Garmin 760 Camper?

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  1. Allanm

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    Anybody got one of the Garmin Camper series sat navs, specifically the 7" screen 760? Or can recommend another type.
    Thought I might treat myself to one before we head out to the Alps at the weekend.
    I am selling my trusty Garmin 3598 LMT-D in the classifieds if anyone is interested.

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    I have had the Dezl 560 since last June and I think it is really good - just a bit smaller than the 760, but still larger than most car satnavs. I did not bother with the Camper version as POI files for Archies Europe, C&CC UK sites and all the 'usual suspects' for camperstops are freely available to download anyway.
     
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    I agonised over changing from Tomtom to Garmin and ended up going for the Garmin 3598, usually £299, but Amazon had a deal for£270 inc £25 worth of travel pack.

    It's different from the Tomtom but I have now had a chance to ry it in virtually all situations and am very pleased with it. It is far more flexible than the Tomtom and does much more too. Route planning is a doodle and you can save trips and add stops etc later if you wish.

    It is a very well built piece of kit, similar quality the iPhone. Having tried the Tomtom at Halfords I am sure I made the right choice which surprises me because previously I loved my Tomtom 1005, I just didn't want to keep paying for map updates and services, these are free on the Tomtom 5000/6000 but the user interface is slow and visually the maps did not seem too good to me.

    I recommend you try a tom-tom in Halfords, but if you do a search on Youtube there are lots of reviews for the Garmin 3598. Not the model you were thinking about but worth looking at I would suggest.
     
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    I've tried TomTom in the past and not been happy with them. I currently have a Garmin 3598, bought last Sept ( that I have for sale in the classifieds for £215) and I agree it is a superb unit. I was just looking for a bigger screen and don't want to change from Garmin.
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    Regarding my earlier post I referred to a Dezl which is Garmin's name for the truck range - 560/760 etc. (Nüvi being for cars). Hope this did not confuse - I was referring to Garmin.
     
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    Not confused, I am pretty up to date with the Garmin range. Just ordered a 760LMT-D, non camper version because, as you say, all the POI files are easily downloadable and I couldn't see any difference between Camper or Truck version. Halfords are selling the Truck version at a good price so I will pick it up tomorrow instead of paying postage.
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    Interesting posts. I wonder if those who mention POI downloads would mind pointing me in the direction of the ones they use please . I an particularly interested in Aires for France, Germany, Italy. I did have some on my old tom-tom but have yet to try to load them on to the Garmin.
     
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    Here is the link to Archies - it is a very comprehensive database of campsites.
    http://www.archiescampings.eu/eng1/

    My favourite source or camperstop (aires) information is Camping Car Infos. There are free POI files for each country. Choose the ASCI file for a garmin, but you will have to change the file extension from .asc to .csv before loading - the file is already in an acceptable format.
    http://www.campingcar-infos.com/index1.htm

    C&CC sites in the UK are referenced on the club site. There is a link to another site which contains three files for Club sites, CS and Forest sites respectively.

    For a Garmin, you need either csv or gpx files. I find csv easier as they can be editied in a spreadsheet or text editor.

    If you need any conversion software e.g. to switch TomTom OV2 files to csv (or other) I recommend GPSBabel - free, but he asks for a donation if you feel so inclined. It works on Macs as well as Windoze.
    http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html
     
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    Thank you for your replies, great information.:Smile:
     
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    Thanks again all loaded up and working fine!
     
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    all this and a r camera too

    Love the Garmin, added to all the navigation it also doubles as a reversing camera which is about a hundred quid add on. My reversing camera has just packed up, moisture in the lens, so that's the next acquisition! Hope its a good bit of kit, relying on Garmins reputation on that one!
     
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    Just picked my Garmin Dezl 760 LMT-D. Looks very nice, but as its Mrs A's birthday today, we are off out so won't get a chance to play with it till later tonight.
    First impressions....its huge.....

    Oops, the above sound a bit wrong........

    Allan
     
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