Sat Nav Advice

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by combi, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. combi

    combi Read Only Funster

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    I am looking to enter the modern era by putting away my maps and highlighter pens and buying a sat nav.
    Funds are fairly limited after having to pay for my damp repairs. So any advice would be much appreciated.
    Many thanks
     
  2. JJ

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    For me... two words... both the same...

    Tom Tom

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    Hi I like the Garmin as to tom tom but that's just my preference - Do a ebay search some Garmin nuvi with euro maps for £64 from pc world outlet :thumb:-remember to upgrade to the latest maps within a few months-only basic models but well up-to the job :thumb: unless you want the latest all singing/dancing jobby
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    Tom Tom.
     
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    I have a tom rom xxl bought after loads of research.

    I didnt want a monthly subscription
    or upadates on traffic

    This model is great...all of europe and a large screen
    also speed trap alerts....very useful and good value at £118
    http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/2520/tomtom-xxl

    and really like it ..........but dont totally put away your maps
    use it in conjuction with maps to get the best out of it .

    Its great but not perfect..

    I have not updated the maps......on purpose
    but have added various POIs.

    barry


    barry
     
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    I was recommended the tom tom with the larger screen and have found it to be easy to use and I thought good value.
     
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    By all means buy the satnav, but don't throw away the only means you have of checking to see what mistakes it's making.
     
  9. Rayb182

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    I was given a Tomtom XL Live for my retirement, used it to travel down to Spain last year, If I didnt have it, I would have to relie on the wife's directions we would have finished god knows where:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  10. Drew

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    Know the feeling Ray, I use Google maps on a smart phone and check out maps before going away. Works well but is expensive if using abroad as you have to have a 3G signal and use data minutes.
    Borrowed a TomTom last year when we went to Germany (borrowed the motorhome as well) and it was great. You can download a list of Aires and Stellplatz straight into the unit which is very handy. (I expect you can do that with other makes too).
    If you don't want live traffic I find RAC traffic on the smartphone useful, although it can be a bit slow to update, and it's free.
    Happy travelling:thumb::thumb:
     
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