DEZL truck GPS models

 

I haven't found a good thread about the features and map detail offered on these DEZL models such as the 570LMT.

Anyone having experience with them please share. I know you enter the vehicle information (height, width, length, weight) and it attempts to help you avoid unsuitable roads. But I was wondering what map-level detail is available. Can I zoom in on a bridge and see its weight limit, for example? Or the height of an underpass?

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I had the 770

I had the 770, and no, you can't get that info from the map. However, if you've entered the height, weight, length, width, and the type of truck, it will use the embedded info in the map to route you properly on STAA allowed roads.

AS with any tool or GPS, you have to use common sense when being routed on unfamiliar roads.

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Agreed

phranc wrote:

I had the 770, and no, you can't get that info from the map. However, if you've entered the height, weight, length, width, and the type of truck, it will use the embedded info in the map to route you properly on STAA allowed roads.

AS with any tool or GPS, you have to use common sense when being routed on unfamiliar roads.

I had the Dezl 670 and as phranc says, it will not give you specific location detail. It does a pretty good job of routing you on appropriate roads for your vehicle profile though. It also has an automotive mode which I find handy when using the GPSr in a car.

thanks for information

I was "hoping" I could use it as a reference of bridge capacities. Then you would know if you could plan on going that way empty, for example. Oh well. If I have advance notice of a trip, I will sometimes reference google earth and see if there are trucks on the road. Or Google street view, to see the bridge signs.

Many States...

deere478 wrote:

I was "hoping" I could use it as a reference of bridge capacities. Then you would know if you could plan on going that way empty, for example. Oh well. If I have advance notice of a trip, I will sometimes reference google earth and see if there are trucks on the road. Or Google street view, to see the bridge signs.

I'm not sure where your routes take you but many states post bridge data online, including PA.

http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Bridges/Pages/defa...

and NY.

https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/structures/manu...

I would take a bit of work but you could create your own routes based on this data.

Thanks for the links to the

Thanks for the links to the bridge data bdhsfz6, I did not know about that!