Any advice welcome

Discussion in 'UK GPS' started by MotorHomer, May 4, 2009.

  1. MotorHomer

    MotorHomer Guest

    Hello all - first post for me

    I have recently bought a motorhome which has a reasonable sound syste
    and a reversing camera with 7" motorised screen. The windscreen i
    some way from the driver and I am not comfortable with a small screen.
    We also use bikes a lot when away, so portable would be useful. We ar
    planning to tour throughout Europe.

    I have been going mad considering all the options!!!

    Alpine (does anyone find their website usable?) have the Blackbird, bu
    to get the large screen would have to replace existing sound and scree
    with an expensive new double din system (couldn't find any evidenc
    that Blackbird has AV out).

    The best fit option so far is the Blaupunkt Travel Pilot (500 or 700
    which has AV out (so can connect to existing screen) and is portable.
    But is also has loads of features I won't use - TV, MS readers etc.

    Any views/comments/other options really welcome.

    Many thanks!!!


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    Conor Guest

    "MotorHomer" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > Any views/comments/other options really welcome.
    >

    I'm a lorry driver. I would hazard a guess that a satnav attached to the
    windscreen is the same or further away. I've had no problems with using
    Tomtoms and have done 100,000's of miles with them in the 5 years I've had
    Satnav. My current Tomtom is the ONE V3 and I've had that 2 years. It's
    screen size has never been an issue. I might suggest that if you're finding
    that it is that maybe you need an eye test.

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  3. MotorHomer

    Steve Firth Guest

    MotorHomer <> wrote:

    >
    > Any views/comments/other options really welcome.


    I've been hiring motorhomes for use in Europe for several years. I
    always take my own satnav, a Garmin with a windscreen mount. If you
    mount a large screen portable satnav in a sensible location (left of the
    wheel for LHD, right for RHD) they're easy to read.

    The built in units are, IMO, dreadful compared to the portable ones.
     
    Steve Firth, May 4, 2009
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