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rufus15
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trip planner

Postby rufus15 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:04 pm



has anyone figured out how to export the saved trips to your garmin? I've exported 6 (at least i think i did) to the trip planner sd card and tried to pull them up for a trip on my garmin. No luck and the book that explains very little is useless. Anything is appreciated



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Al Waters
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Re: trip planner

Postby Al Waters » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:45 am

I did this just last week on a trip to Lake Tahoe. The routes all showed up on the SD card in the Garmin by way of looking at the drive in my computer but only half of them were recognized in the Garmin itself when I searched under routes in the menu.

I ended up simulating the routes in my Garmin and renaming them (Tahoe Loop, Donner Pass, Ebbitts Pass, etc.). More work than I should have to do but it worked.

Thanks, Al Waters

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rufus15
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Re: trip planner

Postby rufus15 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:42 am

thanks, this turned out to be a great investment. piece of crap. you need a tutorial for this from garmin at the least. i have two long rides this weekend that i'll have to try carrying maps for. that sounds safe. :x :x :x :x :x

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Re: trip planner

Postby Al Waters » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:30 am

I came to that conclusion also. What I discovered was that the Garmin wasn't too reliable in the high mountains. But I have been told that of all GPS's.
To get from point A to point B was a snap. To put a route together where you wanted to make rides off the beaten path between Point A and Point B was where the work came in.
Off topic but I was in charge of the eating places. We had a thing about Buffalo Wings and Craft Beers where ever we went. I typed in best places to eat and then named the town on Google. Any time I saw tripadvisor as the web site, the reviews never let me down. We found some great hole in the wall places. Just a thought.

Thanks, Al Waters

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Re: trip planner

Postby kc8cta » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:29 pm

I have an older Garmin Nuvi 750 and it does trip routing. Just got back from a 4 day, 6 state, 1985 mile trip to the Smokey Mountains and I was able to add 9 stops I wanted to make along they way on the first day. I had to enter each address manually as I could not get the computer to find the Garmin.
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m2102
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Re: trip planner

Postby m2102 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:59 am

i have a garmin street pilot c550 and had trouble put maps to my device. i contacted them and their is,at least on map quest,two options to download. one is route and the other was waypoint.all i had to do was select the waypoint option and all my destinations i had tried to put on gps were rite there.




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