What gps do yall recommend

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  1. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Yep. Either exercise the mind or it will atrophy like everything else.
     
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