How do I change the vehicle type or usage mode on my Camper, nuvi, LIVE, zumo, dezl, or RV device and what does each option do?

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04/07/2014

All devices (except the nuvi 30, 40, 50, 60, 2407, 2408, 2507, 2508, 2707, 2708, 3507, 3508, 5000 series and nuvi 295W1 ) allow you to change the vehicle type. The vehicle type determines how the device will calculate routes. For additional details on how each of these vehicle types works, please view the list at the bottom of this article.

To change the vehicle type on a nuvi 200, 205, 500, 700, 705, 800, 805, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, and 1600 series device:2

  1. Touch Tools
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch System
  4. Touch the box adjacent to or underneath Usage Mode
  5. Touch the desired vehicle type
  6. Touch OK to save the change

Repeat the steps above to change the vehicle type again.

To change the vehicle type on a nuvi 300, 600 series and zumo 400 and 500 series devices:

  1. Touch Settings
    • Wrench Icon on the zumo series
  2. Touch Navigation
  3. Touch the box adjacent to Vehicle
  4. Touch the desired vehicle type
  5. Touch OK to save the change

Repeat the steps above to change the vehicle type again.

To change the vehicle type on a nuvi 465, 2200, 2300, 2400, 3700, 3400, 2405, 2505, 3500 series, zumo 220, 350, 390, 590, 660, 665, dezl series, Camper/RV 760, LIVE 1695, 2340, 2320, and 2390:

  1. Touch the vehicle type icon at the top of the main menu
  2. Touch the desired vehicle type
  3. Touch Save or OK to save the change

Repeat the steps above to change the vehicle type again.

Information regarding all available vehicle types and usage modes is listed below. Please note that not all vehicle types and usage modes are available on all devices. Follow the steps listed above for your device to view the available vehicle types for your specific device.

  • Car/Motorcycle, Automobile, or Driving: This is the most-used setting that will give you turn by turn directions based on mapping and road information.
  • Pedestrian or Walking: This mode is used when you are walking and will avoid highways. This setting will also keep you away from larger roads and will prefer smaller side streets.
  • Bicycle or Bicycling: Turn-by-turn street directions. Will recognize smaller roads or side streets but will avoid highways.
  • Scootering: Turn by turn directions that will avoid highways but will allow routing on all other road types.
  • Bus: If possible, this vehicle type will designate you on a particular area's bus route. This setting also changes the expected speeds and arrival time.
  • Emergency: This option will route your vehicle on specified emergency routes, if available.
  • Taxi: If possible, this setting will designate routes which are well-traveled by taxis and will also change the expected speeds and arrival time.
  • Truck3: This setting will provide turn-by-turn directions using major roads. This setting will also attempt to keep you off parkways or small streets where it would be hard to turn around with a larger vehicle.
  • Camper/RV4: This setting will provide turn-by-turn directions using major roads. This setting will also attempt to keep you off of parkways or small streets where it would be difficult to turn around with a larger vehicle.
  • Off Road: Routes calculated in this mode are displayed as a direct-line route from your current location to the destination

1The nuvi 295W does not allow you to change the vehicle type, but the usage mode can be changed to Pedestrian by removing the device from the automotive mounting bracket.

2The vehicle type/usage mode on the nuvi 500, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, and 1600 series devices can be changed by following the listed steps or by touching the vehicle type icon at the top of the main menu.

3For all nuvi devices except the nuvi 465T, the truck vehicle type will NOT give low bridge information or weight limits. This option is intended only to keep big vehicles off smaller roads and is not intended for Over-the-Road Transports. The nuvi 465, dezl 560, and dezl 760 devices do have access to height clearances and weight limits provided that you have set the vehicle type to truck mode and have entered a truck profile. For more information on this, please consult the device's owner's manual.

4The Camper/RV 760 have access to height clearances and weight limits provided that you have set the vehicle type to Camper or RV mode and have entered in a Camper or RV profile. For more information on this, please consult the device's owner's manual.

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