Sat navs

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  1. treetops1

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    sat navs-Hi my tired old sat nav has started to let me down ,after about 20mins on the road its allways trying to send me back home ,so i,v decided to replace it at the next show at Peterborough.Been looking at the cc sat nav S6450 at £400 not cheep Question is are there better or as good around for less money and with features that are more relevent to motorhomes.any advice would be great .being a yorkshire man i do struggle to open my wallet.LOL:Wink:
     
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    Try your phone , you may be surprised how good they are
     
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    Chrisboyo showed me his new tool in Chester. A 7" touch screen device from China/ebay for £50.

    Not only that it's really just a WindowsCE tablet with navigation software.

    As he said, why do people pay hundreds to get lost ?
     
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    Hi , Several members have commented on a sat nav from navibuzz on ebay
    truck type 7inch screen £75, you are able to put in map refs and the measurements of your vehicle (so as to avoid narrow roads / low bridges etc) they have given some good reports. look under the search section (top of home page under yellow motorhome) for satnavs. I am considering buying one.
    Terry:sin:
     
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    I bought the latest Snooper Ventura for motorhomes loaded with campsites etc but still prefer my Garmin Nuvi 865, much easier to input co ordinates and far more accurate speed limits etc.
     
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    hi do you find the volume not enough hear it in the van on the snooper. like you we had garmin first and very happy with it. cheers ivory55
     
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    Firstly, can I have your old one for me Dad. He shouldn't really be out for more than 20 mins at a time on his own :Rofl1:

    In the van, we use the iPad. In the 10 months we've had the van we've found it gets you there no bother, great big screen we both can see, and it talks too.

    I'm sure there are far more advanced systems out there but this has served us well, and for nowt cos we already had iPad :Smile:

    Good luck

    Andy
     
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    I use my android phone and Google navigation ..
    It works fine . I have used it in europe and the usa with no problems..
    One nice touch us you can plan a route with all the waypoints etc on your pc or laptop at your leisure.. save it and then open my maps on your phone to access all of your saved info.. effortless..
    Streetview is nice too :thumb:
     
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    Hi friends ,i must admit i,m getting some great advice although with some of the info ,it looks like i may have to upgrade my phone as well .The one i have used for the last 5 years only cost me a tenner lol .but thank you all for giving me plenty to think about, still got a couple of weeks before Peterborough ,but i may yet end up on ebay judging by some of your comments cheers. Harry:thumb:
     
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    :thumb: ukbill have you forgot to send me sat nav info from china my one has broken you have my info on my buiss card i gave you hope you can remember me :thumb:


    THANKS

    Dave & Polly
     
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    we bought the snooper last year with new mh and i have not been happy with it. even after putting in the size etc of mh it still took us off the main rd to small roads we got through with a squeeze, also it would go off and on rebooting from the start from our home in ulster. it is also very noisy.
    anyway have just sent it off to snooperuk to get it looked at
    £600 of money seems to be wasted at this stage should have kept the garmin

    tally ho
     
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    sorry to you both but i did send the info i think still here is the web addy again


    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/masaistore...4032013&_sid=1011404713&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

    this is the store on ebay please check all the sat nav's as there are lots more they have now than when i got mine :Smile:
    http://gpsunderground.com/forum/
    http://www.archiescampings.eu/
     
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    This seems to be the way to go now---also use a lead from your phone to your input on your MH stereo and the voice overides any music you may be plying from your phone.
    Calls also work through the speakers too, seems these smart phones are smart after all :thumb:
     
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    :thumb: Hi Bill
    Thanks for the info about sat nav which one did you get or recommend as I am not up with the technology of these things :thumb:

    Polly
     
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    I bought a expensive Tom Tom, the signal strength was just awfull. Found that the monitor for the reversing camera interferes with the sat Nav signal somehow

    My iPhone mapping is great in built up areas with a signal, not so good in the middle of nowhere

    Sometimes you get what you pay for
    Sometimes you don't
     
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    We use maps ... and don't get lost :Smile:
     
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    Be careful of three problems with phones.

    1. Some software packages need a continuous connection with the internet - this can be very expensaive, especially abroad.

    2. Incoming calls will interfer with the program and often occur at very inconvenient moments whne you are nedding guidance.

    3. Screen is very small.

    However I use mine Android phone for this purpose quite often.
     
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