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Paul and Pippa

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Hi, I'm a newbie full timer, could anyone recommend a decent sat nav..kind regards
 

Mikey RV

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I got a Garmin camper 770 and can’t fault it. Put in dimensions of camper etc. Took us all through France and Spain and Uk the last year and done us proud. (y)
 

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I use the Avtex Tourer One Caravan and Motorhome Club Edition Sat Nav
 
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You will get as many recommendations as there are SatNavs, folk will generally suggest the one they are using.

Best to list what you want it to do, many devices do more than just take you to from A to B.. good luck.

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Google Maps. Recently upgraded from using my phone on a mount to streaming it to a Sony XAV-AX100 head unit via Android Auto.

Advantages:
-Always up to date
-The best real time traffic information and dynamic re-routing
-The best points search
-Scarily good estimated time of arrival
-Showing 'similar ETA' routes on the map continuously is really useful when you're in urban streets or about to go down a narrow country lane

Disadvantages:
-Doesn't know about height or weight restrictions
-Lose some functionality when offline**

**If you've planned a route and you lose a connection it's not an issue. It's also pretty smart about continuing a journey. And you can download areas in advance and it will journey plan without the internet. However, if you start a journey offline, the points of interest search isn't as smart and the routing seems to be pretty basic. This isn't normally an issue as it'll fix itself seamlessly when it gets a signal. I carry a paper road atlas for backup, but I've never needed it.
 
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We are fans of the C&MC promoted Garmin Camper 770.

With the preloaded ACSI sites and C&MC sites, as well as the ability to enter your motorhome dimensions, switching the SatNav from m/h to car takes a couple of seconds.

We have been using it now for four years and it has never let us down. We have noticed that it sometimes seems to add a few miles to avoid perceived problems that we feel may not necessarily need to avoid but it has never taken us to a too low bridge or other danger. A previous model (Chinese) led us down a fairly narrow road to be confronted with a bridge too low to get under and no place to turn. A long reverse followed by a multi point turn put me off it forever.
 
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We are fans of the C&MC promoted Garmin Camper 770.

With the preloaded ACSI sites and C&MC sites, as well as the ability to enter your motorhome dimensions, switching the SatNav from m/h to car takes a couple of seconds.

We have been using it now for four years and it has never let us down. We have noticed that it sometimes seems to add a few miles to avoid perceived problems that we feel may not necessarily need to avoid but it has never taken us to a too low bridge or other danger. A previous model (Chinese) led us down a fairly narrow road to be confronted with a bridge too low to get under and no place to turn. A long reverse followed by a multi point turn put me off it forever.
Same experience as us. We also added the camping and caravan club sites
 

Appollo51

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I've been using the snooper no problems yet very reliable. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for .loads preloaded and size and weight
 

ABZSteve

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Hi, I'm a newbie full timer, could anyone recommend a decent sat nav..kind regards
I have cheap Chinese one, bought in 2015. It was quite good but not used since I got the Garmin 760LMT-D as a gift in 2016. My 2018 Fiat has Tom Tom and it is not as good as the Garmin in my opinion.
 
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Paul and Pippa

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I have cheap Chinese one, bought in 2015. It was quite good but not used since I got the Garmin 760LMT-D as a gift in 2016. My 2018 Fiat has Tom Tom and it is not as good as the Garmin in my opinion.
I seem to be leaning towards the Garmin after reading the reviews..
 
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I seem to be leaning towards the Garmin after reading the reviews..
I have the Garmin, great piece of kit. I have one really strong piece of advice. Whichever sat nav you buy, read the instructions over and over and practice until you are really and truly familiar with how it operates and how to get the best out of it and have an occasional refresh. You will save yourself a lot of anguish.
 

ceejayt

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I have the Garmin, great piece of kit. I have one really strong piece of advice. Whichever sat nav you buy, read the instructions over and over and practice until you are really and truly familiar with how it operates and how to get the best out of it and have an occasional refresh. You will save yourself a lot of anguish.

This is very true

The simple navigation is the easy bit. You need to know how to use it when you come across something unexpected and need to quickly reroute or to avoid a certain road. Not easy on the fly when you are driving a larger vehicle
 
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Whichever sat nav you buy, read the instructions over and over and practice until you are really and truly familiar with how it operates
This is the best and most important advice you will get.

So many people don't get the best from their devices.
 

ABZSteve

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This is the best and most important advice you will get.

So many people don't get the best from their devices.

I only wish there was a "wife" manual. Other devices I can deal with (y)
 

glenn2926

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I have the Garmin. A tip for you if you get this one. When you put your weight into it put more than 3.5 tonnes as if you put 3.5 tonnes or under it thinks it's in a car and takes no notice of you dimensions.

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Gellyneck

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I have the Garmin. A tip for you if you get this one. When you put your weight into it put more than 3.5 tonnes as if you put 3.5 tonnes or under it thinks it's in a car and takes no notice of you dimensions.
But don't make it more than 7.5t as it starts shouting at you when you exceed the speed limit for HGV's on that specific road!:doh:
 
Jan 26, 2017
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I have the Garmin. A tip for you if you get this one. When you put your weight into it put more than 3.5 tonnes as if you put 3.5 tonnes or under it thinks it's in a car and takes no notice of you dimensions.
I've not heard of that, will it then avoid bridges with a 3.5 tonne weight limit?, I wouldn't like that..
 

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