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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 4 months ago #6626

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Ukjon wrote:
Morning Graham,

So what is the best one you are testing, so far?

Thanks
If I were to go for any one of the three I have I would choose the Garmin Camper 760 LMT-D (as I said previously if I had nothing I would go for the 660 if still available in Aldi). The TomTom Pro Truck 5150 is pretty good but (like the Camper model they used to do) it is no longer available unless one happens to find old stock.

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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 4 months ago #6627

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Canarycity wrote:
We have a Snooper and its been good, you just input your motor home size and away you go.
No good to me I'm afraid as Snooper don't allow customers to add their own POI sets - and when you have a set of over 2260 UK motorhome parking places like I have then it doesn't cut it :)

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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 4 months ago #6628

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I have and use a Garmin 765
All CC and C&CC POIs added
Let's my put in the weight and dimensions of my Motorhome.
Bought it through the Caravan Club and saved £50
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 4 months ago #6629

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The 760 is a great Satnav !
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 4 months ago #6639

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I have never found the need to add my own POI sets. The POIs that snooper provide together with Caravan club sites and others pre installed do me fine. Just remember when buying GPS Tom tom charge for map ugrades where Garmin and Snooper are free.
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 4 months ago #6641

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Canarycity wrote:
I have never found the need to add my own POI sets. The POIs that snooper provide together with Caravan club sites and others pre installed do me fine. Just remember when buying GPS Tom tom charge for map ugrades where Garmin and Snooper are free.
If the range of POI sets which the device manufacturer supplies is sufficient then fine, no need to look any further. Personally I would rather control it myself so that I can replace a set when the owning organisation (e.g. CC or C&CC) issues a new set rather than rely on the supplier monitoring updates and automatically issuing them (something I know that Snooper certainly did not do in the past).

As regards mapping, TomTom offer Lifetime mapping on many of their products (see lists on Halfords or Currys web sites for instance). Having said that, I wouldn't recommend purchase of any of the TomTom NAV4 (Go & Start) range without serious research, including study of all the complaints on the TomTom user forum.

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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 4 months ago #6771

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I've been using motorhome specific satnavs from Aguri and TomTom over the last year.

Both have at times, or tried to, take us down unsuitable routes bearing in mind the initial input of size and weight of vehicle. To be fair it's not the satnav unit itself that is always at fault, it's more the imported mapping system they use. They also won't know about narrow roads etc unless those places are officially limited and signed, so roads that have become narrowed by branches and/or vegetation wouldn't be avoided.

I'm trialling CoPilot's new motorhome specific satnav app at the moment so I'll be interested to see how that compares.
 
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 3 months ago #6801

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Need a sat-nav for motorhomes?

You could save £100s if you use the right sat-nav app on your smartphone!

Check out our motorhome-friendly sat-nav apps test results here.
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 3 months ago #6802

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I notice that the article doesn't mention third party POIs at all. Important if, like me, one has a large set of self-created POIs (or even if, for example, one just wishes to make sure club POIs are up to date).

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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 2 years 3 months ago #6810

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We also use the Garmin 760 and have found it to be fine.
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