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TOM TOM Satnav
July 2, 2012
9:13 am
AlienK
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Hi All,

I have a question about my U.K. Tom Tom Satnav.

I see that the appropriate maps can be purchased at Amazon,

Thing is would this Satnav work ok if packed?.

Also is a 14 day itinerary sufficient for a good experience of Route 66?. 

July 2, 2012
7:57 pm
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Sorry, can't help with the first three.  On the last:  14 days will give you a good solid chance to experience and enjoy.  I have a 14-trip plan in the Travel section of my website, referenced elsewhere.  If you want to experience Branson, the Grand Canyon or Las Vegas (all close to 66) you should allow extra time.  Obviously you can DRIVE it in a lot less, SEEING it takes time.

July 3, 2012
2:13 pm
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I'll let Frank do his stuff - not done R66 yet (14 days next year), and I'll try and do my 'expert' bit on the TomTom side of things having spent a few years owning these things and messing with them.

The model of your TomTom will have a major effect on whether you will be able to use the USA maps.
Firstly, they are quite large, last copy I had was just under 2Gb.
Depending on what model you have will have an impact on whether you can buy the maps on a SD Card (some models do not have a SD slot), then there is the hard drive size and whether these maps could fit if copied to the device.
In a nutshell the more expensive TomTom's have more scope for storing additional maps etc.
Please check this all out before buying as they are quite an investment.

I am planning on bringing my own next year and found a TomTom itinerary of RT66 lurking around the internet, if I found out where or can upload it to here I will do.
gave it a trial run on the first section in Illinois and seemed to be OK. Will have backup EZ66 etc. just in case.

Good luck!

David
 

July 5, 2012
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AlienK
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Thankyou Frank & Dave

most informative, my current itinerary only allows one day in

& I quote 'the Grand Canyon area' may need tweaking I think Frank.

On Sat nav Dave, it is quite a new basic model 'Start' I believe it's

called with no sd card slot. but I hope to download to it from the

sd card via my pc.

Anyone know if this possible?

Thanks again for your help Frank and Dave. 

July 5, 2012
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July 5, 2012
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AlienK
Afraid you are going to struggle getting anything else added to a Start model. The TomTom software that you use to hook up your device to on a PC/Mac will not allow you to install anything as it not supported and also due to free space.
Legitimate methods are not going to work so you may need to resort to the GPS Underground 😉

July 7, 2012
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Thanks Dave,

Will check it out.

July 7, 2012
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DynoDave said:

For your consideration....

 

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/gps/

 

https://route66news.com/2009/0.....-launched/

Thanks DynoDave,

Lots of info here 

July 10, 2012
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AlienK said:

Thanks DynoDave,

Lots of info here 

 

You're welcome!

 

Having just returned from a trip to Gettysburg, I can tell you that coordinating sources of information (Mapquest print, atlas and TomTom) is just part of the adventure! LOL

 

We intend to buy a new GPS before we leave (ours is already 5-7 or more years old), so I continue to follow stories about these thing to learn as much as I can before then.

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