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Old 01-17-2015, 09:22 PM   #11
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I like CoPilot. Free map updates and you can select regions you want to install. I have used on my iphone and android. I have delorme, Garmin and several older ones and CoPilot is my favorite.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:28 PM   #12
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CQ...suggest the laptop version of CoPilot here: CoPilot Live v8 for Laptop

It does allow you to set clearances.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:35 PM   #13
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If you decide to go with Delorme be sure to purchase the version with the USB / GPS included. Also go to the attached link and check out the overlays that are available. I use Delorme with some of the overlays and on my tablet I use CoPilot premium. Regards; Frank

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:51 PM   #14
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I have a Garmin RV 760LMT GPS unit. This RV GPS uses my rig's dimensions in determining the route to plot. Garmin has a free map program called Basecamp for both Windows and Apple PCs that uses the same map database as your Garmin GPS unit for planning routes, etc., and allows you to upload or download route and track data between your computer and GPS. There are tutorial videos available to get you started.


The software has its own less detailed base map so you can check it out if you don't have a Garmin GPS. However, you'll need a Garmin GPS for the full street-level map.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:18 PM   #15
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I was just on Amazon.com. They had streets and trips 2014 on there not real cheap, but they have it there.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:58 PM   #16
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Ok I got a new laptop and running Windows 7 home. (NO COMMENTS!)
My old Streets and Trips program will not load into my new computer. ARG!!

So the questions is: What PC based mapping program (not internet or Goggle) do you use for planning? I have used Street and Trips for years and have had good success with it. we do not always have an internet connection so need a stand alone mapping program.

Please help!!

I have some success running older programs on windows 7 by installing and /or running them on windows xp or older mode. The bigger problem is running software made 32 bit on a 64 bit machine. Just wont happen.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:33 PM   #17
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2005 Version runs fine, not much difference in major routes and my Pioneer GPS. Have W7 home premium.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:38 PM   #18
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My hubby has a ipad he uses for work... I personally do not like it... as my iphone sucks as well.

I DO NOT trust our Garmin Nuvi GPS... works great in city but not so good in the country.
One summer the GPS lead us to a tunnel that was way too low and no where to turn around!! We creeped through the tunnel with me walking in front of the truck guiding my hubby through it!! From that point on... I depend on my good old fashioned maps!!!

So a laptop computer based program that I can manipulate while driving is best for us... and not need internet connection. That is why Street and Trips worked so well for us. I like to see an over all "big picture" map... unlike a GSP that just gives you a snap shot of where you are.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:40 PM   #19
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Wife just said she has it on her 8.1. I'd get what you can, 2014 should be fine. ( my 2005 version is what's on hers. )
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:09 PM   #20
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Had no idea Streets & Trips was being discontinued. We have used it since 1999 when DeLorme told me that Prudhoe Bay was 50 miles north of Fairbanks! We were heading to Alaska and thought that 50 miles would be a nice drive. When I found out it was 500 miles I brought it to their attention. They thanked me and in the next edition it was still 50 miles! We found several other glaring errors they never corrected. That was when we switched to S & T. Oh well, guess I will have to go back to Delorme and hope they have updated the distance from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. FYI: we use S & T on two 8.1 computers and it works fine.
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