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    Which do you use if any? I had a Garmin c350 that got swiped out of the truck.

    It had basic navigation.
    Text to speech of road names.
    Could show mph and direction.
    Lots of information. Restaurants, gas, businesses, phonebook etc. Real handy.

    Until it got swiped.

    Any Garmins you use that have all of these features? Webbing around got me lost. Just need the features above. Anything else is not needed or just icing.

    Thanks.

    J.C.
    Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 04-19-2009, 09:03 PM.

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    sorry to hear about your loss but i cant understand why people just keep them in view so people see them
    when i stop and get out of my car i put it away so you cant see it ,and i take the holder down also

    just my thoughts
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    • #3
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      Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
      sorry to hear about your loss but i cant understand why people just keep them in view so people see them
      when i stop and get out of my car i put it away so you cant see it ,and i take the holder down also

      just my thoughts
      So do I. I even "normally" take it out of the vehicle when the day is done. But I swear some local-teenage-hooligans got it. For whatever reason that day I left it in the truck, went inside my house for a while, came back out, no GPS.

      And no, I'm not in some high crime area. In fact, I'm in a low crime area.

      J.C.

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      • #4
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        Garmin Nuvi Truckers Version (I can't think which version it is right now)

        Garmin Nuvi 255W

        Microsoft Street and Trip w/GPS

        The trucker version is more for what I do, but each one does great. Laptop can be a hassle because of its size. But if you have a laptop and you use it in your van/truck, this is a good tool for finding yourself around and the cost is only about $70.00.

        Believe me, when you have all 3 of these, you can't get lost, even in NYC or LA.
        Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

        http://www.contractorspub.com

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        • #5
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          Glad to see Garager still driving.

          Keep jammin'.

          J.C.

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          • #6
            Re: GPS's?

            Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
            sorry to hear about your loss but i cant understand why people just keep them in view so people see them
            when i stop and get out of my car i put it away so you cant see it ,and i take the holder down also

            just my thoughts
            I do this but when pulling into a mall or other such parking area I remove the GPS before I get into the lot and put it away. That way anyone scanning for new targets won't see me taking it off the dash, which could let them know if I take it with me or stash it out of sight by watching what I do right after I park.

            I am not in a bad crime area either, but I ALWAYS lock my vehicles every time I get out, even on the driveway at my house. OK, I might not if I am unloading the P/U or something like that, but if I am going inside and the truck is out of sight I lock it.
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            • #7
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              I'm in Salt Lake City right now, well actually West Valley City which is next door. Then off to CA. tomorrow and back to Chi Town IL tomorrow night or Tuesday morning. Yep, I'm still "Truckin'"..........
              Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

              http://www.contractorspub.com

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              • #8
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                Take the mount down and put it out of sight or they will look for the GPS in the vehicle. Even go as far as to wipe the circle from the suction cup mount off if you are in a bad neighborhood. That being said, Garmin is the easiest GPS to use. I've owned Magellan, Garmin and Navman/Northstar. Garmin has it hands down for ease of use.
                Mike

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                • #9
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                  Hey, check out this cool GPS I found! Some goon left his window open, leaving the unit within easy reach!

                  I'll just hold onto it, and use it from time to time to make sure it still works until the owner comes along to claim it.

                  I hope he finds it soon. It would be a shame if he gave up on it.

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                  • #10
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                    I have a Garmin Nuvi 750 that is useless.

                    It needs an update and it takes forever to lock on to the satellites.

                    And when it does, it gets bumped off too easily and I've had battery issues from the word go.


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                    • #11
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                      i have a Nuvi 350, i like it better than the 200 series because it has the flip up external antenna and gets better reception.
                      also get one of these http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Portabl...0198176&sr=8-1 friction mounts. i have no issues with it sliding around and its alot easier to move about with since its not stuck on the windshield.

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                      • #12
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                        I know how to read a map

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                        • #13
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                          LOML bought me a "GPS For Dummies". Just like the books and uses the same symbols as the "dummies" books. Works great and she only paid $80 for it at CVS pharmacy.
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                          • #14
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                            I have the Garmin nuvi 680. I bought the larger screen so I could see it easier. It will sync via bluetooth with your cell phone's phone book, but it doesn't transfer over addresses, so that may not work for you. I don't know if newer models sync more, or your phone combination may sync more. Check Garmin's page for compatibility.

                            This one has the MSN Dicrect feature, which includes gas prices, weather, movie locations/times, and live traffic. This might be great in your metropolitan area, but I didn't find it useful, so I didn't renew after the free trial ran out.

                            Steve
                            www.MorrisGarage.com

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                            • #15
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                              I have the Garmin Nuvi 760W. I use it a lot just for the bluetooth connection with my phone. It does all the rest of the stuff the other Garmins do, inculding text to speach of road names. You have a large selection of voices to use.

                              My friend has a TomTom that he likes a lot. I think his is the TomTom One.
                              I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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