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Bandaid

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Posted: 05/30/22 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an older version, #7720 Rand McNally GPS, which I think my wife bought for me from Campingworld. I have recently used the trip planner program on the Good Sam site to plan a trip next week. I was going to download it to my GPS, but the program says it only supports Garmin, which is what CW is selling now. Is there a way to download the trip to a Simm card from my computer, and load it into the GPS?

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Turn your file into a .gpx file. Garmin accepts gpx file formats

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Moving to Technology Corner from Tech Issues.

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navigator2346 wrote:

Turn your file into a .gpx file. Garmin accepts gpx file formats
The OP has a Rand McNally GPS not a Garmin.

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It's been a while since I played with a Rand McNally GPS so this is going from memory. IIRC the RM GPS used .csv format. If you have your trip file in Garmin format, ie .gpx, there are on line programs that can convert your .gpx file to .csv. Just do a websearch for gpx to csv converter.
There will be several. If one converter doesn't work might try another one as not all converters are equal.


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