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MrWizard

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Posted: 03/10/21 10:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I drove with CB radio for many years,it was very handy my smart phone can tell me where the incident and blockage is at, and I can look for a spot too pull off, put Not leave the route I'm taking, I'll pull off at a rest stop, truck stop, or even the shoulder of the highway
And wait it out, it's an RV it's self contained,
Why creep along burning fuel and being frustrated,
I stop and watch the traffic jam go by, sleep eat watch a movie, continue after things are cleared up, same thing as in heavy wind or rain

* This post was edited 03/11/21 03:44am by MrWizard *


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Posted: 03/11/21 04:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've done the odd alternative route but In addition to Google Maps on my phone I used IFT navigation rules (I follow Trucks)

If it's possible my preferred method of accident avoidance is the parked method

Headed south in KY the Radio said one but two fatal accidents about 3 1/2 miles down the road. I'm normally in the right land and exit 1/2 mile ahead. I hit the blinker and the guy behind me I'm sure smiled. till I exited and he saw the sea of brake lights ahead.. Nice relaxing supper.sleep.breakfast and the road was clear.


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Posted: 03/11/21 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We still have the old Garmin. I posted some of the many misadventures it sent us on. Goat paths, old Stagecoach roads, underwater and backup along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, old Indian traces now underwater, though cornfields, into rivers and creeks, turn around go off US12 and through the country and back on a mile back and so on.

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Drove from Michigan to Kentucky a couple years ago, and Google Maps said to exit because of a ten minute traffic delay ahead. Ignored it, and never saw any sign of a backup. Hour or so later, it warned of another backup, we ignored it, and ended up sitting stationary in traffic for 45 minutes.


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drsteve wrote:

Drove from Michigan to Kentucky a couple years ago, and Google Maps said to exit because of a ten minute traffic delay ahead. Ignored it, and never saw any sign of a backup. Hour or so later, it warned of another backup, we ignored it, and ended up sitting stationary in traffic for 45 minutes.

That's why I run with Garmin AND Waze. If they agree, it's time to bail. If they don't I tend to follow Waze directions. Used to have Inrex on my old phone, haven't put it on the new one. Purpose for that was the tie breaker.

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I've been burned WAY too many times by GoogleMaps' re-routing. Every time I'm on a road trip I tell myself to ignore its advice about changing routes. I am an easy sell, however, when they tell me that they've found an alternative route that is 20 minutes shorter. ARGH. I feel like Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football.

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SpeakEasy wrote:

I've been burned WAY too many times by GoogleMaps' re-routing. Every time I'm on a road trip I tell myself to ignore its advice about changing routes. I am an easy sell, however, when they tell me that they've found an alternative route that is 20 minutes shorter. ARGH. I feel like Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football.

-Speak


I don't know about re-routing but, GoogleMaps is so insistent on saving you every second of drive time that they sometimes take you a more difficult way down worse roads.

I don't travel far and have found it best to look at a map first and then decide which route to take based on the fact that I know the roads. Then I drag the route thing on googlemaps around until it shows me the way I want to go.

For Example: I live in SW MN and have a friend who's son is going to school in Duluth. GoogleMpas wants me to go through down town Minneapolis to get from here to there. By looking at a map and doing some rerouting I found another way to get there without needing to go downtown through the heavy traffic. According to GoogleMaps my route is 15 minutes longer. Oh Well, that is worth it to me so that I don't have to drag my TT though the heavy traffic of Minneapolis.

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In my 2015 truck or 2018 car neither of them gives an option for a different route than the one shown on their screen. I've always thought this was something I would've liked and missed in them.


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