Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:24 pm

I will be flying to Fairbanks AK and driving back to Wisconsin next month.

I have used "truckers" maps in the past but this time I was contemplating stepping into the curent generation and using a Garmon or loading software on my laptop and keeping that on the seat. I know thats really cool - I have looked at examples for big trucks.

Any suggestions? Needs to have U.S. and Canada maps. Would be nice to have other things but I am not sure what to ask for on a beer budget with champaign taste!

Here is one example that I "think" would fit the desire -- http://www.tigergps.com/garminnuvi250.html

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Sting
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Re: Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:34 pm

I traveled a lot by car in the mid 90's, hit just about every state except for about 7 or 8 in the Nothrwest. Personally if i was to do it again I'd still get my old trusty 50 state Rand Mcnally. I don't think anything beats opening up a big newspaper sized map. I know there was parts of Canada in there, at least most of the major routes.

If its pleasure they have just about anything marked you could possibly want to see, right down to the worlds largest hand dug well midway across Kansas on Rt.50 if I remember the right number. :D

Edit BTW last i checked they could be picked up at Wal-Mart for a few bucks.
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Re: Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:43 pm

- that wasn't the response I thought I would get from a technologically advanced guy

but that is also what I have used in the past and as I just bought two new pair of sunglasses - with bifocals - so I can see the pyro and boost gage

- I imagine bigger maps are still better too.

But new toys are hard to resist!
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Re: Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:54 pm

I'm not familiar with any of those products but if they're anything comparable to the Google maps then you're certainly going to get a lot more detail.

I don't know maybe I'm sentimental. That Rand Mcnally map was like my bible for a decade. :lol: I actually wore 1 out and had to buy another.
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Re: Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

PostBy: spc On: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:17 pm

This is what I use with a GPS mouse & CoPilot software. I made the mount fit into my cup holder with an epoxy molded base. It fits tight but is easily removable. The pic is my actual truck (f-150). With a laptop you have a 12" screen for the maps & a computer right at your fingertips.
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Re: Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:41 pm

spc wrote: GPS mouse & CoPilot software



may I ask for more detail about this?

maybe a link...

Do you find the gps mouse works well in the truck? Why do you enjoy the copilot software over what comes with the Microsoft gps mouse? Microsoft Streets And Trips 2007 Software
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Re: Garmin nuvi 250 Portable Automotive GPS System with North Am

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:07 pm

Garmin is the best. More expensive models will just give you more features like mp3 player, bluetooth, etc. Any of the new Garmins will get you wherever you want to go.
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