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Old 07-10-2013, 10:31 AM   #1009
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The only problem we have with our navigation system is sometimes the paper tears where it is folded and I have to put some Scotch tape on it (batteries not included).

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I set my GPS on the Brittish mode.. she has a lovely voice, is very polite and never yells... try that... gail
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:29 PM   #1011
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I set my GPS on the Brittish mode.. she has a lovely voice, is very polite and never yells... try that... gail
You can give her or him any voice you wish, but it won't make him or her one bit smarter.

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #1012
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:47 PM   #1013
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Salem to Red Bluff.

Hi, today we drove from Salem, Oregon to Red Bluff, California. It hit 101 degrees today. As soon as my trailer was in place, we turned the air conditioner on full blast. Poor Boo-Boo was cooking. [in our trailer] Guess where I'm at right now. No, not the laundry room, but the Club House. Super nice camp ground, [Durango RV resort] but same ole crappy WIFI. Georgette was nice today and we did what she told us to do except for gas stations and rest stops, but she got over it. On her set-up I checked everything except for highways. No "U" turns, No car pool lanes, [HOV] No toll roads, No bitching.... That wasn't one of the choices, but there was at least one more that I can't remember without going back into the system. Oh, and we stopped at a few rest stops where there were no bums with card board signs. [too many now days]
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #1014
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Hi, we are not home yet, but pretty close. One more over night stop off for the final tank flush before we get home, because I can't do it at home.

Problems with my Lincoln: Drinks too much.

Problems with my Safari: Bathroom vent fan quit for 1/2 day. It's done this before. Possible dead spot on the motor. One ceiling light bulb burned out.

That's all, so we are happy.

Hoping this heat wave is over by time we get home.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:58 PM   #1015
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The only problem we have with our navigation system is sometimes the paper tears where it is folded and I have to put some Scotch tape on it (batteries not included).

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Hi, that's an ancient style of GPS that you have Gene. Bet you have a Smart phone. We have a pretty good GPS, but we use dumb phones.
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Hi, that's an ancient style of GPS that you have Gene. Bet you have a Smart phone. We have a pretty good GPS, but we use dumb phones.
One interesting thing our new GPS does:

It connects to my smart phone via Bluetooth. It uses that connection to communicate with a Garmin App on the phone that accesses the internet and relays information to the GPS. One thing that it sends to the GPS is data to allow the GPS to plot real time weather radar on the GPS map. It helped us to avoid some severe thunderstorms in Nebraska in June.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:05 AM   #1017
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No smart phones either—one dumb phone between us. But 2 laptops (Barb just got the smallest Mac Air) and one iPad. With Verizon I can get a map on the iPad and watch a blue dot (us) go down the highway. None of this berates us or recalculates.

Bob, did you get a chance to look at houses in Oregon?

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Bob & Lee's random trip.

For some reason it doesn't seem as bad when the GPS scolds with an Australian accent. We have named our GPS Delores, and she had had to accept that I am a Wrong-Way-Corrigan . . . I am terrible at determining my direction of travel so thought that GPS would help . . . I never feel as totally lost as I could before, but it is still a rare trip when I don't hear "turn missed . . . recalculating" from Delores. The only time that she became extremely unhappy was when we were directed from the old main highway onto the newly completed 40 mile by-pass route . . . forty miles of "you are not on any marked road" . . . . "turn around and return to last known road" . . . "recalculating" . . . . . "approaching river no bridge or ferry indicated" . . . .

The new road had only been open for 24-hours and Delores' map files were more than two years old so I can't blame her for not knowing about the new road.

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For some reason it doesn't seem as bad when the GPS scolds with an Australian accent. We have named our GPS Delores, and she had had to accept that I am a Wrong-Way-Corrigan . . . I am terrible at determining my direction of travel so thought that GPS would help . . . I never feel as totally lost as I could before, but it is still a rare trip when I don't hear "turn missed . . . recalculating" from Delores. The only time that she became extremely unhappy was when we were directed from the old main highway onto the newly completed 40 mile by-pass route . . . forty miles of "you are not on any marked road" . . . . "turn around and return to last known road" . . . "recalculating" . . . . . "approaching river no bridge or ferry indicated" . . . .

The new road had only been open for 24-hours and Delores' map files were more than two years old so I can't blame her for not knowing about the new road.

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Lost my WIFI.

Hi, last night I lost my WIFI because the young person had to lock up the Club House at 10:00 PM. We left Red Bluff this morning and made it to Bakersfield RV resort. I asked for a place close to the man buildings so I could get WIFI. The young girl told me that their system has been updated, and so far it works great. Actually better than any place we have been to yet. I didn't count the poles, but they are in the camp ground at about every ten spaces. The poles have sensors [or whatever they are called] for the WIFI system. I will try to get a few pictures of them. We stayed in our trailer because it was 100 degrees out there today.


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Hi, last night I lost my WIFI because the young person had to lock up the Club House at 10:00 PM. We left Red Bluff this morning and made it to Bakersfield RV resort. I asked for a place close to the man buildings so I could get WIFI. The young girl told me that their system has been updated, and so far it works great. Actually better than any place we have been to yet. I didn't count the poles, but they are in the camp ground at about every ten spaces. The poles have sensors [or whatever they are called] for the WIFI system. I will try to get a few pictures of them. We stayed in our trailer because it was 100 degrees out there today.


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Hi, here is why the WIFI works in this camp ground. Also Boo-Boo sleeping while I'm driving.
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One down and many more campgrounds to go in order to have decent Wi-Fi. I guess you could post this victory in modern technology to your other thread, when will they ever get it right (I am paraphrasing here and may not have gotten the title right myself).

You had another opportunity, at 100 degrees, to test out the efficacy of you A/C. You must be home by now.
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