Choosing the best caravan sat-nav can be a big decision – after all, you want one that will safely get you from A to B, without taking you on a route that leads to an impassable bridge or any unnecessarily steep and narrow roads.
This is exactly the type of thing we’ve taken into account for the Practical Caravan Awards 2022. We’ve picked out the best sat-nav currently on the market, as well as choosing some of the standout alternatives.
The best caravan sat-nav is…
Garmin Camper 1090
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Picking the best sat-nav for your caravan is a crucial choice – after all, you want to arrive safely at your destination.
Enter the voice-controlled Garmin Camper 1090, a sat-nav packed full of features that are guaranteed to make your tour as stress-free as possible.
The Camper 1090 takes the size and weight of your caravan into consideration when picking your recommended route, which will then be clearly displayed on the high resolution 10” touchscreen display. The built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology means you can sync your smartphone with the Garmin, letting you take calls as you drive.
Additionally, pairing the device with the Garmin Drive™ app will unleash more of the sat-nav’s potential. We especially like how this lets you view live traffic and weather updates, see the latest fuel prices and view texts and other phone notifications as they come in.
What other caravan sat-navs are there?
We’ve rounded up the runners-up to reveal the other standout sat-navs for caravans currently available on the market…
Avtex Tourer Two
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Free lifetime map updates prolong the lifespan of the 7” display, Garmin-powered Avtex Tourer Two. The device will be able to customise your route based on the size of your vehicle, while Active Lane Guidance and PhotoReal Junction View allows you to exit or interchange without concern. The device can be updated via Wi-Fi, and provides warnings over any unexpected changes in the road too, be it steep grades or a narrow road. The sat-nav also has a pre-loaded database of Caravan and Motorhome Club Sites to stop off at, as well as 8,500 motorhome parking places across Western Europe.
Garmin Camper 780
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The Hands-free features couple with the 6.95” edge-to-edge touch display to make the Garmin Camper 780 a practical choice for caravan owners. You can also sync it with your phone and the Garmin Drive™ app to unlock more features, including hands-free calls, live traffic and weather updates, as you drive a route that is customised to the size and weight of your vehicle.
Aguri Sat-Nav RV520
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The Aguri RV520 comes pre-loaded with UK and European maps, allowing you to set off on tour straight away. The addition of free wireless map and speed trap updates for life will make this a long term choice, while features like the built-in dash cam and live traffic updates all create a strong performer.
TomTom GO Camper
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Navigating just became a whole lot easier thanks to the TomTom GO Camper. Free world map updates and a built-in SIM that provides live traffic and speed camera services are great features, while we like the Advanced Lane Guidance, which takes the stress out of knowing the lane to take at junctions or highway exits.
Snooper Ventura S5100
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The Ventura S5100 really allows you to take control of your journey. Allowing you to create and save bespoke routes to the device, you can also set it up to include multiple stops on your way to your destination. Another feature lets you switch to car mode for those journeys where you’re out and about without your trailer.
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