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Posted: 11/16/20 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am considering upgrading my Garmin Zumo GPS that's just suited for auto travel to a Garmin 770 with the RV extra's...need to know if this the one I should get, or is there something better on the market?


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Posted: 11/16/20 03:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don’t waste your money, I have one and it sometimes sends me down winding roads with tree branches overhanging the roadway at window level or even down a dead end road. Garmen, never again.





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Posted: 11/16/20 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your phone and tablet give you all you need.


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Retired JSO wrote:

Don’t waste your money, I have one and it sometimes sends me down winding roads with tree branches overhanging the roadway at window level or even down a dead end road. Garmen, never again.


Not even close to my experience


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Retired JSO wrote:

Don’t waste your money, I have one and it sometimes sends me down winding roads with tree branches overhanging the roadway at window level or even down a dead end road. Garmen, never again.


I've had the opposite experience -- Google Maps has tried to send me under some low bridges, but the Garmin has warned me away. I usually use both -- Google Maps traffic is hard to beat, but I prefer the Garmin's UI and display... and the RV specific route warnings. It's also comforting to know that the map will always load and can plot a route, whether or not I have cell service. I don't even carry a paper map any more.

I don't expect any GPS to warn me about low hanging branches, just permanent restrictions like bridge clearance, weight limits, etc.

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Posted: 11/16/20 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the Garmin 770RV. It has some nice features but I don't trust it to take me on the best route so I also use my I phone with Waze.


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Retired JSO wrote:

Don’t waste your money, I have one and it sometimes sends me down winding roads with tree branches overhanging the roadway at window level or even down a dead end road. Garmen, never again.


do you have it set for FASTEST route or SHORTEST route? FASTEST is best in order to avoid your experience.


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corvettekent wrote:

I have the Garmin 770RV. It has some nice features but I don't trust it to take me on the best route so I also use my I phone with Waze.


none of us should implicitly trust any GPS. always review the route before departure.

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A GPSr should be uses for amusement purposes only and never,never trust it 100%. The Garmin is the bet unit going

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People have driven into rivers, off cliffs on dead end end roads because XYZ told them too. I believe most if not all of those devices tell you not to rely 100% on them.

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