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Vic
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      08-26-2011, 02:19 PM
Looking to buy a sat nav to be used in a large-ish truck. I have seen some
advertised specifically for LGV use. Are these any good or would I be just
as well off getting something like a TomTom and programming in POI warnings
?

Looking for the usual stuff like low bridge warnings, weight limits, roads
unsuitable for LGVs, speed limit warnings etc. The ability to programme
routes avoiding all these would be very useful. Oh, and the maps would have
to be kept reasonably up to date.

Do any of the mainstream gps manufacturers produce these and does anyone
have experience of any ?

TIA

 
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Cliff Coggin
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      08-26-2011, 03:51 PM
I hope you find something suitable. I am told most of the cases of lorries
stuck in tiny country lanes and damaging buildings are caused by cheapskate
drivers buying car satnavs.

Cliff Coggin.

"Vic" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Looking to buy a sat nav to be used in a large-ish truck. I have seen some
> advertised specifically for LGV use. Are these any good or would I be just
> as well off getting something like a TomTom and programming in POI
> warnings ?
>
> Looking for the usual stuff like low bridge warnings, weight limits, roads
> unsuitable for LGVs, speed limit warnings etc. The ability to programme
> routes avoiding all these would be very useful. Oh, and the maps would
> have to be kept reasonably up to date.
>
> Do any of the mainstream gps manufacturers produce these and does anyone
> have experience of any ?
>
> TIA
>



 
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Mike Lane
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      08-26-2011, 04:23 PM
Vic wrote on Aug 26, 2011:

> Looking to buy a sat nav to be used in a large-ish truck. I have seen some
> advertised specifically for LGV use. Are these any good or would I be just
> as well off getting something like a TomTom and programming in POI warnings
> ?
>
> Looking for the usual stuff like low bridge warnings, weight limits, roads
> unsuitable for LGVs, speed limit warnings etc. The ability to programme
> routes avoiding all these would be very useful. Oh, and the maps would have
> to be kept reasonably up to date.
>
> Do any of the mainstream gps manufacturers produce these and does anyone
> have experience of any ?


Garmin do at least two models specifically designed to be truck-friendly.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=275


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Swifty
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      08-27-2011, 03:36 PM
On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:19:19 +0100, "Vic" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>Do any of the mainstream gps manufacturers produce these and does anyone
>have experience of any ?


My TomTom IQ asks how I'm travelling. The options are "Foot",
"Bicycle", "Car" and about 4 more (that I've never memorised).
Presumably "Truck" might be one of these, so it doesn't send you down
an alley. I'll find out, if you like.

All of the trucks where I've seen the dashboard mounted SatNav, it's
looked like a regular "domestic" variety.

My TomTom took me down a track like the one that Phil Silvers went
down in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Luckily I avoided going in
the river.

Incidentally, I found adding PoI's to be disappointingly cumbersome on
the TomTom. You have to register your own class, and put your personal
ones in this class (so all lumped together). A couple of years ago, I
had an incontinent dog, so I developed a fascination with Lay Bye's...
I imagine families with small children might be in the same boat, so
to speak (and no, I don't think that's one of the extra modes of
transport).

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      11-07-2011, 08:20 PM
tomtom truck is prety good i use it every
 
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