Tomtom Truck, Camper Or Car

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  1. Serendipitous

    Serendipitous Funster

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    first to those bored with sat nav queries, my apologies.

    Given the extra cost of truck and camper sat navs compared to the 6100 car sat nav with inclusive cams, traffic etc via inbuilt SIM card can a car variant sat nav be used successfully as a camper/truck version by adding POIs for bridges etc.

    That's assuming you don't excersise the option of ignoring selected routes based on not fancying the look of it.

    Spoke to tomtom support and was not convinced there is much real difference.

    Thoughts and any comparison runs would be appreciated.
     
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    People who have forked out for the 'Camper' model have spoken about it with enthusiasm. I only have the car version but you can add offline, all sorts of extra features regarding height of bridges or types of road that should fairly well cover most needs. On the other hand I have been caught out a couple of times when faced with bridges that only a car could squeeze under or been sent to a road only suitable for a tractor.
     
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    Your question is very difficult to answer as most if not all, will only have one or the other. I have the Camper model and keep it up to date with latest maps and live services and I'm satisfied with the service although I think the cost of new maps and live services expensive.
    There you go, still non the wiser after this response, me thinks !
     
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  5. mentaliss

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    hudl 2 8.3" screen tesco£99.00,
    CoPilot app.... free, Euro map £23 with voice(y)
     
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    I have no experience of TomTom but have had both car and Truck versions of Garmin. I much prefer the Truck version as it provides useful large vehicle warnings about the route and takes account of the weight and dimensions of the motorhome. I would not bother with a so-called 'Camper' version. From what I can see (and certainly in the case of Garmin) it is a truck model with camping POI files pre-installed. You can download those free anyway and choose the ones you want.
     
  7. Bertie Bassett

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    Jeez....You actually got through to and actually talked to Tom Tom support.............You are my hero! But I have to admit to being one who finally dealt with his very basic Tom Tom with a 2lb Lump Hammer on the garage floor after being sent down one dead-ender too many! I still remember the pleasure received on finally seeing it in many, many pieces!:D
    Good Luck
     
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  8. Serendipitous

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    Thanks one and all. I'd rather suspected that the answer would be less than definitive but thought worth a try.

    Someone may have spent time comparing results. Next plan down the library to read the latest which reports in the vague and uncertain hope.
    Also look at Mentaliss suggestion.

    was surprised to get through to tomtom with only a minute wait. Was a Friday afternoon I think.

    Cheers
     
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    I'm in a awe that you talked to someone still! However, I have got Co Pilot on my phone. At £19 for UK & Ireland not cheap and definitely not foolproof despite the camper option. However, if you have a tablet or a smart phone the free version is worth a try to see if it suits! Good Luck:)
     
  10. SteveB123

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    Tom Tom camper for me- hasn't led me astray yet including visits to Spain and France.
     
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    t/t tried to put me in a field in Spain. on to a dirt track on the opposite side of the m/way.
     
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    Sounds good, Why do you recommend the Hudl 2? Is it price based or just a good piece of kit?
     
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    Tomtom camper for me, agree with both above.
    Steve
     
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    I got my TomTom Via upgraded to camper version
    Ask customer support to advise which Other models you can do this with
     
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    We managed for 7 1/2 years while ful timing with a tag axle burstner only using a car tomtom and map all over Europe. Just use a map as forward planning. Simple

    steve & ann.
     
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    I've just downloaded and installed the Europe Camper map on my three-year-old car TomTom for £90. It enables me to input vehicle dimensions and has 1,000s of camp sites and POIs.
     
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    Cheers.

    Interesting but looks like the tomtom camper and possible the truck navs are discontinued. Trying to find if later model expected anytime soon.
     
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    Android phone ? Download "Campercontact" £3.50 with offline maps, use that in conjunction with "Cheapie chinky ebay truck sat nav ". and you have everything you'd ever wish for. Do update your maps, free, so "Kate" won't get her knickers in a twist. (y)

    You only need to update maps for Europe in particular Germany, UK dosen't fix or build roads we just cone parts of them off and then do nothing. Money is dripping away tho.
     
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  19. JimboT

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    Tom Tom Camper /Caravan model is worth the money IMO you pay for what you get.
    Mate bought cheep ebay one was ok but had a few wrong routes had to do three point turns in unsuitable roads.
    So far one error on Tom Tom my fault correct post code picked wrong road also live updates creat.
    Screen and road graphics the main reason i bough so easy to follow.
    Jim
     
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    Tom Tom Camper 1005 for use. Tried Snooper before buying this one but really didn't like it, perhaps because we'd been used to Tom Tom but definitely think this is much better.

    Denise
     
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