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Garmin RV 760 LMT


Has anyone had any experience with a Garmin RV 760 LMT?  We are thinking of buying one.  We read user reviews and like the features it offers over the Rand McNally and Magellen units, but we wanted to hear from the RV-Dreamers before we made the purchase.



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We have had the Garmin 760 for two years and especially like the 7" screen. You are able to program it for several vehicles at one time and switch between them easily. So far when in motor home mode it has not taken us anywhere we shouldn't be. It will warn you of low bridges, steep grades, speed limit changes, sharp curves, school zones and more. You can hook up to your phone with bluetooth and it will give you real time traffic updates. But, (there's always a but) it can also be frustrating. We've had it take us a mile and a half past our destination and make a u-turn and go back for no apparent reason. You have to be careful of your programming. When we first got it we were headed to Ft Collins, CO. The 760 was sending us down through Denver from I-80 W instead of going to I-25 south through Wyoming. I had programmed the weight wrong for our motor home and once I fixed that it routed us the right way. 



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Gene & Eileen are correct. In general the 760 is an excellent product. However, it has a few flaws. First it has a tendency to route you onto highways and ignores acceptable and more direct byways. Second, its campground database is a little weak. I have found some campgrounds using my All Stays app, but could not find the campground on my Garmin. The simple solution was to use the campground's address instead of searching for the campground by name. Finally, after 2 years of regular use we had 6 instances were we were given incorrect directions to a campground. Sometimes we were directed to turn before the campground and sometimes we were directed past the campground. This can be really annoying when there are no easy places to turn around. Would I buy this product again--yes. However, always double check your directions using a map.

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Thanks everyone! We made the purchase yesterday evening, based on user reviews and Gene & Eileen's post. Thanks for the info, George and Nancy. Like you said, we always double check our routes. I'm one of those people who spot the destination on Google Earth before I head out in the morning, so I know what the road in looks like.

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TheNewhalls wrote:

We have had the Garmin 760 for two years and especially like the 7" screen. You are able to program it for several vehicles at one time and switch between them easily. So far when in motor home mode it has not taken us anywhere we shouldn't be. It will warn you of low bridges, steep grades, speed limit changes, sharp curves, school zones and more. You can hook up to your phone with bluetooth and it will give you real time traffic updates. But, (there's always a but) it can also be frustrating. We've had it take us a mile and a half past our destination and make a u-turn and go back for no apparent reason. You have to be careful of your programming. When we first got it we were headed to Ft Collins, CO. The 760 was sending us down through Denver from I-80 W instead of going to I-25 south through Wyoming. I had programmed the weight wrong for our motor home and once I fixed that it routed us the right way. 



-- Edited by TheNewhalls on Monday 7th of December 2015 07:37:01 AM



-- Edited by TheNewhalls on Monday 7th of December 2015 07:41:07 AM


I agree with Gene. Even with a correct profile for our rig and double-checking routes, the 760 wants to take us on some pretty "wack" routes (including the U-turn thing). We've had the 760 for about two years now and I've done all the updates. I've gone back to using a combination of route planning with Google Maps/hard copy maps and entering way-points (towns I want to pass through) to end up with a final route. That way, we avoid being taken through the center of major cities just because that's where the interstate highway goes and things like that. I like the large screen, the speed zone warnings, the "Up Ahead" feature, etc., but as has been stated in other GPS-related threads, I don't depend on the 760 100%.

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I used one fro a while. The screen is great and directions are up to date with road construction and such.
Recently switched to using the Waze app for police notifications and more up to date traffic etc.

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I agree with George that some of the data bases for POIs are weak and updates don't solve the problem. Garmin has a POI factory that you can download specific points of interest to your computer and then transfer them to your Garmin. These have been very helpful when looking for specific points, like Pilots or Love stations or churches etc. They show up as a separate POI on your Garmin and then you search there.

 http://www.poi-factory.com/poifiles 

 



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Quick update: We did end up purchasing them and are using them on our way south. While they aren't perfect, they have really helped. We like the lane assist feature.

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We like the Garmin as well. We use it as well as another gps (Copilot) we have loaded on a tablet. Lane assist, live traffic update in areas that have it, low clearances, tunnels, etc are all good features.



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Thanks for the update Jim.



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My parents have one and they really like it. While they don't travel as much as they used to, it has been a good device for them to rely on. I do recommend keeping the maps up to date though as that was a problem when my dad didn't update them.

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I have a 760 DEZL in my truck. I'm fond of it, but. I wish the interface was more like Google maps. I like to look at my whole trip and visualize my turns and alternative routes. So I use google maps to do that along with the satellite view to look at stops along the way so I know what to expect at fuel stops or stores, etc. Big vehicles take pre-planning. I haven't had a chance to use it with my RV much. There are a lot of roads here that have a 65' limit. My truck is 71'6". These county roads are all farm area roads so nobody pays any attention to the length limit. But the GPS does. Occasionally, I'll change my truck length to 64' so it will route me down these roads. I have to change it back when I go into San Francisco or LA. in those places you can be ticketed for over length.

I like the traffic receiver that is built into the unit. It isn't as good as the cell data one but it is great in the city and in some rural areas.

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