What is a reliable and relatively cheap HGV sat nav?
I will be using a three axeled Scania rigid but I will be carrying some hi masted Reach and counterbalance fork lift trucks and its quite a high bed on the truck.
Added to this as its the only rigid I will be going to places the artic trucks find it difficult to get too, but with the danger of low tight bridges .
I'll have a dig through the stack of Trucking and Truck & Driver mags at work, Ste.
They tend to do reviews of HGV oriented kit reasonably frequently.
The one I was always eyeing was the Snooper Truckmate range, but they start from about £200 IIRC. Nice and big screen, and properly designed for trucks.
Cheers Jim, i llooked at them and they are good but until the extra money comes in its a tad expensive unless I forgo new tyres.
Depends how badly you want the new tyres I guess
Quite I have been working on them for months and now with my pay rise
How are these? (I know very cheap) but just want a valued opinion
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-TRUCK-COACH ... 27d8fb7c23
Cheap enough Ste, and reading through the ad it seemed okay until I reached this bit, and I quote... "please note that the maps used on some of the units have a small bug with heights, when inputting the height please put in 2.6 x2"
I suppose, if you just attack the bridge at a fair rate of knots, close eyes in the last couple of mtrs and get the prayer beads out .....might work, def fit the second time, just gotta line up on the groove that's neatly sliced under the bridge...
On the other hand you could just take a saw to the masts or lay the trucks on their sides... It'd fit then ....
PS, I used to drive a truck I don't now ...
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Real truck drivers use a good old paper map
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The sat nav is an aid to use after the motorway but not gospel
Its just the variety of heights I will be carrying and the areas they will be going, pretty much country wide.
Navfree on the iphone changes the routes for anything from walking to artics and it's free As for the bridges the lower ones tend to be very well signed.
I am on android
A bit time consuming but could you street google, dropping down to road level to get an indication.
I'm not a truck driver but any time I'm venturing
to pastures new I have a gander to get the lay of the land especially for unusual junctions.
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Cheers David, but that's a bit time consuming as the load can change with a phone call and there will could be three drops and pick ups a day.
I've just found this so haven't read up on it yep. Have a look to see if it helps
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I've just bought this one. http://bit.ly/1ad6Wf8
once I've received it and used it for a day or two I'll let you know if it's any good
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My ex used the ProCab addon for her TomTom unit, the Go 910 IIRC.
She was a very good driver but would get a tad stressed going to new places (usually in the back of beyond) with an artic reefer so I think her and the parents clubbed together for the unit and added that after.
Worked well from what I can remember. You downloaded the data and copied it to the TomTom then there was a bit of setup to get your height, weight and width input, and then off you went. It worked off POI's so if your rig changed you just changed the set you were using and that was that.
I borrowed an older Snooper earlier in the week and it worked well I thought so I nicked Lee's credit card and plumbed for this as I will likely be kicking off full time in the latter half of next week.
Oh and now she sussed out my theft my tyres are on hold
I doubt you'll regret it mate. Well, pinching OIC,HF credit card perhaps.
They are good kit and the extras and updates you're getting will serve you well.
Cheers Jim, I didnt go for the higher version not through fear of death but the features on it like bluetooth and stuff where not needed as the cab has bluetooth anyway and all other functions would be covered by my tablet especially as I may be doing one or two overnighters a week mainly around Shrewsbury, so movies and ti'nternet is covered
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