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Belgique

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Posted: 04/26/21 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus: thanks for the great, helpful, response. Now to see if the CFO will authorize such an expenditure.


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Posted: 04/26/21 10:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Basecamp certainly isn't as good, IMO anyway, as Street Atlas, but it's very good and works very well. It's easy to transfer routes from Basecamp to the GPS. I certainly wouldn't use the GPS to plan a route.


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agesilaus

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Posted: 04/27/21 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK let me amend my comments on the Garmin RV890, I finally searched out some advanced training on and found it here:
TechnoRv series on learning the RV890

And I have just been scratching the surface of all the large number of capabilities of the unit. I don't think that this series will help all that much until you have used the unit for awhile then this material will greatly enlighten you. But before springing for $400+ you may want to scan thru these videos to see what you are paying for.
Some of my irritations were not being able to search a distant location for some service, cg etc. Well you can. The layout of the screen is also completely customizable. You can rearrange it, add delete functions, add widgets. Search for propane, dunp stations and so on. It even has some sort of boondocking mode which I haven't looked at.


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Posted: 04/29/21 03:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I still use Streets and Trips for basic routing. Nothing else works as well. So much easier and faster than alternatives. Hasn't been updated since 2013 so it certainly isn't perfect when traveling in areas I'm new too.


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Posted: 04/29/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, Streets and Trips is way too out of date to use now. Too many new roads and such to rely on it. It was pretty bad 5 years ago, and now it's even worse.

Bull Rider

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Base Camp is a very powerful program with a ton of great features. BUT, it's freaking Bi#@h to learn. Base camp has been our main routing software for several years. Once your home computer and your GPS have the same map version they play well together. Just my opinion....


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Posted: 04/29/21 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A tutorial for Basecamp that helped me get started.
Basecamp Tutorial

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