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Best caravan sat-nav 2023

We reveal the best sat-nav for your caravan, as well as our other top choices on the market

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 2023. We’ve picked out the best sat-nav for a caravan currently on the market, as well as choosing some of the standout alternatives.

This year, we’ve picked out the TomTom Go Camper Max as the best caravan sat nav on the market; it comes loaded with plenty of features that will make life on the road a much easier affair.

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We’ve also provided a summary of the best caravan sat-navs below, so you can quickly find the one for you – alternatively, you can read on to find out what we thought of each product.

The best caravan sat-navs are:

TomTom Go Camper Max
Garmin Camper 1090
Avtex Tourer Two
Garmin Camper 780
Snooper Ventura S5100

The best caravan sat-navs with a built-in dash cam:

Aguri Sat-Nav RV520
Aguri RV740

What to consider when you’re choosing the best sat nav for your caravan

Having a good sat nav will make your journeys to your caravan parks a much more straightforward part of the tour. The best caravan sat-navs come packed with useful features that help to create a stress-free journey, allowing you to input the size and weight of your tourer so you don’t end up driving down any unnecessarily narrow roads.

However, modern caravan sat navs can do more than get you from A to B, coming with other useful functions, ranging from built-in dash cams to providing weather updates. What are the features that are important to you?

You should also factor in the screen size too. Would you rather have a bigger display? Or do you prefer a smaller screen?

The best caravan sat-nav is…

The TomTom Go Camper Max

TomTom Go Camper Max

Pros: 

  • High resolution screen
  • Scenic route options are a nice touch

Take the scenic route with this clever caravan sat nav from TomTom. You can choose to avoid congested main roads and drive through the quieter, greener areas along the way. Their traffic features offer alternative routes and the live fuel prices information allows you to plan where to stop off to top up. This model has the most up-to-date TomTom World Maps and preloaded points of interest, nicely viewable on the 7” HD screen.

We really like the lane guidance aspect, which aids with merging and lane changing, and the specific routes for caravans and cars. TomTom also offers a 1 year trial of their Live Speed Camera alerts, helping you drive under the area’s speed limit so you can avoid fines and stay safe on the road.

The best caravan sat navs – our pick of the rest:

These are the caravan sat navs that were shortlisted at the Practical Caravan Awards 2023 – you can also take a look at our towing tips guide for advice on staying safe on the road.

Avtex Tourer Two

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Avtex Tourer Two

Reasons to buy:

  • Free lifetime map updates

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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Garmin Camper 780

Reasons to buy:

  • Edge-to-edge display
  • Garmin Drive ™ app flexibility

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.

 

Garmin Camper 1090

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Garmin Camper 1090

Reasons to buy:

  • High resolution touchscreen display
  • Option of pairing with Garmin Drive app

Last year’s winner of the best caravan sat nav is 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.

The Aguri RV740

Aguri RV 740

Pros:

  • Built-in dashcam
  • WiFi enabled

Another purpose-designed caravan sat nav, the Aguri RV740 allows you to input your caravan’s specs to give the fastest and safest route for you. The bright LCD is a handy 7” and is equipped with WiFi, meaning you can update maps and speed traps through the device itself. You can rest easy with the fully-integrated HD DVR dashcam and the Drive Assist software alerts you to speed limit changes.

When it comes to campsites, we love that it helps you find nearby stopovers. Choose from 30,000 preinstalled sites, including Camping and Caravanning Club locations, accompanied by pictures and facility search. Aguri’s specialist software assists with efficient routing and alerts you to junctions and lane changes.

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What other caravan sat navs are there?

There are plenty of other excellent caravan sat navs on the market – here are a couple of our top picks…

Avtex RV520

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Aguri Sat-Nav RV520

Reasons to buy:

  • Built-in dash cam
  • Free wireless map and speed trap updates

Reasons to avoid:

  • One of the smaller displays on the list

The 5″ Aguri RV520 is a smaller version of the shortlisted Aguri RV740 and is ideal for anyone who wants a smaller display. It 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.

Snooper Ventura S5100

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Snooper Ventura S5100

Reasons to buy:

  • Option to create bespoke routes

Reasons to avoid:

  • One of the smaller displays on the list

The Ventura S5100 is another device that offers a smaller display, and also 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.


On the lookout for some other standout accessories for your caravan? Then why not visit our best caravan gadgets or best caravan cleaners guides?

You could also take a look at our roundup of the best caravans or visit our buying guides, where we look at a wide range of categories, ranging from the best 4 berth caravan to the best caravan for seasonal pitches.


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