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.

Shipper:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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"!!

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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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