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RE: Garmin GPS keeps taking us off main route

I don't have unlimited data and using either Google Maps or the Apple Maps app on a long trip uses up all my data very quickly.
jday1952 10/08/17 07:38am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin RV 770 LMT-S

I cannot find any option to change the female voice to a male voice. The only language options I can find is to change languages, not voices. When I connect Garmin Express and choose the Store and click on Vehicles & Voices I only get a popup that says, "Feature Not Available. Vehicles & Voices is no longe available. You can keep any custom vehicles and voices you have installed on your device, but you won't be able to use Express to install new ones or remove them." Does anyone know where I could get different voices (i.e., a male voice) for the RV 770 and then how to install them? Thanks.
jday1952 10/08/17 07:05am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS keeps taking us off main route

I also like to you Garmin BaseCamp to plan the route and then transfer it to my RV 770-LMT, but have found that even that doesn't always work. Although the transferred route shows correctly on the map on the 770-LMT, I still find that the audio instructions are sometimes wrong. For example, the route map might correctly show a right turn, but the audio will direct a left turn. This wouldn't be a problem if you can ignore the audio and always watch the screen, but sometimes in heavy traffic (going through cities with major exchanges) you need to keep your eyes on the road and rely on the audio. In addition I still have an older nuvi3590 that has never had these same problems so I have gone to having both units operating and when there is a conflict, I always follow the older nuvi3590 instead of the newest, state-of-the-art RV 770-LMT. I cannot understand why Garmin cannot have the same quality of software guidance in their newer model.
jday1952 10/08/17 05:54am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin RV 770 LMT-S

jday, try changing the voice to correct the directions. I know it sounds silly but our friend changed from the female voice to the male voice and the directions were all screwed up, left being right, right being left. Going back to the female voice corrected the error. You're right that it sounds silly, but it is worth a try. We have currently been using the default female voice, so I'll change it to the male voice on our next trip.
jday1952 10/03/17 06:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin RV 770 LMT-S

Has anyone yet tried the RV 770 LMT-S? I'm interested in it as a replacement for Street Atlas. I like the idea that the 770 is compatible with BaseCamp, so I can lay out the day's driving in detail on a laptop and then download to the 770. A plus is that there is a Mac version of BaseCamp, so I wouldn't have to mess with Parallels and Windows any more. Of course, if it doesn't work well, then buying it is a no-go. I'm a long-time Garmin user and have always been impressed with the different units. Prior to buying the RV 770 LMT-S I had used a nevi 3590LM as. Although the 3590 still worked great I was impressed with the list of RV specific aspects of the RV 770 and also liked the larger screen size. Let me say right off that the RV 770 has been a huge disappointment. I'm sure it's all software related, but that's part of the overall product. The RV-770 consistently directs us the wrong way. By this I mean the voice guidance is not the same as the route shown on the map on the device. For example, if you look at the map you can see the colored route line might be correctly showing a right turn, but the voice guidance says "turn left". Since I rely on the voice guidance when driving alone, I can't catch these mistakes sometimes until it's too late. One time the incorrect direction of turn on the voice guidance actually tried to turn me the wrong way on a one-way street. Another big issue with me is active lane guidance. Going through large cities with several lanes and interchanges it is important to me to know well ahead of time which lane(s) I need to be in because as we all know changing lanes quickly in heavy traffic is not always possible in a larger motorhome, especially towing a car. The RV-770 is very late in both the voice guidance for these changes as well as the pictorial of the lanes. If you're thinking that this is normal, I can tell you that on our latest trip (2400 miles roundtrip) I also setup my old 3590 and the software in it did NOT make the same errors as the RV-770 and ALWAYS displayed the lanes I needed to be in way far in advance of when the RV-770 did. Lastly, we had several instances of the RV-770 simply routing us incorrectly. Again, the nuvi3590 worked flawlessly. There is no excuse for these things. If the software in a 4-5 year old device can be accurate, why can't Garmin do the same thing with their supposedly newer, top-of-line RV GPS. If Garmin can correct all these software/navigation errors, I still believe this could be a great device, but until that time, I will continue to also use the nuvi3590 and pay attention to it more than the RV-770.
jday1952 10/03/17 06:09am Technology Corner
RE: Campground Generator Use During Power Outages

Thanks for all the replies. I was pretty sure the replies would be exactly like they are but was just curious. As for some of the precautions mentioned, the way I understand this works on the motorhome I'm looking at is that the generator will only come on automatically when certain parameters (that you set) are met and WILL shut off automatically when no longer needed so there shouldn't be an issue with it continuing after power comes back on.
jday1952 07/06/17 04:30pm General RVing Issues
Campground Generator Use During Power Outages

We do all our camping in full service campgrounds. For obvious reasons, they normally don't allow generator use. My question is will they normally allow temporary generator use if there is a power outage? We are looking at upgrading to a new motorhome and one of the features I've seen is an auto-start function on the generator. This will automatically start the generator in the event of a power failure (and certain set conditions met). This would be great for those days we are away from our motorhome and our cats are inside it and the outside temperature is extremely high.
jday1952 07/06/17 06:44am General RVing Issues
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