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Posted: 08/20/12 08:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim-Linda wrote:



If you will google "sending MS&T's to Garmin" it will instruct you how to do Just that.

Jim


Wow, great advice! My GPS and I have a love/hate relationship, but this will really help me plan better routes and use the convenience of the turn-by-turn instructions. I like being able to see my route on a map to make sure it makes sense, but I really like the GPS telling me when to anticipate a turn and what it will look like.

Here's a link I found, for others who are interested:
http://www.microsoft.com/streets/en-us/send-route-to-gps.aspx

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Playtime II, I purchased a Rand McNally 7710 GPS that is specifically made for RV'ing. It has different settings for what type of unit, length, propane amount, road type,height, etc. Also has a car setting for when you do not have the trailer. They also make a smaller version of this with a 5" screen. So far it has been quite reliable. It is not the cheapest GPS on the market but worth looking into. Good Luck and Happy Camping.


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I guess I appreciate these threads as an important reminder to not be 100% trusting, because my GPS is extremely helpful 95%+++++ of the time, and provides lots of very nice extra information (resturaunts, gas stations, distance to go, arrival times)

If the government shut down the sattelites today, I'd be just fine with a Rand McNalley, but "the toy" (and I don't mean that as a cruel jab) is a really nice addition to travel and navigation.

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Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

The preferences on a GPS are simply not mine.

I pre-determine our route before leaving, write it out, and carry good old-fashioned paper maps in case there is an issue along the way. Once I'm near a location, and while I travel locally, I'll use the GPS.


x2 -- this would be my exact response.

some of the roads my (I call) hubby's girlfriend have put us on unbelievable crappy road situations.

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Dandy Dan wrote:

Playtime II, I purchased a Rand McNally 7710 GPS that is specifically made for RV'ing. It has different settings for what type of unit, length, propane amount, road type,height, etc. Also has a car setting for when you do not have the trailer. They also make a smaller version of this with a 5" screen. So far it has been quite reliable. It is not the cheapest GPS on the market but worth looking into. Good Luck and Happy Camping.


X2.

We received the Rand McNally 7710 as a gift this past christmas. So far we have been very pleased with it. We have even used it for destinations that we new how to get to, but it took us a different way because of the rv info we input into the unit. Have not been dissapointed with route choice to date. Also has all the Woodall listings and other campgrounds as well as rest stops, rv services. dumpstations. diesel fuel locations.....and lots of other features. Well worth the money.


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How did I ever get from Downtown San Berdo,Ca to downtown Charleston,S.C. thru southern Indiana back in '70 without a gps. WOW. Or better yet how did I get to San Berdo from southern Indiana in '67. Amazing the progress we have made in navigation. JMHO.


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