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Old 02-01-2018, 08:11 PM   #1
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i'm considering buying a Garmin RV770 gps. anyone have one?
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i'm considering buying a Garmin RV770 gps. anyone have one?
I've had a Garmin RV760 for several years in my Promaster RV and it's worked very well. After reading about the 770 I think it's time I upgraded.
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We've had ours for about 1 year driving over 5,200 road trip miles on it. Really love the way it works. Worked well in Canada also. Nice big screen. Use it in our 59K Travato.
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The Garmin RV770 GPS is indispensable if you travel in the Northeast.

Lots of low bridges in the area that are too low for an RV.

Some roads also have length restrictions.
Some roads have RV restrictions. (eg Parkways)

All these info are built in the GPS database.

It can be a big money saver and hassle saver.
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Is that better than using google or apple maps on a smartphone?
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Is that better than using google or apple maps on a smartphone?

I haven't tried, can you get height restrictions on google or apple maps?
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I don't understand how anyone can drive and see anything on the tiny smart phone screens. (and I have one of the bigger phones)
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I don't understand how anyone can drive and see anything on the tiny smart phone screens. (and I have one of the bigger phones)

I listen to voice directions only.
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Ditto for voice directions only when driving if the only other option is the phone. However, our RV has an aftermarket Kenwood that displays the image from the smartphone on a large screen.

I don't think either Google or Apple Maps displays heights, however, the app Allstays has an option to choose the height restriction. Can't remember how much the app costs, but I think it was less than $10.
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I also have a Kenwood with Garmin GPS navigation. I have kept it updated every year so it is very helpful at finding Point of Interest (POI). However it is painfully slow at recalculating if you make a wrong turn in an urban environment. I also use the Copilot app on my large iPhone 6+ as a backup as it recalculated instantly. Copilot is useful because it does not need a data connection since has all of North America stored on the phone. I've used both the Kenwood/Garmin and Copilot extensively in USA and Canada.

I also like Copilot because it will give you three route options. The Garmin I have only offers one route. Copilot is available for both iPhone and Android systems. It is about $30 and is often on sale for less.


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