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Old 02-22-2021, 01:13 AM   #41
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I use Google maps and go over the route before any trips. Still want to buy a Garmin 770 or something similar just haven't gotten around to do it

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Old 02-22-2021, 11:12 PM   #42
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I just give the wife a map and she tells me where to go
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:18 PM   #43
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Mine tells me where to go without even using a map.
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Old 02-23-2021, 02:11 AM   #44
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Mine tells me where to go without even using a map.
Same here and it's often
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She's given me so much Hell over the years; that I must own the entire thing by now!
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:44 AM   #46
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Same here and it's often


My DW likes to tell me how her phone maps ap would go a different way and it shows that if would be like 5 minutes faster. She likes it a lot.....
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:29 AM   #47
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Hey Guys,

2 things - I put sale on hold temporarily. I literally can't dig out the snow to be able to open the slide for the MH so I can't really show it right now. I did get a couple of people who wanted to see it. In the meantime I'll see if I can figure out a plan B. I have some thoughts.

I guess I should clarify that I am not opposed to new technology, it's just that I don't need a piece of technology for so many situations. Some consider an RV GPS so valuable or important that you have to have it. I do not. Some would probably say you are saving a few bucks (or some time) for something that might save your life but that still doesn't change my mind.

I have a work-issued iPhone and an android for personal phone. I have 3 laptops, 1 desktop, smart TVs, digital photo frames, 2 high end digital cameras, etc. I DO NOT have Alexa or Ring doorbells and things like that. They are a time suck to me (just another thing to deal with programming/fixing/charging/batteries, etc). I hear my daughter say "Alexa turn on the kitchen lights" when she walks in the house. She tells me "well it's helpful when you have your hands full of groceries" - humm ok - but that's not something I would ever want.

I DO, however, have the Nest CO/Smoke detectors because I have had CO leaks two times and my daughter had a very bad CO leak that her Nest detected very early. The firemen were impressed. It was so bad they wouldn't even let her in the house to get her cat for a while. If I'm at work my phone will tell me it is going off so I don't come home to find my animals dead. That is technology that I consider valuable. But everyone has a different definition of valuable and that is totally fine. I'm just trying to get away from so much technology and get back to living because I realize how much time I spend dealing with technology (not necessarily using it but all the other stuff that comes with it).

Hope you all have a great week. Take care, Beth
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:40 AM   #48
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Sorry to see that you are so seriously snowed-in.
But I hope that a Plan B makes itself known to you...
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Hey Guys,

2 things - I put sale on hold temporarily. I literally can't dig out the snow to be able to open the slide for the MH so I can't really show it right now. I did get a couple of people who wanted to see it. In the meantime I'll see if I can figure out a plan B. I have some thoughts.

I guess I should clarify that I am not opposed to new technology, it's just that I don't need a piece of technology for so many situations. Some consider an RV GPS so valuable or important that you have to have it. I do not. Some would probably say you are saving a few bucks (or some time) for something that might save your life but that still doesn't change my mind.

I have a work-issued iPhone and an android for personal phone. I have 3 laptops, 1 desktop, smart TVs, digital photo frames, 2 high end digital cameras, etc. I DO NOT have Alexa or Ring doorbells and things like that. They are a time suck to me (just another thing to deal with programming/fixing/charging/batteries, etc). I hear my daughter say "Alexa turn on the kitchen lights" when she walks in the house. She tells me "well it's helpful when you have your hands full of groceries" - humm ok - but that's not something I would ever want.

I DO, however, have the Nest CO/Smoke detectors because I have had CO leaks two times and my daughter had a very bad CO leak that her Nest detected very early. The firemen were impressed. It was so bad they wouldn't even let her in the house to get her cat for a while. If I'm at work my phone will tell me it is going off so I don't come home to find my animals dead. That is technology that I consider valuable. But everyone has a different definition of valuable and that is totally fine. I'm just trying to get away from so much technology and get back to living because I realize how much time I spend dealing with technology (not necessarily using it but all the other stuff that comes with it).

Hope you all have a great week. Take care, Beth

I dont think anyone said you were against technology and I agree for my travels I dont think I need one. Google maps has worked just fine. at some point I'll get one because I want it not because I need it. I have all kinds of gadgets at the house. Alarm, cameras, ring, wemo, wyze Everything I think that would protect the house when Im gone. I can control all of it from my phone Technology is great but I dont really need a gps now

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Old 02-24-2021, 04:59 AM   #50
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Perhaps you read my repsonse to beths sale post.

If not Luddite, than what?

Buggywhip and typewriter.
Usable but the value/time/ability is certainly questioned.
I have a gazateer for every state we offroad in.
It is not primary. With what's available it should not be considered primary, no more than taking your horse to walmart is the best or even reasonable, tack.
One step Less than a paper map is hanging your head out the window and asking a local. This has its advantages...on occasion, not as a rule.

I did not say to take to my path. I said some here use a path that has been greatly improved upon. To disregard those improved paths simply for the sake of disregarding them...is Luddite territory.

Have your paper map find an open cafe at 3 am or an emergency clinic and their phone number.
Get back to us.
There isn't a thing wrong with a map. There is a thing wrong wit not considering the better tool for any job. I can change a clutch with a pipe wrench and a big screwdriver. It does not suit the job well.

The pictures are of about half of my maps for what equates to about ONE county and a vaguely small percentage of another.
I rely heavily on old technology. I do not mire myself because of it.

But those without a smart phone have a reason. Its unreasonable usually, but they have their own reason.
Just don't try to foist it on me as some cure for the evils of advancement,
If you're not running bias ply tires as part of the 'not me' plan, where does technology stop for you?

My original response was so those maybe unfamiliar and a bit apprehensive could see the myriad of choices and availabilities.
This response is to question why something as fully serving as a map app is disdained.
Do what works best for you and what you like, don't pass judgement when others do not use your preferred method and try to force your opinion on others. No one way of navigating the roads is better than the other, they will both get you too your destination when used correctly.
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