Navigation System for Summer Road Trip?

Old Nov 12th, 2006, 04:37 AM
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ps: inflation has hit Wal*Mart. Their 2007 Rand McNally Road Atlas is out and the price has increased by a buck -- it is now $5.97.
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Old Nov 12th, 2006, 05:55 AM
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I have both a built-in and a portable GPS. Maps are nice for interstate driving, but who spends their driving life on an interstate?

Maps and downloading mapquest directions are a thing of the past in my opinion. I don't know how I ever got by without my GPS, like some who don't know how they got buy without cell phones.

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Old Nov 12th, 2006, 06:52 AM
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Oops, "buy" should be "by" but you know what I meant.
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Old Nov 12th, 2006, 07:33 AM
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I have a built-in GPS in my car and we love it so much, my husband just purchased a Garmin Street Pilot 2720 for his truck. We use it locally and also when we travel. It is so good not to be lost and to travel straight to a place that we've never been to. I'm with you Budman, I could never go back to maps.
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Old Nov 12th, 2006, 09:21 AM
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I never drive Interstates and I can get along very well without a GPS nav system or a cell phone. Not many people drive the older US highways, at least not the ones I do, so I would think the ones that have a GPS nav system are on the interstates. For the ones that do stay off the beaten path here is an interesting site. http://www.us-highways.com/
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Old Nov 12th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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That's what makes the world go round. I only have a cell phone because my wife wants to keep me on a short leash.

And you don't need a GPS either, but it sure came in handy navigating around a traffic jam on a highway in an unfamiliar area.
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Old Nov 12th, 2006, 10:11 AM
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Budman-- Don't you know those things have an on/off switch. Some are even tracked by GPS. Your wife knows where your.. I have not been in a traffic jam in many a year and we usually do 10-15K miles of road tripping a year. Thats the reason I never drive the big highways and use the Atlas and AAA maps...
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Old Nov 12th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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I too love my Nuvi for getting around my hometown (its nice to use when going somewhere for the first time) And it always comes in handy when visiting other towns. The best feature is the Home Button. So no matter where I am, I can push Home and it will get me there.
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