Are Paper Maps Better Than Gps?

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    The one in our RV is a Garmin and my husband prefers it, too. It has a really nice display and is more intuitive to operate. I imagine it needs a map update since we haven't used it in a long while.
     
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    Our Garmin is from 2011, and it has been updated over the years. We use it more as a security blanket, for traveling to new places for appointments. I changed the voice from a woman to a man. Much better.
     
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    Turn Right in 1/2 mile.
    Turn Right in 200 Ft.
    Recalculating!!!
     
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    Yeah, I did the same. I just couldn't trust that a woman would know anything that I needed to know. ;)
     
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    My 42 year old GMC has IFR.............I follow road. I can see how GPS would save a person some money in gas and wasted time, especially the big gas hog motor homes. Even in 1968 we had an electronic graph screen that had a following needle point which would follow any heading that was dialed in, the pilot still had to do the flying but you could watch the needle move along the map and it would take you to your destination. I only saw one in our company on a D Model not a gunship. Then there were all sorts of inventions used in the war. I like that machine that was an urine sniffer, you load the gear up and strap it down, run a vacuum cleaner hose to the skids one each side and get low and slow and fly over an area, if the enemy group had been large enough they would have a designated latrine area like most armies. The sniffer could tell if there was still or had been a large group around. So would a bullet if they were still around. I guess that pretty much negated the importance of using the machine. Another thing when crewing the sniffer you couldn't stand in the door and take a wiz or you would foul up the sniffer calibration.
     
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    Buckle up, Mate!:eek:

    A British male voice for the TDU2 GPS system.
     
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    Turn right 200 feet, Turn right.
    I heard you the first time!!!!!
     
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    Exactly. This would drive me crazy. I can't even stand the grocery store self checkout reminding me to "place the item in the bag." I yell at it sometimes, if it doesn't say please. :oops:
     
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    Haha, but when you miss the turn you get, "RECALCULATING!" I guess that's 'her' way of saying "I TOLD YOU to TURN." :D
     
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    "Drive the highlighted route!"
     
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    My Garmin is new and it has been fairly accurate, probably more so than a map would be. One quirk, and it's not specifically with the Garmin as every GPS I've owned has done that, is that its first direction is almost always wrong. When you first turn it on and tell it where you want to go, it will give you a wrong direction and then correct itself if you follow its wrong direction.
     
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    We used to advertise a lot of stuff for the farm and when we would get calls I would give very easy, straight forward directions and the caller would say, its ok I have GPS. I tried to explain that would not help.
    About an hour later I'd get a call asking where they were with regard to the farm and they were always in another town.:confused:
     
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    New Options.....

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    I LOVE these! The first one really is like my trip to the family reunion with hubby.
    Forgot "Back up honey you missed our exit!"
     
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    My husband frequently turns down the sound on the GPS. He says he doesn't need more than one woman nagging him about the next turn. suspicious.gif
     
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