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Old 09-27-2007, 09:01 PM   #29
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Can it warn you about upcoming low overpasses?

I read recently that GPS is hot amongst theives now. Even if you don't leave it on the windshield they look for the suction cup ring stain and if they see that break in and hunt around for the GPS. The article recommends cleaning your windshield when you pull the GPS off.

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Been there - got my little Garmin stolen out of the Suburban this way. It was stored in the center console. The windshield did have the giveaway ring from the (illegal in CA) suction cup.
I replaced it with a Magellan unit, which so far I like better than the Garmin that was stolen. However, I use it seldom anymore, here in SoCal. I only use it when going to an unknown address, or when travelling far distances with the Airstream in tow.
The GPS ( named "Hannah" - it's a long story involving inappropriate material) did a fine job this summer on my trip from CA to Austin TX, and back via Albuquerque. It's just nice to see distance, time and have the next exit feature.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #30
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For whatever reason, my TomTom One is very accurate with regard to distance, arrival time, etc. Doesn't sound like thats the case with all.
Maybe TomTom just has to get used to our driving habits before he can predict the time accurately

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Old 09-28-2007, 12:01 PM   #31
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I have a Tom Tom 300 (older unit) and it still works fine. When I go off route it nags for a while, but if I select alt route it figures it out or I can wait for it to figure it out (more nags) on it's own.

It gets very confused when roads are moved. AZ-260 was redone in some areas over the past few year and will show that I am off the road. When it notices that I am getting close to the old road alignment it will shout out "Right Turn Ahead!". It catches me by surprise everytime it does it/
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:54 AM   #32
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It gets very confused when roads are moved. AZ-260 was redone in some areas over the past few year and will show that I am off the road. When it notices that I am getting close to the old road alignment it will shout out "Right Turn Ahead!". It catches me by surprise everytime it does it/__________________
"Mandy" likewise doesn't appreciate new road construction. If it's very extensive, I have to send her to her room for awhile. As someone alluded to earlier, I think my wife take some perverse pleasure when Mandy gets confused.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:47 AM   #33
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A couple of years ago the San Diego Union did a feature on the teams that actually drive the routes and record the info for MapQuest, Garmin, Tom-Tom, etc. It was implied that certain corporations help pay for the gas used by these teams to make sure the route passes certain retail establishments! I have a Garmin and it is great. Used it last week in Bountiful, Kaysville and Ogden UT. Never failed me.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:11 PM   #34
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Is the Magellan the only one that has the blue tooth and camp ground info?
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:04 PM   #35
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Is the Magellan the only one that has the blue tooth and camp ground info?
TomTom One V2 is blue tooth enabled and has campground info along the route.

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:39 AM   #36
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TomTom One V2 is blue tooth enabled and has campground info along the route.

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Thanks. I'll keep that one in mind, too, when I go sit on Santa's lap this year.
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TomTom One V2 is blue tooth enabled and has campground info along the route.

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Does the Tom Tom have AAA campground info?
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Does the Tom Tom have AAA campground info?
What about Good Sam campgrounds?
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