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Oct 11, 2022
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Hi everyone,
You have probably been asked this a thousand times but what satnav do you use for France and Spain. We are going just after Christmas and want something that can tell us where not to drive i.e. low bridges, width restriction, tiny country lanes etc.
Much appreciated 😊
 
Feb 22, 2011
10,042
20,832
Newcastle under Lyme
Funster No
15,397
MH
Hymer B544 A Class
Exp
Since 2015
None are 100% reliable as far as I can tell and road widths are not an option the navigation companies seem to buy from the providers.
I've been using Google maps on France and found it ok. But you do need to use common sense as well as I've come across several narrow bridges.
Same when it instructs you to turn left into a drainage ditch.

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Apr 26, 2015
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Ottershaw
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First motorhome May 2021
I use copilot gps caravan edition android app on an 8" tablet, but it also works fine on my phone, you can enter your dimensions and weight, so far it has been really good, the only time it's sent me somewhere i shouldn't have gone was a mistake on my part. If you decide to go with it change the default caravan dimension settings to your own, but don't save it with a new name just save it as the default, this will mean that if copilot is called from another app like search for sites it will call the default and you will have saved that with your dimensions, i hope that makes sense.
 
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Oct 11, 2022
21
10
Funster No
91,842
MH
Bailey approach
None are 100% reliable as far as I can tell and road widths are not an option the navigation companies seem to buy from the providers.
I've been using Google maps on France and found it ok. But you do need to use common sense as well as I've come across several narrow bridges.
Same when it instructs you to turn left into a drainage ditch.
Lol, we are going to stick with google maps I think. 👍
 
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Oct 11, 2022
21
10
Funster No
91,842
MH
Bailey approach
I use copilot gps caravan edition android app on an 8" tablet, but it also works fine on my phone, you can enter your dimensions and weight, so far it has been really good, the only time it's sent me somewhere i shouldn't have gone was a mistake on my part. If you decide to go with it change the default caravan dimension settings to your own, but don't save it with a new name just save it as the default, this will mean that if copilot is called from another app like search for sites it will call the default and you will have saved that with your dimensions, i hope that makes sense.
Oh ok, that sounds promising 👍

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Jim

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Jul 19, 2007
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133,429
Sutton on Sea, UK
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1
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Adria Panel Van.
Exp
Since 1988
For touring abroad a Sat-Nav is OK for back up, but most of the time, your phone is fine. Using the Apps; SearchforSites or Park4night, choose where you want to go and then click navigate. You are then given a choice of what to navigate with, which depends on your phone and what you have installed. My iPhone gives me a number of options, Google Maps, Co-Pilot, but these days Apple Maps beats them both for planning, traffic and route selection; so I choose that (y)

Enjoy your trip and welcome to the fun (y)
 
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Oct 11, 2022
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MH
Bailey approach
For touring abroad a Sat-Nav is OK for back up, but most of the time, your phone is fine. Using the Apps; SearchforSites or Park4night, choose where you want to go and then click navigate. You are then given a choice of what to navigate with, which depends on your phone and what you have installed. My iPhone gives me a number of options, Google Maps, Co-Pilot, but these days Apple Maps beats them both for planning, traffic and route selection; so I choose that (y)

Enjoy your trip and welcome to the fun (y)
Ok thanks, we have searchforsites or park4night, so hopefully can get some good aires on there 😊
 

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