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Old 11-06-2015, 08:54 PM   #15
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Just make sure that you can update using your Mac. After at least a dozen emails with Magellan, they finally, finally admitted that their update program is not Mac compatible. Ugh!
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:58 PM   #16
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Just make ute that it is compatible with Mac. After numerous emails Magellan finally admitted that their updating could not be done on a Mac.. Darned if I'm going to get a PC just to update. Very after-the-fact frustrating.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:43 PM   #17
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Larry,
we have the same unit with the BUC.
was wondering how did you run power to the camera ? Thanks.
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I use the Garmin 760 ... I also use the compatible backup camera on the rear of my trailer. .>>
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:11 PM   #18
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+1 for Garmin RV 760LMT. I like the extra large screen and the RV waypoint content (campgrounds, RV repair facilities). Also use the backup camera pointing out the back window, powered thorough a cigarette lighter receptacle I installed, tapping into the rear reading light circuit.

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Old 11-06-2015, 10:12 PM   #19
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I have the Garmin RV 760LMT with the rear view camera in my truck for one year and I'm very happy with it. The screen is very large and easy to see when on the road and I can now see when backing up my truck. I thought the RV software would have a way of avoiding routes that have tunnels with ridiculous propane gas restrictions such as the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. Other than that, it is a great unit.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:20 AM   #20
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I mounted the camera on the license plate, ran the extension cable under the trailer, mounted the transmitter on the tongue with the power cable going to a switch in the battery box.

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Old 11-12-2015, 12:21 AM   #21
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The first time you wander along a back road and come to an 8' railroad overpass or a bridge with a 5,000 lb weight limit, and have to do a 32-point about face on a small back road you learn the beauty of an RV/Truck GPS that considers your rig's height, length and weight when planning routes. Experience is a good teacher...
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:34 PM   #22
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I have the Garmin RV 760LMT with the rear view camera in my truck for one year and I'm very happy with it. The screen is very large and easy to see when on the road and I can now see when backing up my truck. I thought the RV software would have a way of avoiding routes that have tunnels with ridiculous propane gas restrictions such as the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. Other than that, it is a great unit.
Looking at replacing my old Garmin 265W and I saw this thread.
I have narrowed it down to 3 as I would like to add the backup camera at a later date.
I noticed the RV 760 being mentioned here but can find no info on it in Canada,only the RV 660. I also looked at the 70 LMT as I like the larger interface as my wife has a vision issue and she loves to be involved in route and trip planning.
I noticed that the 70 LMT also will display texts and am not sure if the RV 660 does.
Does anyone out there have experience with either and whether or not the backup camera works (for my truck). Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:06 AM   #23
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Looking at replacing my old Garmin 265W and I saw this thread.
I have narrowed it down to 3 as I would like to add the backup camera at a later date.
I noticed the RV 760 being mentioned here but can find no info on it in Canada,only the RV 660. I also looked at the 70 LMT as I like the larger interface as my wife has a vision issue and she loves to be involved in route and trip planning.
I noticed that the 70 LMT also will display texts and am not sure if the RV 660 does.
Does anyone out there have experience with either and whether or not the backup camera works (for my truck). Thanks in advance.
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gandttimes....I have the RV760LMT and purchased it from Crutchfield.com. Amazon also has it listed on their site. The two units appear to be very similar except that the RV760LMT has the RV software that lays out your route based on the RV information you enter into it and has a data base of RV facilities. The RV660 has a smaller screen than the RV760LMT. I have a 2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD with crew cab and the camera works great.
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:25 AM   #24
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Thanks 2dabeach. I couldn't find it on the Garmin Canada site but did finally find it on Amazon.ca. Think that's the way to go.


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I daily use the truck version seven inch Garmin. Better than the Rand McNally.

Don't expect miracles. My preference is always the Interstate, even if somewhat longer. Today's trip from Philadelphia to Allentown and thence to darkest Maine is based on an extra location point to avoid NYC. 60-miles farther, but same or less time.

Best use of a GPS device is as an en route information manager. Study the route it proposes in total. Note any changes needed (on an index card) to avoid its tendency to put one on a lesser road to save three minutes or three miles (assuming one is looking to cover maximum distance with least stress).

Plan fuel stops in advance. I use satellite photos of that and of the consignee's location to improve certainty those last few miles right down to entry and egress.

Efficient travel is at the highest AVERAGE mph (engine run time versus miles). A GPS makes travel easier from point to point IF the route is clear to the driver beforehand.

And for that one needs the Rand McNally Road Atlas, at a minimum.

Windshield placement is critical. Best to be at lowest point. I prefer dash top. Anywhere inside wiper sweep is a BAD choice.
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Rand McNally software doesn't always "play nice" with my Mac.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:05 AM   #27
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I have the Garmin 760LMT RV GPS. It has worked extremely well. At the time of purchase http://www.thegpsstore.com/ had to best price. Service was good.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:13 AM   #28
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We use google maps on our Iphone 6 plus.We use the Google earth app for looking ahead at fuel stops and restaurant access and parking.

Much better and more accurate than my 2015 Ford navigation system
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