GPS that allows customization

 

I'm looking for a portable GPS unit that would allow me to program my own route restrictions.

I drive a coach bus, and currently there are no GPS units that conform to what I need. I'm trying to find a unit where I could do my own road restrictions.

The one that I presently use, is the Garmin StreetPilot 7200, but that has been discontinued for a while.

Any ideas?

Shlomie

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GPS That Allows Customization

The Nuvi 3490 and the 3590 Will allow you to avoid roads or areas that you choose, and There may be others.

have you looked at the trucker models?

Garmin has the DEZL line and Rand McNally the TND models. Both allow for the customization you are looking for as to vehicle type. I'm not certain about roads though.

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Custom avoidances

09/26/2012

The nuvi 800, 805, 5000, 2400, 2405, 2505, 3400, 3500 series devices, the dezl series, and the zumo 350 allow you to set up custom avoidances so that you can avoid specific areas and lengths of road.

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?...

RVND also

The Rand McNally RVND also allows you to restrict a road to not travel.

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Using an RVND 7720

Customizable Avoidances

Almost all GPS units (even the 7200) allow the user to select a variety of different types of roads to avoid - toll roads, unpaved roads, etc.

From your post, it sounds like you're looking for something that allows the user to be even more specific than that - like avoid Central Avenue or SR 315. I don't believe that such a beast exists for consumer GPS units.

However, if you make the same trips on a regular basis, you can purchase a GPS unit that allows routes and way points. Then you can set up the specific roads you want to travel - and in doing so, avoid the roads you don't want to take.

The Street Pilot had an extra-large screen and I don't think they make them that big anymore. But Garmin has the Dezl line for truckers and you might find a unit that comes close to meeting all your needs.

Check the ink

DanielT wrote:

Almost all GPS units (even the 7200) allow the user to select a variety of different types of roads to avoid - toll roads, unpaved roads, etc.

From your post, it sounds like you're looking for something that allows the user to be even more specific than that - like avoid Central Avenue or SR 315. I don't believe that such a beast exists for consumer GPS units.
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Check the link in the post two above yours.

GPS customization

What I'm really looking for, is a GPS for a coach bus. the reason we like the 7200 is because it gives you sort of a bus route (built in from Garmin, and highly inaccurate) and then you can set up a detour on the fly to calculate your correct route.
If I go to an area that I'm not familiar with, I can switch it to truck route for an extra precaution.

The problem with the full fledged truck GPSs is that it doesn't allow you to bypass it.

OK, let me summarize it, maybe this will be more precise. What I'm looking for is a GPS that has truck route and car route that also allows you to create a detour by road. In other words, I can get a routing, and then take out which roads I don't want (read, can't) use, and it should recalculate accordingly.

I also read the link above, how to set up custom avoidance's. Is there a way to set it up on my computer, and then download it to the GPS? There would be quite a lot of them, and it will take time to build such a list, and it'll be needed by some 50 users.

Delete?

Ended up with an extra post and I can't delete it. Apologies.

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KD5XB in DM84

Trucking models

The Garmin 465 and the 560 both are advertised as trucking GPSr's, but they both also have an RV mode that allows you to set height, length, and width. I suggest you take a look at those.

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KD5XB in DM84

Hey fellow motorcoach driver

I to am a regional/ National Motorcoach driver and I have found that the Garmin 465TM works flawless I have used one for about 2 years now and it has always put me on truck/bus routes and playing with height, length, width and GVW is Key!!......... also i have added around 1.4 million extra POI's from here with no problems!!

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Route avoidance on multiple units

Shlomie wrote:

OK, let me summarize it, maybe this will be more precise. What I'm looking for is a GPS that has truck route and car route that also allows you to create a detour by road. In other words, I can get a routing, and then take out which roads I don't want (read, can't) use, and it should recalculate accordingly.

I also read the link above, how to set up custom avoidance's. Is there a way to set it up on my computer, and then download it to the GPS? There would be quite a lot of them, and it will take time to build such a list, and it'll be needed by some 50 users.

The RVND 7720 can be set to either RV mode or auto mode. I think it is a modified version of the truck unit, so it can be hard to make it not lock you out of certain roads without changing it to car mode.

Regarding setting roads you don't want to take, you can enter road sections to avoid. Not too hard to do. From there, you could clone the 'Avoided Segment' database from the first unit to any others by just copying and pasting the data file. This file is called 'AvoidedSegment.db', and is found in the /RM/User folder. I believe it would be easy to do for 50 users if you have access to each of the units so that you can transfer the file to those units.

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Using an RVND 7720

GPS to inbed your own road restrictions

Garmin 760LMT dezl

I had the same question but

I had the same question but I was too slow to post. The info was good stuff

Road avoidance

I believe you can specify which roads, or general areas to avoid on the 2797, by 'beginning' point and end point (or area).

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Michael J. Moonitz Massapequa, NY C340, N650, N660, N1490T, N2797 LMT, NuviCam

Garmin 2797LMT

Yup i haven't had it long but have seen the avoid road or area in my 2797...still learning about it but i sure like it more than the 1350 i had..7in screen is nice for us old f**ts whose eyes ain't what they used to be