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    Zumo 550 Trip Planning

    I have installed a Zumo on my RT and would love to learn how to Plan Road trips into the unit. For example: Road "A" to Road "B" to Road "C" and on, & on . Can anyone direct me to a source of information as to how to start educating myself ?

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    You should be able to find lots of answers to those questions an more that you didn't know you had here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMXCIVRS View Post
    You should be able to find lots of answers to those questions an more that you didn't know you had here.
    +1 a great resource...........
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    Zumo

    Mapsource is the answer as you can create a route on your system and then download to the Zumo. Lots of options, high level of complexity.
    There is a whole sub-culture around the use of Mapsource, and I frankly got to the point where I could no longer be bothered.
    My system is very low tech and many will laugh at me....

    1. Google Maps > choose cities in route (waypoints)
    2. Program these cities into Zumo (Save in Favorites)
    3. Write down list on small piece of paper visible though top of tankbag window
    4. As I approach point A, I then enter point B in Zumo and keep on going

    Never been lost, works for me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfastcar View Post
    My system is very low tech and many will laugh at me....
    Works for me too. I'd add that you can use the route preferences to select the types of roads you want to ride, and carrying paper maps is still a good idea. I like Delorme's map books.
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    +1 on the Zumo forum, however you pretty much just need to know what the 6 tools do on your MapSource ( or in RoadTrip of you run the Mac version).

    Be more than happy to walk you through it if you private message me. It's really not that hard . .I promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reimerdavid View Post
    I have installed a Zumo on my RT and would love to learn how to Plan Road trips into the unit. For example: Road "A" to Road "B" to Road "C" and on, & on . Can anyone direct me to a source of information as to how to start educating myself ?
    You can do it directly on the Zumo by creating a route and adding waypoints (favorites) between your start and end point. To add "road B" to your favorites, you can search for the road or intersection and then add to favorites. After adding all the roads that you wish to have on your route to your favorites, go to "routes", select "new route" and add favorites in the order you want to travel.
    Using the Garmin MapSource software that came with the zumo has a slight learning curve, but is much more versatile. As others have said, you can learn all you need to know at the Zumo forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_K View Post
    You can do it directly on the Zumo by creating a route and adding waypoints (favorites) between your start and end point. To add "road B" to your favorites, you can search for the road or intersection and then add to favorites. After adding all the roads that you wish to have on your route to your favorites, go to "routes", select "new route" and add favorites in the order you want to travel.
    Using the Garmin MapSource software that came with the zumo has a slight learning curve, but is much more versatile. As others have said, you can learn all you need to know at the Zumo forum.
    Thanks for kind offer ti help me with Mapsource. I think I will try this intermediate step first. Perhaps a winter project for the long days of looking out the window.

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    When I lived in TexSux my local club did a class on GPS one weekend. This killed two birds with the proverbial stone- a lot of people learned how to really get some good use from their GPS's, and the club got to put on a good activity that got people interacting with each other for nought but the cost of some beverages and pizza (used a room at the public library for free).

    Those of you with GPS questions might want to run it by your local clubs and see if they go for it.
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