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RedDevil_UK
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: what device for HGV Reply with quote

I am at present doing my Class 1 driving lessons, and in a few weeks could be driving all over the country in said vehicle. What i want to know is what Sat Nav equipment is good for this?

Obviously i need to avoid low bridges and narrow lanes etc etc.. it needs to be portable to move from vehicle to vehicle too.

Any advice would be greatful, thanks
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joeninety
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a TomTomGO would be a good choice IMO.
theres lots of POIs available for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Points of interest are great, but is there an option with tom tom go to avoid narrow lanes, weight restricted bridges and low bridges?

thats my main concern really
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedDevil_UK wrote:
Points of interest are great, but is there an option with tom tom go to avoid narrow lanes, weight restricted bridges and low bridges?

thats my main concern really


There are poi's for low bridges, but i don't think you will find any for weight or width restrictions, those may only be available from professional type units if any.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing at the moment does weight limit as know one will take responsibility for the data as it changes to often bridge height you will only get a warning fornit NOT avoid them
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RedDevil_UK
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a Sony Ericcson P910i and you can get tom tom for that? with a bluetooth receiver...

would that be ok, or would i be better with a stand alone system.

i used to have a Medion PDA and to be honest that was pretty good... although i only ever used it in the car. unfortunately one smashed window later, it was gone Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is a version for the 910i then you have everything in one device just remember to use you head while using it
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Vehicle Types Reply with quote

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There are poi's for low bridges, but i don't think you will find any for weight or width restrictions, those may only be available from professional type units if any.


A friend of mine has a Motorhome and uses a Garmin i3.

He can choose the type of vehicle to plan routes for. There are 4 or 5 types which include Car and Truck. He uses the Truck setting and it appears to keep him off the narrow roads where My Tomtom Go takes me down them.
May be other Garmin units do the same.

I hope this helps
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi there
there are weight limit pois out there,but few and far between.
navigon mn5 also has different vehicle classes,from bike to lorry
never had a problem with it set on truck and personally i prefer the mapping of it over tomtom. Ionly use tom tom if its a bad address and just navigate to postcode.
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