Garmin All Europe Maps 2014.3 now plot RV's

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  1. veevee

    veevee Funster

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    Not sure if this has been mentioned before but have just down loaded the newish Garmin All Europe City Navigator NTU 2014.3 to both our device (nuvi 2595) (2 1/4 hours) and our desktop computer (9 1/2 hours). This is an update for us but it loads the complete map system as a separate entity onto the computer although appears to overwrite the map system on the device.

    The big deal is when pre-writing maps using the desktop via the Garmin BaseCamp program it has added several new vehicle calculation types, including RV's.

    We have 3 pre-written routes from central France to the UK always in our device and on our computer, so I just changed the vehicle from car to RV and checked a route (which we know well) and saw it had altered the route at certain points that I know are 3.5t restricted. It also added 2 hours from C France to Calais. So without actually trying it there appears to be a good understanding of the vehicle type.

    This wasn't available a year or so ago when we bought this Garmin, it has come with the map updating.

    Our nuvi 2595 is a standard gps device, it's not the truck or motothome version so therefore will only route on the computer for truck and RV, but it's not a lot of work to pre write a route with waypoints to copy the RV shown route, this can then be transferred to the device.

    Or, just write the route as usual (for a car) but check how much longer it would take travelling in a motorhome with the small number of deviations required.

    Hope this helps others
     
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    Mattyjwr Funster Life Member

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    Does the set up allow you to state the vehicle height? Our van is less than 3 tonnes but 3m high so we would like to be able to avoid low bridges but not be diverted from weight restricted areas which do not apply to us.
     
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    It's not that specific, but I would say it is an American view of motorhomes and in the main they are larger than European ones.

    For example, RV and not Camper or Motorhome
     
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