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Old 09-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #11
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Keep in mind that any indicated speed generated by a GPS device is not going to be accurate.
GPS speed is an indication of your horizontal rate of travel across the earth. If you are going down a very steep hill, your actual speed might be 90 mph, while GPS would show only 50 mph, for example. Only on flat, straight runs is your GPS indicated speed going to be close enough to call "accurate".
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #12
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I'd rather have the gps tell me I'm speeding than listen to the wife after receiving a ticket.

So true!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #13
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Those GPS systems that warn you of being over the speed limit are an adaptation of features built into GPS system for trucking industry. Get caught speeding driving a commercial vehicle and it's huge fines for the driver AND the company.

Not that big of a deal for joe average RV driver so turn up the warning setting on your GPS to 10 or 15mph over limit for warning criteria and you will be fine. I have this feature on my Rand McNally GPS and it is handy to warn me about speed limit changes. Like going from 55 to 45mph. Lots of times you don't see those signs and that is were people get busted for speeding. Doing 60 in a 45 is a no no even for cars.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #14
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I use a Belltronics speed device(radar/laser detector)for when I want to exercise the skinny pedal. I don't need no damn GPS yakkin' I'm going too fast.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:20 AM   #15
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I had to hide from view the GPS from my 6 year old in the back seat. He kept telling me I'm speeding and would wake up DW to then yell at me to slow down.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #16
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I find the main reason I use my GPS is so I can beat the "estimated arrival time"
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
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hope they dont see my hand held because the max speed says over 550MPH. I guess I am screwed..lol
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #18
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You can disable the speed limit thing. It's in settings. You can also switch from male to female voice on the speed limit.

I keep it on, because I'm a lead foot.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #19
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Oh, you always will beat it. It keeps adjusting itself. Once when I was a few miles away, it told me "another 15 minutes" (for 3 miles what a laugh!), and then it adjusted itself when I was one minute away.....

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Old 09-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #20
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Actually its a bit of fun to have the gps catch my driving mate over the limit a bit and then listen to her gripe for the next ten minutes; particularly when the map has out of date speed limits and she's really innocent.
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