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Old 12-03-2015, 09:55 AM   #15
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LOL!! I've had this happened to me too!

Another funny thing, although it's probably my imagination: sometimes when travelling we take an exit off the interstate to get some fuel, food, etc. I don't bother reprogramming the Garmin for such a quick stop, so as soon as we're off "The Lady" as we call her (we prefer a feminine voice) starts saying "Recalculating..." and tries to send us back on the interstate. Since I fully ignore her, she does her "Recalculating" thing over and over. Now it seems to me that after a few "recalculations" there is a change in the tone of her voice. Like she's getting impatient with me! I told my wife, 'is it me or is she starting to get mad at me?' I feel she's about to say "Ok, fine, do whatever you like, I'll just shut up here, and don't come asking directions again!"
It's not just you, she definitely gets her knickers in a bunch when you make her recalculate repeatedly!
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:39 AM   #16
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Garmin RV 660LMT or Garmin 760 LMT

you may want to look at the Garmin RV 660LMT. It has propane restriction.

Garmin 760 LMT does not
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:42 AM   #17
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We call the "lady" the Nag-O-Matic.

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Old 12-03-2015, 03:30 PM   #18
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There seems to be an interesting relationship between GPS uses (not all but some) and their GPS receivers.
I'll share some of what I've learned over the past 15+ years of using a GPS receiver.
1. There's has been some pretty dramatic in function, reliability, and accuracy.
The first one we owned was while the Government still had this thing they called selective activity. It purposely added errors so that the closest you could get to a point was 100 Meters (300 ft). June of 2000 selective activity was turned off which made the use practical with accuracy of around 20 meters (60 ft). These early units didn't have built in maps. Then along come WAAS and the worst case accuracy was better than 10 meters (30 ft) and today with receiver technology practical accuracy is down to just a couple feet.
2. GPS Receivers are just another tool in the tool box. Meaning they are NOT the be all, end all,or final arbitrator. There is no substitute for current paper maps and that round object on top of your shoulders.
3. As with many computing systems it's always a wonder that they work at all. The GPS system is even more complex. Try typing just the one of Harry Potter books without making any typing errors, including grammatical, spelling, paragraphs, and spacing. Somebody had to type the software that in modern devices.
4. Because they are created by humans they are subject to error, but are getting better all the time.
5. There's been lots of stories about people being lead astray by their GPS. Some of the stories there wasn't even a GPS around, others they were following a road on a paper map. (Learn how to read a map, it's important to the traveler).
6. The person giving voice directions is just a voice, It has no emotion, it can't get irritated with you.


I have a Garmin Nuvi 245. It's not a very new GPS receiver, but it does what I need it to do. In towns or cities I'm not familiar with it can help get through without getting lost. One of uses I have for it to tell me arrival time. I can give a pretty accurate ETA. Two other things I use it to do, one is as a Ham Radio Operator I can find the nearest 2 meter repeater, second I have the Ultimate Campground data base and I can find the nearest campground.
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:33 PM   #19
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Just bought one on ebay.

When I configure the length of RV, I'm guessing this is the total length from front of tow to end of trailer. Is that how others have done it? I guess weight would be the same?

I would suggest that go to here. https://support.garmin.com/support/m...o=010-01062-02
and down load the manuals.
If you look around most devices have downloadable manuals on their web site. I found this is about 3 seconds.
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:18 PM   #20
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6. The person giving voice directions is just a voice, It has no emotion, it can't get irritated with you.
Those of us who made comments about the lady getting irritated did so as HUMOR.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:47 PM   #21
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Those of us who made comments about the lady getting irritated did so as HUMOR.
I understand that most people would take the comments about the lady in the middle getting irritated as humor. FYI, I changed to male voice since we found the female voice some what irritating.

A couple years ago I changed it to one of Santa's elf's voice during the holiday season.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:00 PM   #22
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I would suggest that go to here. https://support.garmin.com/support/m...o=010-01062-02
and down load the manuals.
If you look around most devices have downloadable manuals on their web site. I found this is about 3 seconds.
Why would you think I didn't check the manual first?

I did read the manual. It doesn't say how to calculate length of tow and trailer which is why I asked here. It just says to enter length of RV.
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Why would you think I didn't check the manual first?

I did read the manual. It doesn't say how to calculate length of tow and trailer which is why I asked here. It just says to enter length of RV.
Congratulations. You're a bit different than the average, a bit more sensitive too.
There's a lot of people that will ask questions that are answered in the manual, any product. In my working days there was hardly a day went by that I didn't have to repeat what the product manual said.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:48 AM   #24
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If your on a ferry they measure from the front bumper,

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Just bought one on ebay.

When I configure the length of RV, I'm guessing this is the total length from front of tow to end of trailer. Is that how others have done it? I guess weight would be the same?
of the tow'd to the rear bumper of the Trailer.
they will still do it even if you tell them the length.
also when travelling on Ferry's or sometimes very long bridges it is wise to turn your propane off.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:43 AM   #25
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configure the length

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Just bought one on ebay.

When I configure the length of RV, I'm guessing this is the total length from front of tow to end of trailer. Is that how others have done it? I guess weight would be the same?
here is what Garmin said:

"Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to assist you with this. Please use the total length and weight of your trailer and tow vehicle to get accurate routing and restrictions."
Customer Care - Automotive Team
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