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  1. offroad

    Weather where you are?

    East Haddem, Connecticut and 37 this morning. Lower than expected but still comfortable.
  2. If I was driving 24 hours then sure. But some like to take a slower snowbird path, after visiting relatives on the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  3. because the park owners have cabins, and park models, and heated pavilions, etc. Oh and they also have a few camp sites that they have electric only, no water. people travel through.
  4. during actual planning it is much more difficult. Campgrounds that say YEAR ROUND may only be for on site cabins, and not the camp sites. Calling each place is the only way to know. What a PITA.
  5. used to live in Louisville KY. So the GARMIN map update (unlimited maps) from 2018 to their GPS is still out of date for I-69? Only GOOGLE is good? How about WAZE or MAPS.ME the two free applications that work really well, or the APPLE MAPS app?
  6. agree. ST2010-2013 good enough for planning. for active navigation am using my garmin with updated maps.
  7. Just found that I can EXPORT the map plans from ST2010 I make as a GPX file. Then email them to myself and open in POCKET EARTH app on the iphone (which has GPS coordinates displayed below the map). Pretty cool to have it all pop up on a map with GPS coordinates referenced below the map, that can be plugged into my Garmin directly. Its good to not get lost with some random address, when GPS coordinates are a better guide. Have not tried any KML or KMZ file work but may need to for google.
  8. now on ebay for sale. since we had no interest here.
  9. It should not cost more than $10 shipping, else I will pay the difference.
  10. Am selling my working PROGRESSIVE INDUSTRIES - Surge Protector SSP-30X that is currently working. Upgraded to a different model. Make me an offer for anything above $50 plus shipping. This is the model that works for 30A outlets at the campground and tests them to make sure it is safe to plug in your RV. Detects reverse polarity, open ground, open neutral and protects against surges. Used for two years.
  11. thanks for that offer. Was just able to get my ST2010 version to do what I needed with POI mega file. Also have a ST2013 version installed just now that may continue working. All used for planning only. Am agreeing with others notes that having three tools 1) MS ST 2010 to 2013; 2) and Garmin Basecamp; with 3) Google mymaps may be the combination tool set to use to keep the planning functional.
  12. So just have watched the YOUTUBE latest video from Bob Wells where he talks about Thousand Trails membership costs and advantages. Just concerned as with anything discussed on internet with a popular group, that this might result in an "internet hug" where many folks flock to a web site or service and overwhelm it. Am a user of Thousand Trails and so far have had no issue getting camping spots at these campgrounds, as we have the 120 day out reservation ELITE VIP. But actual use of the campgrounds as a full timer shows that they are mostly 70% seasonal (with park models for people who live there during the spring-summer-fall). Are we seeing the start of a situation where the campgrounds are booked solid? The video did discuss an interesting strategy where a couple get two ZONE pass for a discounted price of maybe $1000 a year, and change from park to park every 14 days. Of course that might be an issue if you try to stay in the same park (managers would notice), but if you move to a different park am betting some could "game the system" contracts. Am thinking the mailing address, or other identification would cause the reservation system to have a problem with you.
  13. trying to find a copy for sale of MS ST2013 has proven a challenge. some guy on the BONANZA online company wants to sell me a ST2013 for $30 that has an activation key that will work for two computers. He claims it is a weird distribution license ( aka VOLUME LICENSE) that will work. My problem is it still 2013 maps for $30 and just feel its a dead end direction. Might still go that path as a tool, but looking at GOOGLE MYMAPS very closely.
  14. Thats a very neat tool. Only online available for planning.? But assume once you create a map you can download it for offline use? Can you load up your own POI file to MYMAPS, created as a separate CSV? Feel like am headed down another technology rabbit hole to get lost with a rather significant amount of new knowledge. Looks like this just may be where the market and tools are going though (speculation)