Massachusetts Trip for my Mother 7-12-19

 

Hello I haven't been on here in a long time and basically forgot how to use all the Garmin Programs.

I would really appreciate the people that are really good with Bootcamp could create a route for me. My mother past away last year and I am taking my mothers remains to be buried in Massachusetts. The GPS (latest Maps installed)will not take me on the fastest route no matter what I do. I have tried a few different apps.

If some one could respond to me on this message I would provide my starting and ending address and how I want to go. I'm in Indiana and want to take Route 80/90 East and then when I get to Cleveland Ohio I want to pick up 90E all the way to my destination in Massachusetts.

I was watching a video on YouTube and somewhat no how to change my route but not sure I'm going the correct way since I'm real bad with directions and reading a map. This is why I have a GPS.

Thank You for your time and help

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus
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You don't say what unit ou

You don't say what unit ou have, but, to start with, fo Settings>Navgation>Calculation Mode and make sure it's set to Fastest Time.

Go to Avoidances right below that and see what Avoidenaces are set. If avoid Tolls is checked, uncheck it. If that is set it will make it ry to route you way out of the way you want to go.

If this doesn't work, post back with more details about your unit.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Phranc is correct

You will have to uncheck the toll road avoidance on your GPS since every interstate road that you will travel upon hitting NY State will be a toll road. It is a good long drive across the NY State Thruway. (And boring.) I used to do it quite often when I was stationed at Ft. Devens back in the day.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

I-90 is your friend

If you are starting from the South Bend area, get on I-90 and stay on I-90 to and into Massachusetts. Just pay attention to the signs to stay on I-90.

Set the GPS so all avoidances are OFF. Make sure Routing is set to Minimize Time, or Fastest Time. DO NOT AVOID TOLLS.

I-90 runs through Massachusetts like a spine. What town is your destination in Massachusetts? I'm from New England and very familiar with Massachusetts, I can help you out with local info.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Follow everyone's advice...

If you follow everyone's good advice you fundamentally should come down to two routes. With an end point of Boston and assuming your starting point is northern Indiana, say Ft. Worth, your route will likely be across Ohio and angling slightly north to pick up I-90 across New York state and then on to Boston. An alternative is offered that takes you south from Ft. Wayne, on to the PA turnpike, then northeast towards New York City, then through Connecticut. Personally I would avoid this route because it is full of issues, construction on the PA Turnpike being one of them and just the general traffic situation in/around the New York City area and Connecticut. The PA Turnpike tolls are some of the highest in the nation as well. If I change the departure point to Indianapolis, my Garmin takes me due east to Columbus, then angling northeast to Cleveland, through New York state on I-90 like I had previously mentioned. An alternative, again is over to Pennsylvania and on onto the PA Turnpike, then through New Jersey, around New York City, Connecticut, etc. Same issues I previously mentioned.

Depending on your starting point, the trip is about 13 to 15 hours so you will likely need to work into all this a stop.

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John from PA

Garmin Nuvi 3597

Hi Phranc...I have the Garmin Nuvi 3597 with the latest maps installed.

Calculation Mode - It's set for the fastest time

Avoidances - I had Ferries & Unpaved Roads checked but I unchecked everything now.

The GPS still wants to take me the long way.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Starting Point

Hi John...I have the Garmin Nuvi 3597. You were close my starting point which is South Bend, IN. When I was younger my father would take I80 and drive through PA then in to the Poconos. The ride was beautiful and lots of things to see but I am trying to find the fastest route even if it's somewhat boring. I want to avoid PA all together.

I don't plan on doing this in one day as my back and knee will not allow it. I just recently had a full knee replacement and was told by the doctor to stop every hour.

Starting Point: South Bend, IN
Ending Point: Peabody, MA

Thank You all for your help

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

I-90 all the way

Hi Diesel... Starting Point South Bend, IN / Ending Point: Peabody, MA. My Cousin is paying for a hotel room for me for a week. I prefer to have the GPS guide me all the way. I missed my sign one day and was on my way to Canada around the Scranton, PA area. I guess it doesn't pay to leave when it's still dark outside.

I was Born in Beverly, MA but haven't lived there in over 35 years. My family and I use to go there all the time when my Grandmother was alive. Im coming back to MA as it was my mothers wishes to be buried with her mother.

No matter what settings I use on my Garmin Nuvi 3597 it still wants to take me to I-80.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

That's because that is the

That's because that is the fasted way. Your way will require you to construct a a route in the Trip planner.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

No problem

I agree, evade PA. I-80 through PA is one of the oldest and difficult interstates.

