If you’re planning to take your RV or Caravan out for a drive then you are going to need to get yourself a specific GPS unit as you will not be able to use a normal car GPS unit as these will take you down road that you are no allowed to travel down. A car GPS will also not show you specific camp sites where you can park your caravan or RV. For all these reasons and I am sure many more, you need to get yourself a specific RV GPS Navigation System that will all0w you to customise the unit for your RV or Caravan Length, width and height and ensure that when your RV GPS system calculates a route, it takes these factors into account and therefore does not take you down any routes that your RV will not fit down.
One of the best brand names for this is TomTom who have been making RV / Caravan GPS units for many years and have developed a system and a product that both works and has features that you will be able to use and fine useful in your everyday driving life. TomTom’s 2014 Model is the TomTom VIA 1605M RV GPS Navigator.
TomTom VIA 1605M RV GPS Review
The TomTom Camper Caravan/RV features a 5-inch widescreen, comes preloaded with base maps for 45 European countries and the whole of the US and Canada and provides you with specialized routes for oversized vehicles. In essence, it is an ideal GPS unit for those who own RV’s, Camper Vans or Caravans. Given this GPS unit is for a wide range of RV’s, Caravan’s and Camper Van’s the unit allow itself to be fully customized and to choose a per-vehicle-type base for when you want to enable restrictions and dead-end warnings or make use of motorways or whether or not you wish to be warned when you pass through an area with limited map information, which area could potentially contain problem roads.
If you own a larger vehicle, then you will appreciate the added touch of software that provides you with specialist maps for routes you can use. In addition, you can also adjust your route in accordance to the type of vehicle you are using (a car with caravan, a van, a camper van or just a car), by inputting the vehicle’s total weight, vehicle length, height and width and speed restrictions, this way, you are provided with ideal routes to use in Europe based on the information given.
The unit comes with a fantastic interface that both allow you to enter your destination quickly via the predictive text menu and have your route calculate quickly using the super fast 2014 TomTom processor which means quick route calculations and if you travel off your track then it will re-calculate a new route for your quickly.
The unit does include 20,000 points of interest, with detailed information. With this in mind, you can search for motor home stopovers, and you can also narrow down the search to include those with a service area, drinking water, WiFi, chemical toilet disposal, swimming facilities, and light areas among others.
The unit comes with detailed camping and motor home Points of Interest so you always have an idea of where your next camp or motor home could be. It does make use of the LIVE services feature and includes HD traffic. The mount that comes with the device is not only easy to attach, but once attached, you have no worries of its falling off. With the mount, you can attach the device either on the dashboard or windshield.