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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7266

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Its a nice sat nav but very strange to use and the gps location jumps on screen. I sent mine back and bought this one on Friday
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01LWXB3Z2/ref=...keywords=solrtronica
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7267

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Hi all

I've tried them all including the Garmin 760 which took me through the center of Nottingham when I had my artic truck length of 40ft total length.
I've just bought the Solrtronica Navigation multimedia unit. It does everything including WiFi and making a call. It has sim card option which is great. It saves on mobile WiFi and I now use a giffgaff sim card for really cheap web. Its 7" screen is brilliant. This one runs like a Tablet of the Android system and has cameras, Bluetooth and a whole lot more.

Check this out before you buy www.wefitleisure.co.uk/products/solrtron...-caravans-motorhomes

I've done 400mile with mine and its faultless.
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7268

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Very happy with it
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7269

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emma1977 wrote:
Hi all

I've tried them all including the Garmin 760 which took me through the center of Nottingham when I had my article truck length of 40ft total length. Not very impressed at all.

I've just bought the Solrtronica Navigation multimedia unit. It does everything including WiFi and making a call. It has sim card option which is great cause it saves on mobile WiFi and I now use a gifgaf sim card for really cheap web. Its 7" full HD screen is brilliant. This one runs like a Tablet of the Android system and has cameras, Bluetooth and a whole lot more.

Check this out before you buyhttp://www.wefitleisure.co.uk/products/solrtronica-satellite-navigation-for-caravans-motorhomes

I've done 400mile with mine and its faultless.
Hmm. The spec on the We fit leisure page reads a bit like the Chinese cheapies on eBay, but at a much higher price.
I would be suspicious about the "Overnight Parkings" (sic) as other such offerings with that spelling I've seen on the Internet have tended to be less than accurate.
Graham
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7271

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lol...there all made in china, Taiwan, India etc. It does'nt mean to say they are cheap. The service I received and demonstration of the navigation was brilliant. Its there own unit. Im sure you can get something similar, but I don't trust ebay for £49.99 ive been ripped off before.

The overnight parking is an app from App Stores, I have them one on my Indian made Samsung Mobile Phone and it works a treat.
Mine comes licensed maps. full support and i contact the guys over the telephone or at any motorhome show and there happy to deal with me. Each to there own I have everything I need in one device.
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7277

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Yes, I know they are all built overseas :) It was just that the spec on the We fit leisure page reads very much like the ones on the Chinese eBay listings (including those offered in UK listings) :)

I'm surprised that you have to purchase apps, though, as the We fit spec implies that they are already installed on the unit when purchased. My lack of trust in some of those apps echos yours of eBay I'm afraid as they are built on outdated hearsay. At least one lists several places near us, none of which allow overnight camping.

It's a pity I didn't know about the device last week. We were at the Lincoln show at the weekend and would have been interested to look at it (didn't notice any sat nav on the DLR stall, maybe because I wasn't looking). I'll keep a look out at the NEC show next month.

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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7278

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Hi graham

I never had to add apps other than the my dash camera buddy which I downloaded myself.

I think if they were at the NEC with this unit they will do well. Its a good alternative to other brands and you can tell they've spent time researching it for input. But hey... Wayne is a fellow camper like ourselves.

Thanks graham

I'll keep posting if I have any issues.
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7279

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I've had a TV from them also. 19" LED with DVD and Sat Decoder. I only paid £229.99 for that 2 years ago and its still going strong. ;)
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7280

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emma1977 wrote:
I never had to add apps other than the my dash camera buddy which I downloaded myself.
I was confused then. When you said "The overnight parking is an app from App Stores" it read it as meaning that it was a download from Play Store (being an Android device).
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Motorhome specific satnav - is there such a thing? 1 year 8 months ago #7287

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ah ok, I think i know what you meant. Your website seems pretty good and could quite easily save people a lot of time if looking for an overnight location. How long have you been travelling?
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