Welcome / open talk


Reair & Towing For All The Truckers Out Here

Here is a good site for all your on the Road needs For Repair , Tires, Towing, And What ever Else you might Need


Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

changing user name

Is it possible to change my user name without starting all over.

Will nuvi 265W, Vista HCX, amateur radio

GPS skipping short cut

Hey I am planning a trip to Boise ID and noticed that my nuvi 360 used the interstate all the way. If I enter a via point on state hwy 221 it drops 9 miles and a few minutes off of my travel. If I ask it to take me from Prosser WA to Hermiston OR it will take that shortcut.

Will nuvi 265W, Vista HCX, amateur radio

Unusual Traffic Designs, How your GPSr handles them, and the Michigan Left Turn

There is a phenomenon in Kentwood, MI known as the "Michigan Left Turn". This maneuver requires you to go past the intersection where you want to make a left, then make a u-turn in specially provided places, return to your intersection and make a right turn.

Nuvi 255W, Ham radio, MacBook Pro

Map Source

Is there a thread on the site about making speed poi's with mapsource?
If not, is it possible to make one using mapsource that will go on a poi file and not put them in the my favorite file?

Go Figure--Nuvi880

How's your FAT?

An interesting tidbit that may or may not help a few that have asked 'how to format my SD card'.

"Delete nothing, back up everything"

What is "flash memory?" SD? SDHC?

After someone pointed me in the right direction, I found this info on Tigerdirect.com and hope they don't mind if I pass it on. I for one have puzzled over the compatibility of different formats for my Garmin Nuvi 880. Maybe this will be useful to others:

"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

msn transmit directly to GPS

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

Bad road, Bad Garmin or Bad driver?!?

While surfing another website, I came across this thread of someone following their Garmin directions.
The person writing did not state too clearly wether the driver was following a route to a destination or not.

I hope the link works.



New update for:Garmin Communicator Plugin software version 2.6.1

I visited the Garmin site and it has a new update for the Communicator Plugin. http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3607

Change History
Changes made from version 2.5.2 to 2.6.1:
Aviation databases can now be updated and/or installed from a Garmin Web Site.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of July 28th 2008

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Contributors of the week 2008-07-21

This week we are recognizing Tailspin, Ktempesta, and Gofish

Tailspin, It is so nice to have you as a part of our family. You are always so helpful and knowledgeable about so many different things. This week you really helped out with your advice about "Text-to-Speech" programs.

Snap shot where does it go!!


Speed cameras and keeping maps updated

Does the speed camera function on a GPS work by latitude and longitude or by position on a highway?


Geographic POI

The old Roads and Recreation maps had some very interesting geographic POI such as distant hills, valleys or mountains. On long trips I found these interesting and I have been looking for something similar in POI to load onto my Nuvi. I have found waterfalls and national monuments and forests but nothing showing hills, bluffs etc. Can anyone point me to a POI listing for these features?

Where the H#$% is Matt?

This link is a little off topic, but it does involve some travel. I can't help but smile when I watch this video. Again and again... It would be cool to see the the track on his GPS, if he's got one.
check out his web site too. What a cool gig.


Low Clearance POI

Used Rt 414S towards Watkins Glenn last week my alert went off with the low clearance ahead. There is no bridge at that location. I tried to find the co ordinates in the file but did not. It went off right at the Watkins Glen KOA
-76.907987 42.316453

2009 MS Streets & Trips

There is some info out for the upcoming (late fall) release of S&T at


there is input from some of the MS S&T team about new features and bug fixes.

John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

Why is There NO Dedicated button for Work?

I don't know about other manufacturers, but Garmin only has a Home and a Favorite button. I certainly don't consider work my Favorite destination.

Do you have a name for your GPS?

My Wife and I call our Nuvi "Hildie".What do you call yours? (no curses please!) I know this question has been asked before but we have quite a few new users now.

Ray- **Garmin Nuvi760**