Take the I-90 route through NYS. As you approach Boston, take I-95 N and that will take you into Peabody.

Another option could be I-86 and I-88 between Erie, PA and Schenectady, NY. Still starts and ends with I-90, but changes the mid section a bit. This is a bit longer than the all I-90 route. Maybe head home this way just to change things up a bit. New York State is very pretty and peaceful.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

To do this, go ahead and

To do this, go ahead and create your route to your final address. This first thing that will pop up will be a screen with a bar that will be under the address with Routes--Information and Go. Select the routes tab and let the routes calculate the Routes. Then Choose the Blue Secondary Route. That will take you up throughout Rochester and Albany on 90.

This isn't the fastest route, by 30 minutes. It's shorter, by 13 miles, but longer by 30 minutes. When you get to Boston at the Junction, take 95 North and let the Unit recalculate the route.

You should learn how to use Trip Planner in the apps section. You can create a route, select the Purple Route(preferred) or select the Blue Route(secondary). Then you can add points to shape the route, if needed and save it for future use.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Program the GPS for your overnight stop

Since you are going to do the trip in two days, program the GPS for some motel between Buffalo, NY and Syracuse NY, which are along I-90. That should put you on the I-90 plan. Then from that stop, set Peabody as your destination and that should also keep you on the I-90 plan.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

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phranc, what app/device procedure are you describing?

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Want to Avoid PA

Hi Phranc...Well I want to avoid PA. When I set the Garmin calculation mode to Shorter Distance it has me avoiding PA. Does Shorter Distance also mean that it can take longer

I believe this is the similar to the route per my mothers driver that use to pick her up every year that I should take I-80E/I-90E then pick up Cleveland, Ohio which will take me into Albany New York.

Starting at Home Location / South Bend, IN
6. Take the I-90/I-80 ramp, 0.32 mi, 25 s, 4.0 mi, 7 min, 139.1° true, N41° 43.994' W86° 08.905'
7. Turn left onto Road, 181 ft, 11 s, 4.1 mi, 8 min, 137.0° true, N41° 43.973' W86° 08.878'
8. Take the I-80 E/I-90 E ramp to the left towards Ohio, 0.24 mi, 1 min, 4.3 mi, 9 min, 98.7° true, N41° 43.994' W86° 08.620'
9. Continue on I-80 E, 215.99 mi, 3 h, 13 min, 220 mi, 3 h, 22 min, 68.2° true, N41° 23.201' W82° 10.727'
10. Take exit 151 to the right onto I-480 E towards Cleveland, 9.19 mi, 8 min, 229 mi, 3 h, 30 min, 93.8° true, N41° 22.758' W82° 00.539'
11. Continue on I-480 E towards Cleveland, 2.09 mi, 3 min, 232 mi, 3 h, 33 min, 65.7° true, N41° 23.291' W81° 58.396'
