GPS Track Logger - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
Senior Member
DanPatWork's Avatar
Trailer: 88 Scamp 16 ft
Posts: 191
Does anyone here have any recommendations on a standalone gps track logger that will also allow event (waypoint) marking?

I know this is becoming a big thing in the photo world, as my brother (Photo Nut) also has an older model that doesn't do the waypoint marking, but I'm looking for one that will integrate well (idiot proof) with a mapping system like google maps or mapquest.

What I'm looking for is something like the Trackstick II but one that has a way to manually enter a waypoint or event marker.

I need to be able to turn the thing on, take off on my ride, make a few stops, mark some locations, and then input into google maps to create a map of the entire trip. Inexpensive would be helpfull too, but we're willing to invest in a more expensive one if the quality and features were there.

DanPatWork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
Trailer: Bigfoot Rear Queen 25 ft
Posts: 346
Dan, try posting your question on

The only thing close that I am aware of is a Bushnell "Back Track". Garmin make some pretty inexpensive hand held GPS's that will do as much and a bit more for not much more money..

Time K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
Joe Z's Avatar
Trailer: Casita
New River AZ
Posts: 1,043
Dan, try posting your question on

The only thing close that I am aware of is a Bushnell "Back Track". Garmin make some pretty inexpensive hand held GPS's that will do as much and a bit more for not much more money..
I second Mikes advice as they really know their GPS Stuff......... In my price range i bought a Garmin Vista Hcx (for geocaching)and with about 20 hours battery life and extremely good reception i am plenty happy and the backtracking feature works really well ................The garmin 60 csx while it is just as good if not a little better is more money......there are other good ones also and this is just a starting point for you..... I get all my handheld gps info there......hope you get the advice you need there.
Joe and Linda
2013 Casita SD
Dodge Ram 4x4
Joe Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
Victor Benz's Avatar
Name: Vic
Trailer: Fiber Stream 1982 16 ft
Posts: 334
I've been at the GPS game for some time. I started with Magellan and stayed with them You can get some very good deals on eBay. In our family we have a Magellan Sportrac and two Magellan Sportrac Color models. All have track and waypoint recording that we download to our laptop. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with them. Service support has been superior.

Their biggest shortcoming is that due to their age, their internal memory is fixed, and not very large when one considers the side of Magellan topo map files. I would look for a model that has:

Display screen, preferably color
SD or SDHC slots for memory cards
track and waypoint capability
12volt charger and car mount

Victor Benz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 01:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
james kent's Avatar
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Posts: 2,908
Exactly as Victor says.
I have a Garmin Street Pilot c550 that I can add additional map features and waypoints by downloading from a Garmin's Mapsource programme [We have Garmin Topo Canada] to a 2 gig SD card which I plug into my GPS. My son also uses these to download waypoints to his handheld unit that he takes back packing.
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Awning Track Craig Broughton Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 17 08-15-2011 02:45 PM
day trip to Extreme Motocross track in Petronilla Texas Phil Underwood Camping, Campout Reports 4 07-13-2009 12:06 PM
Awning Track Installation on Boler kevin61 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 08-04-2008 02:49 PM
Rebuild Back on Track Rob S. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 15 07-09-2008 12:35 PM
Aussie Road & Track TTs General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.