Sat nav help ... Please

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Tackle man, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Tackle man

    Tackle man Deleted User

    Hello knowledgable peoples! :)
    I have decided the time is right to invest in a new system.
    I have been mostly happy with Snooper Truckmate but the little devil has taken me down some narrow lanes at times and has contributed to more toilet paper purchase than I bargained for!
    So, I want to start afresh and see what is/might be recommended from you bright intelligent Funsters! :)
    My list of preferred features would be....
    5" or 7" screen
    Dash mount
    Free lifetime map updates for UK, Northern Ireland & Europe
    Free lifetime traffic updates
    Correct lane positioning ( UK & EU)
    The ability to send me in the right direction in EU

    You might well tell me to, "Dream on" .... :D
    But thank you anyway!
    Tackle man :reel:
     
  2. Wombles

    Wombles Funster

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  3. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Only reservation I have about the Garmin is the so called full European coverage.
    It is SUPPOSED to be on my new 660LM ( Almost £400 quids worth ) and it is not..
    An awful lot of it is but an awful lot of places are main roads only :(

    Check that they have now actually included ALL of Europe and not just the big bits !!

    Other that that, I have a total of 5 Garmin units.. all work and have worked very well indeed.
    And the customer back up really makes Tomtom look like some back street outfit !

    Having said that I am currently running a Tomtom 1005 Live and a Garmin in the motorhome..
    One for routing and one for LPG points, camp sites, aires etc etc
     
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  4. Tackle man

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  5. Tackle man

    Tackle man Deleted User

    Thank you Jaws!
    It's the fors and against that I need to collect. (y)
     
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  6. BreweryDave

    BreweryDave Funster Life Member

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    Stick with the snooper and buy more toilet paper!!!
     
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  7. Tackle man

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    Thank you Dave! ::bigsmile:
     
  8. Busman

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    Aldi are doing these this Thursday £89, what do people think , lane assist and lifetime updates??
    Sat Nav Garmin Nuvi 55 LMT WE
     
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  9. Tackle man

    Tackle man Deleted User

    Thanks Busman.
    My problem might be, what I save on the Sat nav might be offset by toilet paper cost! :Eeek:
     
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  10. Nirvanauk

    Nirvanauk Funster

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    I bought a garmin 3490 last year, it wast cheap and I takes us on so many stupid white roads that are actually longer than the main roads. So, after one year of ownership it is going in the bin as we can't trust it.

    Looking for a new one so will watch this thread.
     
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  11. Tackle man

    Tackle man Deleted User

    We will be guided together Nervanauk! :)(y)
     
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  12. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Garmin 2547 @ under £100. lifetime mapping, takes 3rd party POI (not all do!) no traffic thats why its cheap, but in london where I live so much congestion traffic useless anyway and even abroad find it useless. Have spent much more on sat navs in the past..this does what I want. You can plan your trips On a PC and download to device using Basecamp or Mapsource. (there may be newer better models now)
     
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  13. chaser

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    Stick with your phone, better than any satnav, and if you get a nokia windows phone they have compleatly internet free satnav , works even if you have no credit just been 3540 miles around France Italy and Spain, never a wrong road but if you have a three feel at home you can have it roaming all the time for free
     
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  14. Tackle man

    Tackle man Deleted User

    Thank you Judgemental (y)
     
  15. Tackle man

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    That's interesting.
    Thanks :giggle:
     
  16. FIDGET

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    Hi Tackleman, I have a tomtom camper /caravan much the same as your snooper truckmate, it will take you down narrow lanes /roads ,( as will nearly all satnavs ) because unless the road is designated 6ft 6 inch or similar it/they presume its a normal size road. It's just a case of using your eyes and common sense if it looks tight go past and sat nav will redirect you another way.
     
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  17. gibbon

    gibbon Read Only Funster

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    I know how you feel tackleman.
    We arrived at Honfleur a couple of hours ago,my van is covered in mud!
    Nobody else's is.
     
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  18. gibbon

    gibbon Read Only Funster

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    And I've lost a bloody wheeltrim!
     
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  19. Larby

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    If Garmin are good enough for the US military then they are good enough for me. I have a Nuvi 2545 with European cover and lifetime maps. Works well in UK and France. Shows incredibly accurate image of approaching main road junctions and lane assist image as well. Even in France it is spot on where speed limits change.
    Good customer service, when I had a USB socket problem I was asked to return it, I had a replacement by return 2 days later.
     
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  20. Tackle man

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    Good info thanks Larby!(y)
     
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