Best Sat nav

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  1. Chybax

    Chybax Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone Im sure this has been asked many times before !

    We're toying with the idea of Sat nav but not sure weather to go for
    TomTom Go 7000 Truck

    TomTom Pro 7100 Truck

    Snooper S7000 Ventura Pro


    Next year will be our 25 th Wed Annv and we are planning to take a long trip into Europe so I think we will need something better than my map reading !!:RollEyes:
    If anyone has any of these models or can recommend a good model please share your thoughts on them
    Thanks
     
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    Don't forget to look at the Grmin Dezl T560
     
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    I absolutely HATE tomtoms.
    First one I had ( expensive ! ) they had released before sorting out all the software.. Told me to wait a year and I would be able to upload to it then ( JJ was kind enough to take that one off me at what I paid for it :thumb: )
    Then, having not learned my lesson, I went and bought another, but a different model.. Again, high up the range... It is absolutely pants compared to every Garmin I own ( yep, bit of a GPS geek )
    Also own one of the tablet type ( uses the same base software as the Snooper )
    That is OK(ish) but again has its draw backs..

    My next one will def be one of the high end Garmins.. Back to that which I KNOW will never put me on a toll road if it gets confused or I miss a turn
     
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    Not mad about TTs but have used Mios for years and now they can be unlocked so you can have several sat nav apps on the one unit inc. full PDA functions.

    My present one is the V505 a 5" unit with digital tv built in also plus Igo Primo mapping which is updated 3 times a year.

    Ok the odd time it goes astray but having been to Europe as far as Poland last year no problems with motorways dualways it only gets confused on minor roads occasionately.

    Loaded up all the POIs with campsites and aires/stellplazas etc and it finds them every time !!
    Only problem area is the missus always wants the shopping centres too!!
     
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    Best Tom tom

    We have a tom tom pro 7100 truck with the camp sites already loaded, used for past 15 months and very pleased with it. Had an old tom tom before which got us into trouble in France, we are 28ft plus sometimes tow a smart. Taking it to Spain in March not with smart.
    Company we brought it from were very helpful.
    regards


     
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    Hi We have a snooper Ventura which we use for both the MH and the Car.

    You can programme in the height weight and width of it so that it does not send you anywhere you shouldnt go.

    We call her Dupa (as in Snooper duper) but she does have a tendency to get us to the most vital point in our journey and then throw a wobbler and refuse to talk to us!!!

    Milly
     
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    I took over John's (Jaws) Tomtom 1000.

    I still feel guilty... he practically gave it to me...

    Frankly, it is the best sat nav in the Universe...:thumb:

    The Live Google Search feature where you just type in, for example, "Chinese Take Away" and it locates nearby choices and directs you to the door of the one you choose if you so wish is BRILLIANT...

    The computer/internet voice (Serena) gives loads of info at each junction re road numbers ect and I also have Homer Simpson voice to give me directions (in normal mode) should I want a bit of light relief on the journey... "Keep your eye out for and ice cream truck... there must be one around here somewhere..."

    JJ :Cool:


    PS... it has never put me on a toll road unless I have given it the wrong input OR not kept the maps up to date (Portugal has just made non toll roads toll ones and Serena has to be told this new info).

    The speed of re-routing should you choose to go a different way to the one the Tomtom chooses for you is very fast...

    ...and by the way... Kipor gennies are much better for the occasional user than a Honda...

    ...and the best way to Portugal from Blighty is via Bourdeaux/ San Sebastian/Salamanca...

    ...and A frames are illegal...

    ...
     
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    I would go for TomTom as POI files are available everywhere and are dead easy to put on.
     
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    Just for balance... I have had three Tomtoms and the company I work with have eight and none of them have given any trouble in over three years...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I would recommend the Snooper, bought one last week and its brilliant and if your quick Currys sale is on with some good savings to be had

    Hi Stewart, is it now possible to download sets of P.O.I.'s directly to the Snooper, a while ago I was told that it was not possible.

    Brisey
     
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    Hi Stewart, is it now possible to download sets of P.O.I.'s directly to the Snooper, a while ago I was told that it was not possible.

    Brisey
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    Yo Brisey, can't help you with that one haven't had time to try downloading POI's

    Stewart
     
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    I have a Garmin 1490 which I bought when my Mio packed up last Sept on way to Dover.
    Liked the Garmin until I loaded some POI's and wondered why it didn't ask me at what distance I wanted the 'alert'. Phoned Garmin who told me that it's not possible to set 'alerts' for POI's..One good thing about the Mio was that it would tell me when I was 1k from either an aire or an lpg outlet.
    Mike.
     
  14. Chybax

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    very good price ,I see they have a new 2012 model out so thats why its cheaper

    We have a TomTom for car use and always found it fine and our MH came with a Garmin but we dont like !
    We need one that we can put our height,width,length so we dont end up in narrow lanes :Blush:
    ** correction MH came with Blaupunkt !!
     
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    Sat Nav

    We have the Tomtom 1005 an have downloaded POI for aires etc. Love it, nice and easy to use with good bits like weather and google search and particularly live traffic information. The Tomtom website is not without fault but we can live with that. have used the TT over many miles in Europe and only once got a bad route.

    Did try the Garmin but sent that back, found the interface and icons rather childish and no where near as smooth as the TT, didn't like the operating system much either.

    For us it's TT every time but can't coment on Snooper or others as no direct knowledge. Try a hands on demo at Halfords.
     
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    Hi, i have a snooper ventura 5000 pro.. great piece of kit. it will also take a reversing camera with minimum fuss ( IE FIT THE CAMERA AND CABLE). The campsite data and the input of motorhome data work an absolute treat. I also liked my old NAVMAN but they did not do the campsite and Truck / motorhome software:thumb:.
     
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    I really like my tomtom XXL europe.
    That and a load of real maps and now Autoroute on the laptop with a GPS dongle.......Dont rely on one thing alone.

    barry
     
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