Hi everyone! I'm Rob. I just bought my Jeep Trail Guide the other day, and now I'm just waiting for it to come in! For those of you not familiar with it, it's basically a rebadged Garmin Quest 2 along with a custom base that mounts to my Jeep Wrangler's dash that charges the unit, and has built in speakers...it can get a little loud in a Jeep without the doors or top on!
Here's a link--> http://www8.garmin.com/products/trailguide/
I've used my girlfriends (I bought it for her) Garmin Nuvi 350 in the past, and had great fun with it. I've used it for everyday traveling, and for geocaching.
I can't wait to get my new unit all set up in my Jeep and start using it everyday! I hope to learn alot here about pushing my new GPS to it's limits and getting the most out of it that I can!
My only question would be is how safe and secure is this? Can it be locked like the NUVIS. As with anything in a wrangler unless it's bolted down it's fair game to the thieves???
Looks like a cool set up though!! No mention of accepting POIs...unless I missed that part??
I'm not sure of what you mean by asking if it can be locked? Are you referring to locking the screen? or locking it down to the Jeep?
Basically it slips into the cradle for charging and external speakers, and can be removed and taken with you, locked up in the glove box, whatever. Or it can be laid down in the cradle, and the door closed over top to conceal the gps unit.
Here a two good links showing the set-up. The first has an animated picture of the unit in the display position, laying down position, and door closed position. The second has some good pics as well.
Oh, it does accept POIs also. And I'm a fellow frisbee golfer too!
Yes screen locking and is the unit (Speakers and housing) bolted down to the dash?
Very cool and fellow golfer...I have an effort going on here with a course directory file working right now...Welcome to the site..this a great community with a bunch of knowledge and if you search for the questions you are seeking most likely it's already been asked and resolved!!
I believe that the Jeep Trail Guide is a rebadged Quest not a Quest 2 and as such will not accept Custom POIs from Garmin's POI Loader software.
Well, once I reveive my unit, I'd love to take some cords. of my local frisbee golf courses...when it warms up a bit anyway.
As far as the cradle goes for the Trail Guide, yes it does get screwed down and hard wired.
Whether the unit is a rebagged Quest or Quest 2, I'm not positive. I guess all that will be answered when I receive the unit. I have read before that others said it was a Quest 2. I just figured it woul be the Quest 2 because of the fact that it comes preloaded with the maps and some extra custom POIs from Jeep (Jeep dealers/service centers/etc.)
Where do you call home??
I live in northern Delaware. Where abouts are you from?
I am in denver but I was a East coaster for most of my life in Northern Virginia...So I have played a few Delaware courses in my day...Cape Henalopen and Lums Pond and Brabdywine...Fun courses!!!
Wow! That's some coincidence that you've played in DE. I actually live about 5 minutes from Lums Pond State Park. I can't even count how many times I've played there. That's one of the most wooded courses ever! I haven't had a chance to play at Cape Henalopen though. Maybe this spring or summer I'll get around to it!
I Used to play in the Tournament called Breeze and Trees where one day we would play nice open course of Brandywine (BrandyWIND) and then the woods of Lums pond..It made for a great time!!
I'm very happy to be able to correct motorcyle mama and say for sure that the Trail Guide is a Quest 2! I finally got mine in the mail yesterday, and had a chance to update the software during my lunch. I also attempted to run POI loader and now... I have custom POIs in my Trail Guide!
I haven't had a chance to install the mount in my Jeep, but so far I'm very pleased with this unit! I'm sure I'll post more comments once I get the unit set up in my Jeep and get to using it on a daily basis!
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