We chose to go with the RV Tablet 80. We found that they have the best prices on Amazon of course but the following were some of the very specific reasons why we chose this tablet over other GPS units on the market.

  1. The suction cup mount actually charges the unit (when plugged into a 12v or USB). We can leave it mounted while following the directions, and we can also take it off easily and detach from cords to change our navigation or settings very easily. The magnet is actually very strong and works very well. The suction cup mount comes with a 9cm cup, due to our truck not having a flat surface on the dash, we also got Arkon Adhesive Suction Cup Mounts (90mm) that allow us to put the suction cup on the dash and not the truck’s windshield.
  2. The addresses are super easy to enter unlike the Garmin GPS we used to have! That was one of my biggest wants as far as features.
  3. You can mount a back up camera and it feeds into the tablet which is super handy with a 5th wheel! At the time of this post it costs $149 from Rand McNally.
  4. Trip Maker is wonderful software for making a road trip. You can put in up to 25 Primary Sites and then add 10 way points in between each one. This makes trip planning super easy.
  5. You can add several details including length, height, width, type of fuel etc. about your vehicle to make sure that your route will be safe and you don’t lose the top of your RV. (As long as your warnings are set correctly.)
  6. You can use this as an actual Android Tablet. I am so tired of learning new platforms for each device. I wish they would simplify the menus (probably because I still prefer Microsoft Windows 1997 format when they had the grey bar menu on the bottom and the start menu was simple!).
If you have any questions about the device let us know, we have enjoyed using it and will be relying on this a lot while out on the road!
Take Care!

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