$99 amazon 9" GPS vs everything else

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  1. jet460

    jet460 Heavy Load Member

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08Q41VHLT/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A1IC48K8V5G2YS&psc=1



    I used to use the RM line exclusively when I was doing OTR and dairy.
    Now I am no longer in trucking but will be living in an RV soon.
    My RM was given to someone else, and I am shopping for something of reasonable quality that will work with RV.
    These $99 amazon units get some wildly mixed reviews.
    I know pros probably won't touch them, but I am curious if anyone has?
    The RM stuff is so bloody expensive now, and I always found them do have a short life span.
    Burned out several.
    I wonder how different any of these brands are?
     
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Yeah the reviews are really mixed. One review noted the unit doesn't calculate a re-route, it just says do a u-turn. The price seems too good to be true compared to truck GPS. There are not enough pics of the navigation screen, the screen you look at 90% of the time. I have the same opinion about RM Truck GPS. I like it much better than Garmin, but RM products are delicate and updates are rare. I've never used this device.

    I would go find a big RV message board and seek opinions from them on this unit.
     
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    jet460 Heavy Load Member

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    There are so many knockoffs, I doubt the brand means anything to anyone.
    I can't even get the seller to give me warranty terms.
    Good lord.
     
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    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    even though i too no longer drive trucks, i dumped my useless RM 510. wrong turns, and whatever nonsense.

    i got about 2 years ago, a Garmin. frequent updates, and i got it from Amazon as well.

    go Garmin, not that much more than that no-name GPS you linked us to.
     
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    Pretty much consider it a toy. Nothing more.
     
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