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Old 05-22-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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2720 to what?

So Ive only owned two GPS systems in my life. I had a Garmin V (which I still have and works on my WR250F) and my Garmin 2720 that's on my R1200GS right now.

The 2720 doesnt want to work with basecamp and my kiddo wants to do part of the TAT in the next couple of years. I want to start searching for a new Garmin to replace it. Thoughts? What's the next logical step from the 2720?

Im cheap as hell, be sure to factor that in. I bought both of my previous GPS systems used on eBay.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:47 AM   #2
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So, keep using MapSource?
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:37 AM   #4
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The 2720 is my favorite, if you like to wander. The newer 660 model does not show the smaller roads if you zoom out too far. My 2720 went with a bike I sold, a 660 came with the new bike. It was frustrating when the smaller roads disappeared as you zoom out.

IMHO, if you are looking for interesting roads off the main road, the 27xx/28xx Streetpilots are the way to go.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:16 AM   #5
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The 2720 is my favorite, if you like to wander. The newer 660 model does not show the smaller roads if you zoom out too far. My 2720 went with a bike I sold, a 660 came with the new bike. It was frustrating when the smaller roads disappeared as you zoom out.

IMHO, if you are looking for interesting roads off the main road, the 27xx/28xx Streetpilots are the way to go.
I think I just need to learn to use the 2720 I have now better. My usage of it is still pretty basic. I feel like I can get more done on the Garmin V because I took the time to learn it. (Single then and a lot more time on my hands then)
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:11 AM   #6
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I think I just need to learn to use the 2720 I have now better. My usage of it is still pretty basic. I feel like I can get more done on the Garmin V because I took the time to learn it. (Single then and a lot more time on my hands then)
A lot to be said for a well understood (if older) unit vs. not a clue how it works (and brand new) GPS.
When we go places in the cage I often have my wire drive so I'm free to practice with my GPS, that way I can get the most out of it in the field when it counts.

As was said MapSource still works.

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Old 06-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #7
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I"M having the same issue. I have used Streetpilots for years and got used to them. I like to see the small roads. Now I don't know what else I can get for a reasonable price that I would like. Eventually the Streetpilots are going to go away. I know Garmin doesn't support them anymore.
I'm thinking maybe a ZUMO, I would like to try the 470 or 5xx series but those are just too expensive. I don't know much about the new Montanas to make a comment on them.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:16 PM   #8
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+1 on the older GPS units. I recently acquired a 2720 which accepts POI's (my 2610, will not). I use sites like Campfone.info for useful POI's.

The older Garmin SP units are very sturdy and built for the long haul...and quite cheap (I got this one for $100 including a bunch of stuff to go with it).
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