12. Keep left onto I-480 E towards Youngstown, 7.73 mi, 8 min, 239 mi, 3 h, 41 min, 110.6° true, N41° 25.216' W81° 50.237'
13. Take exit 26 to the left towards I-271 N/US-422/Erie Pa/Warren, 16.47 mi, 17 min, 256 mi, 3 h, 58 min, 96.5° true, N41° 25.468' W81° 31.999'
14. Take the I-271 Express Lane N ramp to the left towards I-90/Erie Pa, 1.23 mi, 1 min, 257 mi, 3 h, 59 min, 65.8° true, N41° 25.684' W81° 30.641'
15. Keep left onto I-271 N, 6.06 mi, 6 min, 263 mi, 4 h, 5 min, 60.7° true, N41° 30.331' W81° 28.310'
16. Keep left onto I-90 E towards Buffalo, 83.65 mi, 1 h, 16 min, 347 mi, 5 h, 21 min, 57.0° true, N42° 01.741' W80° 07.692'
17. Continue on I-90 towards Buffalo, 2.51 mi, 3 min, 349 mi, 5 h, 24 min, 59.4° true, N42° 02.851' W80° 05.179'
18. Keep left onto I-90 E towards Buffalo, 87.96 mi, 1 h, 20 min, 437 mi, 6 h, 43 min, 23.8° true, N42° 48.987' W78° 47.499'
19. Bear left onto I-90 E, 3.82 mi, 4 min, 441 mi, 6 h, 47 min, 12.6° true, N42° 52.252' W78° 47.402'
20. Keep left onto I-90 E towards Albany, 5.76 mi, 6 min, 447 mi, 6 h, 53 min, 2.2° true, N42° 56.696' W78° 45.966'
21. Keep right onto I-87 S/New York State Thruway South towards Mass Pike/New York/Boston, 271.43 mi, 4 h, 2 min, 718 mi, 10 h, 55 min, 133.2° true, N42° 42.426' W73° 51.527'
22. Continue on I-87 S towards New York City, 6.62 mi, 6 min, 725 mi, 11 h, 1 min, 122.7° true, N42° 38.114' W73° 47.158'
23. Take exit 21A to the right towards I-90 E/Mass Tpke/Boston, 7.97 mi, 7 min, 733 mi, 11 h, 8 min, 197.1° true, N42° 31.488' W73° 47.322'
24. Continue on New York State Thruway E ramp, 0.32 mi, 25 s, 733 mi, 11 h, 8 min, 218.5° true, N42° 31.265' W73° 47.535'
25. Continue towards I-90 E/Mass Tpke/Boston, 6.72 mi, 6 min, 740 mi, 11 h, 15 min, 110.2° true, N42° 28.905' W73° 40.549'
26. Take exit 14 to the right onto I-95/Rt-128 towards N.H.-Maine/South Shore, 140.52 mi, 2 h, 6 min, 880 mi, 13 h, 20 min, 76.2° true, N42° 20.328' W71° 16.610'
27. Continue on I-95 N ramp, 0.53 mi, 1 min, 881 mi, 13 h, 21 min, 80.8° true, N42° 20.446' W71° 16.073'
28. Take the I-95 N/Rt-128 N/Rt-30 ramp to the left towards N.H.-Maine/Points North, 994 ft, 11 s, 881 mi, 13 h, 21 min, 79.3° true, N42° 20.475' W71° 15.855'
29. Take the I-95 N ramp to the left towards Waltham/Portsmouth Nh, 0.45 mi, 1 min, 882 mi, 13 h, 22 min, 343.5° true, N42° 20.495' W71° 15.737'
30. Take exit 40 to the right onto Rt-129 towards Wakefield Ctr/Wilmington, 19.07 mi, 19 min, 901 mi, 13 h, 42 min, 42.7° true, N42° 31.391' W71° 05.021'
31. Enter roundabout Roundabout, 847 ft, 23 s, 901 mi, 13 h, 42 min, 80.9° true, N42° 31.454' W71° 04.857'
32. Turn right onto Rt-129 E towards Wakefield Center, 187 ft, 5 s, 901 mi, 13 h, 42 min, 90.0° true, N42° 31.454' W71° 04.815'
33. Turn left onto US-1 N, 4.24 mi, 12 min, 905 mi, 13 h, 54 min, 98.6° true, N42° 30.854' W71° 00.197'
Ending Point: Peabody, MA

