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Old 01-15-2018, 07:38 AM
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at the end of the day..

the operator, pilot... "insert name here"
is responsible for direction and safe passage ... of a vehicle, truck, ship, airplane, spacecraft.
everything else is just and "aid" for operator...

I find my Garmin 770 "trucker" is a good "Aid"...
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at the end of the day..

the operator, pilot... "insert name here"
is responsible for direction and safe passage ... of a vehicle, truck, ship, airplane, spacecraft.
everything else is just and "aid" for operator...

I find my Garmin 770 "trucker" is a good "Aid"...
I agree 100% I hate riding with someone blindly following the gps..... I would like to get a stand alone gps for my trip this year as my phone is useless if it does not have good signal to download the maps as needed. Plus I kinda feel it is all my eggs in 1 basket type of thing. I would like a newer gps, paper maps, and my phone.

If I'm buying a gps I would rather have the additional "rv" or "truck" features than a basic car one.
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I agree 100% I hate riding with someone blindly following the gps..... I would like to get a stand alone gps for my trip this year as my phone is useless if it does not have good signal to download the maps as needed. Plus I kinda feel it is all my eggs in 1 basket type of thing. I would like a newer gps, paper maps, and my phone.

If I'm buying a gps I would rather have the additional "rv" or "truck" features than a basic car one.
I hear what you're saying. For what it's worth, Google maps can be pre-downloaded to your phone and they stick around for quite a while. Months, not just days. That has come in handy. But, Google maps doesn't have the RV friendly features we're looking for.
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I hear what you're saying. For what it's worth, Google maps can be pre-downloaded to your phone and they stick around for quite a while. Months, not just days. That has come in handy. But, Google maps doesn't have the RV friendly features we're looking for.
It did that for my local area. I did not think I could do that for half of the country. If I can that might be good enough.
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I have the Garmin dezl 770 "trucker" I like it better then the RV version.. I downloaded the "RV" files from POI factory.. so I have the RV stuff in my trucker version.
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I have the Garmin dezl 770 "trucker" I like it better then the RV version.. I downloaded the "RV" files from POI factory.. so I have the RV stuff in my trucker version.
What do you like better about the truck version?
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What do you like better about the truck version?
able to change routes.. with your finger... during a planned trip..
just drag the highlighted route to other road wanted..

speed limit change alarm
steep hill warning
steep turn warning.
stronger case. better mount.
no cord to plug in... after first install.
Truck repair shops..
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able to change routes.. with your finger... during a planned trip..
just drag the highlighted route to other road wanted..

speed limit change alarm
steep hill warning
steep turn warning.
stronger case. better mount.
no cord to plug in... after first install.
Truck repair shops..
Thank you! It looks like I have more research to do before buying the (another) GPS.
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