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Old 05-15-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Good afternoon, is anyone using the TRIPMAKER RVND GPS as advertised by Rand McNally ? can it be used for everyday travel or only for RV parks and Campgrounds? Camping World has it listed for $ 250.00.... any advice ? Thanks
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I did up until mine had a nervous breakdown a few weeks ago. Decided not to buy another. I was never particulay happy with its use. Not real user friendly in my opinion. Replaced it with a Garmin RV 760 LMT with their BC 20 back up camera. Been using it around town. First impression, easier to us and quicker with route updates. It also has real time traffic watch in areas that is supported.
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I'm leaving Seattle in a month or so for the AS rally in West Virginia & am contemplating buying an RV GPS. A Google search shows three possibilities:
1. The Rand McNally one you mention.
2. The Garmin that AWchief mentions.
3. One from Magellan.

There are also "trucker" versions at additional expense.

When I read reports on them on the Internet, all of them seem to have problems, & none of them seems seems to stand out as worth the several hundred $$$ each costs.

Is any one better than another? If so which? And is it worth the expense over a "regular" GPS unit?

Note: my Ram 2500 has an internal GPS, and I have an old Garmin in my car, which I could easily transfer to the Ram.
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Can only comment with experience with garmin...
I have had really bad luck with using two different garmin devices in the past. To me they are clunky, poorly designed and not intuitive to use at all...
Hope this helps a bit.
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I have a Garmin. I use it to find Dairy Queens. That's how much I trust it. It will take you to places you should not go.
Works OK for elevation and speed. It does tell you what the next intersection coming up is. That's handy when you are looking for a specific street.
We find out Verizon tablet to be more reliable. But it has it's limits. You must have cell phone service.
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