Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-31-2015, 03:25 PM   #1737
Senior Member
 
rvpopeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: I yam where I yam
Posts: 712
Woah , repairing a Genny! Steady Now!

I pick my route with the paper maps , THEN "try" to get the GPS to program that same route , so I can have the voice guidance working while I concentrate on driving,,,,,,,sometimes it will , mostly it throws a fit.
I'm almost to the point of not trying anymore..rather spend the time with a frosty one....

The next time I go by DeLorme HQ , I'll try to stop and take a video of the globe spinning
__________________

__________________
rvpopeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-31-2015, 04:19 PM   #1738
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,842
Popeye, maybe I'm one of the lucky ones but I've had very good luck with my GPS unit, I will admit that it sends me out of the way sometimes but it has always got me there. Several yrs ago I was traveling in a area that I was not real sure of, I hit a patch of ice coming out of a turn and it flipped me sideways, as I was sliding I remember the GPS saying recalculating, recalculating several times, nothing bad happened I straightened up and kept going it just made me laugh, I certainly knew I was not headed in the right direction . That would be cool to see the globe that you mentioned. Have a great night.
__________________

__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 04:46 PM   #1739
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,800
Terry,
Yeppers, I've got it nailed, both mowers done this morning, went grocery shopping and played shuffleboard after lunch. now getting ready for game night. Tomorrow, wash the truck and then make our reservations for our June stay in N.E. Ohio,. Maybe even take the reel mower and cut the grass beside the unit. Busy, Busy, lol.
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 07:00 PM   #1740
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,842
Frank, now there is no excuse you can't keep up with the grass . Gotta keep that truck clean. Take care, have a great night.
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2015, 08:54 PM   #1741
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Posts: 995
One other gps program you should look at is CoPilot at https://copilotgps.com/us/personal/
or down load from the
The big benefit that I see is you can download the maps ahead of time and save data usage also you have maps if you can't get a GPS signal. We used it last summer and I thought it did a really good job. I have it on the phones and on a tablet. I may try putting it on my laptop.
Bill
__________________
2003 Bounder 38N
5.9 Cummins 3000MH Allison Trans.
Towing a 2014 Honda CRV with a Blue Ox tow bar.
WILDEBILL308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 09:40 AM   #1742
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8,206
Morning everyone. Happy April Fools.

Mother nature is giving it to us today. 30 - 40 mph winds and 2 - 4 inches of wet snow. Not a joke. Good day to stay inside.

I have been using Garmin GPS for years. Do not agree with the route sometimes but it will always get me to the point I input. Have to be really careful of the settings. I talked to Garmin tech about the routing logic. I had selected no tolls and on a simple trip it re-routed me 1300 miles to avoid a toll bridge. Also I have found if you have checked avoid gravel roads (for motorcycle) it will take you miles out of the way even though the road in front of you has cold mix on it. Also have to make sure the information is up to date but that is beyond our controll. We had some construction a few years ago with a 30 mph speed limit. The GPS still thinks it is 30 even though the construction is done and the speed limit is now 65. And that has the latest maps.

Anyway happy April Fools. Hope the tricks that are out there are clever.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 10:27 AM   #1743
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,842
Good Morning, Bill, thanks for the input! Gordon, it sounds like mother nature is playing an April fools joke on you, yuck that's a messy one too . The Garman is what I've been using also for yrs. mostly on the bikes. April 1st 2014 is when I officially retired . So I've been retired for a year . Have a great day all.
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 02:49 PM   #1744
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,800
Gordon,
Tough April fool's day joke from Mother Nature.
Bill,
I have had more bad luck with GPS than good, so I don't use them, I usually just use the atlas and Yahoo maps, have had better luck with them.
Terry,
Glad that you have been retired for a year, March 23, 2013 was my retirement date(I think). Now all you have to do is get Eleanor retired so you can get out of the cold and enjoy that bike of yours, not to mention the TH.
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 03:00 PM   #1745
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,842
Hi Frank, that's the plan, it'll take a couple more yrs, so I can get all my projects done before, (are they ever done?) I have stopped buying any more projects so I guess there may be an end. Leg was giving me fits today so I took the day off, supposed to be nice tomorrow so I'll giver h_ _ _ then.
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 06:38 PM   #1746
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,800
Terry,
The projects never end, even with no house or shop the RV or the truck or the car or bike always need something done or you find something to add or delete. But it usually keeps us out of trouble.
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 06:50 PM   #1747
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8,206
Yup - you will always find something to do.

While at the RV resort I have led the laying of 17 pallets of foot square patio stones (170 bricks a pallet), built or helped build 4 sheds, prepare the monthly calendar for the activities, write the park newsletter and print tickets for the activities.

Just seems like I cannot walk by something that is happening without getting involved. Janet keeps telling me to relax and enjoy myself. Just seems I am too busy.
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 11:07 PM   #1748
Senior Member
 
rvpopeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: I yam where I yam
Posts: 712
I almost forgot , DeLorme also has a piece of software called Topo North America
now that's some serious mapping ,It was just on sale @30% off ($70) I missed it but next sale.......
__________________
rvpopeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2015, 11:29 PM   #1749
Senior Member
 
Old Car Nut's Avatar


 
Country Coach Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Snohomish WA
Posts: 969
I think I just found a new TOAD
__________________
Jay & Patty Executive Director Liberty Farms
County Coach Magna. Magna Carta "Maggie"
99 Jeep GC/05 SAAB 9-2x Aero (AKA Unicorn)
Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube
Old Car Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2015, 05:48 AM   #1750
bap
Senior Member
 
bap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,216
i want one also,,,thats kool..
i also think the projects we keep oursefs into are what keeps us alive and with purpous
i have seen way to many people retire and just lay down and die.....the way i see it if we have something to do today and tommarow we dont have time to die...i know i dont....lol
have a great day everyone ,,were hitting 75 today but cloudy and then colder by saterday,,but only for a day or 2 then back up....spring is springing here...
__________________

__________________
bap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« Goooodmorning!!! | - »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Complete RV Rebuild? an1m3n00b Class A Motorhome Discussions 42 01-26-2015 04:14 AM
Fire total loss Tim&Paula MH-General Discussions & Problems 30 09-14-2014 08:30 PM
Camping with a Total Length of 70ft coachmanrvr Class A Motorhome Discussions 37 09-03-2014 04:32 PM
73 Superior Rebuild wkratzer Class C Motorhome Discussions 0 06-04-2014 01:30 AM
Trailer vs 5th wheel total length? DumOleBob Travel Trailer Discussion 4 01-23-2014 10:01 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.