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Old 03-23-2010, 09:18 AM   #11
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Garmin 60CX for geocaching and mapping Jeep Trails, has one of the best receivers in the trees that I have ever seen. I also like to connect it to the laptop in conjuntion with Microsoft Streets and Trips for navigation. It gives me a nice 16" screen I can see really well from the drivers seat in the motorhome.

Nuvi for general street navigation (wifes GPS), Loaded with Diners, Drive-in's and Dives points of intrerest so we don't miss one

Lowrance 27C on the boat.

Been very happy with all units. At a recent 4x4 show we took a look into the cockpit of our friends rock buggy and I was amazed to find that he had a Lowrance unit very much like ours in the dash. I asked him why he had a "fish finder" in his 4x4 and he told me that Lowrance makes some of the best GPS units available, they are tough and sealed so dust can't get into them, and that the event planners for the Baja races they do hand out the courses on SD cards set up for use in the Lowrance. They just plug the card in a go. Very interesting I thought.

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Old 03-23-2010, 09:43 AM   #12
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as for gps systems , i tend to like magillian

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Old 03-23-2010, 10:05 AM   #13
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Garmin eTrex Lengend Cx here. Bought it mostly for hiking and biking. We've also used it to navigate on route but that's not it's strong suit. I download the routes and maps using Garmin software from the PC. I find that the Garmin map software (topo maps) are more than a little pricey!


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Old 03-23-2010, 10:26 PM   #14
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Garmin eTrex VistaC with nRoute and City Select software on the laptop.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #15
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magellan road mate here very nice nothing fancy but get you where you want to go
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:24 AM   #16
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TomTom Go 300...about 4 years old and still goin' strong !! Updated maps and good to go !!

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:02 AM   #17
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 365 which is about 3 years old. Just purchased a lifetime map update for $99 so I'm hoping it lasts for a while. Been pretty pleased with the unit.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:42 AM   #18
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We use the TomTom GO 930 and seems to work great for us.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:20 PM   #19
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we just bought a '09 Suzuki SX-4 Crossover which comes with a removable Garmin GPS system. the Nuvi 760.
never had a GPS since i'm a map geek and prefer to do my own navigation.
but having this will allow us to take it in our TV on trips. i'll have to get a dash mount for it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:07 PM   #20
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I'm also a Garmin user with a Nuvi 650. Nice unit. I've tried almost all of them. The best for us seems to be the Garmin. The worst has been the factory installed GPS in my Avalanche. When I go from Buffalo to my daughter's house in DC it tries to send me over 150 miles out of my way through Erie and Pittsburgh. I once had a Lowrence that kept telling me to make a U-turn on I-81 coming from Philly to Buffalo. Never did figure that one out!

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