I guess I should just say I'll be happy to get to my destination in 1 piece with no problems.

Do I need to worry about Red Light Cameras going through New York or is it in the City only. I have never gone this route before so it's new to me. Should I be looking out for anything that will effect my trip going this route.

Thank You all for your help.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Want to Avoid PA

Hi Phranc...Well I want to avoid PA. When I set the Garmin calculation mode to Shorter Distance it has me avoiding PA. Does Shorter Distance also mean that it can take longer

I believe this is the similar to the route per my mothers driver that use to pick her up every year that I should take I-80E/I-90E then pick up Cleveland, Ohio which will take me into Albany New York.

Starting at Home Location / South Bend, IN
6. Take the I-90/I-80 ramp, 0.32 mi, 25 s, 4.0 mi, 7 min, 139.1° true, N41° 43.994' W86° 08.905'
7. Turn left onto Road, 181 ft, 11 s, 4.1 mi, 8 min, 137.0° true, N41° 43.973' W86° 08.878'
8. Take the I-80 E/I-90 E ramp to the left towards Ohio, 0.24 mi, 1 min, 4.3 mi, 9 min, 98.7° true, N41° 43.994' W86° 08.620'
9. Continue on I-80 E, 215.99 mi, 3 h, 13 min, 220 mi, 3 h, 22 min, 68.2° true, N41° 23.201' W82° 10.727'
10. Take exit 151 to the right onto I-480 E towards Cleveland, 9.19 mi, 8 min, 229 mi, 3 h, 30 min, 93.8° true, N41° 22.758' W82° 00.539'
11. Continue on I-480 E towards Cleveland, 2.09 mi, 3 min, 232 mi, 3 h, 33 min, 65.7° true, N41° 23.291' W81° 58.396'
12. Keep left onto I-480 E towards Youngstown, 7.73 mi, 8 min, 239 mi, 3 h, 41 min, 110.6° true, N41° 25.216' W81° 50.237'
13. Take exit 26 to the left towards I-271 N/US-422/Erie Pa/Warren, 16.47 mi, 17 min, 256 mi, 3 h, 58 min, 96.5° true, N41° 25.468' W81° 31.999'
14. Take the I-271 Express Lane N ramp to the left towards I-90/Erie Pa, 1.23 mi, 1 min, 257 mi, 3 h, 59 min, 65.8° true, N41° 25.684' W81° 30.641'
15. Keep left onto I-271 N, 6.06 mi, 6 min, 263 mi, 4 h, 5 min, 60.7° true, N41° 30.331' W81° 28.310'
16. Keep left onto I-90 E towards Buffalo, 83.65 mi, 1 h, 16 min, 347 mi, 5 h, 21 min, 57.0° true, N42° 01.741' W80° 07.692'
17. Continue on I-90 towards Buffalo, 2.51 mi, 3 min, 349 mi, 5 h, 24 min, 59.4° true, N42° 02.851' W80° 05.179'
18. Keep left onto I-90 E towards Buffalo, 87.96 mi, 1 h, 20 min, 437 mi, 6 h, 43 min, 23.8° true, N42° 48.987' W78° 47.499'
19. Bear left onto I-90 E, 3.82 mi, 4 min, 441 mi, 6 h, 47 min, 12.6° true, N42° 52.252' W78° 47.402'
20. Keep left onto I-90 E towards Albany, 5.76 mi, 6 min, 447 mi, 6 h, 53 min, 2.2° true, N42° 56.696' W78° 45.966'
21. Keep right onto I-87 S/New York State Thruway South towards Mass Pike/New York/Boston, 271.43 mi, 4 h, 2 min, 718 mi, 10 h, 55 min, 133.2° true, N42° 42.426' W73° 51.527'
22. Continue on I-87 S towards New York City, 6.62 mi, 6 min, 725 mi, 11 h, 1 min, 122.7° true, N42° 38.114' W73° 47.158'
23. Take exit 21A to the right towards I-90 E/Mass Tpke/Boston, 7.97 mi, 7 min, 733 mi, 11 h, 8 min, 197.1° true, N42° 31.488' W73° 47.322'
24. Continue on New York State Thruway E ramp, 0.32 mi, 25 s, 733 mi, 11 h, 8 min, 218.5° true, N42° 31.265' W73° 47.535'
25. Continue towards I-90 E/Mass Tpke/Boston, 6.72 mi, 6 min, 740 mi, 11 h, 15 min, 110.2° true, N42° 28.905' W73° 40.549'
26. Take exit 14 to the right onto I-95/Rt-128 towards N.H.-Maine/South Shore, 140.52 mi, 2 h, 6 min, 880 mi, 13 h, 20 min, 76.2° true, N42° 20.328' W71° 16.610'
27. Continue on I-95 N ramp, 0.53 mi, 1 min, 881 mi, 13 h, 21 min, 80.8° true, N42° 20.446' W71° 16.073'
28. Take the I-95 N/Rt-128 N/Rt-30 ramp to the left towards N.H.-Maine/Points North, 994 ft, 11 s, 881 mi, 13 h, 21 min, 79.3° true, N42° 20.475' W71° 15.855'
29. Take the I-95 N ramp to the left towards Waltham/Portsmouth Nh, 0.45 mi, 1 min, 882 mi, 13 h, 22 min, 343.5° true, N42° 20.495' W71° 15.737'
30. Take exit 40 to the right onto Rt-129 towards Wakefield Ctr/Wilmington, 19.07 mi, 19 min, 901 mi, 13 h, 42 min, 42.7° true, N42° 31.391' W71° 05.021'
31. Enter roundabout Roundabout, 847 ft, 23 s, 901 mi, 13 h, 42 min, 80.9° true, N42° 31.454' W71° 04.857'
32. Turn right onto Rt-129 E towards Wakefield Center, 187 ft, 5 s, 901 mi, 13 h, 42 min, 90.0° true, N42° 31.454' W71° 04.815'
33. Turn left onto US-1 N, 4.24 mi, 12 min, 905 mi, 13 h, 54 min, 98.6° true, N42° 30.854' W71° 00.197'
Ending Point: Peabody, MA

I guess I should just say I'll be happy to get to my destination in 1 piece with no problems.

Do I need to worry about Red Light Cameras going through New York or is it in the City only. I have never gone this route before so it's new to me. Should I be looking out for anything that will effect my trip going this route.

Thank You all for your help.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Hotel Stop

Hi Diesel...Thank You for the help. I posted a route just a few minutes ago using the Calculation Mode: Shortest Distance. I am not sure were I will stop on my route yet. It just depends on how I feel with my back and recently operated knee. I am hoping to do the most driving the first day. Thank you for providing me a point to stop at.

