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copperk

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I just purchased a Jayco 21' trailer and plan to take a cross country trip later this year. I am looking to buy a Garmin RV770 GPS unit to help my navigation. I would also like to use the RV Trip wizard to help plan my stops and camp grounds locations. Is there a way for me to download the routes and stops from the Trip Wizard program to the GPS unit? Any help would be appreciated!

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copperk wrote:

I just purchased a Jayco 21' trailer and plan to take a cross country trip later this year. I am looking to buy a Garmin RV770 GPS unit to help my navigation. I would also like to use the RV Trip wizard to help plan my stops and camp grounds locations. Is there a way for me to download the routes and stops from the Trip Wizard program to the GPS unit? Any help would be appreciated!


Call Garmin and ask for the tech support who can answer your question. The 770 Garmin's 7 inch screen and voice command is great[emoticon]

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Get Google maps on your phone, and carry a good and up to date paper map.

Garmin's database is far from perfect and even when a discrepancy is reported to them multiple times they fail to update/correct it. Don't be surprised if it directs you to campgrounds that are miles from where it tells you, to a bridge washed out in 2011 that will never be rebuilt, or to a locked gate on a one lane road requiring backing up 3/4 of a mile to turn around which is the maintenance road to an ACOE dam, yet Garmin says it is the campground entrance that is in actuality 10 miles away. The Garmin RV760 LMT that I just had to have when it was first released back in 2012 or 2013 was the biggest waste of $400 I ever spent. Also the fact you get 20 miles from the Interstate and its going to tell you "RV Accessibility unknown" in a lot of cases. The RV height and size feature works great if you never leave the main highway LOL.

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Perhaps technology would be a better forum for this.

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copperk wrote:

I just purchased a Jayco 21' trailer and plan to take a cross country trip later this year. I am looking to buy a Garmin RV770 GPS unit to help my navigation. I would also like to use the RV Trip wizard to help plan my stops and camp grounds locations. Is there a way for me to download the routes and stops from the Trip Wizard program to the GPS unit? Any help would be appreciated!


If Trip Wizard can output waypoints in a standard format, you can load that into Garmin Basecamp. Then use Basecamp to upload a route or just waypoints to your device.

Garmin Basecamp is a free program. It's kinda difficult to use but powerful.


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Gps is nice but you must verify , many of us have been lead astray by a GPS or a beautiful woman !

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wanderingbob wrote:

Gps is nice but you must verify , many of us have been lead astray by a GPS or a beautiful woman !
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Yes trip wizard data can be downloaded to Garmin - I have done it often


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You can also lay out a route in Garmin BaseCamp & download it to the 770.


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Ralph Cramden wrote:

Get Google maps on your phone, and carry a good and up to date paper map.

Garmin's database is far from perfect and even when a discrepancy is reported to them multiple times they fail to update/correct it. Don't be surprised if it directs you to campgrounds that are miles from where it tells you, to a bridge washed out in 2011 that will never be rebuilt, or to a locked gate on a one lane road requiring backing up 3/4 of a mile to turn around which is the maintenance road to an ACOE dam, yet Garmin says it is the campground entrance that is in actuality 10 miles away. The Garmin RV760 LMT that I just had to have when it was first released back in 2012 or 2013 was the biggest waste of $400 I ever spent. Also the fact you get 20 miles from the Interstate and its going to tell you "RV Accessibility unknown" in a lot of cases. The RV height and size feature works great if you never leave the main highway LOL.


X2-- I have the same Garmin RV760 and a total waste of money. nice big screen but no brain! Has taken us down dirt farm roads and cow paths because shortest distance. Doesn't matter what you programmed as far as RV size. And virtually every road off Interstates are "RV accessibility unknown" Was very disappointed Garmin would issue a ripoff GPS! Would not buy Garmin again!


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