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Subject Topic: SAt Nav for Motor Home Post Reply Post New Topic
28/9/2015 at 4:50pm
 Location: yorkshire
 Outfit: Bailey Autograph 740 Motorhome
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Our old sat nav that has not been updated for a while tries to take us down narrow country lanes. Are the ones advertised for Motor Homes and large vehicles any good. They are so expensive so a lot to spend if they are no better than ones for cars. Are the cheaper end(seen some for 65) any good !?


28/9/2015 at 7:18pm
 Location: Derbyshire
 Outfit: Elddis accordo Motorhome
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I've heard that the motorhome sat navs still try and take you down some narrow roads as road widths aren't classified on maps. Best thing to do is look the sat nav up on Amazon and scroll down to user reviews.


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28/9/2015 at 7:49pm
 Location: North Wales
 Outfit: Campervan
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We have had a Snooper for the last 3 years, it has never tried to take us down a road with width / length restrictions (only the navigator has done that

Ours came with all the CC, C&CC, ACSI Europe and several Camperstop POI - saves carrying all the books.

So for us, yes Snooper well worth it, but pretty sure you will find just as many will say its not. It really depends where you are going and how often as to whether its worth the outlay.


28/9/2015 at 9:31pm
 Location: Milton Keynes
 Outfit: Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome
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We have a TomTom Start 60 onto which we have loaded the Camper Maps, cheaper than buying the dedicated sat navs. Its been pretty good over the last 2/3 years but one must always offer the caveat that all routes on whatever sat nav should be checked before blindly following them!!!

David


28/9/2015 at 10:21pm
 Location: Liverpool
 Outfit: IH TIO R
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I have a garmin camper 760 and only tried it twice in this country, so far I'm very pleased with it, the proof of the pudding will be next month when we travel to Spain and see how it compares to my other gps a tom tom truck version that so far I have extensively used throughout Europe and only once it did try to take/direct me on a very unsuitable road.

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29/9/2015 at 8:03pm
 Location: Port Talbot
 Outfit: Motorhome Autohomes Wanderer
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I purchased a GARMIN 52LM 5" screen, all Europe type for our French trip in Sept 15. Very easy to use, can be viewed in sunshine and is far easier than my tomtom. But, I'm afraid it did take us down the 'direct' shortest routes, yes the country lanes. So a map is needed to ensure it is going YOUR way.
The other thing I found, if one takes a wrong turning, it is very fast updating and produces an alternative on that road for you. Which often its not what you want. On other occasions it persists for quite some time warning you about the wrong route one has taken.


29/9/2015 at 9:45pm
 Location: North Wales
 Outfit: Eura Mobil 850HB
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Hi,

I bought a Trucknav off eBay for 69 and have had no problems with it at all. When I received it I just put in the size of my MH and have used it for many journeys here and in Spain this year with no problems, it always tells me that there are roads on the route which are suspect but have never been caught out this year. Somehow or other it also gives me traffic updates which there was no notice of on any of the sales info. Highly recommend it.

Regards

Bob

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Retired and living the dream touring Europe


29/9/2015 at 10:16pm
 Location: Hyde Cheshire
 Outfit: Rapido 7099+ + Kyham Biker
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Just had 3 wks doing France in the motorhome and tested out the 7" Nozatec 8gb version truck Satnav which only cost 36 postage paid on a well known auction site.
It was running alongside my Garmin Zumo660.

Got to say for its money it performed really well. Certainly worth the money.


30/9/2015 at 8:42am
 Location: Port Talbot
 Outfit: Motorhome Autohomes Wanderer
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Oh! Heck, wish I'd known about those others, the Nozatec & Trucknav, before I bought my new Garmin 52, far cheaper than the Garmin!



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