Hi to all - and from this message please do not think that I am advertising - but accept that I am passing on a genuine warning :thumb:
As the Author of the Big Pitch Guide I have been talking direct to the software producers of ProNav - (currently on sale from Maplin Electronics at £150 - reduced from £199) with a view to producing the BPG as a Points of Interest program on their HGV satnav. I am firmly in favour of their program and consider it a good way forward for the Big Pitch Guide.
Some of you have said that you might be interested in buying the ProNav for use in their RV - well, my advice currently is DON'T - for a couple of reasons but primarily because there is a brand new edition coming out in the next month or so, just as soon as they sort out the distribution, dealership and marketing etc., etc., etc.
Don Madge has already discovered that (according to some stockists) the original model was lacking in 'build' quality Hi. We purchased one of these for our Scania 44 ton low loader & returned it to Maplins not fit for purpose. even with the vehicles weight & dimensions programed in it still tryed to route you through weight limits & unsuitable roads luckily never found out if it was any better on bridge heights, allso the sound quality was terrible. Rgards Tink
Directions Ltd have a dedicated Truck SATNAV Directions Ltd. - Sat Nav
as well as software for trucks: Directions Ltd. - PC Navigator 8 Truck - Europe
some one on here from Action Replay tested the software with their RV successfully if I recall.
I have PC Navigator 7 on an ASUS that can be switched to 'Truck' mode. This has been updated to PC Navigator 8 but I don't know whether it has retained that feature.
Directions Ltd. - PC Navigator 8 - Europe
Map coverage is remarkable - have had no trouble planning routes across Europe to Turkey and has data on Asian Turkey as well.
As an LGV Driver I use this one on my Tom Tom HGVSOLUTIONS.COM -Leader in HGV Sat-nav add-ons it is a good bit of kit but you still have to plan your route on a map. The Sat Nav will give you a route to take but it is probably the long route you still have to input information to get round the bridges. No Sat Nav will get you around a route without driver intervention so DO NOT rely on SAT NAV in any form look at the route and check your maps the AA produce the HGV drivers map for Truckers which has all the low bridges on for the british isles but I have yet to find one for europe.