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Old 05-28-2014, 01:10 PM   #29
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I usually try to validate my route with either mapquest, the maps on my phone, or google earth. I have had too many wrong directions from the GPS.
Yep, a GPS is a tool, nothing more. I use a Truckers Road Atlas and/or MapQuest to verify where I'm going before I even turn on the GPS. Then I enter the address into the GPS and look to see if it designates the same route.
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sometimes just hitting the " - " symbol on the screen gives you more of a view of what's ahead. We learned that a couple months ago as we went down a dead end.............. and had to do the same as the previous posters!!
AND what about vertical clearance????? we just about took the top off the MH following directions. Saw the 11'8" max ht sign on train trestle just in time on the same trip.
Next GPS will have "height restriction" feature...................
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sometimes just hitting the " - " symbol on the screen gives you more of a view of what's ahead. We learned that a couple months ago as we went down a dead end.............. and had to do the same as the previous posters!!
AND what about vertical clearance????? we just about took the top off the MH following directions. Saw the 11'8" max ht sign on train trestle just in time on the same trip.
Next GPS will have "height restriction" feature...................

Doesn't it return to the normally close-up view after a few seconds? I think mine does. Tried it a while back to get the bigger picture, and by the time I looked down for another peek, it had returned to the close view. I don't have the whiz-bang latest Garmin, so possibly I'm not not addressing a current problem.

As to the overhead clearance thing ... gives me a lot of angst too. There is a nasty low clearance RR trestle south of the Escapees Raccoon Valley park. Only safe way to get to that park is from the north. We drove the toad out on a jaunt to the south and came to that low trestle. There were signs of broken air conditioner covers, vent fan covers and assorted plastic on both sides of that thing. Besides that the road is an "S" turn at the trestle. Wish I had taken a photo of the RV parts on the roadside.


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In our early days RVING ,we went down "Township roads, county."roads
That were abandoned! We don't blindly trust the GPS today.
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and hey, I've BACKED down a road like that after taking the toad off. I'm just glad im not alone!

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Yes, I am new to the forum. Seems like its a very active site. I have found a lot of good information, and some humor. Should be a fun place to visit regularly
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Yes, I am new to the forum. Seems like its a very active site. I have found a lot of good information, and some humor. Should be a fun place to visit regularly

Welcome. It is indeed a place of laughs and wealth of information.


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