How do I program the GPS to find these hotels without leaving the directions on getting from point A to Point B.

I appreciate everyone's help on this. I know how to make a route with Basecamp but the part that scares me is finding all the interstates on the map. This program is for people that are familiar with how to read a map.

Let me know what you think of my Route that I posted.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Do not use shorter distance routing

Shorter distance routing will put you on secondary and other roads that will be very slow, and you will have to pay close attention to the GPS for all the turns and directions.

Keep it simple, get on I-90 all the way to I-95.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

More

diesel wrote:

phranc, what app/device procedure are you describing?

It's all right on your GPS, I have a 3597.

On the menu screen Click on APPs then Trip Planner. Scroll down if you don't see it.

The easiest way is the first part I mentioned, On the menu screen, click Where To, Address, then enter the address. A screen will pop up and you may have to choose which city you want. The next screen has the the choice of routes. Choose the Blue line.

Here is a link to the screen shots.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/01yf23csi94ha4h/12987.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/43a276di31fza3f/13675.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1xl7dwipvycsgoa/14805.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hu44fjt48uyrngw/16484.png?dl=0

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Too Complicated

MM, those directions are way too complicated.

It should be this simple:

1. Get on I-90 E

2. Take exit 14 off of I-90 in Massachusetts to get to I-95 N.

3. Arrive at Peabody exit in about 15 miles.

You will have to decide where you want to take your overnight break(s), and add those stops as waypoints. You will probably stop between Erie and Albany.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

I agree with diesel

diesel wrote:

Shorter distance routing will put you on secondary and other roads that will be very slow, and you will have to pay close attention to the GPS for all the turns and directions.

Keep it simple, get on I-90 all the way to I-95.

I live within three miles of I-90, 25 miles east of Cleveland. Believe diesel and keep it simple. Get on 80/90 in Indiana then stay on 90 'til you get to I-95. Don't overthink things.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

On Course

Hi Phranc...The Route I found is on course with what you mention in your response.

Wow thats really cool I didn't no I could select my route via the Routes Tab. Ive had this GPS since it came out new and never knew all these features. I think I like the Purple Route the best as I'm some what familiar with 95N.

I was playing around with the Trip Planner as you suggested in my GPS and dont see the Purple Route(preferred) or select the Blue Route(secondary). I enter my starting address and ending address. I am then provided a Map Icon and a Go to Button. If I select Map I can review my Trip and make the route big or smaller on the screen. I can not add any points to the route. If I select the Green Go! Button it provides me the map and directions.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

You will need to go through...

...a section of PA to get to where you want to go. You will enter PA on I90 once you leave Ohio until you reach NY State. This is a nice section of road that follows the Lake Erie shoreline. Just going from memory, I’m going to guess that it is not more than 50-60 miles from Ohio to NY. It is not very far and this is the only time that you will be in PA.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Simple is GReat

Hi Plunder....Simple is good but I would like the GPS to route me where I need to go. With my luck without the GPS's help I will miss my exit as it's happened before.

How do I program a GPS Route with my Garmin to do the I-90. So would that be I-95East I would take.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Okay

phranc, I was thinking in the GPSMAP 64s mode, which is not as automotive savvy as the dedicated automotive devices. I switched to my Garmin app on the iPhone which emulates the automotive devices, and I now see what you are talking about. Mine produces the I-90 route.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Yep, you can't avoid PA.

maddog67 wrote:

...a section of PA to get to where you want to go. You will enter PA on I90 once you leave Ohio until you reach NY State. This is a nice section of road that follows the Lake Erie shoreline. Just going from memory, I’m going to guess that it is not more than 50-60 miles from Ohio to NY. It is not very far and this is the only time that you will be in PA.

To split hairs, it's about 42 miles from Ohio to New York. You pass just south of Erie and the driving is easy.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

PA ok

Hi Maddog67. Hmm is 67 the year you where born if so that is my year as well. Yes you are correct. I did notice that I would be in PA for a short distance which is fine with me. Driving through PA is very boring and its a large state. Thank You for your help.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Trip Planner

You need to explore the Trip Planner capability of your device. It will be your friend. You have a few days before you leave, I highly recommend you play around with the Trip Planner app and make up several trips. For example, one trip from home to say a motel in Erie, PA, or however far you want to drive the first day. Search out a motel and use that as your endpoint for that trip. Then the next day, your destination in Peabody can be the endpoint for that trip.

Are you familiar with BaseCamp, and can you make routes on BaseCamp and send to the GPS?

