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Old 12-01-2015, 06:38 PM   #1
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Just bought one on ebay.

When I configure the length of RV, I'm guessing this is the total length from front of tow to end of trailer. Is that how others have done it? I guess weight would be the same?
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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Yes that is how I programmed mine, total combined length and weight
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:53 AM   #3
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Yes that is how I programmed mine, total combined length and weight
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Yes that is how I programmed mine, total combined length and weight
OK, I've got to ask.....why would you need to consider the length & weight of the tow auto and trailer when programming a auto GPS?

Does the Garmin 760 have some special features that most auto GPS's don't have?

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Old 12-02-2015, 10:37 AM   #5
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The Garmin helps keep you out of areas where your RV won't fit.


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The Garmin helps keep you out of areas where your RV won't fit.


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Thanks Marky! That would be a great feature!

More than once I have ended up on a dead end road...and it wasn't a fun experience!

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Old 12-02-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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Routing with Garmin 760

I find this GPS, the Garmin 760, to be less that stellar, for the following reasons:

1. I cannot just type in the city where I want to go, it requires an actual address in the city. I suppose I could use Base Camp, but don't, it is a hassle.

2. I have to be within about 50 miles or so in order for it to locate the place on the map, even when I do have the address.

3. It is not nearly as easy to use as my iPhone and Google maps.

4. The RV route (assuming you input your RV parameters) is different from the auto route. But 9 times out of 10, I go the auto route because it is shorter, more scenic, etc. My Casita is so easy to tow I can easily go where auto's go. Usually.... but not always. The "not always" is what makes things interesting.

In short, I find the Garmin 760 to be very frustrating. When in a bind I always go with my iPhone and Goggle maps, or paper maps; quicker and more intuitive.
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We have a Garmin 50LM. It replaced a Magellan (I forget the model). We were in Hollywood when the Magellan just died.

GPSs are good, but like computers, you have to know something about what you are doing.

We wanted to go to the Red Lobster in Ventura, we followed Minnie's (Gar MIN) directions. She took us down Stroube St. This street has more speed bumps. One can even see the bumps on Google Maps, they look like cross walks with the painted lines, but you can read "BUMP" before each one.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Re...45a3371b343c87

The other thing is that restaurants or other places of business close or move and the GPS, even if updated, doesn't always have that information.

All in all, I think they are a great help. Like I always tell my wife, I can drive to practically any city in the country without GPS, but when I have to find a certain address in that city, a GPS is invaluable.
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I find this GPS, the Garmin 760, to be less that stellar, for the following reasons:

1. I cannot just type in the city where I want to go, it requires an actual address in the city. I suppose I could use Base Camp, but don't, it is a hassle.

2. I have to be within about 50 miles or so in order for it to locate the place on the map, even when I do have the address.

3. It is not nearly as easy to use as my iPhone and Google maps.

4. The RV route (assuming you input your RV parameters) is different from the auto route. But 9 times out of 10, I go the auto route because it is shorter, more scenic, etc. My Casita is so easy to tow I can easily go where auto's go. Usually.... but not always. The "not always" is what makes things interesting.

In short, I find the Garmin 760 to be very frustrating. When in a bind I always go with my iPhone and Goggle maps, or paper maps; quicker and more intuitive.
I have been extremely please with the RV760 performance and have not experienced any if the issues identified here. I have had an earlier Garmin model and a TomTom, the 760 has out performed both of them. Just my experience
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I have owned two Garmins. Even though it gets updated whenever I am prompted (@ once a year), its performance does not seem to improve and it has guided me into some uncomfortable locations as well as provided incorrect navigational instructions. As a result, I consider it to be a "ball park" device rather than a precision device. One of my favorites is "turn left on Martin Luther King Doctor (Dr) rather than "Drive" or the time it had me go past an intersection and then make three right hand turns and cross the same intersection rather than making a left at the intersection. So like my trailer, my GPS has been affectionately given a name......Stupid.


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While GPS units do OCCASIONALLY lead you astray, I still marvel at what they do and how accurate they are. LOVE my Garmin.
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One of my favorites is "turn left on Martin Luther King Doctor (Dr) rather than "Drive" or the time it had me go past an intersection and then make three right hand turns and cross the same intersection rather than making a left at the intersection.
LOL!! I've had this happened to me too!

Another funny thing, although it's probably my imagination: sometimes when travelling we take an exit off the interstate to get some fuel, food, etc. I don't bother reprogramming the Garmin for such a quick stop, so as soon as we're off "The Lady" as we call her (we prefer a feminine voice) starts saying "Recalculating..." and tries to send us back on the interstate. Since I fully ignore her, she does her "Recalculating" thing over and over. Now it seems to me that after a few "recalculations" there is a change in the tone of her voice. Like she's getting impatient with me! I told my wife, 'is it me or is she starting to get mad at me?' I feel she's about to say "Ok, fine, do whatever you like, I'll just shut up here, and don't come asking directions again!"
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While GPS units do OCCASIONALLY lead you astray, I still marvel at what they do and how accurate they are. LOVE my Garmin.

Lyle, I'm not sure occasionally is the word I would use. I would not say frequently but it is more than an occasional happening. Often enough that I do not have a great deal of trust in it. Once, in Rogers, MN, Stupid, as I refer to Ms. Garmin had me drive a mile down a frontage road, cross to the frontage road on the other side, and drive a mile back to the same intersection which all I would have had to do was to cross over that intersection in the first place. Brilliant. Yea, I love my Garmin too but it is a love/hate relationship. They are only as accurate as the people who program landmarks into them.


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I find it easy enough to ignore the GPS if it doesn't make any sense. One still needs to pay attention, and realize if you are going a mile past the road you wanted for no good reason.

I find it much easier, with the roads labelled on the GPS screen, and being able to see just where you are in relation to them. I can see the road I want is coming up, so can look and see if there is a reason not to turn. Guess I don't follow the idiot box blindly, but I find navigation a whole lot easier with it than without - much safer too if travelling alone, instead of trying to read the map constantly. It is just a tool, but a very handy one, especially in areas you are unfamiliar with.

Guess I'm just still in awe of the technology and how well it works - all the little two-bit roads and lanes, for all of North America, included in that little box, along with where all the Barnes & Nobles and Cracker Barrels are and tell you how to get there!
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