Gps Guidance

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Steve W.'s Comment
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I was wondering if someone could recommend a good trucker gps.is the garmin dezl 580 recommended

Jamie's Comment
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I have the garmin dezl 780, it pretty good but got to be careful. It has almost taken me down roads I wasn't supposed to be on. But over all, it's pretty good.

PackRat's Comment
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I have used the last two models of Rand McNally. One I have now is the TND 750 (I think). Above all, get one that is designed for commercial use, no matter the manufacturer.

Amish country's Comment
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I have the garmin dezl 770. Like Jamie it has taken me down a road or 2 that I probably shouldn't have been on but weren't restricted. And mine doesnt like to take some country routes that are faster and ok to be on. Being local I probably end up in a few places you guys most likely wouldn't venture anyway.

Overall it has been great. Worth my investment in it already. The only thing i dont like is the suction cup at times. Itll be stuck good for a couple months and then won't want to stick worth anything for a little bit.

Solo's Comment
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I'm using my trainers Rand McNally Overdryve 8" and when it is able to obtain a GPS signal, it works GREAT.

I'm thinking about buying it and the Garmin Dezl for side-by-side performance comparison.

Dave Reid's Comment
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I've tried many. I prefer Garmin products..currently using the 785 and love it.

I was wondering if someone could recommend a good trucker gps.is the garmin dezl 580 recommended

Cwc's Comment
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Really the biggest difference I can tell between the two is that Rand Mcnally shows more stops like truckstops. Some are pretty small but it seems to just have more listed. I've had both of the larger brands. I'd still be using the Rand but it died on me so I'm back to using the Dezl. They do use different routes sometimes. And the Dezl does seem to be off mileage wise sometimes by a pretty sizeable amount. And it should go without saying... Follow none of them blindly.

PJ's Comment
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I have the Rand TND 740 and it works well, but there are those times we disagree. My truck has a dashboard gps which is garmin. It works ok but is not as user friendly in my opinion

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