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rexabbot,
I like your idea, but have a question. Does the ipad work off satellite or cell towers? Will the app work in stand alone mode? We have traveled some places where there is no cell service, and have been places with satellite problems.

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tohare wrote:

rexabbot,
I like your idea, but have a question. Does the ipad work off satellite or cell towers? Will the app work in stand alone mode? We have traveled some places where there is no cell service, and have been places with satellite problems.

It needs to acquire satellites to show your current position. The celluar iPad versions have a built in GPS receiver. I have a WiFi only iPad and added a Bad Elf GPS Receiver It has been working great for me. The app will be receiving the Good Sam campground database update some time after 7/1.


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You may want to check out the just announced Garmin RV 760LMT GPS available in July. Its Garmins first dedicated RV GPS. http://sites.garmin.com/rv/
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I looked at the site you posted and the Garmin looks like a winner and at $400 it is a good price for what it offers.


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Over the years I have used many GPS on Land and on the Water incl. Copilot,NavStar etc. The Rand McNally 7720/7725 is one of best priced and Functional Unit on the Market today. Rand Mc Nally is one of the Oldest Map makers in the Country and produces a no nonsense and accurate GPS for RV's.


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Based on the feedback here, I must be the luckiest person in the world. I bought a 7720 in March and have used it on 5 trips so far. The longest was from Baltimore to Natchez. I have had zero issues with it and will continue to use it on future trips.

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"Over the years I have used many GPS on Land and on the Water incl. Copilot,NavStar etc. The Rand McNally 7720/7725 is one of best priced and Functional Unit on the Market today. Rand Mc Nally is one of the Oldest Map makers in the Country and produces a no nonsense and accurate GPS for RV's."

You are not really serious??? This is one of the worst GPS's to come to market. The speaker is garbled and the screen does not like sunlight. Rand has a history of bringing products to market that are flawed. My advice would be to stay away from the Rand and o with the Garmin 760.
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I looked at these when I was driving professinally, but decided to just keep going with my Tom Tom VIA 1535. Works decent enough. I just plan for the fastest route when towing and it stays on larger roads. I don't need it most of the time until I get close to where I am going, and it if wants a different route, tough.

I was in North Beach picking up steel that needed to go to South Naples, figured I'd go across 41. Well it weaved me though down town Maimi, which didn't make me happy. It was the traffic that bothered me, which would have done the same if I was dead heading. I am always looking for signs and whatnot so I know where not to go and other possible routes. 27K pounds and 56' of truck and trailer on small side streets is managable, but its the traffic thats killer.

The thing with the RV and Commerical GPS is its supposed to watch for bridges and weight restrictions, but they can be wrong, and from the reviews I read, they're wrong a lot. So spend 4 times as much on one, and still have to rely on your common sense, yeah no thanks.


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The Rand 7720/7725 is supposed to have updated software from the 7710/7715 (which has a rep for freezing, crashing and just plain dying).

It's too early to know if the 7720/7725 fixes the problems the 7710/7715 had.

Just as it's too early to know how good the Garmin RV-760 is, other then it's based on the Dezl-760, with does have a reasonable rep


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The RVND 7710 is about as useful as a flat tire.

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