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Old 10-02-2016, 07:55 PM   #31
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We have GPS in our Forest River Forester (2014), and we find that our portable Megellan GPS is better, faster, easier to use, and more accurate.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:01 PM   #32
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For a quick peak I use Google maps on my android phone.
In the truck I installed a 7" touchscreen stereo with BT and Nav. It uses updatable iGo software. It has parameters that I set to my length, weight, height so it will map the route accordingly. I enter in the address and go. It has never failed.
I can also change vehicles so that when I'm bobtailing it runs on a different set of parameters that are closer to a car.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:09 PM   #33
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There's nothing like a good map and common sense coupled with good eye-sight. The kids were in the back seat navigating by phone and told me I had to turn, but they were so wrapped up in the gadgets they didn't see the Detour Ahead signs! Having a good navigator - DW - and good maps work pretty darn well.
Thanks for the reminder. I keep maps of every state in the SE. I no longer go north of VA or west of LA, almost always stay east of the Mississippi River. I keep maps for all the SE states and request new ones every 2years and a couple need ordered. Usually, maps provided by the state is more up to date than any atlas.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:37 PM   #34
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At least you guys have wives with sense of direction (and a broom), I have neither. My wife gets lost at Walmart and I've never seen her with a broom.... I do the cleaning.

Heck of a cook, poor housekeeper and no sense of direction.. she's a good cuddler though.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:40 PM   #35
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My WIFE!

PS- I also have a Garmin GPS that gets me in trouble before my wife bails me out!
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:42 PM   #36
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At least you guys have wives with sense of direction (and a broom), I have neither. My wife gets lost at Walmart and I've never seen her with a broom.... I do the cleaning.

Heck of a cook, poor housekeeper and no sense of direction.. she's a good cuddler though.

My wife never drives with me unless very local. Tried that a few times. The last time we were out of town I said to turn left. She made a turn and was upset when I said " I meant your OTHER left".
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:52 PM   #37
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I haven't heard of Next Exit before. Thanks.
I use the app iExit...knows where you are, you tell it what direction you are traveling on the interstate and it tells you what is coming up at the next exits.. can even set favorites..
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:57 PM   #38
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At least you guys have wives with sense of direction (and a broom), I have neither. My wife gets lost at Walmart and I've never seen her with a broom.... I do the cleaning.

Heck of a cook, poor housekeeper and no sense of direction.. she's a good cuddler though.
I feel your pain. Hence the reliance on maps and apps. Sure looks good in the passenger seat, and puts up with my idiocracy. She is great, but navigator she is not.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:02 PM   #39
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We use our Garmin, the Co-Pilot app on my Android phone and on my Android tablet as a backup. We also have the Rand McNally atlas and get the state maps as needed. Garmin has gotten lost a couple of times and a bit of common sense and a good sense of direction have kept us out of major trouble.
The Co-Pilot app has saved my bacon a couple of times, once while traveling for work and the work provided POS died and we did not have any cell signal for co-worker to use Sirri. He downloaded Co-Pilot that evening when we got back to the hotel.
I believe in research, backup plans, and a good naviguesser in the copilot seat.

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Old 10-03-2016, 07:57 AM   #40
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We use trucker path, the in vehicle system as well as road atlas. Use the truck Kerrville atlas to verify possible route obstructions when planning trip. Like trucker path because it shows fuel locations, rest stops and any hight obstacles at 14' or lower. Since Trucker Path also routes for big rigs; usually the routes are reasonable for large RVs. I find their graphics to be very clear.
on the Trucker Path app
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