GPS- which one for caravan, 4WD and city?

Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 21:24
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I have a LC100 Saraha, with a built in GPS which i find virtually uselss (cannot add POI's, no 4WD maps, no junctions, no spoken orads etc). I have tried to update but nothing found, so I am looking for an additional GPS.

Need a 6" or 7"screen, ability to add PI's, 4Wd drive maps, good road maps with junctions, spoken street names etc.

Important function is to give guide on road conditin (e.g bitumen, dirt, 4WD etc for use when towing van as existing GPS systems seem to ignore road condirion and go for shortest distance leading to some intersting tracks with van on back!

So far i have found Hemma HN6, VMS 700, anyone have any other suggestions or comments?
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 05:17

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 05:17
I think any one of the Double Din replacement ones are worth a look.
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Reply By: Member - baffle (QLD) - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 07:43

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 07:43
I have just ordered a new GPS that seems to have all the functions you want.
See http://www.elinz.com.au
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Reply By: Racey - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 08:51

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 08:51
Try Brash Imports, they have a 2 DIN unit for Toyota. I've bought several things from them including one of the in-dash units; very happy with the service.

Brash Imports

Cheers
Racey
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Reply By: apwaddo - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:59

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:59
Thanks for help so far guys but i am looking for a portable unit (so I can salary sacrifice it), also info is that integrating a non standard GPS with the unit in the Sahara (which has tilt, 6 stack CD, DVD drive etc) can be a nightmare.
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 13:15

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 13:15
I am led to believe that the VMS is compatable and not a nightmare. Ours is a bit older now (touring 3000) but it was plug and play and all the multimedia (CD/DVD/Radio/USB etc etc and blue tooth to the car system) And most importanly, OziexplorerCE compatable. Don't use the street nav (Igo) so I wont comment there. Tossed moving map out (deleted it). Prefer Ozi. Don't like stuff like laptops and tablets floating arounmd the car. Even the mobile phone is stuck back at home. We prefer to have everything bolterd down and installed in the dash so its harder to steal and is not a projectile in an accident of on a rough track.

But there must be a cheaper one than the VMS with all that. Ours is not portable so I think the VMS is wrong for you as you want a portable one for hand use.

I was just addressing the comment about the nightmare integration in the Toyota.
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Reply By: Member - JanBruce - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 17:02

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 17:02
Brash Imports (www.brashimports.com.au) are worth a look. Just bought a 7" portable GPS with OziExplorer all works well & great prompt support from seller
Hope you find what best suits your needs
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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 17:42

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 17:42
iPad with VMS? Works well for me. I also run BitMap with the Hema Maps. If you really need spoken Maps you could get the Tom Tom app.
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