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Avtex tourer two Caravan and motorhome club edition
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userbreakaleg
Posted: 13 January 2022 1:11 PM
Subject: Avtex tourer two Caravan and motorhome club edition
 
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Hi All,

I am considering buying a new sat nav as the one that's fitted to the Nuevo isn't great, I was thinking of the above as it has a 7 inch screen.

I have used tom tom in the past but recon they would be much alike.

Anybody using one? any good?

Pete
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 13 January 2022 1:47 PM
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The Avtex Tourer Two sat-nav is a Garmin product - so if you are accustomed to TomTom sat-navs you'd need to adjust to the Avtex device's Garmin functionality.

It was discussed here in mid-2020

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/Sat-Nav-Renewal/55230/
userbreakaleg
Posted: 14 January 2022 5:46 AM
Subject: RE: Avtex tourer two Caravan and motorhome club edition
 
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Morning Derek,

Thanks for the link, it seems that the differences are about the same Garmin v Tomtom, its the 7 inch screen that appeals to me, I will read the other thread latter on.
I guess that adding your own poi is possible as well.
Pete
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 14 January 2022 8:00 AM
Subject: RE: Avtex tourer two Caravan and motorhome club edition
 
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There's an Owner's Manual covering the Avtex Tourer Two device here

https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/rv780/EN-GB/GUID-E1EA9CD5-763C-4708-A40A-56D1115AF2F5-homepage.html

Regarding adding POIs, this thread mentions that it's straightforward to do

https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-together/discussions/screennamef98b74d17e/avtex-tourer-two-sat-nav/

and this YouTube video describes the procedure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vypKocWD_Go&ab_channel=BobEarnshaw

A GOOGLE-search on "motorhome sat-navs" will retrieve links to several websites offering advice (example here)

https://www.wandering-bird.com/best-motorhome-sat-nav/

The current crop goes up to a 10" display-screen size (Garmin Camper 1090) with the price ranging from under £80 to over £500.

Having not owned a motorhome longer than 6.5m or higher than 2.75m, the ability to enter vehicle dimensions has never attracted me, nor have I been interested in having campsite locations preloaded or in adding POI files. As my 1st sat-nav was a Garmin device, I've stayed loyal to Garmin products subsequently and these have proved reliable. My current (but now quite old) Garmin nuvi 2559LM has a 5" screen; this is OK when used in our car, but a larger screen (say 7") would have been better for motorhome usage.
userstevec176
Posted: 14 January 2022 10:02 AM
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Have just purchased a Garmin Camper 780 MT-S for £250 from Garmin. Have only used it for a short test run but display was clear and readable.
userbreakaleg
Posted: 14 January 2022 10:09 AM
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Thank you Derek,
That is very comprehensive and must have taken you a while to put together.

From what I have seen it is very similar to operate as the tomtom, it looks like putting your own poi's on is perhaps quicker and easier than tomtom.

Much appreciated.
Pete
userbreakaleg
Posted: 14 January 2022 10:53 AM
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Thanks Steve,
I tried using a 10 inch tablet and google maps in the van holder, that was a little to close to use and the audio was poor.
Pete
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 14 January 2022 12:02 PM
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breakaleg - 2022-01-14 10:09 AM

From what I have seen it is very similar to operate as the tomtom...


There are online comparisons between Garmin and TomTom sat-navs - these two US articles may be of interest

https://whichsatnav.com/garmin-vs-tomtom-which-is-better

https://itstillworks.com/difference-between-garmin-tomtom-17541.html

and there’s a Which? review of caravan/motorhome sat-navs here

https://tinyurl.com/ycy7x99f
userbreakaleg
Posted: 14 January 2022 1:14 PM
Subject: RE: Avtex tourer two Caravan and motorhome club edition
 
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Hi Derek,
Thanks for the links.
Pete
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