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Old 06-09-2019, 05:23 PM   #43
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On the map lock issue, I vaguely remember...

There's a trick to unlocking an installed map in BaseCamp on a Windows computer. It has to do with the lock file being installed on a different user's account, usually one with administrator privileges. Look for the "UnlockCodes.ucx" file and copy it to the same location for the user's account. Then restart BaseCamp.

I tried to find a link to the Web page where I discovered this trick, but failed. So, I could be way off. I do remember it was something simple, and I had to do it each time I downloaded a new map to the computer.

Having the map on the computer makes it easy and fast to plan trips. I don't download them to the GPSes until I've adjusted them to their final form.
There's not really any "trick" necessary. If you use Garmin Express to update your maps, which I use since my 760 is not WiFi enabled, then you just click on the Map Options link, and you'll find the command to download the map to your Basecamp application. Easy peasy.
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The "locked" maps problem occurs after downloading to a Windows computer using Garmin Express. If the map is "locked" it will not open on the computer. The method to which I referred unlocks the maps.

I suspect that if the computer account used for BaseCamp has Windows Administrator privileges, then the map-lock problem does not happen. It happens that on the computer I use for BaseCamp the user account does not have Windows Administrator privileges.
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Ah ok. I use my personal laptop for basecamp and updates so dont have that issue.
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For length?

What do you put in for the length? I have a 32SA so that's about 34' long. My Wranger is about 15' long. I figure about 2 feet for the extended tow bar. So do I put in 34' or 51'? 101" wide I get. Height is whatever it is. I forget but about 13'. But the length?
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Has anyone figured out the difference between the 770 and the 780? About to buy one. $100 more for the 780. And... you guys are importing .gox files from BaseCamp? Wasnít sure if that would work.
I ended up going with the 770. $100 is a $100 - and if the only difference is the 3D map, I donít use that, anyway. Iíve had Garmins for years. Most recently I have a Zumo 665 for motorcycle touring. Familiar with the units, I was able to set mine up in just a few minutes. Used it yesterday for the first time and loved it. More updates to come as I use the unit some more.
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I ended up going with the 770. $100 is a $100
Which is enough diesel to keep me going maybe 4 hours. To me that's not much. I'm trying to decide between the Garmin RV 780 and the big-bucks Kenwood DNX775RVS with a tablet "repeater" for my navigator/copilot (aka DW).
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Agreed. No issues so far, but only a 6 day trip under its belt. Taking a two week trip at the end of the month and going to put it thru all the tests I can. I'll update then.
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Which is enough diesel to keep me going maybe 4 hours. To me that's not much. I'm trying to decide between the Garmin RV 780 and the big-bucks Kenwood DNX775RVS with a tablet "repeater" for my navigator/copilot (aka DW).
Sounds interesting. What is a tablet repeater?
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Sounds interesting. What is a tablet repeater?
As it was described to me it is a tablet computer which can see and control the Kenwood including the navigation. However I'm now lead to believe there is nothing special about it; any iPad, iPhone or Android device should be able to download some Kenwood app and gain the ability.
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