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#1 maz

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:19 PM

What's the best Tom Tom for caravanners?

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:38 PM

Use your Sat Nav in conjunction with a map and common sense.the lgv tomtom will avoid b roads i belive but not always the best option.I have found recently the google map where all the roads are filmed from a car are now very good for the final approach to sites as a lot of the country is now mapped,just had a look at at the grin low cc site approach for easter & a quite nasty looking one a rookesbury cc site for whitsun.

Edited by stuey, 02 April 2010 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:15 PM

I use my satnav to get me in the general area then the sites own or CC's own directions for the last few miles.
The way I've got my TomTom set I always check the route against a map. Its great for solo use but I wouldn't want to tow on some of the roads it sends me down if there was any other route available. This is fine for me as 90% of its use is solo.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:36 PM

Hi
I use a Garmin, it is programmed for use by different vehicle types, when towing I select "Bus", this avoids narrow roads. It has been a great help, just remember that the maps will never be completely up to date.
John

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 02:44 PM

I use my satnav to get me in the general area then the sites own or CC's own directions for the last few miles.
The way I've got my TomTom set I always check the route against a map. Its great for solo use but I wouldn't want to tow on some of the roads it sends me down if there was any other route available. This is fine for me as 90% of its use is solo.

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Agree with brummie,we mainly use cc sites & follow their directions to the sites,much safer.My satnav mapping may be a ittle out of date as we brought it in 2005,but lost faith in it in cornwall in 2006 when it was sending me down minor roads,some like farmtracks really,luckily at that time i was driving a 20ft motorhome and managed to turn round in a gateway,towing & you would have been in trouble

Edited by stuey, 02 April 2010 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

My sat - nav is called Margaret and she has an atlas and works very well.
****** expensive to keep though.:D

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:45 AM

My sat - nav is called Margaret and she has an atlas and works very well.
****** expensive to keep though.:D

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At least the Tomtom has a volume control & an off button :P

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 01:44 PM

I use a Pronav for my caravan. Which is for HGV or car as you can put in viehcle size so allows for the extra width .


http://www.pronav.co.uk/



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Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

I use a Pronav for my caravan. Which is for HGV or car as you can put in viehcle size so allows for the extra width .


http://www.pronav.co.uk/



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The problem with the HGV selection is that it will avoid 7.5 ton limited bridges, I got caught with this when I first use the Garmin when towing in France, ended up doing an extra 30 miles or so.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 06:31 PM

The problem with the HGV selection is that it will avoid 7.5 ton limited bridges, I got caught with this when I first use the Garmin when towing in France, ended up doing an extra 30 miles or so.



Thats not a problem as you have to put the weight and size of the vehicle in so that cant happen with the Pronav . Once the information is stored its just a quick change from different vehicles ie car , car+caravan , etc

I think my car and van is set at 5 tons .


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Edited by CommanderDave, 03 April 2010 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

At least the Tomtom has a volume control & an off button :P


Now that could be an advantage over my setup. :D

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:34 PM

Hi
I use a Garmin, it is programmed for use by different vehicle types, when towing I select "Bus", this avoids narrow roads. It has been a great help, just remember that the maps will never be completely up to date.
John


what a great option, John. :)
Wonder if Tom Toms can let you select a bigger vehicle? If not, why not, because so often a sat nav will send you down a road that is totally unsuitable!




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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:36 PM

Use your Sat Nav in conjunction with a map and common sense.the lgv tomtom will avoid b roads i belive but not always the best option.I have found recently the google map where all the roads are filmed from a car are now very good for the final approach to sites as a lot of the country is now mapped,just had a look at at the grin low cc site approach for easter & a quite nasty looking one a rookesbury cc site for whitsun.



That's a good combination, Stuey... then at least you know what the final approach looks like, and you won't miss your turning! That last couple of miles are always the worst. :)




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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:38 PM

I have a TomTom, but use the in house version called Sue Sue (my wife!) :D




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