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#1 User is offline   SweetFancyMoses 

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:06 PM

Hi guys... just trying to get some ideas about a GPS device. My parents have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and are thinking about getting a GPS system for when they go off-roading. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have used a TomTom ONE and really liked it... it was really easy to use, and the maps were pretty accurate. Thoughts?

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:14 PM

are they only gonna use it for offroading or do they want to get directions on the street as well.
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:13 PM

I run a Megallen 2200 Roadmate. Its pretty accurate, and I like one certain display screeen that shows speed, Lat & Long, & altitude. It has a feature that lets you set waypoints, and I have gone trailing with it and set way points every 10 to 15 feet & then went back and linked them all together to make a trail. Just :question:
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:27 PM

View PostSweetFancyMoses, on Sep 28 2007, 03:06 PM, said:

Hi guys... just trying to get some ideas about a GPS device. My parents have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and are thinking about getting a GPS system for when they go off-roading. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have used a TomTom ONE and really liked it... it was really easy to use, and the maps were pretty accurate. Thoughts?

If you are one of the Jeep Club members considering the Amateur Radio class, then look into APRS (automatic position reporting system). A lot of the newer 2 meter and 70cm radios will send your position while you transmit. A nice feature...
If the gps has data out it is easy to link into the radio.

http://www.aprs.net/
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:17 AM

ive had experience with the Dual Nav and the new Harmon/Kardons. they are both very good units that are very accurate. ii use the Dual at work and it never misses, also the good thing about these is that can upload movies and music which can come in handy.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:01 AM

View Postnero004, on Sep 28 2007, 04:14 PM, said:

are they only gonna use it for offroading or do they want to get directions on the street as well.



They will use it for both I think. They only go off-roading on the weekends and still need it for city driving.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions... I have heard of the Megallen but not the Dual Nav or Harmon. I may also look into the TomTom 720, because one of my co-workers said it was really accurate, and it has a few more features than the ONE, like Text-to-Speech.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:48 AM

what i like about the tom-tom are the downloable voices which can help make a trip less boring.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 03:53 PM

I have the Garman trail Guide and put Topo (for off roading)in it. It is great for on and off road.. I love it.:scratch:
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:43 PM

I have a megellan Meridian gold. No good for street. Use it on 4 wheeler off road. I just started using a Delorme pn20. It isn't exactly user friendly, but once you get everything set up it's great. I use it or a bluetooth chipset reciever on my laptop for street navigation with street Atlas 2008. The PN-20 is cool for the woods as you can use Topo, Satalite images or aerial photos to navigate. Garmin is generally the most simple to operate, I just have a problem with their programing policies. They set their software up so you can't utilize anything but Garmin recievers. I'll get off my soap box. Try to hook up with friends and borrow a few before you buy one. You have many options to choose from.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 08:34 AM

View Postnero004, on Oct 1 2007, 12:48 PM, said:

what i like about the tom-tom are the downloable voices which can help make a trip less boring.



Yeah, those are pretty sweet. Last time I put it on the English voice, and it was really entertaining.

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