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Effy

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Posted: 09/24/13 01:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hated every second I had to use either of my RVND's. That's right I had 2. THe first one plain stopped working, the second one still freezes up. When it's not frozen, it misses CG's (what's the point of an RV GPS that can't find a popular CG) misses gas stations, can't find my local rv dealer and that's what I know of. Now I LOVE my new Garmin dezl 760lmt. Does what it should and performs flawlessly. More intuitive, easier to read, easier to update and is just plain better.


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I have had the same problems as Effy with my 5510. Every time I contacted Rand McNally about it I was told that the next software update would fix it. Half a dozen software updates later, it freezes up more than it ever did. I am sick of my 5510 and am shopping around for a better unit.

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Posted: 10/25/13 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am amazed by the negative comments. I have had a RM 7710 for over a year and have driven over 12,000 miles with it, and I have found it to be excellent. I've had no major routing issues, and the only mechanical issue was a loose power connector, which is a problem on some 7710's but has been changed on the later models.

I find it particlarly easy to find RV type places such as rest areas, Flying J's, and Walmarts. The campground database is far better than on the Garmin that I used before. I like it so much that I am in the process of trading it up for a 7720.

I met the design engineer and he is an RVer who knows waht we want and need in a nav unit.


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Posted: 12/19/14 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I purchased the Rand McNally RVND 7725-LM, because of the RV features, advertized by Camping World and endorsed by Good Sam.

The problem with this unit is, it routes me on a longer route as compared to the trip routing features on the Good Sam site and my old Tom Tom as much as 500 miles. It gives the same route on the car setting.

I've talked to two differant tects at Rand McNally. They know this is a problem, but said there is nothing they can do to re-program, that's how it's designed.

One tect told me to put in shorter trips, to get to my destination, that way, the GPS would keep me on the same route as my Tom Tom or Good Sam routing.

Comparing the Good Sam trip routing and my Tom Tom, on any route, only varys by a couple of miles.

I have requested my money back from Rand McNally and Camping World. They refuse, saying, I've had it more than 30 days.

What a joke, after all, Good Sam endorses this gps.

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Posted: 12/19/14 08:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm another one with no problems using the RM 7725 in my motor home. I've used it for 8,000 miles in unfamiliar terrain. No problems with glare or difficulty seeing it in bright light. I do have problems seeing the motorhomes instruments in daylight so I use the RM as a speedometer. Last big trip I caravanned with some friends who were using a smart phone app. Both sent us on the same routes. I always used a Garmin in my car. The RM takes information differently and there was a learning curve. Now that I am used to it, I like it better than the Garmin.


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Update :

Camping World is going to exchange my 7725-LM, for one of equal value.

I'm a happy camper.

Lillyputz

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