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Yup

Oct 2, 2021
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Hi all. Can I ask your help.
Google maps send me down some wrong roads,
So would like a nav that will
Work with van perameters
Hight etc.any suggestions please.yup
 

Two on Tour

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Sep 16, 2016
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Elddis Autoquest 175
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Do you want a stand-alone unit or use a satnav app on your phone?

Bare in mind that no satnav is perfect including the MH one that you can setup your vehicle dimensions, but to date, for a phone or head unit I have found Copilot to be the best usable satnav.
 
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Sep 28, 2015
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2001 Caravans 2011 Motorhomes
My opinion, after trying, is that Sat navs with dimensions for Motorhomes are a waste of money and nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy to get people to pay three or four times the cost of a basic Sat nav. Exploiting people’s anxieties.
I now just use Apple or Google maps or a basic Garmin and read the road signs diligently.
 
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Abacist

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Oct 15, 2013
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My opinion, after trying, is that Sat navs with dimensions for Motorhomes are a waste of money and nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy to get people to pay three or four times the cost of a basic Sat nav. Exploiting people’s anxieties.
I now just use Apple or Google maps or a basic Garmin and read the road signs diligently.
I think that this is a huge generalisation! You need to be specific. You can’t possibly have used them all!

I have a Snooper and it has never let me down on heights of bridges, speed limits or weight limits etc home or abroad. just showing its age now with no updates, new roads etc.

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Feb 14, 2021
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Milton Keynes, UK
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Burstner Lyseo 727G
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19 month year 18000 miles UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy. Campsites and off Grid.
We have the Pioneer AVIC EVO1 in our van, which takes dimensions but it's general route planning when in Europe recently was all over the place. We reverted to Google generally and didn't find the lack of dimensions a problem.
 
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Sep 21, 2013
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Isle of Wight
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coachbuilt
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since Apr 2013
I have a cheapo Chinese made "Truckers" sat nav similar to the one in the link.
Can be programmed with your vehicle dimensions and has free updates.
It is also very cheap compared with most.
Just check out the spec when you buy one to make sure all the extras are included.
 
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TCG

Jul 6, 2017
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Salford Priors
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Autotrail Delaware
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2016
Alpine F904DC excellent bit of kit
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Oct 10, 2019
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Bailey Approach 760
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Had an email for motorhome navigation don’t know if it’s any use to you,looks cheap enough.
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Dec 19, 2020
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The salty bit of Hampshire
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Carthago Compactline
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Since 2017
I've got a TomTom Camper and whilst it occasionally says "no route available", I'm not entirely convinced it takes dimensions into account. Just get a large tube of KY jelly for the sides. ;)
 
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May 15, 2022
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Pilote P969D
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Since 2012
Had a Garmin 'Camper' Navi, it didn't know much about the width and height stuff even though it was input but did give the appropriate speed limits when they differed from the car limits, and the campsite and stellplatz functions were very good, I would have similar again if I did not have an inbuilt system.
 
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Jan 11, 2010
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Auto-trail
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Well that`s our 14th year & still loving it.
We believe in belt and braces the Sat Nav is a useful bit of kit but we always check the route against a road atlas on more than a few occasions the Sat Nav chose a route that was not suitable for a large vehicle, thankfully the paper map provided the correct route.
 
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Jun 6, 2022
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Bottesford, Scunthorpe, UK
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Autotrail Cheyenne
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Newbie
I have an Android head unit (radio thingy) with Syjic truck installed, a 3 year licence was approx £70, you can put MH dimensions in it, it also has Google maps installed which I find easier to search on and then send co-ordinates to Syjic
 
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