This summer, my family and I completed our third multi-week RV trek across the country. However, it was our first experience using an RV-specific GPS device. I debated for a while but ultimately splurged on the Garmin 1095 RV GPS Navigator, which we bought at Camping World.
After using this GPS for more than 5,000 miles this summer, I can’t imagine driving our Class A RV without it. In this review, I’ll explain why the Garmin 1095 is my new favorite companion in the cockpit, as well as some features that fall a bit short of my expectations and desires.
Spoiler Alert: With a whopping 10” screen, this GPS is massive, and I absolutely love it!
Check out more details about the Garmin 1095 RV GPS Navigator and other GPS navigation options at Camping World.
Due to the massive 10” display size, this model is best suited for drivers of Class A motorhomes with large cockpits where the distance from your eyes to your device is further than typical driving configurations. If you are driving a pickup truck with a fifth wheel or travel trailer, you will probably want one of Garmin’s smaller RV GPS navigators.
My internal debate prior to selecting the Garmin 1095 RV GPS was whether to continue using my mobile phone with an RV-specific navigation app or to switch to a purpose-built GPS. With that in mind, I absolutely made the right decision for my needs and preferences on the road.
The Garmin 1095 RV GPS Navigator was absolutely the right device for my RV travel needs, and I highly recommend it. Between the extra-large display, easy listing of upcoming services, and highly configurable display, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to navigating my RV adventures with a phone app.
That said, the price tag is quite high for a commoditized capability like “navigation”. This is definitely a luxury purchase with many “nice-to-have” features that make driving and navigating a delight instead of a chore.
If you are not driving a Class A motorhome, I highly recommend checking out the smaller Garmin RV GPS devices that Camping World offers and saving significant money.
Garmin is one of the leaders in the GPS market and there are competitive offerings from TomTom and Rand McNally. Some also have truck-specific devices that provide routing guidance based on your vehicle and towing specs.
However, nobody comes close to the RV-specific capability of the Garmin GPS lineup. With the extra-large display of the Garmin 1095 GPS Navigator, the built-in RV parks and services, travel plaza details, and easy personalization, it is the clear winner for me.
I’ve included a few other options below that can provide truck and RV routing if you want to shop around. But aside from the Garmin RV 795, these other options do not offer the benefits just listed.
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By: Mike FoxTitle: Is the Garmin 1095 the Best GPS for RV Use?Sourced From: blog.campingworld.com/gear-and-accessories/garmin-1095-best-gps-for-rv/Published Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 08:00:00 +0000