Not much going on around here. Al has been working pretty hard trying to get all his pest control accounts done, so I haven’t seen much of him. He’s finished now, so we have some time to get caught up on some things we need to do. No play time this week! We’ll be leaving a week from tomorrow for Fort Myers, so we need to squeeze a lot into this next week.
Al is planning on making a quick trip up to our storage shed in Georgia to bring some more stuff down here. I sure wish we had never left all the stuff in the shed, but we just couldn’t get it all disposed of before the house closed.
Next Tuesday Baxter is going to the Vet to get neutered. I can’t believe my little boy is growing up! Poor Baxter.
It was Al’s birthday today, so we went to Sam’s Club and got him a new gas grill, then off to Texas Roadhouse for a nice lunch.
We have been wanting a new Gps and have been looking at the Rand McNally 5510.
What we are looking for is a Gps that knows we’re driving a motor home and will not try to route us someplace we shouldn’t go.
The Garmin Gps we have now is made for cars, not large trucks or rv’s. We want something that we can program in the length and height of the motor home. We don’t want to be routed somewhere that we can’t or shouldn’t go. Of course no gps is perfect but anything we can do to help us might just be money well spent….another type of insurance.
The other Gps we are considering is the Garmin Dezl 560 LMT. It’s made for truckers but also has an rv setting on it. You can program in the length, width, and height of your rv, and it will take that into consideration before it routes you. Hopefully it will keep us from going under a 10 foot bridge!
We have been using Garmin Gps for many years and are pretty happy with the brand. We bought a Magellan unit for Geo-caching several years ago it was so bad we returned it immediately. I’ve been real hesitant to buy any other brand, but the Rand McNally has caused quite a bit of interest in the rv community, so we decided to take a good look at it. Of course you can’t really test any unit until you actually get it home and use it.
In my research I’ve seen some complaints about the screen on the Rand McNally being hard to see in the sun and that it locks up fairly often and has to be reset. That’s pretty much made the decision for us, since one that is hard to see in the sun, and shuts down isn’t much help.
Do any of you have either units? What is your opinion?
We are trying to finish buying “one time” items for the motor home. I think the gps and a new dash cover will be about it. Hopefully!