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Old 03-17-2008, 07:35 AM   #46
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I wonder if it had to do with what version of R&R you have.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:56 AM   #47
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Whats your budget?
sorry Jeff for taking so long to check this post.
i'd like to keep it under 500$. Id rather spend a little more money on something that will last as well has have the ability to use others gps files, which the MIO cannot do without a serious hack somehow.
Im computer literate but not gps literate.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:00 AM   #48
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sorry Jeff for taking so long to check this post.
i'd like to keep it under 500$. Id rather spend a little more money on something that will last as well has have the ability to use others gps files, which the MIO cannot do without a serious hack somehow.
Im computer literate but not gps literate.
thansks!!
For $500 you can get a 276c which is considered by many to be one of the best GPS's for adventure travel available.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:27 AM   #49
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For $500 you can get a 276c which is considered by many to be one of the best GPS's for adventure travel available.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:30 AM   #50
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This looks like a good deal... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322104
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:40 AM   #51
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Another good deal...

This seems like a sweet deal to me. A 176c, TT mount, R&R, metroguide, hard wire cable, and data cable all for $250. Clicky
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:48 AM   #52
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ok. thanks for the advice...
i notice the 276c is sold with charting software for boating.
can I use this gps for both offroad navigation as well as turn by turn road navigation? sorry for the neophite questions but just trying to get a grasp of this beast.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:52 AM   #53
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ok. thanks for the advice...
i notice the 276c is sold with charting software for boating.
can I use this gps for both offroad navigation as well as turn by turn road navigation? sorry for the neophite questions but just trying to get a grasp of this beast.
thanks
Yep, expert Advriders like Gaspipe and BigDogAdventures swear by the 276c/376c and 478 models.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:07 PM   #54
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ok. understood.
one quick question. do you know anything about the 60csx?
I've just poked around google searching garmin and this model poppe up.

In the meantime ive PM'd the owner of the 276c link you posted.
thanks!!

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PS: you want to do the TAT again?

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Old 03-17-2008, 12:22 PM   #55
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ok. understood.
one quick question. do you know anything about the 60csx?
I've just poked around google searching garmin and this model poppe up.

In the meantime ive PM'd the owner of the 276c link you posted.
thanks!!

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PS: you want to do the TAT again?
I owned the 76c which is similar to the 60csx. Its a good hand held unit but the screen is pretty small. I like the SC cards on the x models.

I plan to finish the TAT from Moab to OR this summer with the SpringTAT group.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #56
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Im also in the forum for that group. i'm trying to organize the time from work to do that part of the TAT as well.
Where do you hail from? If i go I will rent a pickup from budget and drive down and do the same coming back.



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I owned the 76c which is similar to the 60csx. Its a good hand held unit but the screen is pretty small. I like the SC cards on the x models.

I plan to finish the TAT from Moab to OR this summer with the SpringTAT group.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:33 PM   #57
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Im also in the forum for that group. i'm trying to organize the time from work to do that part of the TAT as well.
Where do you hail from? If i go I will rent a pickup from budget and drive down and do the same coming back.
I'm from Kentucky, a few of the guys on there are from IN.
What I found last year is that the rental companies won't rent pickups one way. I rented a 10' van instead.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:51 PM   #58
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Good idea. its a full 36 hours of driving non-stop from Boston to Moab...
I couldnt do that alone and keep my sanity.



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I'm from Kentucky, a few of the guys on there are from IN.
What I found last year is that the rental companies won't rent pickups one way. I rented a 10' van instead.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:50 PM   #59
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I have a 478 and I'm quite impressed with the display and maps. I boat and ride and it seems to be a great combo. I got it from GetFeetWet Navigation.

My wife and I are planning on starting on the TAT on June 27 and have received the maps from Sam and also bought the TOPO map from Garmin. It appears the file will be bigger than the largest chip available. From what I've read here (and having tried a few) it seems to be a daunting task to input all the waypoints. Who do we need to ask nicely for a copy of their waypoints to load in?

Thanks,
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:57 PM   #60
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First of all forget Topo, it is a memory eater. Find yourself a copy of Roads & Rec. I can get the entire TAT on R&R in around 200 mb. Next, use track points not way points to map out the TAT. This should take you no more than 2 hours per state. Loading the track yourself will teach you invaluable information about the trail that you will not get using someone elses work.
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