Any Feedback On The Rand McNally TND Tablet GPS?

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Turtle's Comment
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I've been looking at the 730 and the TND.

Recent opinions?

Also, opinions on the Garmins?

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I myself haven't used the tablet ones but i do have a 730 and I love it.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I have the 730. No complaints here. The Swift Quaalcom routes me to the actual entrance to Shippers and Receivers 99% of the time. I use the RM to find POI's on the fly all of the time. Truck Stops, Rest Areas, Walmarts etc.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I have the RM 530. I personally like the smaller size.

I don't have any complaints so far. There are a few places, especially in Texas, where it doesn't have updated information on highway interactions (I-10 and I-610 in Houston comes to mind) but following the signs is the obvious solution... (for the record, I learned about that intersection the hard way. Ended up having to get approval to runUS 59 down to Laredo because I got all turned around).

Given, mine sorely needs an update. But without a working laptop, I'm having to wait until MATS at the end of March to take it directly to RM to have it updated.


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C T.'s Comment
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Chickie. I also have the 530. Those cords they come with are not made very well and will eventually crap out. If u get the chance, get some backups. I've been through 2 already.


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Tractor Man's Comment
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I have the RM 530. I personally like the smaller size.

Yes Chicky, BUT.........You have young eyes. Us Old Farts need a big display. I'm looking for a 32"!!


Cwc's Comment
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My trainer ran copilot from a laptop and to a 20in flat-screen monitor that laid up against the passenger seat... I highly recommend. Not doing thatwtf-2.gif

Ahbleza's Comment
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To be totally honest get the 730, they have a deal at TA whereyou can get it bundled with a dash cam for the same price as the 730 by itself.

I have the smaller tablet now and i almost never take it off the gps screen. It has a few cool features but most of them require internet to use, so unless you plan on tethering on your phone or having a hotspot, they really aren't useable.

Save your hard earned money and just get the gps.

Again this is just my opinion, your millage may vary.

Chris L.'s Comment
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I use the Rand McNally 530 plus I have a IPad mini on a mount that I run the map when I'm close to my destination. I like having the birds eye view along with the gps. I got my IPad at the Verizon store so it's always connected as long as I have cell service.

Another advantage of having the maps open going through cities, I can see the traffic flow and can change my route accordingly. Since it's on a mount it's very convenient, and one tap from my podcast, truckers path, or back to the maps.

Quenton K.'s Comment
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Great gps you can't go wrong

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