The Gear: Garmin RV GPS Devices Provide the Right Directions

Garmin’s RV Series of dashboard navigators plots a custom course.

Image Caption: Photo Credit: Garmin

Garmin RV GPS

Photo Credit: Garmin

Look, Garmin’s been in the navigation game since long before Apple, Google or Waze launched navigation apps, and the company understands that smartphone mapping apps aren’t ideal for every traveler. Its suite of RV-specific, tablet-style navigators can customize routes based on the size and weight of your rig. Plus, the touch-screen, voice-operable devices offer a built-in database of thousands of RV parks, campgrounds, gas stations and other points of interest, along with updates on traffic, weather and gas prices. Low bridge looming? Sharp turn ahead? Trust the GPS OGs to give you a heads-up. Available in 7-, 8-, and 10-inch tablet sizes. Starting at $450.

Garmin RV GPS

Photo Credit: Garmin

Heading Off-Road?

An alternative navigator, the Garmin Overlander, has all the functionality of the brand’s RV Series, plus features specifically for the anti-pavement crowd: preloaded topo maps and 4×4 routes for North and South America, 64GB of storage for uploaded satellite imagery, military spec construction for ruggedness and rustproofing. At $700, it’s a little pricier than its civilian counterpart.

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