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Old 07-17-2019, 11:18 AM   #29
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We have a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 and it has good navigation, maps seem up to date. However, we often use the OnStar rather than the maps to do our navigation. Just call, they talk to you and then send the map directly to your system. And, if they make a mistake (say sending you up the Moki dugway with your trailer) you can ask for a different route! Our old Silverado didn't even have the Nav system...just OnStar, so we didn't have a choice.

We like that service on our tow vehicle and while it took a bit to learn to use it (Hey, I'd rather do it myself!) they have been a Godsend in emergencies and really helped getting us out of places that made no sense by the maps we had.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:46 AM   #30
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Time to change to RAM?

Cheapest solution is to just use your phone on a mount. Your current vehicle wonít support Apple CarPlay or the android equivalent.

Next option is trade out the current radio head for one that will, but you might give up some integrated functionality depending on the truck.

Third is get a new one, Ford/GM/Ram all have plusís and minuses. Payload, interior, electronics. Pick your poison.

I just switched from a 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 to a Ford F-350. Navigation looks similar but I am told the ford gives me free updates GM did not but didnít care cause used CarPlay
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:26 PM   #31
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I would like to make the comment about WAZE and does work with Apple Play just like Google maps does and displays in place of the onboard Nav system. I really like the warning of something on the road like those big hunks of tire left by 18 wheelers. Gives you the heads up and watch out from them. Also real-time reporting on slow traffic and of coarse speed traps.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:36 PM   #32
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Cheapest solution is to just use your phone on a mount. Your current vehicle won’t support Apple CarPlay or the android equivalent.

Next option is trade out the current radio head for one that will, but you might give up some integrated functionality depending on the truck.

Third is get a new one, Ford/GM/Ram all have plus’s and minuses. Payload, interior, electronics. Pick your poison.

I just switched from a 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 to a Ford F-350. Navigation looks similar but I am told the ford gives me free updates GM did not but didn’t care cause used CarPlay
The OP says he has a 2017 F150 with nav... that means Sync3. 2017s with Sync3 have Android Auto and I believe they have Carplay but I don't have an iPhone so can't swear to that. Swapping out an integrated Sync3 system for some aftermarket thing would be a major undertaking.

Your Ford DEALER may give you free map updates for your F350, but I'd put my money on "salesman will tell you anything to get that check." TANSTAAFL. Ford corporate ain't giving away the maps updates.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:45 PM   #33
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I have a Nissan Titan XD with nav. Yes you have to purchase updates. Garmin has an RV specific 7" screen gps with route planner and available rear view camera. They give lifetime map updates....GIVE, no charge. I'm thinking about this.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:06 PM   #34
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I have a RAM 2500 with Nav and a later Jeep grand cherokee and decidede against Nav. I decided to skip automotive-based navigation finally and just use my cell phone and google maps. I find the "routing function" (not so much the map) on automotive somewhat hookey and leading you astray at times. I will sometimes on a long trip also put my destination in the RAM so i get turns on the main dash (unless it conflicts with google); but have deactivated any voice commands. So in summary - Advise not to change based on just desire for better Nav (but i do love my RAM).
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:13 PM   #35
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I was in the same boat, however the map updates are really expensive so I bought a Garmin RV770 with free updates and it is designed for the rv world.Take a look at web site.
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Interesting perspectives. I have always bought cars with the NAV systems and have been thoroughly bothered by the cost and infrequency of updates. In my Volvo it takes hours for the update from a thumb drive, so I just stopped updating. There are only a couple of services in the country or world doing the map database and updates so no real options. But, I do like the simplicity of integrated navigation.
I suspect that many people today use their phones and Google maps, but I am a holdout on unlimited data service, I refuse to do it.
As long as I have owned trucks, I am content to put my Garmin on the dash. They do FREE updates at least quarterly, which is the business model I choose to support. I also like the RV features, including elevation profiles, in my Garmin RV.
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I too like the GPS Nav devices....I have several in different vehicles.....But my gf loves WAZE, and so when we are Airsteamng, I am driving, and so she does the navigation, and she chooses Waze, so that is what I end up using.....it does some very nice things, like warnings about radar, debris in the road, stopped vehicles, traffic backups, etc.....my GPS Nav devices do not do that, although they do warn me about "camera intersections".....
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Cheapest solution is to just use your phone on a mount. Your current vehicle wonít support Apple CarPlay or the android equivalent.

