I'm not an RVer but I want to purchase a good Stand-Alone GPS system for car navigation in the next week or so and I would really appreciate some input from those of you that use a Stand-Alone GPS on a regular basis.
I realize that most/many of you will be using RV-Specific or Trucker-Specific units, but most manufacturers have comparable units for cars without the added RV/Trucker specifics .... so I'd still appreciate knowing what you RVers are using as I'm sure it will assist me in making an educated decision.
I emailed the always helpful Emily Fagan of Roads Less Traveled (RLT), and since they do not use any GPS, she recommended 3 Forums of avid & knowledgeable RVers that I should contact and see what all of you are using and are happy with.
Note that I will be cross-posting this request to the 3 forums above, so please ignore it on the other forums if you've already replied.
Here are my ideas / wish list .........
Stand-alone GPS System. No more than $300.
Not interested in any Phone Based GPS.
I've used several different stand-alone GPS units several years ago and I found that all were hard to enter destinations, and were just
overall difficult to use.
I'm interested in the following, but not in any order of priority.
*** I will NOT be connecting a smart phone to the unit for calling or any reason.
Cost - let's say up to $300
Definitely MANUFACTURER SUPPORT, ie, a company that stands by their product IF there is a problem and is easy to contact, ie, answers the phone if necessary.
Prefer a larger screen, but functionality is more important
Easy to enter destinations and easy RE-ROUTE manually when desired
Un-cluttered EASY to view/read map screen while driving
Lifetime FREE map updates
Includes "traffic" or "construction" functionality. (Unless there is a consensus that it's useless - please advise)
is TOUCH SCREEN useful ?
Thank you in advance to anyone who can take the time to share your
experience and assist me in purchasing a unit that I will find useful.
Regards to all,