Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mayenne France
My Motorhome: Frankia T640 FF2
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I've got knowledge of TomTom and Garmin.
For many years I had Tom Tom, from the first which was an app for the phone, through various models of stand alone and to be honest I really preferred them, however a few years ago I updated the maps on my GoLive 1005 which killed it, it turned out to be a known problem but at the time I decided as I needed the nav I'd buy a new one, which TomTom gave me a "loyalty" discount for to buy what was the latest version at the time a Go. Many excellent features with perhaps the best one that you get all updates via the unit itself on WIFI without needing to connect to a computer.
It worked very well, however they had updated many features from the older model and one of the main things I liked on the older model was, that whether or not you had a route planned it showed vehicle speed and time of day, the latest version did not do that and add to that a couple of dodgy moments with planning and routing I decided I'd try the Garmin.
I bought a Camper 770 LMT-D nice unit which has motorhome settings allowing you to tell it the size of vehicle you have and a 7" screen.
It took a bit of getting used to as operating it was different to the TomTom but after a while no major worries.
Having said all of that I still prefer the overall experience of the TomTom, both makes offer free lifetime updates, although, that means what they consider lifetime, not what you or I do.
At the moment TomTom have a promotion on their premium unit the Go Premium X for £257.45 or if you feel you need the camper version it is £379.99.
They all have similar features and mostly use the same mapping.
Many will suggest you buy a Chinese model for x£, I've no actual knowledge of them but my Son-in-Law has wasted quite a lot on various ones that are now in the bin.
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