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Garmin Dezl 560 LMT 5 inch Sat Nav for Truck/Caravan with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2013
i have a garmin dezl 760 the device looks beautiful and the features is quit impresssive especially the map i really like it
But, and this is the clincher there is a fault with the system the screen keeps freezing on you which leave you frustrated.This happen 3 to 4 time aday i email Garmin but so far no reply I am looking to buy a tomtom 5150i dont know if is any good
Having just pass my class 1 i thourght i would buy the best satnave to help me
My recommendation do not buy the Gamin dezl 760 otherwise you will be frustrated when the screen freezes on you
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 23 March 2014
After reading some of the previous reviews I can't help but think half of them are wrote by someone working at tomtom, been using mine for 2 weeks now and can't tell u 1 thing wrong with it, so easy to use and u can choose ur preferred route after u enter post code, there's so much information on screen and the lane guidance off exits etc is brilliant, trust me u won't be disappointed, hope this helps
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2013
got fed up with my sat nav taking me across country in my truck needed one that would keep me on motorways and A roads this one sounded like just what I needed and it hasn't disappointed, no more single track roads this sat nav keeps trucks where they should be, highly recommended.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 18 October 2013
For the most part the interface seems to work OK but there are a few annoyances:

I haven't found a way of turning off the annoying "ping" and message that it doesn't have any truck info for just about every non-A road as you turn into it;

I had hoped the small loudspeaker icon on the map screen would allow me to turn the volume up or down - it doesn't - it just turns the speaker on or off. You have to go out of the map to the startup screen to get to the volume control;

It would be great to be able to use a waypoint (POI) or a found location as an avoidance instead of having to scroll the map to the area you want and then either mark a section of road or a square area. It's really awkward to get to set avoidances whereas it would be easy to do so as a POI in the trip manager.

[Edited 13/11/13}

I've updated the mapping to the latest version and also updated to the latest firmware.

On a trip to Yorkshire last week set up as a motorhome towing a car-transporter trailer defined as 2.7m wide, 12.5m long, 3.3m high, 8.8 tons weight, maximum axle weight 2 tons, all audible cautions and advisories are enabled and No Lorries allowed is also enabled.

1. Despite the motorhome profile being ticked to advise of hills, sharp turns, etc. these warnings were never given. I also tried it defined without the trailer but it still didn't advise;

2. On one trip the route calculated attempted to take me up a 17% gradient then around a hairpin bend and up another 16% gradient - not really acceptable for such a combination - and it gave no warning;

3. At every point on the motorway network where I was required to change lane at a split and keep to either the left or right-hand lanes it failed to tell me until I was past the split. On one occasion it failed to tell me at all;

4. The map failed to refresh on numerous occasions leaving just a grey screen;

5. The estimated arrival time is always over-optimistic leaving me to believe the average road speeds held internally are incorrect for large vehicles, especially when towing.

I have emailed Garmin to let them know of these issues in the hope that they update the mapping and/or firmware to correct the problems.

I also have a feeling that the processor is not "man-enough" to handle the data and screen refresh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2014
While the device works well as a navigation aid, I was hoping that, having put in my motorhome and trailer specs, it would correctly modify speed limits for towing and MGW. So far it has not done so. I also find it a pain to have to agree to the various disclaimers each time it turns on; I wouldn't be using it if I didn't agree, would I. I was also disappointed by the size of the cable and receiver for traffic news (which has not so far not identified any traffic issues even though it is supposedly turned on).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2014
We have used this mainly when towing our caravan & we have it on caravan/motor-home setting & it is working well. I only gave it 4 stars as, like a lot of devices these days, it isn't the easiest thing to set up, especially when you programme in compass coordinates, as opposed to a postal code; when using postal codes it always asks for a house number & if you are going to a caravan site, for example, you don't have a house number & it won't give you directions without one, which can be very annoying. But it tells you the road names which is useful. When I was returning from a trip recently & had it on "car" setting, & was on the motorway,it directed me off the motorway as there was an incident further along & traffic at a standstill, it took me on another route to avoid the traffic jam which was very handy & saved me a long wait.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2014
great sat nav for motorhome or truck
used across Europe with no problems
motorway lane assist is great
can use in car mode as well
easy to use
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 October 2014
Allows you to preprogramme the size of your vehicle and is fairly reliable although relies mainly on legal road restrictions to determine whether you can use a road or not, so can send you around some fairly tricky lanes or streets unless you keep your wits about you. Having said that a map would only tell you the same and I couldnt do without mine now.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2013
After experiencing several frightening situations in my motorhome following routes using a Garmin Car GPS, I decided to buy a set dedicated to trucks and motohome use. I can say that this set is about the best on the market. It is certainly a lot better than the so-called Caravan Club Edition GPS sets whose only difference between them and normal car versions is the in-built database of caravan sited - but then you can load them into the Garmin DEZL 560 using the micro SD card slot. The main thin is that the set enables you to inout height, width, length and weight into the set and as a result be routed away from inappropriate roads. All in all, a an excellent product
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on 25 June 2015
I used it during multi drop hgv driver job. I put all lorry specs & set up my journey. It took me longer route sometimes which I could avoid it but as new driver I wasn't quite sure either. I'm not impressed with screen sensitivity & its not as good as Garmin lmt 3570 series (car sat nav) which has got premium glass screen & it's shame that it doesn't have despite of heavy price. But it was useful to get you local addresses specially for new driver like me who just started new career as lorry driver. You can't remember all the street & bends just looking at map once before driving. So I think it is better to have it rather than not to have it specially if you are not familiar with new route. I will review stars again as I just started using it.
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