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

The main thing is stay on I90 east to MA.

The section of 90 in PA is short. It can't be avoided. If you make Buffalo I would look at motels at exit 49 which is just east of Buffalo. There are some there that are quite decent and it is easy off and easy on. If you make Rochester then exit 46 has a few a short distance from the exit that are still easy off/ easy on or exit 45 which is a little further east. Still easy off and easy on.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

This is the way

Okay I found a route that does what you suggest. The route wants me to take I-87 towards Boston after I leave I-90E towards Albany. I know someone suggested I have the GPS reroute and to take I-95N which I am more familiar with.

This is what it wants me to do:
-Keep Right onto I-87S towards Boston
-Take Exit 21A on right towards I-90E to Mass Tpke/Boston
-Continue on ramp to New York State Thruway
-Take Exit 14 on right to I-95N towards NH-Maine
-Keep Left onto I-95N towards NW Maine/Points North

I guess I am happy as the route doesn't take me on I-80 into PA. The route I found does have me taking I-90E towards Albany as you mentioned.

When I travel to places that I'm not familiar with I need to have it spelled out for me and for me to follow on a GPS. Having things written down on paper do not work for me. This is why I have a GPS to tell me where to go grin

I do appreciate everyone's help and patient. Did anyone pull out there hair yet.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Cheap Hotels

Hi PWohlrab..Thank You for the help. I am looking for comfortable but also cheap. I know my cousin put me up at a hotel in Peabody, MA that is over $250 a night. I do not suspect I'll find a bed that is extra firm which I prefer because of my Rods and screws in my back. I will make sure I write everything down with your suggestions on where to stop at.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Basecamp not so much

Diesel...I did play around with basecamp for a few hours last night. I've always just drove with the GPS and stopped when I was tired or sore. I never had any pre-planned places. When I was younger (Im 52 now) before all my back and knee surgeries I would always drive straight through which I may do depending on how I feel. Im leaving on my Trip on July 12th and have reservations on July 13th in Peabody.

I did get help with Trip Planner on the GPS but had some questions on how to enter waypoints and as you mentioned How to look for a hotel say some place in New York. I will eventually figured this all out with everyones help.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

No I-90 Route

Diesel. I do not have the Garmin app on my iPhone. I am happy with the route on my Garmin GPS. I do some driving on I-80 and the rest I-90 and other routes. My main interest was avoiding I-80 in PA which we have achieved. The only way I could create a straight I-90E route was to use BaseCamp which Im not good with the directional side of it. What is the name of the Garmin App that you are using on your iphone.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

BootCamp Route

Diesel...Can you make me a Bootcamp route if I provide the starting and ending address. Pretty Please....

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Figured it out!

Hi Phranc...Thanks again for your help. I did figure out what you showed in your pictures. I appreciate your time and help. Can you help me make a route that Diesel suggested as he said that the Route that I posted was to complicated. The only way I can figure out how to do the route that Diesel suggests is to use BaseCamp.

Diesel suggested:

1. Get on I-90 E
2. Take exit 14 off of I-90 in Massachusetts to get to I-95 N
3. Arrive at Peabody exit in about 15 miles.

Thanks for everyone's help!

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Stay on I-90 through Albany

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Okay I found a route that does what you suggest. The route wants me to take I-87 towards Boston after I leave I-90E towards Albany. I know someone suggested I have the GPS reroute and to take I-95N which I am more familiar with.

This is what it wants me to do:
-Keep Right onto I-87S towards Boston
-Take Exit 21A on right towards I-90E to Mass Tpke/Boston
-Continue on ramp to New York State Thruway
-Take Exit 14 on right to I-95N towards NH-Maine
-Keep Left onto I-95N towards NW Maine/Points North

I guess I am happy as the route doesn't take me on I-80 into PA. The route I found does have me taking I-90E towards Albany as you mentioned.

When I travel to places that I'm not familiar with I need to have it spelled out for me and for me to follow on a GPS. Having things written down on paper do not work for me. This is why I have a GPS to tell me where to go grin

I do appreciate everyone's help and patient. Did anyone pull out there hair yet.

The I-87 route to by-pass Albany is not much if any better. Stay on I-90 through Albany.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Shorter Distance Off

Diesel when I turn off Shorter Distance and Select Fastest Route it doesnt even use I-90 at all for the Primary (Purple Option) but for the Secondary Route (Blue Option) it pretty much the same way I posted before.