Next option is trade out the current radio head for one that will, but you might give up some integrated functionality depending on the truck.

Third is get a new one, Ford/GM/Ram all have plusís and minuses. Payload, interior, electronics. Pick your poison.

I just switched from a 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 to a Ford F-350. Navigation looks similar but I am told the ford gives me free updates GM did not but didnít care cause used CarPlay
Hey JonDnc,
Would you care to elaborate on your criteria for switching to an F-350, and what you like/dislike after the switch?
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:01 PM   #38
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I spend a lot of time driving various vehicles, driving for Uber, pulling our Airstream and driving our personal vehicle. I not found any factory GPS that I like, even the newest, so I always come back to Google maps. Apple CarPlay makes it easy today.
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I have a Nissan Titan XD with nav. Yes you have to purchase updates. Garmin has an RV specific 7" screen gps with route planner and available rear view camera. They give lifetime map updates....GIVE, no charge. I'm thinking about this.
Y'all might look into these "free lifetime" updates.....I've been told by several people who bought new GPS units, that "Lifetime" is only 3 years.....depending on one's age, that may be adequate, or maybe a bit optimistic.....

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Old 07-17-2019, 07:27 PM   #39
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Hey JonDnc,

Would you care to elaborate on your criteria for switching to an F-350, and what you like/dislike after the switch?


Made the switch for capacity nothing to do with GMC vs Ford. We were up against/just over load capacity on the 1/2 ton with generators etc in the bed. So decided to error on the side of safety. Chose the Ford due to availability as the 2020 GMCs not in dealers yet and 2019s didnít have the features we wanted with regard to cameras etc.

Did not look at RAM cause I just donít like the way they look.
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In all due respect...it sounds to me like you've got a bad case of the "new truck bug" and you're trying to come for a justification to buy a new truck. Rather, than go thru all this "mental excercise" that really doesn't solve any one question. If you got the money....then just go and buy what you want. I've got a 2017 F150 Lariat with 55 thousand miles. It looks great yet from time to time the GPS has a little hiccup. Rather than use that a reason to trade it would be a lot cheaper to replace the GPS with an RV Specific GPS. Just saying...don't mean any offense.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:39 PM   #41
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In all due respect...it sounds to me like you've got a bad case of the "new truck bug" and you're trying to come for a justification to buy a new truck. Rather, than go thru all this "mental excercise" that really doesn't solve any one question. If you got the money....then just go and buy what you want. I've got a 2017 F150 Lariat with 55 thousand miles. It looks great yet from time to time the GPS has a little hiccup. Rather than use that a reason to trade it would be a lot cheaper to replace the GPS with an RV Specific GPS. Just saying...don't mean any offense.
Nope. No offense taken. Donít have a new truck bug. Mine is paid for. Just put a suspension system in it make it tow better. Only 43,000 on it. My plan is to keep it for at least another 2 to 3 years. I never liked the NAV systems on vehicles anyway, but this one came with it. Just ranting. And really disgusted with the customer service with Ford. Pay $800 for a navigation system and updates are non existent. Think about how much things change in 2 years on our road systems.

I did update my Sync 3 to 3.0. Also downloaded the WAZE app to my IPHONE. Interesting. Not thrilled with it. For one thing when using it on the truck screen you canít use your phone without the screen on the truck going blank! Whatís up with that? Maybe Iím missing a setting or something. But I was not impressed.

I have a Garmin that weíve used when traveling. Free updates. The biggest problem with using cell phone navigation is when you donít have a signal. In some parts of the country thatís a major problem.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:01 PM   #42
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I have a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5.3 V8. Been happy with it so far. Driven it from Seattle to Yosemite, Seattle to all over WA and OR and just got back from a week long 1200 mile tour of Vancouver Island. The Apple CarPlay and Google Maps work well. Worked well in Canada too since my AT&T mobile data plan worked at no extra charge. I paid for in-car navigation and have found it to lag far behind in accuracy and features to what I get on Google Maps, Waze or even Apple Maps on my iPhone. The built in nav is most useful in locations with poor or no cellular signal. Unless Iím out in the middle of nowhere, there seems to be a good cellular signal in most places in the NW.
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