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Old 06-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #15
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Interesting site!!!!

I have a Garmon and didn't know it was capable of this. Do you have a Garmon and know how to set this up on it?
I have a Tom-Tom. But the directions were very clear. I was impressed for the price and it already paid for itself 1000 times over by alerting me to the low clearance. Its a POIn add-on. The Garmin instructions are probably just as clear. Let me know how it goes, Thanks.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:35 AM   #16
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Russ,

Where in Jacksonville were you? I have a couple friends there with a TT and a 5er.
We had come out of the city off hwy 1 N...I have an aversion to bridges over water...so this was my option. we missed one turn and
i think we ended up on 17N(???) Not real positive but it was at the north end of the city. But thats a perfect reason for having the POI on your GPS. Sometimes you just take a wrong turn or want to go a different route. I can't say enough about how happy we were to being alerted. The really cool thing is, you set the alerts for the specific heights that would affect your rig. So to be safe I set for a foot over my height on down.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #17
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I have that program on an old TomTom GPS. It warns you about the low clearances and the price is right, BUT what they don't tell you is that it warns you when there's a low overpass within your preset distance, WHETHER IT'S ON YOUR ROUTE OR NOT! You can be on an interstate going through a large city and it will drive you crazy warning about low clearance on streets all around you! just my 2 cents.......
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Anyone know if the RVND 7710(?) has this feature? Either already intstalled, or installable.
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I have that program on an old TomTom GPS. It warns you about the low clearances and the price is right, BUT what they don't tell you is that it warns you when there's a low overpass within your preset distance, WHETHER IT'S ON YOUR ROUTE OR NOT! You can be on an interstate going through a large city and it will drive you crazy warning about low clearance on streets all around you! just my 2 cents.......
Ah ha! I have a few POIs loaded on my Garmin. With POIs, you can set a distance Alert. One is all the Harley Dealers in N.A. which I have set for 2 miles. The problem is, the alert goes off based on a line of site of 2 miles, has nothing to do with your route. This is fine for finding a dealer, but would certainly drive ya nuts looking for low clearence going down the interstate.

I have no need to install this, but if I did I would only use it on surface streets or 2 lanes.
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Anyone know if the RVND 7710(?) has this feature? Either already intstalled, or installable.
Your GPS supports POIs (points of interest) so the answer is yes, according to the add. Your manual will explaing how to load POIs.
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Russ,

Thanks so much. I will pass all this great info along.
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I did some checking (not with Garmin) however, this app says: "Compatible with all other Garmin models that support the Garmin POI Loader software."

Since this works off of POIs and not the OP system and the Zumo does support POIs which I do use, it seems this will work on the Zumo.
I've a Zumo also for my bike!!

Any chance you'll list the instructions - way to upload this - for a TOTAL non-tech??????????
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I've a Zumo also for my bike!!

Any chance you'll list the instructions - way to upload this - for a TOTAL non-tech??????????
It is so simple to dwonload/upload. The instructions are very easy to understand and follow. Go to this link.
http://www.lowclearances.com/amember/go.php?r=1827&i=l0">LowClearances.com</a>
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I've a Zumo also for my bike!!

Any chance you'll list the instructions - way to upload this - for a TOTAL non-tech??????????
Get that POI file from that site and save to hard drive.

Go to the below link and download the Garmin POI Loader program for your computer (Mac or Windows)

Garmin: POI Loader Software Update Collection

Install the POI Loader program.

Take the USB cord that came with your Zumo, plug it into the bottom of the Zumo and the other end into a USB port. Wait until the computer recognizes the Zumo, which may take a few minutes.

Start the POI Loader program. Read the first screen, then select Next. Now Select Garmin Device and click Next. From the pull down menu, you will see zumo 550 and a unit number, that is the GPS. If you have an SD memory card also, there will be another selection "Zumo" followed by a drive letter. If you have an SD card, select that for Device and click Next. Now select "install new POIs to your device, click Next. Now select the file location you downloaded the file to, select units for speed/distance and the last option select Manual, click Next.

The next screen check "this file contains proximity points" and "Alert when you get close to point, now select Distance for the Alert and click Next. You are done with this step. After unplugging the Zumo, it will restart and tell you it has found new data, just answer yes to import it. You are done.
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WOW!!!!!!!! Simple it's not. But with this level of instruction, even I may get this done.

THANKS!!!!!!!!!
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That's why you should know your height and watch the road signs.
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WOW!!!!!!!! Simple it's not. But with this level of instruction, even I may get this done.

THANKS!!!!!!!!!
Yes! Clyon51, That's the type of instruction some of us need.
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WOW!!!!!!!! Simple it's not. But with this level of instruction, even I may get this done.

THANKS!!!!!!!!!
You're welcome. I made one small mistake in those instructions. The POI Loader does not require you to install it. After you download it, it's ready to run as is. (PoiLoader.exe)

If you or anyone needs more help, feel free to PM me.
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