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Old 02-13-2019, 07:34 PM   #21
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I have the Garmin 770 it is Great . And I thought the Cost is nothing if it keeps me from going a low over pass . Good Luck Bill 2007 Vista 30B Columbus Ohio
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:40 PM   #22
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Hi I have the Garmin 770 it is Great . To me the Cost is well worth the protection it offers . Just one time of going under a low overpass and it warned you then the Cost is not important . Good luck Bill 2007Vista 30B Columbus Ohio
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:03 PM   #23
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So, the RVND 7 arrived. I don't like it. Leaving on a trip in a couple of days so I'll take it along, but I should have just not been a tight wad and got a better one. I found that using the Trip maker software was not what I had hoped either. I want a unit that will direct me to RV friendly Gas stations coming up in my travel area and to local enroute RV overnight parking. With this one I end up having to do all the research ahead of time for such places and then adding them to the POI. Pretty much kills any deviation from the pre-planned trip itinerary. I want one that I can enter expected fuel mileage and have the GPS unit show me near by RV friendly stations on it's own. A unit that connects to the Smart Phone would be preferred.

I bought the Rand McNally Overdryve7 about a year ago. It wasn't cheap, but it has a lot of great capabilities. TechnoRV had the best price when I did my research. Just under $400 if I remember right.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:20 AM   #24
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The other nice thing about the 770 in RV mode besides avoiding underpasses is that it doesn’t pull the “please make a legal u-turn” thing on you.

I definitely want a GPS device for long trips into unfamiliar territory. The phone apps are worthless in areas where there’s no cell service.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:00 AM   #25
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Garmin 770 looks good

I'll have to agree that the Garmin 770 looks great for RV use. It is almost twice the price of the Garmin Drive smart 61, with the same 7" screen, driving instructions, lifetime maps and traffic (LMT), voice commands and other features. But. On the other hand, it does include most all of the RV features for safer travel, like trip planning, RV parks, RV service, elevation profiles and (hopefully) RV friendly roads.
Garmin is deeply involved with GPS and provide Nav service for aircraft (even airlines). I see them as a better selection.
I have no affiliation with Garmin, just a good amount of experience with their systems.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:54 PM   #26
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We have the Rand McNally Overdryve 7RV. It has a large 7" screen, Rv related info such as service centers, propane fill-up stations, campgrounds, etc. You enter all your info of your RV from size, weight, propane capacity. I like that you can use the Overdryve RV7 as a tablet. If you are driving an RV I would definitely consider one that is designed for RV's. I recently entered the route for our upcoming trip to New Brunswick and it warned me that the route had propane restriction on it and rerouted us around it. A regular gsp would not do that.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:21 AM   #27
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I have Garmin for my cars and motorcycle and Rand McNally for my motor home. Each has a specific use and the Rand McNally is best for the motor home. I plan my trip on RV trip wizard and then transfer it to the Rand McNally. I end up with a trip plan fully stored with fuel stops, campgrounds, and final destination in one simple package. The 7" display is great and easy to see and allows some customization of the display. My Garmins are good for the cars but the Rand McNally is much better for the MH.
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