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Posted: 01/01/07 01:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Consumer Reports top four units are:

1) Garmin Nuvi 350
2) Magellan Roadmate 3050
3) Magellan Roadmate 760
4) Garmin 2730

I'm looking at the Garmin Nuvi 660 and Garmin 2720 just trying to decide.[emoticon]


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Posted: 01/01/07 02:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tom Tom by far. Wins all the awards when reviewed by top magazines.





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Don Don - think I know why you like the Tom Tom, LOL!

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Another vote for TomTom. If your pocket is deep Go910, otherwise Go510.
I don't like the idea of a hard-disk in a GPS like the 910, because I want mine to last looong. TomTom is shipping me a new map for free, nice (not actually, I have to pay 6$ postage.[emoticon]).
But you have to live with any GPS for a while to know all its good & bad points, at least 3 months, before making a conclusion. A wrong setting can mean you find the place or not, can get you thru a longer trip than it should, ... They are temperimental ... just like women.[emoticon]
If I want to do hiking too, then I'd buy a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSX.

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Garmins Navteq software is what's in most in dash car units.

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Posted: 01/01/07 11:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After 14 days lost in England and 2 days to make my way from Duseldorf Germany to Amsterdam I met up with Cornelius ( our RV Net member who lives in the Netherlands) I told him my sad story about being lost and he showed me his TOM TOM GPS. I asked him to take me to where they were sold and bought the GO 910 ( he even got me a discount because he worked for the Council). The next 48 days and 13 country's were effortless. Back at my daughters in California I switched over to the pre loaded USA map and switched to miles from Kilometers. I now have it on Kauai and it shows not only roads but cane haul roads and shopping centers ( both of them)( I just brought it here to play with it ) I must confess I programmed in a route from my house on Kauai to my Daughters house in California and finally shut it off after a half hour and 23 million roads it analyzed trying to find me a route.
TOM TOM is the only GPS I ever played with but It sure saved me in Europe.
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Posted: 01/02/07 01:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Avatab wrote:

... and very accurate for RV's if you set the preference to "trucks".
Well, i have the 7500, and the 2720. But i am not quite sure that the truck route is exactly the same as an RV route. My RV is not a commercial vehicle. It is not a very long vehicle at only 24 feet. Yet it is 12feet high, and weights 13K. Also it has Propane live on board. So do i want to go a truck route over bumpy, unfixed roads, or expressways and highways when possible. Does "truck" do it?

The CoPilot version 9 sounded awesome when i first read about it. Unfortunately, after buying it, i found it is crap. and do have stopped using it. But that software does have a destinction between Truck and RV. Why if they are the same?

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Posted: 01/06/07 02:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to give another shout out for the TOM TOM. we got our GO700 last year and I love traveling with it. Hasn't sent me in the wrong direction yet.


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