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I’ve been very pleased with several apps, usually Co-Pilot on an iPad Mini.

It’s got a beautiful big screen that’s easy to see at a very fast glance and sends verbal instructions through Bluetooth on my cab stereo.

It makes laying a route in advance super easy!,

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Still using old faithful MS Streets & Trips 2013 here. There is nothing else independent of cell service where you can change your route on the fly. A stand alone app is like having every map there ever was right there on the laptop ready to be looked at anytime & anywhere.

If there was an updated replacement I'd get it in a heartbeat.

We have the Garmin RV GPS, which is fine, but it wants to take us the most direct route from A to B. Not our style. Anything paved is possible for our wheels.


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Google maps is fine if you are not worried about areas with propane restrictions or height of an RV. If you are the same height as a semi truck you need a GPS that steers you clear of low clearance.

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wildtoad wrote:

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I’d post a screen shot but this antiquated forum software makes it impossible unless you use another website to store your pictures.

Not true!
Take a look at this thread I started on this topic. All you do is upload from your computer to the app. Copy and paste the resulting URL into a post without making ANY alterations to it. Boom! Done! [emoticon]

Also, after you have read the above site, try it out in this thread. [emoticon]
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Another " Ol' Fart here" I use the Co-Pilot App with a Samsung TAB A 8" screen. The night before I layout my route and check it out on my Rand McNally Truckers Atlas and Google maps. I write the various route changes on a piece of paper and check them off as I go. I have plenty of time and besides I enjoy becoming familiar with the route and "points of interest" along the way. As mentioned I also try to go around bigger cities if possible too. Haven't had any problems yet, however staying aware and not sight seeing while I'm driving helps a lot.


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