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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 24th March 2008
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 250 thats works excellent with no signal problems from my Laguna or the wifes Scenic

Best to be careful when driving abroad with a speed camera detector GPS especially in France as the French authorities don't like em, full stop. On the spot fine and if your very lucky you can keep the speed camera GPS, if your not, as is most of the time, they'll confiscate it on the spot.

I have the Nuvi 250 that you can subscribe to Garmins speed camera database so its ok to use without fear of getting half inched by a french plod but even cheaper is the speed camera database from

Gets updated all the time and although this won't do the mobile cameras it'll do all the fixed ones.
Gamins database will do 'area's' that mobile camera vans are used in
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I have a road pilot micro go. it works fine stuck in front of the steering wheel. front screen is metallic.
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Hi Gareth, I have the garmin nuvi, I found if you have the windscreen bracket fitted to it without the sucker pad on the gps will sit on the dash under the centre panel where the tyre sensor readout is, just stick a small piece of velcro on it and under the eyebrow console.

Much better than the tom toms, no problem acquiring sats.

A problem well stated is a problem half solved !
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Much better than the tom toms, no problem acquiring sats.

Got a TomTom ONE XL with no signal problems on my Vel Satis. It reads full signal strength 90% of the time and has never lost the signal even in Central London.
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Originally Posted by selwonk View Post
If you have the problem of a coated windscreen, it actually gives you a great excuse to put the detector somewhere else apart from on the dash (presuming it's not one that you need to be able to see). Just use a re-radiating antenna to pass the signal through to the interior of the car. I think this is pretty reliable one:

In theory, it means you can have any GPS device anywhere inside the car without the need to see the sky
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