Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Best Truck GPS You Can Get In The Market

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By Samantha Hayes

One reviewer said that he used an electronic GPS plus a paper map. Pulled the fuse and checked it with my multimeter, the fuse is good. Have a good day!

Most of the time we could make corrections before we got into trouble, you can't turn these rigs around in tight places, I am sure the trucker that use this unit feel the same way. A comfortable level on all 3 work perfect. It informs you of the speed limit of the road your on, even when it changes as soon as you pass the new sign, the icon changes to show you the new speed limit. Doesn't always work, but when its accurate its a benefit. Sometimes it will route you and then tell you it does not know if it's a truck approved route, but hey, you have to check the map anyway, right?

But that is about it for any complaints I have. Route planning is good.

Sending unit back to Amazon for a replacement. Excellent signal reception. The volume is adjustable. It does require some "common sense" like anything else.I use Google earth to back up where this unit is wanting me to go. Not necessarily needed but it is that little extra detail that get's my confidence up when driving a 53' tractor trailer into a strange area. If you had to pay just one off route ticket, it would cover the cost of the unit.

There are even some older roads which don't appear on any map. The 2720 was a 'killer' product for us because it offered a truck option, had a remote control (ever tried to drive a truck and press those little keys while shaking) and performed well over a number of years in a harsh environment. The features are great, very rarely there will be an address that the GPS can't find but that's when the best feature comes in handy! Another minor (but irritating) problem is the voices.

I like the features because I am able to set height, weight, and restrictions/hazards. That runs a pretty penny, though. Although i find that if you know most of the route, wait until a convenient time to "set destination" and have it route you from where you are once you are close to the desired location. We bought the GPS before we headed back home and used it on the way back in the truck mode.

I love the product. It's about time Garmin came up with a GPS for trucks. I just got back from a trip from NY to CA it worked very well.The only drawbacks would be the speaker is not loud enough and a few times the posted speed limits were off and the secondary roads which said i could travel on were posted no thru trucks but overall i would highly recommend this GPS Rick CT. I am happy with this GPS.

Anyway, we went on a trip with our Dodge Dually and a 37ft fifth wheel without the GPS. The TomTom has more features, but will run you well out of your way for one of it's preferred routes.

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