G.P.S

Submitted: Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 03:53
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Thinking of buying a new G.P.S for the next trip and was thinking about one of the new Garmin trucking units as you could put your caravan dimensions in it and thought that this would be handy so as not to run into a low overpass. Units are Garmin
dezlCam™ LMT or the Garmin dezl™ 770LMT sitehttps://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/cOnTheRoad-cTrucking-p1.html...
Was wondering if any one has one or knows what they are like
Thanks Terry
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Reply By: Member - Sn00py2 (NSW) - Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 09:43

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 09:43
Hi Terry,

Don't bother with the Garmin Truck unit. I bought one and it kept freezing so you had no idea when turns were coming up or anything. I did numerous resets and applied a patch which Garmin sent me and it still kept freezing. In the end I returned it to them and got my money back.

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Sn00py2

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Follow Up By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 10:11

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 10:11
Sn00py2
Thanks for your reply SnOOpy2 as your comment confirms what I have been reading in reviews both here and USA but figured the best place to ask was here then I would know if G@^*in had fixed this problem Pitty as figured this unit would have been handy to enter caravan dimentions into and then with luck not have to worry about low over-passes when going through places like Melbourne or Sydneythank you very much for your reply
Terry
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 10:36

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 10:36
We bought a Garmin dezl 760 in Europe for use with a motorhome and found the dimension and weight tracking ability absolutely essential there.
I probably would not bother in Australia though.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
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Follow Up By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 10:12

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 10:12
Peter
Thanks for your reply Peter
Terry
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Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 05:05

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 05:05
To avoid disappointment first be clear about your mapping needs, then choose the map brand that best meets them, then choose the hardware that'll run it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 10:03

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 at 10:03
Sigmund
Thanks for your reply ,but I know what my mapping needs are was only interested in the unit due to the fact that viehicle dimensions can be programmed in (ie Caravan rather than truck trailer )as got caught once and just scraped under overpass
Thanks Terry
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Reply By: McLaren3030 - Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 at 07:59

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 at 07:59
Terry, not sure quite what you are looking for in a gps. If mapping is your main reason for purchasing a gps, then you can't go past the Hema Navigator. It comes loaded with both street maps & 4wd maps. I have not used the street mapping function very often, so don't know if it can advise on low bridges, but for 4wdriving, you can't beat it. It also comes loaded with camps7 camping info as well.

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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 00:17

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 00:17
Macca3030
I have never tried the Hemma system at all yet always stuck with Garmin
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