Sat nav for lorry

Discussion in 'UK GPS' started by Vic, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Vic

    Vic Guest

    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
     
    Vic, Aug 26, 2011
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  2. Vic

    Cliff Coggin Guest

    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" <> 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
    >
     
    Cliff Coggin, Aug 26, 2011
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  3. Vic

    Mike Lane Guest

    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


    --
    Mike Lane
    UK North Yorkshire
    mike_lane at mac dot com
     
    Mike Lane, Aug 26, 2011
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  4. Vic

    Swifty Guest

    On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:19:19 +0100, "Vic" <>
    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).

    --
    Steve Swift
    http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
    http://www.ringers.org.uk
     
    Swifty, Aug 27, 2011
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  5. Vic

    pete2212

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    tomtom truck is prety good i use it every
     
    pete2212, Nov 7, 2011
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