This Magellan Road Mate RP9165T is the worst I have owned
Ken Marrow, Amazon
19 December 2013
Summary: This stupid GPS has put me on so many bad roads and so many bad Addresses is just unbelievable.. I have tried to upgrade the maps and software... well guess what... it just as stupid as it was before... If anyone is thinking of owning one of these... call me and I will give you one heck of a deal... What a POS...I should have thrown it out he window the last time it left me in LaLa Land !! Stupid POS... Good luck to anyone who buys anything from Magellan.
Summary: This thing is a 7 inch GPS for RV's only. It is way to big for a regular car. The windshield attachment is big and for trucks and rv's only. Make sure you notice that this is not for regular cars. As far as the product itself, I didn't have any issues with it. The screen is nice and is easy to read. The maps for me worked well. I found the flow of the software to be harder than a Garmin GPS.
Summary: I've tried at least half a dozen different types of GPS units. I think this is my least favorite. After having it take me on a weird route, and loaning it to a friend and having it take her weird ways, I don't trust it at all. And really when it comes down to it, you need to trust a GPS. The unit just feels like a blown up version of an entry level unit. Thanks but this unit did not temp me to use it over my TomTom for even a second. Notes: - Very odd routes.
Summary: Love the big screen but the description talks about campgrounds being available but does not tell you must be a good sam member to get that feature. My unit had to be exchanged by them because I updated the software as the literature recommended but the update was actually dysfunctional. They had to send a unit with the old software so I could use the unit. The less expensive units with the large screen are a better buy.
Summary: Magellan Pro9165T would be 5 stars if the softwear would be improved to do what Magellan claims it would do. #1 If the speed limits on the gps were the same as the posted highway limits and don't even try to silent the warning while in transit because it won't work that way. On our last 3000 mile trip we had to listen to the warning dings from the gps from Birningham AL to the MS line because the gps did't recognize that the limit on the highway was 70mph not 60.
Summary: I've been using a Magellan Roadmate Pro 9165T for two months on an extended RV trip throughout Canada's Maritimes and New England. I've owned two Tom Tom GPS units previously, and as soon as I return home I'm going to dump the Magellan and get another Tom Tom. I purchased the Maggie based on its embedded Trailer Life POIs and the recommendation by Good Sam and TL, but it is one of the worst electronic investments I've ever made.
Pros: Large screen, Trailer Life POIs.
Cons: Too many errors on mapping and audio directions, poor customer support,
Summary: The Good: *It lets you input your vehicle's size so that it would(or so it appears to) avoid routes where your vehicle size may be too large or not allowed to enter. *Some nice features including photo-enforced intersection warnings. *Excellent real-time traffic report, which will give you an option to avoid traffic. The Bad: *Inconsistent routes that just don't make sense. *Only one theme and voice and very little overall customization.
Summary: Pros: Large Screen Works Well Enough Arm has length adjustment Video Input! Cons: Could make better use of screen space Could use more features, feels like a large version of a cheap GPS Fixed vehicle types of RV/Trucks, although the latest software lets you enter vehicle dimensions Too big for some car windows Touch screen no sensitive enough Bottom Line: I have used other large truck GPS units that I preferred more.