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Old 11-27-2014, 11:12 AM   #57
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I quite often run 2 GPS's on trips. Not so much to find my way, but for the entertainment value. It is so much fun to listen to them argue as to the correct route even when set to the same route options.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:22 AM   #58
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I quite often run 2 GPS's on trips. Not so much to find my way, but for the entertainment value. It is so much fun to listen to them argue as to the correct route even when set to the same route options.
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Now that's a great idea!!!


However my wife and I do that already (argue about where to turn). I do not believe we are set to the same options, though.

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Old 11-27-2014, 07:02 PM   #59
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I'd like to try the Garmin 760 series for trucks and RVs. My Garmin takes me and my 34 footer on roads where my long trailer and I struggle. I sometimes don't want to go the shortest way, or the fastest way. I want to go the safest way with my long trailer.

My Super Duty navigation system is a PITA. Clumsy on touch, clumsy on voice. My Garmin is easier to use and more accurate.

If you are going to use your navigation device for pulling your Airstream, get the truckers and RV option. I'm going to.

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Old 11-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #60
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Having long ago gotten accustomed to the quirks of my GPS units, my trip planning goes like this:
1 - Check the Allstays app on my tablet for low clearances.
2 - Having confirmed that there are no underpasses or tunnels to avoid, I plot my route on Google Maps, which gives me the option of click-and-drag to change my route.
3 - Having plotted my route, I determine which waypoints I need to enter into my GPS to take me along that route.
4 - I enter those waypoints into my Garmin. If I need more waypoints than the Garmin will handle along one route, I plot my course to the next fuel stop, and at the fuel stop I enter the waypoints for the next leg of the trip.

Takes a bit of extra effort up-front to do it that way, but when I do, my Garmin tells me exactly where I want to go, not where it thinks I should go!
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:15 PM   #61
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Female gadget geek...... That is nicer than some names which have been thrown my way😇
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #62
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We are dinosaurs, and we don't need a cell phone. We have On Star for emergencies and 30 min of emergency phone ( Onstar ) which is better than most cell phones ,and 2 Garmins.
Good old Nuvi for traveling and GPS Map 62 for caching
My wife has a visual impairment and maps are no good, and cellphone displays are too small so the Garmin is perfect so she can see where we are going, what's all around us and what we want to find.
It makes for a great partnership on the road.


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Old 11-27-2014, 09:29 PM   #63
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Female gadget geek...... That is nicer than some names which have been thrown my way��
That might not sound all the great on the surface, and coming from someone of consequence it might be of questionable value. However, that's a high level compliment from a dedicated gadget geek like me.

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I just copied and pasted yours.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #64
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Trying to Decide On A Portable GPS. Your thoughts?

If you want to see some other geek stuff..... Or handy woman stuff...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f514/2015-serenity-modifications-128265.html

Look at the entire thread.
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If you want to see some other geek stuff..... Or handy woman stuff...
2015 Serenity Modifications - Airstream Forums

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Very impressive work, not to mention the ideas in the first place.

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If you want something to talk to you Verizon's VZNavigator is not too bad, although I don't care for its graphic display.. I used it one time when my Garmin lost all its voices in an upgrade error, and it didn't discover it until it was too late. So I watched the maps on the Garmin GPS and listened to the lady in the Verizon phone tell me where to go.

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