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Old 09-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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GPS map upgrade

Understand that neither Forest River nor Magnadyne supply map updates, and that upgrading is a pain. I had RV in for warranty work, advising them that GPS was complaining about outdated maps, and requesting them to update the maps. Sure they said. They didn't, they upgraded the operating system and said that they couldn't do maps. That's the gripe. The question is, can a camera memory card be used to download the maps allowing me to slide the radio out, swap the cards, and slide it back in; or do I need to remove the existing map card and use it to download?
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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I've given up on the Magnadyne GPS.
It's just a inferior system "when" it works.
I don't bother anymore & just use my Garmin.
I'm a happy camper again......
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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I agree and I can use the GPS in my toad as well!
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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One of my biggest compaints with the Magnadyne GPS is the view angle from the drivers seat! I am so used to my Garmin being easy to see/read. Just my 2 cents!
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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Understand that neither Forest River nor Magnadyne supply map updates, and that upgrading is a pain. I had RV in for warranty work, advising them that GPS was complaining about outdated maps, and requesting them to update the maps. Sure they said. They didn't, they upgraded the operating system and said that they couldn't do maps. That's the gripe. The question is, can a camera memory card be used to download the maps allowing me to slide the radio out, swap the cards, and slide it back in; or do I need to remove the existing map card and use it to download?
I am in the process of updating my maps. You need to use the card that is in the unit. On naviextras.com there is a software tool that you use to update. It asks you to connect your GPS to the computer. When you connect the SD card from your Magnadyne it recognizes that the GPS unit is "connected". Then you can proceed with the update. Also the software prompts you to do a backup before proceeding and it backs up to your computer. Also has a restore tool built into it.

Will let you know how it goes when I finish. Looks like it will take about 30 minutes to download all the files.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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I am in the process of updating my maps. You need to use the card that is in the unit. On naviextras.com there is a software tool that you use to update. It asks you to connect your GPS to the computer. When you connect the SD card from your Magnadyne it recognizes that the GPS unit is "connected". Then you can proceed with the update. Also the software prompts you to do a backup before proceeding and it backs up to your computer. Also has a restore tool built into it.

Will let you know how it goes when I finish. Looks like it will take about 30 minutes to download all the files.
How much does an update cost?
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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The update went well. Took about an hour overall. There are several options for updates--one time, one year (several updates), updating points of interest, etc. I spent $70 for one update and updates of poi.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #8
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Two years of updates buys a new GPS with lifetime free updates that are much simpler
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:16 AM   #9
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True, but I really prefer an in-dash system. This update will last me a couple of years then I will likely replace the whole Magnadyne with something better.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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Sigh - If the Magnadyne was only a GPS, it'd be gone; but it does so many other things - still... The 'years worth of updates but no more than quarterly' carries the caviot 'but not necessarily quarterly. Now nearly 4th qrtr of this year and last update was first quarter. Sounds like consensus is that Garmin is best. It worked on the boat; never got lost.
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