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Old 01-11-2018, 11:42 AM   #8947
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Jealous much? Haha you spend that money every year for a new one. I have used atlases enough in my life to know that a 2017 truckers atlas is perfectly acceptable for a RVer. My concern was low bridges and weight restricted roads and other info not likely to change in the months between the 2017 and 2018 published dates or years from now because newer roads are less likely to have those issues.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:29 PM   #8948
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Let's get back on topic folks & stop the personal sniping. That's not allowed.

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:24 AM   #8949
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Jealous much? Haha you spend that money every year for a new one. I have used atlases enough in my life to know that a 2017 truckers atlas is perfectly acceptable for a RVer. My concern was low bridges and weight restricted roads and other info not likely to change in the months between the 2017 and 2018 published dates or years from now because newer roads are less likely to have those issues.
Jealous yea right. Over 10 bucks?? Maps are obsolete anyway. My truckers Garmin warns me of low bridges, dangerous curves or other hazards like construction zones and speed limits. Show me a map that does that.
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Maps are good for planning and also to quickly look a ways ahead on your planned route, while you're underway. Using the GPS to do that, by yourself while underway, is downright dangerous. Plus, if your GPS suddenly dies or forgets where you were heading (Garmin are known for that) you're screwed if you put all your eggs in one basket.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:32 AM   #8951
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Hey Cooperhawk, curious why you want to monitor the compartments and which ones.
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I put one in the wet bay and two of the storage compartments. I keep paints and such in them and would rather they not freeze. I also put one outside to monitor that temp as well. So far we have been okay but we travel in some pretty cold temps at times.

Just a precaution is all.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:27 PM   #8952
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Maps are good for planning and also to quickly look a ways ahead on your planned route, while you're underway. Using the GPS to do that, by yourself while underway, is downright dangerous. Plus, if your GPS suddenly dies or forgets where you were heading (Garmin are known for that) you're screwed if you put all your eggs in one basket.
+1 I have a truckers GPS. I find it lacking and often picks routes that are very puzzling as to why you would want to go around your elbow to get to your backside. It is up to date as far as maps are concerned.

Having been in VA with no cell data to use for google maps and at the time no stand alone GPS I will never be without a paper map. Im glad we were in the car the number of times we had to turn around.

Its also really challenging to hone in on what cities or roads are around you on the gps or google maps. Its nice to be able to not interrupt the navigation while trying to find the city between here and there you might want to stop at.
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Insight to were you grabbed the 12v in the slide.
I grabbed power in the console beside the passenger seat. There were a couple empty slots for switches and an empty power wire.

It runs down under the coach, into the bays, back to the back of the kitchen and then to the front of the slide where the wiring for the awning power goes out.

We have the lights in the awning separate from the lights under the awning and slide.
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I grabbed power in the console beside the passenger seat. There were a couple empty slots for switches and an empty power wire.

It runs down under the coach, into the bays, back to the back of the kitchen and then to the front of the slide where the wiring for the awning power goes out.

We have the lights in the awning separate from the lights under the awning and slide.


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A Bluetooth propane tank gas level monitor for my extend a stay tank. Hopefully no more running out at 3 am.

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A Bluetooth propane tank gas level monitor for my extend a stay tank. Hopefully no more running out at 3 am.

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No fun in that. Where's your adventure?
We're parked in the desert near Quartzsite. Adventure abounds out here. I'm a spoiled, I guess. Waking up to 45* temps to change propane tanks while the coyotes watch makes it hard to go back to sleep.
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Maps in the Western States .... Google off-line map

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+1 I have a truckers GPS. I find it lacking and often picks routes that are very puzzling as to why you would want to go around your elbow to get to your backside. It is up to date as far as maps are concerned.

Having been in VA with no cell data to use for google maps and at the time no stand alone GPS I will never be without a paper map. Im glad we were in the car the number of times we had to turn around.

Its also really challenging to hone in on what cities or roads are around you on the gps or google maps. Its nice to be able to not interrupt the navigation while trying to find the city between here and there you might want to stop at.
Even with both AT&T and Verizon handy, we are often without cell service for half of a 7 hour drive in the western states. So we keep an old map book handy. But, handier yet is Google Maps off-line capability. One can download a sizeable area and save it and Google Maps will use it instead of data. The look and feel is no different. I think the limit is a 100 mile radius so it's a good idea to update the off-line map when you have cell service if you are in an area where cell service is intermittent.
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