When you’re looking for the best motorhome sat-nav, you’ll want to ensure the device will take your vehicle’s size into account and not lead you down any dangerous routes with overly narrow roads or impassable bridges.
That’s why we’ve rounded up the best motorhome sat-navs for the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022.
Using our collective decades of experience, we’ve picked out the model we consider to be the best sat-nav for your motorhome, to help take the stress out of your decision-making process and subsequent navigation.
The best motorhome sat-nav is…
Garmin Camper 780
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When you’re choosing a motorhome sat-nav, you want to ensure you pick a device that gets you and your vehicle safely from A to B – that’s where the Garmin Camper 780 comes in.
The 6.95” sat-nav is jam-packed full of helpful features, ranging from custom routing that takes your motorhome’s weight and size into account to warnings about upcoming steep grades or sharp curves, so you don’t face any unwanted surprises on the road.
Coupling the device with your smartphone allows you to access useful features, including hands-free calling and smart notifications. Downloading the Garmin Drive™ app will unlock further benefits too, such as live traffic updates and weather news.
Finding a place to stop off is a simple affair, thanks to the ACSI and Campercontact database of motorhome campsites. Free stop-over places are also available from Trailer’s PARK, while you’ll be able to use TripAdvisor and Foursquare to make sure you don’t miss out on any local attractions that could be worth a visit.
What are other good motorhome sat-navs?
There are plenty of other motorhome sat-navs out there – we’ve round up some of the best on the market here…
Garmin CamperVan GPS
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Perfect for smaller vans, the Garmin Campervan GPS is a reliable device that will make touring even more enjoyable. The addition of Trendy Places highlights the worthwhile places to stop along the way, while the Michelin Green Guide is packed with detailed descriptions of attractions, so you can choose where you want to visit. Something else we like is the Roadtrip Routes feature – this reveals more ‘adventurous routes’, allowing you to enjoy a more spur of the moment tour.
TomTom GO Camper Sat-Nav
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Enjoy a scenic trip to your destination with the TomTom GO Camper! The built-in SIM provides traffic and speed camera alerts, and you’ll also be able to download world map updates for free to keep up-to-date with the latest changes, which can be done via Wi-Fi. The device can also read out messages from your phone, while allowing you to make and receive calls. The magnetic mount that comes with the sat-nav will make fitting the device a simple process too.
Ohrex N76 Sat-Nav
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A budget-friendly option, this model comes pre-loaded with two million places of interest, and also offers free updates. The Ohrex has both 2D and 3D map views, so you can see your route in whichever way works for you. The Advanced Lane Guidance feature gives you notice when you’re about to change lanes or exit, and you’ll also receive notice of any speed cameras and speed alerts.
Garmin Camper 1090
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The 10” display of the Garmin Camper 1090 will ensure you have no problems seeing the onscreen information. Coupling the sat-nav with the Garmin Drive™ and your smart phone unlocks additional features too, including live fuel prices, traffic and weather updates. The device is also linked with TripAdvisor and Foursquare, so you can see the ratings fellow travellers have given spots along your route and easily navigate to these popular destinations.
Snooper Ventura S6900
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Providing lane guidance, junction view and lifetime updates, the Ventura S6900 is an attractive sat-nav for motorhome users. The addition of a magnetic-powered mount will make the 7” LCD touch screen device easy to install in your motorhome too. Free software updates ensure the sat-nav will have a long lifespan, while the device will take you on a safe route, calculated to your vehicle’s specifications, ensuring a smooth driving experience.
Aguri Motorhome Sat-Nav RV520
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The RV520 comes pre-loaded with UK and European mappings, allowing you to use it straight away. Entering the weight and dimensions of your vehicle will allow you to take routes that avoid any potential hazards including low bridges and narrow roads, making your drive a simpler experience. The 5” LCD device has over 30,000 stopovers programmed in, while the presence of Lane view and Junction view provides clear warnings as you come up to your exit. The built-in dash cam is a great weight off any driver’s mind, as is the built-in Wi-Fi, which will allow you to update without any hassle.
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