The Garmin Dezl 760LMT GPS is a unit billed as a GPS for RV’s and trucks – big trucks. It is an average priced unit with a nice large 7″ color screen.
I’ve been using the Garmin Dezl 760LMT GPS in my motorhome for almost a year and over 8000 miles.
Setup is pretty straightforward although different than some GPS units. With this one, you are able to enter your vehicle size – including length, width, height, and weight. With this information, the unit is able to better pick routes that will work for you. Or, perhaps more importantly, warn you of routes that will not work!
The 760LMT has what Garmin calls “Active Lane Guidance” (ALG). This is a pretty neat feature that I find very useful. From the Garmin site:
“ALG prepares you to navigate interchanges with an onscreen animation of the road. As you approach your next turn or exit, dezl 760LMT displays 2 images. The left is your route and the right is Active Lane Guidance: a live-action model that uses a bright arrow to show which lane you need, with enough time to move into that lane safely.”
This actually works and really eases the stress – for me at least. I’ve found that seeing what the interchange looks like and knowing which lane I should be in, well ahead of the interchange, is super helpful. I found the following photo on the web – it shows the functionality that I am attempting to describe.
The warnings that the 760LMT provides are also pretty useful. These include sharp curves, high wind areas, steep ascents and descents. It is also possible to see bridge height and weight limits.
I purchased a special pad mount (third party) that allows my 760LMT to sit on the dash without moving around. Mounting is always a challenge as there are dozens of mounting accessories and just as many possible locations in the RV. You just have to try them until you find one that you like. I sat in the driver’s seat and tried various locations to confirm that I could reach it, it was not hiding/covering something important, and could be seen easily and without losing site of the road.
I typically run with the unit plugged into a cigarette lighter so have not thoroughly tested battery life. On a couple occasions I forgot to plug in and the unit does seem to last for a few hours but certainly not hours and hours and hours.
I have not attempted to use a number of the available features such as connection to the Internet via smartphone for traffic and weather.
I am very happy with the Garmin Dezl 760LMT and would certainly purchase it again.
Note from JD: A few of you have asked about the mount in the above photograph. It is a Garmin Friction Mount. It works very well at holding the GPS in place, even without the dash pad. However; I am a pretty gentle driver.