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Old 07-24-2006, 05:15 PM   #15
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Doris, I did a write up on the Garmin c330 down in RV Systems and Tech "Life is simple" it may help you. Wife uses it to get to friends house and didn't get lost.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:29 PM   #16
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I always carry a laptop with me in my MH. I guess I could get GPS software and antenna but I find I use my GPS in my car more than the MH. I just stick the suction cup to the windshield and off I go. I use it to find all kinds of places in the bay area.

Good luck on your search.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:11 AM   #17
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Just picked up the TomTom 510. It is v e r y easy to use which is important for my tech-shy navigator and it has voice directions so you don't have to watch it. This model has a fairly large screen and is moderately priced.

I had intended to use the lap top but the screen is invisible in anything like direct sunlight, even shaded.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:10 AM   #18
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That's great Jim, and maybe that will be the way for us to go, for the few times we would prob use it.
Glad to hear you are joining us at Association Island. Be sure to go to the NorEasters site and "sign in"! Let me know if you are going on the cruise, your site number and length of stay. It will be good to see you guys again. And you'll be happy to know I have wifi on my computer now, so I won't be waking you, to use yours LOL!
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jrcnlc:
doris we will be up at association island an can give you demo on delorme gps that we use in truck with laptop jim </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:31 AM   #19
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I personnaly would rather have a dedicated GPS then have to rum my expensive lap top for all those hrs.

New Garmin c330 $374 Link Here
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Old 07-30-2006, 12:38 PM   #20
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I wonder why my last post was edited and an addy deleted.
Again in an effort to educate the room and to save our members a few bucks, and not outing our supporters, here's the best deal I found for the Garmin c330, delivered to your door <span class="ev_code_RED">$379.49</span> www.buydig.com

Hey Brad can anyone do the link thingy?
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Hey Hakbar Daddy, check your PM's....Brad sent you an explanation and all is well...
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Thanks Bro, I saw it. I wasn't sure what was going on is all. Peace, Love, and Happiness
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I have been watching this thread, and have not posted yet but thought I would add something for thought.

It seems there are some places out there that when you look up their names, have a GPS coordinates listed instead of an address, I have been searching for a GPS that I can use both in the Truck and on the Gold wing. It seems the 2610 and 2620 both have the ability to just put in a latitude and longitude and you are all set. My hand held dose it, but it dose not have a big enough screen to see on the bike. Just my input.

PS our little handheld Legend worked great in the truck on this trip as Cheri could look at it as I drove, Rusty and I sure could of used one when we were going to the Dragon in TN on the motor cycles.
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Use Microsoft Streets and Trips with the Laptop. Show nearby places helped greatly with finding campgrounds for one night stops. They pop up with the street address and phone number. Larger screen is easier to read also. Cost was a factor $500 laptop and $95 GPS Software or $679 TomTom. We wanted to get an inexpensive laptop for use in the motorehome and we wanted a GPS so we shopped around for a laptop with a decent rebate and found that you could get a name brand such as a Toshiba Wide Screen with TrueBright in the $500 range. Check out Office Depot and Circuit City and you should be able to find something less costly then the wholesale clubs however for the GPS software the wholesale clubs were cheaper then the Office/Computer stores.

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Question, which GPS has mapping that shows the rest areas along interstate higways?

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My Garmin Streetpilot 2620 will show upcoming exits with rest areas, picnic areas and parking areas. Can't comment on others.

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If you are using a laptop computer, my recommendation is ALK Technologies program called CoPilot Live 9 Laptop. It specifically targets RV owners because it denotes clearances less than 12'6" AND Propane restrictions. It is pricey at $199 WITHOUT a GPS receiver ($299 with). but if you have an older Streets & Trips or Delorme etc, they knock off $100, so not too bad. In Maine last summer, it saved my Satellite Dish! Worth every penny

Check out their website here: http://www.alk.com/copilot/laptop_features.asp
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Doris,
I just purchased a Garmin NUVI ( the one avertized buy the Chinese BB player). I had several other Garmin in the past and this is by far the mose user friendly and full featured one yet. The screen is easy to see and touch usable. The unit cost $899.00 but worth every penny. Yoy can get them online for less, but I wasn't sure what I wanted when I bought mine. Demo it to you @ AI.
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