Goldwing camping & trip planner


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Goldwing camping & trip planner

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I'm looking for a camping & trip planner that is Android compatible to use for our trip to Arkansas and on other trips. This way we can figure out where to camp and setup reservations before hand. Any suggestions?

Thanks in Advance.
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Now if you were coming to New Zealand I could help you out :lol:
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Kiwi2 wrote:Now if you were coming to New Zealand I could help you out :lol:
I'm not riding to New Zealand, Cause I'm afraid of getting my feet wet and getting a cold. :lol:
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You need a firm grip on the earth if you visit New Zealand, it shakes around a bit! Hey, Kiwi, what rubber do you use to hang on to the road during those earthquakes? NZ does have some interesting rides, though, but if the road gets a bit blurry then you know it is not the cold that has got you, it is just another earthquake.

But to get back to the original question of a camping trip planner, I have a Garmin-ASUS mobile (cell) phone that has the mapping already built-in. I can plan out a route and then execute the route on this Android mobile/cell phone. Just another idea.
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I use ice tyres, you know ...... the ones with the metal nail things in them, they have a fantastic grip when going round corners and hang onto the road like grit (well I think thats the word) on a blanket when the road is going up and down as well as side ways. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Hey Kiwi2, where in Godzown are you, I'm central NI
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Auckland just about top of the north

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to kiwi2, you on facebook
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Nop, and I ain't going to be on either.
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The best trip planner I have found and I have tried most is the Harley Davidson Ride Planner. Very user friendly.
http://rideplanner.harley-davidson.com/ ... lanner.jsp
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I use Microsoft Streets and Trips in a netbook. Could also be used in a tablet, and maybe in a smartphone, but I know nothing about smartphones, so maybe not :lol:

Then I use my Tom Tom or Magellan GPS to find myself, or on the bike, the Garmin built in. I also have a GPS antenna that I can use with the netbook, but I find that this method is a bit unhandy on the bike :o

On an aside, I agree with you Kiwi on facebook - not now, not never, nohow.


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