image can be adjusted from the GPS, which is pretty cool.

Like all GPSs, it does do some strange routing at times, but that's entirely due to the occasional poor or garbage map data that will always happen.

It also interacts with the Mobile App to allow simple Google type searches on phone and then sends the destination addresses to the unit via Bluetooth.

Very happy with it. The giant 7" screen is also very legible.
Old Baldy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gps


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Magellan GPS Kaput CHIPPYSGT Tech | Toys and Gear 13 01-20-2008 05:11 PM
GPS/MAPPING UNITS rvdawg Tech | Toys and Gear 22 01-17-2008 06:02 AM
Alpine GPS Question wrollins Tech | Toys and Gear 7 09-01-2007 01:34 PM
GPS Update CHIPPYSGT Tech | Toys and Gear 1 04-07-2006 02:32 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×