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Old 05-04-2016, 09:49 PM   #54153
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The GPS in the CR-V is great and RV760 Garmin is beyond great. I especially like the traffic notifications, speed limit change ahead, Sharp turn 1 mile ahead from the Garmin. I would not be without them.

I do the things you do as well but these new fangled buggy whips are great.

The other side of the coin is you are telling it where you want to go. I gives you directions. It can't make you go anywhere you don't want to...
It may get you there, eventually, but does it take you the best way? I guess I have ridden with too many friends who argue with the stupid things about every 5 miles to feel comfortable giving my life, my home, my furkids and Smarty over to one. It could be you have newer models or better units. But then again I have been looking at a LOT of Oregon campground websites lately and a surprising number have "DON'T trust GPS to get you here" clearly printed on the homepage. I believe Catherine's Landing is one.

I'm glad yours work well for you. I think I'll stay with Google maps with the sound muted for now. My Dad used to entertain me on long car trips by handing me the Gulf Oil paper map and having me find cities, highways and as I got older routes.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:49 PM   #54154
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Saw a few of the sites in Gallup today.

Wayne - tell Earlene we say one of the murals on town. They have construction going on around old town - streets with detours, streets turned into 1 way... Barb - the GPS was worthless for directions but great as an interactive street map! And from the hill I could see a church in the distance. Annie loves to visit churches.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:08 PM   #54155
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It may get you there, eventually, but does it take you the best way? I guess I have ridden with too many friends who argue with the stupid things about every 5 miles to feel comfortable giving my life, my home, my furkids and Smarty over to one. It could be you have newer models or better units. But then again I have been looking at a LOT of Oregon campground websites lately and a surprising number have "DON'T trust GPS to get you here" clearly printed on the homepage. I believe Catherine's Landing is one.

I'm glad yours work well for you. I think I'll stay with Google maps with the sound muted for now. My Dad used to entertain me on long car trips by handing me the Gulf Oil paper map and having me find cities, highways and as I got older routes.
I started using Waze. It runs on IOS devices, perhaps Androids as well (probably). I find it the most informative of all these tools because 1) thousands and thousands of people also run it, feeding the data and 2) it's smart enough to suggest alternative routes to get around traffic problems, even if it jumps you one or two exits around the problem. It's a really smart app and you can use it like a GPS with it telling you turn by turn or you can just leave it in map mode and it will just alert you to road issues.

For example, it tells me when there's a vehicle stopped by the side of the road, where police are, road hazards, all with 1/2 mile warning marks. The first few times I used it I didn't like it much but after these longer trips I've taken, I find it very helpful. The only downside is it won't route anything over 1,000 miles, so you have to do short hops with it if you're going long distance.

One other comment, I use it in GPS mode a lot but if I don't like what it wants me to do I just ignore it and continue on my way. It'll recalc and adjust to those actions and then move along as I wanted to.
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Your 1000 mile hops, Carl are three days travel for me.
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Annie took a few pics today.
You can check out any time you want....
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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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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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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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