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Old 05-04-2016, 09:24 PM   #54139
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Your 1000 mile hops, Carl are three days travel for me.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:27 PM   #54140
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Annie took a few pics today.
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Carl... I used to use that when I had the fruit phone. Hadn't thought to look for it on droid.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:34 PM   #54142
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One of the reasons I refuse to use one of them blankety blank things. Another reason is I don't care for anyone else telling me where to go. I navigate using Google Maps satellite view. It has only failed me once and even that was minor.
Aw come on Barb! You know everyone tells you were to go and have you to be happy to be on your way.
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Carl, how does Waze get updated? Every one texting a car is on the side of the road?

Hmmm! I'll stick with the Garman 760
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:36 PM   #54144
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Your 1000 mile hops, Carl are three days travel for me.
That's really not too shabby Possum. I put together a spreadsheet to calc hours to drive a certain distance with lots of calculations and 1,000 miles looks like below. It would take me 9 hours of driving a day (including breaks) to make that in 3 days. Maybe a wee bit quicker if I could keep my average a bit better than 47, perhaps 52 tops. But that'd still only get me down to 8 hours a day.
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Carl, how does Waze get updated? Every one texting a car is on the side of the road?

Hmmm! I'll stick with the Garman 760
That's pretty much how it works. The interface is really easy to use as you don't "type" anything, just click big icons. I have an older 760 Garmin that had the traffic option but I can't imagine it being anywhere near as accurate as Waze. It's a crowd-sourcing type application, meaning, it's all the users that make it work as well as it does.

I'm not saying it's the end-all solution, for one, it has no clue I'm driving a 40 foot, 12 1/2 foot tall box. It'd route me to a 8 1/2 foot tunnel in a second But that's not how I use it in the RV, it's just in map mode for the most part. I wouldn't trust it routing me around a city or backroads while in the RV. Car yes, RV no.
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Your 1000 mile hops, Carl are three days travel for me.
More like 4 or 5 for us lately. OK, maybe a week. We're having too much fun to waste the day driving.
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That's pretty much how it works. The interface is really easy to use as you don't "type" anything, just click big icons. I have an older 760 Garmin that had the traffic option but I can't imagine it being anywhere near as accurate as Waze. It's a crowd-sourcing type application, meaning, it's all the users that make it work as well as it does.

I'm not saying it's the end-all solution, for one, it has no clue I'm driving a 40 foot, 12 1/2 foot tall box. It'd route me to a 8 1/2 foot tunnel in a second But that's not how I use it in the RV, it's just in map mode for the most part. I wouldn't trust it routing me around a city or backroads while in the RV. Car yes, RV no.
So that's why everyone is texting and driving.
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Aw come on Barb! You know everyone tells you were to go and have you to be happy to be on your way.
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That's really not too shabby Possum. I put together a spreadsheet to calc hours to drive a certain distance with lots of calculations and 1,000 miles looks like below. It would take me 9 hours of driving a day (including breaks) to make that in 3 days. Maybe a wee bit quicker if I could keep my average a bit better than 47, perhaps 52 tops. But that'd still only get me down to 8 hours a day.
Has anyone ever suggested that you might be over thinking this a tiny bit, Carl?
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So that's why everyone is texting and driving.
The interface is no more distracting than changing your heater settings or futzing with your radio or picking up your cuppa whatever, etc. It's not like texting at all, it does not require an eye focus like texting.

An example - if it hasn't already told you there is a vehicle parked on the shoulder 1/2 mile ahead of time (far enough you're not likely to see it), by the time you do see it (probably 1/3 of a mile), you can then say, oh, I'll report this. You click a button, it shows more buttons, you click the next button and then one more and the report is done. There is no rush to do each button quickly (similar to changing radio settings) and by the time that 1/3 of a mile goes by, whether you reported it or not doesn't much matter. Waze somehow gets the location more accurate by multiple users or some magical algorithm, no clue, I just know it works.

And I will say this, not that I'm speeding or anything, the ability for it to report where the police are beats even the old days when everyone had a CB. It's uncanny how accurate it is. I've rarely been surprised to see a police car somewhere that Waze hasn't already told me about.

If you've never used it, just try it in map mode, you'll be amazed how much it knows about what's going on with the road directly in front of you and even further ahead.
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Has anyone ever suggested that you might be over thinking this a tiny bit, Carl?
LOL, perhaps. That's funny. I guess in my current situation I would like to quickly see how much, how long, etc. any thought of any trip would be. If I was full-timing and/or retired, I would not require this level of trip planning because I'd get there when I got there. But for today, being able to say, OK, Lincoln City OR, how long per day do I need to drive to get there and how much vacation time will that be. It's useful for 500+ mile trips. Anything under that it's not programmed well to handle and sometimes you get negative breaks which I have no idea what that means

Well, I did find another good use for it - my BIL thought he'd ride his Harley trike to Ruskin (1400 miles) later this month. After I stopped laughing, I said, you must be joking (he has a lot of medical issues at the moment which are quite disabling in nature) and he kept going on how he'd make it in 4 days or whatever. So I plugged in the numbers and sent him and my sister a picture of what he'd have to do in order to even get there in 5 days and I think the trip is off for now. They'll just take the car
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Hi Mel. Hi Kate!!
The big day approaches. So exited for you both. Keep the Com channel open. Inquiring Mutants Wanna Know. (IMWK).
Has anyone heard from Mel/Kate re: their new ride?
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