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Old 01-02-2013, 12:33 AM   #855
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Hi, I'm working on updating Georgette now. Garmin has been contacted.
Hi, Princess Georgette has been up-dated and I will order a larger Micro-SD card for her. Originally she had enough memory, but I installed an 8 GB Micro-SD card in her for a major up-date. I'm ordering a 16 GB micro-SD card for Princess Georgette. Princess Georgette got her name because she has a nice female voice and she was purchased from Costco in Prince George, Canada. I also had to tell Georgette that I cannot drive in the car pool lanes while towing my trailer.
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Hi, Princess Georgette has been up-dated and I will order a larger Micro-SD card for her. Originally she had enough memory, but I installed an 8 GB Micro-SD card in her for a major up-date. I'm ordering a 16 GB micro-SD card for Princess Georgette. Princess Georgette got her name because she has a nice female voice and she was purchased from Costco in Prince George, Canada. I also had to tell Georgette that I cannot drive in the car pool lanes while towing my trailer.
Hmmmm...I may have to check to see what 'options' are for our 'Georgette' Garmin. We use it largely locally when we need to find a specific address. We know the way to get near and drive our way to the area. Our 'Georgette' get's upset...sometimes very upset if we don't stick to the entire route that she has laid out. My wife and I love to call out the expected 'RECALCULATING' when she does. I find that traveling in totally unfamiliar areas I need a fold out printed map to prepare me ahead of Garmin's directions. Do you leave 'everything' to her/it?

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #857
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. I also had to tell Georgette that I cannot drive in the car pool lanes while towing my trailer.
Is this a California thing?

I do it here and in Seattle, when convenient. I have done it California also. It was on I-215. As far as I'm concerned, I'm a vehicle with two or more passengers.

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Is this a California thing?

I do it here and in Seattle, when convenient. I have done it California also. It was on I-215. As far as I'm concerned, I'm a vehicle with two or more passengers.

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Most likely you can get away with towing in the commute lane....IF you aren't too slow at 55mph. Any faster you will be exceeding the 55 mph car with trailer speed limit. It's win/lose.....most likely you lose.

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Every time I go through an urban area with those Lexus lanes the signs are so cryptic I am scared by them. People seem to have magic boxes that pay the tolls that may not apply to us. Being a rural rube, I don't understand that big city stuff and am afraid of going to jail for something. Lately I see that I must stay in the right or right center lane with a trailer, but I see big trucks passing in the next lane over all the time.

California must use numbers with different values since the 55 limit for trailers seems to mean 62 or 63. I just follow a tractor/trailer.

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Hmmmm... Do you leave 'everything' to her/it?

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Hi, No. But she helps a lot in strange areas. We test her when close to home to see if she will take us the way we would go. She has surprised us a few times and went exactly the way we would go.
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Is this a California thing?

I do it here and in Seattle, when convenient. I have done it California also. It was on I-215. As far as I'm concerned, I'm a vehicle with two or more passengers.

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Hi, Ken. Trucks and vehicles with trailers are supposed to drive in the two right lanes except where permitted. I follow the trucks and truck signs.
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Most likely you can get away with towing in the commute lane....IF you aren't too slow at 55mph. Any faster you will be exceeding the 55 mph car with trailer speed limit. It's win/lose.....most likely you lose.

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Hi, yes; This could also be a problem in many ways. Doing 55 MPH in the carpool lane, you could get a ticket for not going with flow of traffic and speeding. Also for not being in lanes for trucks and vehicles with trailers.
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Every time I go through an urban area with those Lexus lanes the signs are so cryptic I am scared by them. People seem to have magic boxes that pay the tolls that may not apply to us. Being a rural rube, I don't understand that big city stuff and am afraid of going to jail for something. Lately I see that I must stay in the right or right center lane with a trailer, but I see big trucks passing in the next lane over all the time.

California must use numbers with different values since the 55 limit for trailers seems to mean 62 or 63. I just follow a tractor/trailer.

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Hi, Gene; I usually go with the big rigs and sometimes even pass them. Following the trucks we go about 60 to 65 MPH. My Lincoln has been known for passing almost everything in the two right lanes while going up steep grades; Don't let anyone know about this because half ton gas tow vehicles are supposed to be gutless. Going with the flow of traffic [secret law] we sometimes go 80 MPH. [this is without our trailer] We also have Express Lanes where you have a transponder in your vehicle and get a monthly bill according to your use. The Express Lane charge changes according to the traffic; more traffic, the price goes up. I don't have or want one of those.
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Hi, Gene; I usually go with the big rigs and sometimes even pass them. Following the trucks we go about 60 to 65 MPH. My Lincoln has been known for passing almost everything in the two right lanes while going up steep grades; Don't let anyone know about this because half ton gas tow vehicles are supposed to be gutless. Going with the flow of traffic [secret law] we sometimes go 80 MPH. [this is without our trailer] We also have Express Lanes where you have a transponder in your vehicle and get a monthly bill according to your use. The Express Lane charge changes according to the traffic; more traffic, the price goes up. I don't have or want one of those.
With the new Express lanes on CA 110 in LA you need a transponder to use the carpool lane(s). If you have the transponder and 2 or more people in the car it is free (without the transponder you are subject to getting a hefty fine $$$$$), if there is only one in the car you can still use the carpool lane but are charged a fee. Just another way for the city to generate additional revenue streams in roads built with taxpayer dollars.
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With the new Express lanes on CA 110 in LA you need a transponder to use the carpool lane(s). If you have the transponder and 2 or more people in the car it is free (without the transponder you are subject to getting a hefty fine $$$$$), if there is only one in the car you can still use the carpool lane but are charged a fee. Just another way for the city to generate additional revenue streams in roads built with taxpayer dollars.
Hi, Scott. Before I reprogrammed Georgette to not direct me onto the toll roads and carpool lanes, she sent me onto this freeway, on a car pool only entrance. I was coming home from the LA Auto show. It was hard to understand how it worked so I sneaked out of that lane before I hit the barriers that locked you in. I later found out that the fines didn't start until about two days after I was Shanghaied into that lane.
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I found a good way to frustrate Ms. Mystery (my GPS). Two years ago, I was returning home from Ohio and was on a US highway in Indiana that was being upgraded to four-lane divided. The new road was approximately 800 yards from the original road bed . . . and Ms. Mystery couldn't figure out why I insisted upon driving on an "Unmarked/Unknown" road. Ms. Mystery recalculated about once every five minutes. . . . .This went on for 24 miles until we were re-routed onto the original road.

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Hi, due to the extreme cost of motor vehicle fuel in California, we are taking another trip without our Airstream. Just kidding, sort-of. We are soon to be floating from country to country on another Cruise Ship. This will be our cruise number two. And since this, not a random trip, and will be without our trailer, the question is: Do you want to read and see pictures of cruise number two?
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