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  1. Best Leveling Jacks to Buy

    Well, it is 2,272 miles to White Pigeon, MI so I better start soon to beat the snow and winter driving. Maybe I should make a reservation first. Then to Mesa for the winter..
  2. Best Leveling Jacks to Buy

    I have been thinking of do it for years, until I see the price, I hear that hydraulic are better and will last longer than Electric, but that is not from experience . My Dear Bride says I can still put the levelers under the wheels. So I do. I did get the nice drive on kind that make it easier. BTW, welcome to the Forum.
  3. Looks that way Al, so that is the reason My Dear Bride and I are not signed up. I would rather see the Islands rather than the Ocean. Maybe someday they will have a HOP that flys over there to see Hawaii. For those who are going Have a good trip.
  4. GPS When is it time to replace?

    Things like that I hear (and experence myself) about and that is the reason the map is alway near. But then, how old is the Map? Just a thought!
  5. GPS When is it time to replace?

    The "poor decisions" is another reason I am thinking of leaving garmin. Not many but it don't take many in this circurmunstanes . One can ruin a day. And I keep up with the updates. Still looking good at the Ran McNalleys. Thanks for all the replies.
  6. GPS When is it time to replace?

    I didn't know wherether to add to this topic or start a new one, but the info started in this one so here goes. I did not get a new GPS yet. Still looking. I just found out that Rand Mcnally has just come out with three new GPS rangeing from a base model to a tablet with everthing and the prices, as far as I can see. are better. The info I got on them was here http://www.technorv.com/Rand_McNally_RV_GPS_s/189.htm. I don't know how to make the word "here" to address. Whatever, this site has the info on all three, and I have done business with them and they are good folks.. I am looking into these GPS also. Anyhone have good words (or perhaps bad) to say about Rand McNally?
  7. See Level

    In my case it would be exactly as I said. I don't know what is behind the walls of the compartments the tanks are in. And I could not run the lines from there. Bis5er, that is something I won't do and I said so. Sorry you didn't agree.
  8. See Level

    In other words cut holes in a compartment wall that you are not sure of what is behind it then some how run the connections to the monitor. Think I will pass on that idea. Thanks anyway.
  9. GPS When is it time to replace?

    I have found that with any new construction that the GPS won't have it yet,so, as always, you gots to keep your eyes open. Many times Betty (the name of our GPS) has said" recalulating" on a new road. After a while, she will stop. I spent three hours last night with Basecamp and found it to be overcomplicated. There are better ways. Like John said, often wonder how I ever got along without her.
  10. 2 Question? GPS and smart car??

    Pete, I am getting some interesting replies to the same question at Technical Tips and Tricks GPS When is it time to replace? Hope this helps and I will also be checking your answers.
  11. GPS When is it time to replace?

    I have looked at Basecamp. In fact several times and it always has me scratching my head and reaching for a map. I have several different route planners. In fact Escapes has one too. But as always with any planner is complete, out comes the good old paper map, just to make sure and several times I wondered "What were they thinking?" Does anyone know of a tutorial that teaches Basecamp? Brian, I keep my Garmin updated with every map update that comes out and even then I find roads they have not. If you send the new road into Garmin, they will include the road in their routes, in about five years, If I plan to come over the road again, I make a note of it. Also I have not gotten a new GPS yet. With reviews almost evenly split with "It is great" to "don't buy, it is Junk" I am not sure I want too. Some of you mentioned Co-Pilot. I also have it but many times I am where there is no wifi or even phone signal so I can't depend on that. The GPS does have the maps installed.
  12. GPS When is it time to replace?

    Thanks for all the info. I have looked at all the recommended GPS on Amazon where they show the reviews. Now that is strange. It seems that half the people who buy them think they are the best thing since sliced bread and the other half say they are junk and don't waste your money. Now this is on all of them. So you don't really know. Guess some folks would complain if they were getting hung with a new rope. This is why I asked here.
  13. GPS When is it time to replace?

    John, What kind did you get?
  14. See Level

    I would love to be able to install the Sea Level, But like Jim Corey, it is impossible on my Jayco Greyhawk. Now would someone please tell me I don't know what I am talking about and prove it.
  15. My Garmin GPS is probably around ten years old and most of the time she works fine. I get all the updates as they come up and have installed the mini disk so it can hold all the information which seems to be increasing. She is smaller than some of the newer ones but readable. No fancy voice direction all the time, but sometimes she talks to me. Every once in awhile she won't accept a direction but later it will come back and do what is asked. Now this maybe appears as if I am looking for an excuse to buy a new one. One of the big ones with the voice direction and touch screens. Guess what? I probably am. But really, just how long are they supposed to last? When can I buy a new toy (oops)? Wasn't supposed to say that. OK, someone please talk me into it. LOL Or out of it