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RE: Garmin GPS

I have the Garmin RV760LMT with up to date maps. All I have to do is turn it on and it will get me lost. I never really trust it now. I use a trucker's atlas to plan my route and use the GPS to look ahead for diesel, food, etc. My phone has a better map program. The last time I was on I40 going through Oklahoma City it kept telling me I had to exit as there was a low clearance ahead (I'm under 12 feet high). I noticed the 18 wheelers were not exiting so I decided to take a chance but the Garmin kept telling me to exit. It even got to a point where it had a screen pop up that made me hit a button to confirm that I was ignoring the Garmin directions. Made it all the way to New Mexico and never saw a low bridge. It has done similar mis-directions many times but this was the craziest. I still use it when on the interstates to look for services at upcoming exits. My guess is if you program it to go to Alaska you'll probably find yourself heading south into Florida as it takes you around the world to Alaska. When I want to get lost I program the Garmin to head to Dallas, Texas so I can find all the dirt roads on the way. I never trust it any more but use the trucker's atlas and it has never been wrong. The Garmin was wrong many, many times. Can you tell I really don’t trust the Garmin?
PenMan 11/26/19 10:10am Technology Corner
RE: Enchanted Circle Scenic By way New Mexico

The Enchanted Circle in NM is very nice. Be sure to stop by the Vietnam Memorial (you'll be going right by it). I love Angel Fire, Red River and Taos. Lots to do. The weather is great, warm days and cool nights. Bring a heavy jacket just in case you need it at night (my kids didn't believe me when I told them it might get cold at night and they almost froze the first time we went).
PenMan 11/13/19 09:51am Roads and Routes
RE: 2016 Highland Ridge LF319RLS

You might want to check out the owner's forum. You can enter as a guest and get the opinions of others who own this trailer. https://openrangeowners.com/ORforum/
PenMan 09/13/19 10:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

Yeah doesn't mean anything to me; I slide into the shoulder and signal right to encourage the followers to pass. I do this except for the right signal. I just pull to the right but maintain my speed if I think it is safe for them to pass so they can see past me. If I can't see far enough ahead then I stay out in my lane.
PenMan 07/09/19 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Good Sam worth joining?

We are lifetime members. We use the benefits when we can (fuel, Camping World, etc.). We have saved more than the membership cost on campground discounts. I need to renew my roadside assistance but the couple of times I used it there were not any problems.
PenMan 06/20/19 11:15am Good Sam Club
RE: Video Editing Software

Movie Maker comes with most computers these days. I have professional equipment that I used in a business and Movie Maker is close to as good as what I paid $10,000 for 20 years ago. I use it now for wedding videos, etc. Free.
PenMan 05/25/19 11:56am Technology Corner
RE: Best RV route map

I have the Garmin RV760LMT with up to date maps. All I have to do is turn it on and it will get me lost. I never really trust it now. I use a trucker's atlas to plan my route and use the GPS to look ahead for diesel, food, etc. My phone has a better map program. The last time I was on I40 going through Oklahoma City it kept telling me I had to exit as there was a low clearance ahead (I'm under 12 feet high). I noticed the 18 wheelers were not exiting so I decided to take a chance but the Garmin kept telling me to exit. It even got to a point where it had a screen pop up that made me hit a button to confirm that I was ignoring the Garmin directions. Made it all the way to New Mexico and never saw a low bridge. It has done similar mis-directions many times but this was the craziest. I still use it when on the interstates to look for services at upcoming exits. My guess is if you program it to go to Alaska you'll probably find yourself heading south into Florida as it takes you around the world to Alaska. When I want to get lost I program the Garmin to head to Dallas, Texas so I can find all the dirt roads on the way. I never trust it any more but use the trucker's atlas and it has never been wrong. The Garmin was wrong many, many times. Can you tell I really don’t trust the Garmin?
PenMan 05/09/19 10:17am Roads and Routes
RE: cable slide outs

We have three slide outs with the cable system. One has the dining table, chairs and entertainment system in it. The second one has the refrigerator and couch in it. The third one has the queen size bed in it. No problems with any of them in 6 years. I have had the gear system slide on another trailer that never worked right. Any of them can have problems but I definitely prefer the cable system.
PenMan 03/30/19 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Skylight crack repair

I just replaced mine. It had several cracks in it.
PenMan 02/09/19 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: A drone while camping

I have a DJI Mavic Pro and fly it in legal situations which include private campgrounds. The only thing I use it for in campgrounds however is checking the top of my trailer to see if I need to hire someone to clean it off before closing the slides. I don't climb ladders any more. I have seen drones flying in NM State Parks but I have not done that yet. I don't spy on anyone but I do enjoy taking scenic photos like some of those others have posted.
PenMan 01/26/19 03:14pm Technology Corner
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