What gps do yall recommend

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by dirtyjerzy, May 12, 2020.

  1. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    I think Google maps has made a GPS obsolete but im sure the guy with the thousand dollar rand mc nally candy crush edition will tell me how wrong I am.
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    I have the RM 740. It works well and I like it, but RM is no longer updating maps or the database. If/when this GPS diss I'll be getting the Garmin 770, or whatever just plain GPS is their best. Garmin updates their devices, RM does for maybe 2 years or so then they stop.
  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    A Rand McNalley 7.5 is what I use but I double check anything I don't know about in the truckers atlas.
  5. Big Rig Max

    Big Rig Max Light Load Member

    May 19, 2019
    Anyone use the Steelie Dash Kit Plus with the Garmin? Wondering of its strong enough.
  6. Kirbs

    Kirbs Light Load Member

    Jun 6, 2019
    No of course not. Google maps will send you through some really bad areas since its not designed with big rigs in mind. It will have you making U-turns on public roads and cutting through tiny neighborhoods or impossible areas. Only use Google maps for satellite view never navigation
  7. silinus vers

    silinus vers Light Load Member

    Nov 9, 2015
    I use an RM but thinking about getting a garmin next, but what I always suggest to all new drivers is my set up. I have my magnetic phone mount just above my GPS, and between the two and double checking route before I start driving, I havnt had an issue. Double checking route I think is the most important part because GPS can always freeze up and I've had times when mysterious network lag makes google maps load slowly,
    I also still use a dry erase marker to write down points on my windshild so I don't need to have either of them turned on. but thats because I have developed this strange love of having no screen of any sort turned on infront of my eyes. I can remember a time when I could navigate with no GPS, and i've been working to use my mind again at every chance. I turn 40 this year and i'm convinced that dementia develops from lack of mind usage.
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  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    Yep. Either exercise the mind or it will atrophy like everything else.
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