We’ve all been there – driving our motorhome on tour, when we suddenly realise that the road we’re planning to take has a height or width restriction, which the vehicle won’t be able to fit through.

It can happen to the most experienced of drivers, even if you have a sat-nav – and it’s not always easy to turn a large vehicle around.

It can put a real downer on your trip, meaning you arrive later than you intended, and causing you stress that you could really have done without.

That’s why we would always recommend using a motorhome-specific sat-nav – it’s much less likely to try to direct you down inappropriate roads. And the Garmin Camper 890 and Garmin Camper 1090 are two that are just perfect for those touring in a motorhome this summer.

A high-res screen for the very best view

All you need to do is enter the dimensions of your motorhome – including height and length – into the Garmin Camper sat-nav, and it will calculate suitable directions for you¹, helping you avoid low bridges and narrow lanes.

It’s not just height or width restrictions that can trip up a motorhome driver, though: steep hills and sharp bends require you to slow down and take care when you’re driving a heavy campervan.

Fortunately, the Garmin Camper 890 and Garmin Camper 1090 can warn you about both, giving you time to safely prepare before you reach them.

Some sat-nav screens, particularly those that are standard fit in motorhome cabs, are tiny, making it tricky to see them properly when you’re driving.

Not so with the Garmin Camper 890 and Garmin Camper 1090: they have either an 8- or 10-inch high-resolution screen that can be viewed in either portrait or landscape mode, for crystal-clear mapping and easy-to follow directions.

What’s more, they can be operated via your voice, too, leaving you to concentrate on the road ahead.

Site directories to help you find the right park

We motorhome owners love to be spontaneous when it comes to finding somewhere to stay – it’s exhilarating to simply head for somewhere that you like the look of, before bedding down for the night.

The Garmin Camper 890 and Garmin Camper 1090 can assist with that, too, because they feature a directory of campsites from ACSI™ and  Campercontact™.

If you’re looking for specific amenities, such as a swimming pool to cool off or sites near a sandy beach, simply use the filters to search for the perfect park for you – and then get directed straight to it.

You’ll also get access to iOverlander™: this clever directory can help you find the perfect picnic spot or overnight motorhome-parking place, to help make your tour even better.

So with the Garmin Camper range, you can be sure that you’ll stay right on track this summer.

For more information on the Garmin Camper 890 and the Garmin Camper 1090, visit the website. 

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¹Not available in all areas. Entering your caravan/motorhome profile characteristics does not guarantee your caravan/motorhome characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions. 

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