No matter what option or settings I change it does not offer me to go the route that you suggested

1. Get on I-90 E
2. Take exit 14 off of I-90 in Massachusetts to get to I-95 N
3. Arrive at Peabody exit in about 15 miles

The only way I would be able to go your route would be to use BaseCamp.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Not Sure what anybody can do for you at this point

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Diesel...I did play around with basecamp for a few hours last night. I've always just drove with the GPS and stopped when I was tired or sore. I never had any pre-planned places. When I was younger (Im 52 now) before all my back and knee surgeries I would always drive straight through which I may do depending on how I feel. Im leaving on my Trip on July 12th and have reservations on July 13th in Peabody.

I did get help with Trip Planner on the GPS but had some questions on how to enter waypoints and as you mentioned How to look for a hotel say some place in New York. I will eventually figured this all out with everyones help.

If you are going to drive until you are too tired or sore, program your GPS for Utica, NY. Utica is probably much further than you want to go for one day, it's way further than half way, and will put you on the I-90 plan. You can then stop at will.

For the second day leg, set a waypoint on I-95 N just north of I-90, and that will set you up to get to the Peabody destination on I-95 to make sure the GPS takes you around and not through Boston. You are going to have to learn how to set a waypoint. Do you have an owner's manual?

Most importantly, once you get on I-90, you follow the signs to stay on I-90 until you get to I-95. You have a very easy route that is probably best navigated by the signs on the road, until you get to the Peabody area.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

BaseCamp

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Diesel when I turn off Shorter Distance and Select Fastest Route it doesnt even use I-90 at all for the Primary (Purple Option) but for the Secondary Route (Blue Option) it pretty much the same way I posted before.

No matter what option or settings I change it does not offer me to go the route that you suggested

1. Get on I-90 E
2. Take exit 14 off of I-90 in Massachusetts to get to I-95 N
3. Arrive at Peabody exit in about 15 miles

The only way I would be able to go your route would be to use BaseCamp.

Do you have BaseCamp?

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

How long have you been using a GPS?

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Diesel...Can you make me a Bootcamp route if I provide the starting and ending address. Pretty Please....

Do you have all of these units: Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held)?

That 76CSx is pretty old, so is the Streetpilot 2720. You've been around the block and this is not your first rodeo.

Given that you are just a kid, it looks like the elders around here should have you learn how to use your devices.

Which device will you be using to navigate on this trip?

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Trip?

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Diesel when I turn off Shorter Distance and Select Fastest Route it doesnt even use I-90 at all for the Primary (Purple Option) but for the Secondary Route (Blue Option) it pretty much the same way I posted before.

No matter what option or settings I change it does not offer me to go the route that you suggested

1. Get on I-90 E
2. Take exit 14 off of I-90 in Massachusetts to get to I-95 N
3. Arrive at Peabody exit in about 15 miles

The only way I would be able to go your route would be to use BaseCamp.

Are you attempting to navigate from South Bend to Peabody in one shot, with no programmed waypoints, when this happens?

Like I've been telling you, you need to set a destination along I-90 in NYS for your first leg. That WILL get you on the I-90 plan. Then on Day 2, set out for the Peabody destination.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Owners Manual

Hi Diesel...Thank you for your help. I have an owners manual as well as the PDF file for this Garmin Nuvi 3597. I have time and will look at it more. I just wanted to get the ball rolling. The trip is important and the route but for me I have so many things I have to do before I even get on the road. I will talk to my friend that is going with me and see what he wants to do and were he wants to stop at. Okay I will make a route for half way then make another route from say albany to peabody.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Yes Have them all

Diesel...Yes I still have all of these GPS Units. I let my friend that are an older couple use the Streetpilot 2720 when they need a GPS to use. In the old days I used the Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held) for Geocaching until I got a smart phone. I still have the 76CSx GPS unit,

As far as the elders helping me I do not have a problem with that. I dont have all the latest technology nor do I care to. I tend to use whatever works until it doesn't. I always appreciate what anyone does for me.

I will be using the Garmin Nuvi 3597.

Yes I have Basecamp installed and was playing around with it for a few hours last night

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

shorter distance vs. shorter time example

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Hi Phranc...Well I want to avoid PA. When I set the Garmin calculation mode to Shorter Distance it has me avoiding PA. Does Shorter Distance also mean that it can take longer?[/quote

Example 1: 5 miles A to B over interstate at 60 mph average = 5 minutes

Example 2: 4.5 miles local roads at 30 mph average = 9 minutes

GPS shortest time would pick interstate.

GPS set for shortest distance would pick local roads and it would take you 4 minutes longer for the journey.

There are of course other considerations. For example, if that interstate took you over a bridge with a $5 toll, then the local roads might be preferable.

