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Old 05-22-2016, 11:50 AM   #43
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I run an app called Copilot GPS on my IPad. You download all the data (and free updates when released) so there is no need for a WiFi or Cellular connection. You can set it for RV. Bring it inside and plan all the legs of your trip -- it will even suggest three alternative routings for you to choose from. Save your planned routes and bring them up as needed or just put in your destination and hit GO...

When we went to Europe last year we downloaded all the European maps before we left and it navigated us flawlessly.

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Old 05-22-2016, 12:59 PM   #44
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I run an app called Copilot GPS on my IPad. You download all the data (and free updates when released) so there is no need for a WiFi or Cellular connection. You can set it for RV. Bring it inside and plan all the legs of your trip -- it will even suggest three alternative routings for you to choose from. Save your planned routes and bring them up as needed or just put in your destination and hit GO...

When we went to Europe last year we downloaded all the European maps before we left and it navigated us flawlessly.

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Thanks Mike. That's also a possibility as my wife has the newest Samsung s2 pad and is fairly proficient with it's functions. I'll have a look. I see you can download a trial version that would let her see if it would work.
Course that would mean no more naps for her as we drive. (:


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I run an app called Copilot GPS on my IPad. You download all the data (and free updates when released) so there is no need for a WiFi or Cellular connection. You can set it for RV. Bring it inside and plan all the legs of your trip -- it will even suggest three alternative routings for you to choose from. Save your planned routes and bring them up as needed or just put in your destination and hit GO...

When we went to Europe last year we downloaded all the European maps before we left and it navigated us flawlessly.

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Mike - are you using the truck version ($150) that allows you to use the size of your rug and propane load to route you or are you able to do that in the "regular/car" version ($10) ?
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:36 PM   #46
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I run the plain old car version. Works great for us.

I really like the ability to plan ahead at my leisure.

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I run the plain old car version. Works great for us.

I really like the ability to plan ahead at my leisure.

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Great. Can you provide any details on how the RV part works? Do you enter rig length somewhere? If you identify you have propane tanks does it avoid tunnels that have a restriction? Can you tell it the total weight so it avoids bridges that would be limited? Thanks!!
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Thanks for the lead, Mike. Here is the RV version for $60:

https://copilotgps.com/us/rv-navigation/

And the truck version:

https://copilotgps.com/us/truck-navigation/

The Truck Feature Sheet:

https://copilotgps.com/us/brochures/...-7-26-12-2.pdf

Which apparently includes speed limits and the ability to set an audible alert if you exceed it. Some of the features of this Truck version obviously do not apply to RV's.

The ability to download and store maps for viewing later seems like a very usable feature IMO, if I have read the earlier comments correctly. Thanks again, Mike.

Good material to explore later . . .
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We had been using a Garmin GPS for many years prior to getting our Airstream, so we are very used to it. So far with the AS, since we know our destination for the end of the day, I'll pull up Google on my computer and look at a map either the night before or in the morning before we leave. I figure out which route I want to take, which usually doesn't involve many road changes, and only use the GPS for warnings about the upcoming turn, or guidance on which lane to pick. I don't let the GPS take me a different route - it recalculates and catches up in the background. Sometimes we'll just have it in map mode which is enough to assist with upcoming roads and turns. Other times we put in the destination when we are getting close just to help with unfamiliar roads and turnoffs.
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Similar active thread FYI:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f452...hy-151008.html

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slowmover....You are not correct about towing on the NJ Garden State Parkway. See attached rules that cover the NJ Turnpike and the NJ Garden State Parkway http://www.state.nj.us/turnpike/docu...forWebsite.pdf

Sorry, I'm not in a passenger vehicle as reference in that thread. Should have been specific. A Kenworth. With a 46' Heil pneumatic tanker.

Any road denoted as" parkway" is verboten. But the Garmin only showed me a road number. Good thing I'm handy at giant u turns, ha! I've become a lot handier on figuring out how to use the NJTP.

That mentioned, there are some non passenger vehicle rest areas back here on east coast. Which would exclude those of us towing our travel trailers.

As my Garmin, (noted above) is the truck specific DEZL 760, I wonder if those "rest areas" show as valid for cars when searching the route ahead?
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