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A caravan/moho specific satnav is one of the last things that I would leave at home while touring. With Black Friday on the horizon, if any of you are thinking of taking the plunge, I thought that you might appreciate our honest review of the device that has guided us from Hungary to the UK then back to Italy in the last year. https://worldwidewalkies.blog/2019/11/24/caravan-motorhome-specific-sat-nav-tom-tom-go-camper-review/
Traveling to the Arcachon Bassin yesterday to the town of Audenge from the A660 motorway. The sat nav directed me along the D3 through the town of Biganos. I followed 'town centre' as directed and as soon as I got around the corner off the roundabout I was confronted with a 2. 6 metre height restriction. There was a gantry with rubbery flaps hanging from it but it was not possible to see if they touched the caravan. There was a road off to the left but I missed that during thinking time. (Delayed due to age). There was another gantry in front of me and I could see a dip with a heavy concrete railway bridge over it. I stopped and saw the queue of cars behind me. Still frantically trying to calculate my height. There was a small road a short way ahead, having no choice I took it. Narrow estate road but I was able to keep going right to get back to the roundabout. The diversion put a further 16 miles on the journey partly going back the way I had come. So my total journey was about 25 -30 miles longer than it should have been Thank you TomTom CARAVAN edition. Checked my height later I was just 58 mm over. Goodbye to the aeriel and possible roof lights. I don't think the bridge would have gave. I feel sure there was no warning before commiting to the turn of. Will be going that way tomorrow without the van and will check. Considering the number of sites, caravans and motorhomes in this area I am surprised that there is no warning in the ASCI book. I'd read in here once to keep the vehicles vital statistics on a card on the sun visa. Read it but did not do it. I will in the future. I think that is simple and good advice. Checked later. Via Michelin did not make the same mistake in its directions. John
Around 3 years ago I bought my wife a TomTom One, IQ Routes edition, which included 42 countries. Last year we disembarked the ferry at Rotterdam and entered our destination in Italy on the TomTom. The route it planned described a large circle through France and Switzerland. Further investigation revealed that Germany and Austria maps were missing. We just assumed that somehow the files were corrupted or something, and downloaded TomTom Europe to my iPhone instead. Anyway - on doing an update the other evening I discovered that the Europe zones have been reconfigured into smaller groups of countries. I now cannot navigate from home to Italy - The Western Europe Zone does not include Italy! The Southern Europe Zone includes Italy, but does not include UK. I've just been on the blower to TomTom support. They told me that the zones have been reconfigured because they now have more detail. However it will be OK because you can switch between zones using your laptop. So now I have to take my laptop with me to help my TomTom navigate to Italy. I explained to them that this really isn't practical as we're driving to Italy in our Mazda MX5, and I can't make room for a laptop computer. I've asked them to refer my issue to someone higher up the chain of command, as I'm not happy that our TomTom isn't capable of performing the task we bought it for. I'll let you know what transpires.
http://www. bbc. co. uk. ..nology-17599701 The Dutch company said that the issue first emerged on 31 March 2012 It suggested that customers should reset their devices by holding the on/off button down for 20 seconds, saying the move acted as a temporary fix. TomTom told the BBC that it would "update customers on which models are affected as soon as we know more".