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John from PA

It's a Garmin App

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Diesel. I do not have the Garmin app on my iPhone. I am happy with the route on my Garmin GPS. I do some driving on I-80 and the rest I-90 and other routes. My main interest was avoiding I-80 in PA which we have achieved. The only way I could create a straight I-90E route was to use BaseCamp which Im not good with the directional side of it. What is the name of the Garmin App that you are using on your iphone.

It's a Garmin app that has been discontinued but does what most automotive navigation units do. My screen looks just like the pics phranc posted.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Albany

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Hi Diesel...Thank you for your help. I have an owners manual as well as the PDF file for this Garmin Nuvi 3597. I have time and will look at it more. I just wanted to get the ball rolling. The trip is important and the route but for me I have so many things I have to do before I even get on the road. I will talk to my friend that is going with me and see what he wants to do and were he wants to stop at. Okay I will make a route for half way then make another route from say albany to peabody.

See what happens when you try to navigate to Albany, NY. Make sure the GPS is set for Fastest Time or Shortest Time. It should take you along the I-90 plan. (Do not use Shortest Distance)

You need to learn how to use your GPS. You need to be fluent with the device so you can reprogram waypoints, destinations and routes when you are out on the road, away from a computer.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Use?

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Diesel...I did play around with basecamp for a few hours last night. I've always just drove with the GPS and stopped when I was tired or sore. I never had any pre-planned places. When I was younger (Im 52 now) before all my back and knee surgeries I would always drive straight through which I may do depending on how I feel. Im leaving on my Trip on July 12th and have reservations on July 13th in Peabody.

I did get help with Trip Planner on the GPS but had some questions on how to enter waypoints and as you mentioned How to look for a hotel say some place in New York. I will eventually figured this all out with everyones help.

I'm curious... if you never had pre-planned places, what have you been using the GPS devices for? What about the 3597, that's a pretty good automotive navigator?

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Edit Destinations

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Hi Phranc...The Route I found is on course with what you mention in your response.

Wow thats really cool I didn't no I could select my route via the Routes Tab. Ive had this GPS since it came out new and never knew all these features. I think I like the Purple Route the best as I'm some what familiar with 95N.

I was playing around with the Trip Planner as you suggested in my GPS and dont see the Purple Route(preferred) or select the Blue Route(secondary). I enter my starting address and ending address. I am then provided a Map Icon and a Go to Button. If I select Map I can review my Trip and make the route big or smaller on the screen. I can not add any points to the route. If I select the Green Go! Button it provides me the map and directions.

Once you get a route saved, click on Travel Planner, click on your route, the click the 3 small lines in the upper left hand side. Edit destinations is the first option. Use the + sign to add. X to delete.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Just Make the Exit.

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Hi Phranc...Thanks again for your help. I did figure out what you showed in your pictures. I appreciate your time and help. Can you help me make a route that Diesel suggested as he said that the Route that I posted was to complicated. The only way I can figure out how to do the route that Diesel suggests is to use BaseCamp.

Diesel suggested:

1. Get on I-90 E
2. Take exit 14 off of I-90 in Massachusetts to get to I-95 N
3. Arrive at Peabody exit in about 15 miles.

Thanks for everyone's help!

That's where ai was telling you that the routes cross at I95. You don't have to do anything but take the 95 exit when you get there and let it recalculate. Otherwise choose the route you like, to get to that point.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Iphone - Waze

Diesel...I mainly used my iPhone with Waze on it for work trips. I used my Garmin 3597 to take a trip to Raleigh NC to go to my brothers wedding a few years ago as well as to Massachusetts when my Grandmother past away.

I may not have always used the best routes but I did get from point A to Point B. Without the GPS I would of never got to my destination.

I did use a few pre-planed trips when I first got the unit. This was before Basecamp came out. I think the app was called mapsource or something like that. I havent used my 3597 in a few years because I was dealing with Major surgeries and did not traveling in the last several years.

Im making this trip to bury my mother.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

As Long as I get there

Phranc...I may not no how to make routes on BaseCamp but I have learned a lot today on how to use my GPS on here. I have played around with basecamp and may even try to figure out how to make the route that Diesel is talking about but for now I have a route that works for me that doesnt take me through PA that much.

Thank You all for your help.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

You Are Welcome, and Condolences

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Phranc...I may not no how to make routes on BaseCamp but I have learned a lot today on how to use my GPS on here. I have played around with basecamp and may even try to figure out how to make the route that Diesel is talking about but for now I have a route that works for me that doesnt take me through PA that much.

Thank You all for your help.

You are very welcome, That's what we're here for.

I would add my Condolences for the loss of your mother. That's a sad trip.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267
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