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Posted: 05/01/22 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a note. Google maps are fine for cars, but if you are hauling propane it will not tell you what roads propane is NOT allowed on. Also, if you have a high rise RV like mine, that it will not inform you of low bridges or over pass. I use for my RV the Garmin GPS along with Rand McNally truckers atlas to double check the GPS routes, confirm roads and underpass heights. For my car and truck I use exclusively Google Maps. It is great and beats Garmin hands down.

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dodge guy wrote:

Like I said I thought I thoroughly checked the route, but missed the tight curves/almost switchbacks. And again google maps is good and I trust it when out west, but in the east with the tight roads everywhere it’s no good. And you can only pre check a 400 mile route so much. At 400 miles something will get past you. The GPS is a tool to go along with the knowledge on how to use it. I haven’t gotten stuck because of this thinking. But I prefer to skip backroads in the MH unless I’m well aware of what to expect!


If you are doing a 400mile day, it's probably mostly freeways and major roads except at the beginning and end. Not too many tight switchbacks on the freeway system, so just focus on the non-freeway part.

Never had an issue quickly finding tight areas with a quick pre-check.


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valhalla360 wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Like I said I thought I thoroughly checked the route, but missed the tight curves/almost switchbacks. And again google maps is good and I trust it when out west, but in the east with the tight roads everywhere it’s no good. And you can only pre check a 400 mile route so much. At 400 miles something will get past you. The GPS is a tool to go along with the knowledge on how to use it. I haven’t gotten stuck because of this thinking. But I prefer to skip backroads in the MH unless I’m well aware of what to expect!


If you are doing a 400mile day, it's probably mostly freeways and major roads except at the beginning and end. Not too many tight switchbacks on the freeway system, so just focus on the non-freeway part.

Never had an issue quickly finding tight areas with a quick pre-check.

I tend to agree with you. But if you own a large RV it is worthwhile to have a GPS with RV features vs. a standard GPS...there is a difference.
For the record I tend to use both RV model and Google maps. Between the 2, I manage to make it to my destination....LOL


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Posted: 05/05/22 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best advice I ever got about GPS: small TVs with a funny sense of humor.
I use a Garmin and a Rand McNally Road Atlas.


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I will say this.. I like to back whatever I use with paper maps. I've seen some "Strange" routing on the GPS. Plus paper gives me a larger view.

I also engage brain before starting engine... Why I say this.
One CG I used to stay at if I went to visit Darling Daughter at one point the GPS would tell me to "Turn left" Well, legally I was turning left but ... Physically I was going straigt.. To the left was a fence... If you just listen to the GPS.. Well there are TV commercials about that.. "Turn Right" (Crashes into flower shop) "In 800 feet".


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