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We jut bought the Magellan Pro9165T and really like how it has worked so far. The 7" screen sure maks life easy on the road and the it is by far the most user friendly system I have tried todate.

Has all of Trailer Life campgrounds in it's favorites and allows you to set your own favorites, eg Pilot / Flying J's, Walmarts, etc.

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I appreciate the replies.
We do have an indash in the Jeep toad.
Iv been looking at Amazon for both the 7710 and the
5510.
Reading the reviews, its like everything else.
Some like them and some dont.
I ll find a store that has them on display
and see which one would work for us.


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Our Magellan tried to send us down a dirt road one time. We had entered our destination in before we left the campground but knew a short-cut to the main highway. She kept trying to turn us around and send us about 20 miles out of the way. Luckily we knew the way and knew not to take the dirt road. But on the upside, she did get us thru Newport, Rhode Island when we came upon a road closure due to a bridge being out.

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All of them will occasionally send you down a dirt road, the long way around or even tell you the the road you are on is one way the wrong way when it is four lanes and both directions. Even Google Nav gets it wrong every so often. I tend to look at paper maps of an area I don't know to verify that the proposed route is "reasonable".


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as somebody has already mentioned, do not buy a GPS that does not have a provision for planning out a route on a computer and being able to download it to the device.
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Don, first of all I love your Red Jeep! We just use the wife's I-Pad when we travel and use AT&T monthly service! Good Luck, John

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GARMIN makes the best GPS and have been in that business for years and years. I have owned 3 in 15 years. Had one of the first ones that came out for us regular people and loved it and have bought them for presents etc BUT I do not find that they have perfected the RV/Truck units since they are better for the trucks than RVs, it is more for logging trips and miles than keeping you off roads with low overpasses, instead I understand it will tell you when you are approaching a possible low underpass which is TOO LATE FOR ME. Hope they work on this since I love my Garmins, would love for them to make one that does not route you onto roads like Garden state parkway or under bridges that maybe too low etc. Seems should be easy enough but..


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We have a garmin and like it. I DO wish it had lane assist like some of the newer ones. I looked at the Rand M at Quartzsite too. I liked it and was set to buy it but I tried a couple of searches- one for a casino, one for a particular campground- both within a hundred miles of Q. It couldn't fine either one in it's data base. I think its gonna be good but it's not there yet. Decided to wait a year and then look again. Whatever you decide, make sure you get lifetime updates.

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We have a garmin and like it. I DO wish it had lane assist like some of the newer ones.


With a MH and toad it is a must have feature for a new GPS. Very nice to know ahead of time that you need to be in the left lane, and not at the last moment trying to get 50 feet of rig over three lanes.


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Whatever you decide, make sure you get lifetime updates.


I do the opposite. I attempt to get the lowest cost GPS (i.e. refurbished, no updates) with all the bells and whistles. I then give it away after a few years and get a new one with newest features (i.e. Lane assist.) Don't buy a forever GPS since it will be obsolete in a few years. Much like cell phones and laptops are.

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xctraveler wrote:

All of them will occasionally send you down a dirt road, the long way around or even tell you the the road you are on is one way the wrong way when it is four lanes and both directions. Even Google Nav gets it wrong every so often. I tend to look at paper maps of an area I don't know to verify that the proposed route is "reasonable".


Yes, give me my paper map. I told my husband give me my Rand Atlas and I can get him anywhere he wants to go. and another point I meant to make earlier, a camper friend's gps has an option to enter the kind of vehicle you are driving, semi, motorcylce, car, motorhome, etc. Next one we get i'd like that option on it.

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