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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Garmin RV 760LMT, a New Navigator Made for the RV Lifestyle

Garmin now has its first navigator designed for the RV lifestyle. Now, you can enjoy the freedom of the open road plus the convenience of traveling with a friendly guide. RV 760LMT offers RV-friendly features that are advanced though easy-to-use. 

The 7-inch GPS device is packed with signature Garmin navigation features as well as RV-friendly functions to guide RV drivers with confidence. Preloaded with detailed maps, the RV 760LMT creates custom routes based on the size and weight of an RV[1]. It is the only navigation device that features America’s RV Parks & Services Directory, making it easy to find repairs, RV parks and campgrounds. Navigation features include voice-activated navigation, Garmin Real Directions™, free lifetime traffic[2] as well as Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts. To make sure RV drivers have access to the latest weather and other real-time trip information, Garmin Smartphone Link provides access to live services[3]. Completing the package, the free BaseCamp™ software allows users to plan trips ahead of time and transfer them to the RV 760LMT for directions. To learn more and see the RV 760LMT in action, check out the video below or go to

[1]Not available in all areas. Entering your vehicle’s profile characteristics does not guarantee that your vehicle’s characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions.

[2]Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic
receiver’s “useful life” means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b) is capable of operating
as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available in all areas.

[3]Restrictions apply.  Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required. Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan's data and roaming rates.  See for terms, conditions and limitations.

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  1. I'll keep my comments brief.
    I've driven 1200 miles thus far with this unit. It accurately directs me to my desired location 40% of the time. Other times, it's taken me to a regular gas station which it listed as a truck stop. Another truck stop was a funeral home in a very busy business district.
    The unit directed me to a ferry which had a capacity of 8 tons. My rig weighs 18 tons and this info had been entered in the GPS unit.
    I often get a warning telling me that my current route may not be suitable for my RV. I purchased this unit to keep me on routes suitable for my RV.
    Finally, the unit does not take an RVs propane capacity into consideration. I can legally pass through some tunnels and not others. In Montreal, we are below the dangerous good threshold. In Baltimore, we were above their threshold. The unit will gleefully send me through tunnels that I can not legally pass through.
    Based on all these factors, I give this unti a fail.

  2. I truly appreciate your review. The GPS unit sounded perfect in the commercial (doesn't everything ?) so it's good to know how its real-world performance is so vastly different.

  3. i also have the same Garmin. i find it will always take me the slowest , longest lest best way. on two trips i was directed to drive 120 miles, 60 miles out of my way, 70 miles, 30 miles out of the way. i put in avoid highways it but me on I-75, i said shortest,70 is not smaller than 30, i said fuel officiant 70 miles uses more than 30. i called there Garmin no help desk. They said to change my vehicle to a car so it would take me on the shorter better route. the shorter route that garmin said was not for rvs was a federal hyway used by truckers to by pass Atlanta on the east side. after 30 minutes of putting way points I was able to force the garmin to use the shorter routes. i had a similar problem yesterday in Atlanta, it tried to route me 4 miles out of my way. Garmin has other problems also, like changing to street names in cities instead of using the high way numbers, can be very confusing.


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