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Subject Topic: Recommended Satnavs? Post Reply Post New Topic
02/11/2013 at 6:34pm
 Location: Morecambe
 Outfit: Daystar `91 + Berlingo
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You can get special ones for towing caravans. Are they worth considering? Others probably can fulfill the same function. I have a cheapo one which works whenever it feels like . . .and the voice gets on my nerves . . .!

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Peripheral people don`t have as much excitement but they sure live longer


02/11/2013 at 6:50pm
 Location: Milton Keynes
 Outfit: Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome
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Personally prefer the TomTom variety as I have tried Garmin and did not like it. On some of the cheaper TomTom sat navs you can buy the camper maps which works out a lot cheaper than buying a dedicated caravan/motorhome sat nav.

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02/11/2013 at 7:17pm
 Location: Sheffield
 Outfit: Sterling Eccles Sport 636
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+1 for buying a tomtom and then adding camper map. Much cheaper than buying the camper.

Always found it reliable and I am used to their menu system.


02/11/2013 at 8:18pm
 Location: Hampshire
 Outfit: None Entered
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Have a look at the Navigon ones. Served us well. Don't get the Snooper. Difficult to programme.

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02/11/2013 at 10:42pm
 Location: West Yorks
 Outfit: Gobur Carousel
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NO to Garmin.

(The Garmin works well, it's just the people who programme the who are useless! - They are non-drivers who have no idea about roads, traffic or directional senses!)

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some days you are the tree.

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02/11/2013 at 10:59pm
 Location: Padded Cell
 Outfit: Calvin Klein Straitjacket & manacles
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Cannot comment on the more expensive Tomtoms, but having been given a Tomtom Go 20 as a gift last Christmas after having had a Garmin StreetPilot i3 for nearly eight years - the Tomtom is crap! IMO, the Tomtom is awkward to use, attempts to obtain too much information to transmit to the company, limits choice of personal preferences/settings, is not easy to update...
By choice - and necessity - I use my Garmin when abroad. At home, I generally "use" them to keep the satellite "location/access" up to date...
The only benefit of the Tomtom is that it has the "lane option" which I believe is now standard on most satnavs nowadays anyway...

Gram

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03/11/2013 at 12:51am
 Location: Tamworth Staffs
 Outfit: Knaus Sun TI
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I use a Garmin Nulink1695 live and find it ok. Has lane control and also pictures of major junctions on motorways. It has taken us all over the Uk,France, Belgium, Holland and Spain without too many incidents but I must say I never have the voice on as I prefer to glance at the sat nav while watching the road. I did download low bridges from lowbridge.com but I haven't had any updates for a good while but I only paid 9.95 for a lifetimes membership so it was still good value as I now have a load of low bridges in my POIs.

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"Never argue with an idiot. They just drag you down to their level and then beat you through experience"


03/11/2013 at 7:53am
 Location: S E Hampshire
 Outfit: Knaus Starclass 565
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"Each to his own!" My elderly Tomtom with the Camper addition gives good service and has avoided capital expenditure whilst doing the job. So far it has not led me astray on any of the route criterion whilst using the various vehicle sizes etc. Take your choice and cost it out.

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03/11/2013 at 11:55am
 Location: Morecambe
 Outfit: Daystar `91 + Berlingo
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The one I`ve had for three years is the Binatone. None cheaper, but it worked ok except I didn`t agree on the routes! Wife stepped into the argument, the dog starts barking, I have a caravan in tow and fast approaching the roundabout . . .

Cars to the right of me, lorries to the left of me   A cemetery in front of me . . .

At least her voice has packed in and I know how fast I shouldn`t be going . . .!heh heh

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03/11/2013 at 2:04pm
 Location: sunderland
 Outfit: Hobby 650 wfu caravan
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Snooper truckmate i swear by it on my second one now as they have never let me down like other makes have.


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