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Old 06-12-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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Hi,
I have a Garmin, 2555 GPS, and have never experienced a problem with it, until my past trip.

Same trip I have taken twice before, but erased all my saved trips.

On the way down, it took me on a Scenic route and did the same thing coming back twice....????

I don't know why?
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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Is there an option to look at and select your route? most GPS's have that, but it's not always a clear option.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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Is there an option to look at and select your route? most GPS's have that, but it's not always a clear option.
yes, but the route is 800 miles one way, it won't simulate it...

thing is, I've traveled these roads before, and I don't understand why it would have taken me off the main interstates?
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:54 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Also Check the preferences,

Hi-way Like/Dislike
Toll Roads etc.

Do you have a kid? They seem to like to play with the options....

My Son Would change mine to have some odd choices...
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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Also Check the preferences,

Hi-way Like/Dislike
Toll Roads etc.

Do you have a kid? They seem to like to play with the options....

My Son Would change mine to have some odd choices...
yeah, I have a kid, he is 46, and who I was traveling to visit..lol

Noah, don't know what was wrong with it, I'll have to check the settings again

At one point, I felt like I was in the movie, Deliverance...real back country road...lol

then I stopped in this very small convenience store, with wooden floors, and asked the woman and she said, "oh goodness, your two hours away from there". And I wasn't
I was only about 45 minutes off the beaten path.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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How old is the unit? We had one that was sending us all over the place shortly before it died.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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How old is the unit? We had one that was sending us all over the place shortly before it died.
bout 4 - 5 years old?
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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bout 4 - 5 years old?
If you use yours as frequently as we do, I'd ve budgeting for a replacement.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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A lot of times the GPS unit will send you the straight shot like the way the crow flies instead routing you to the fastest route.
Garmin updates and changes their maps frequently so you may have to go into their website and download the latest maps.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:30 AM
 
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A lot of times the GPS unit will send you the straight shot like the way the crow flies instead routing you to the fastest route.
Garmin updates and changes their maps frequently so you may have to go into their website and download the latest maps.
I get free yearly updates and always update it thru Garmin's website once a year.....and usually right before I leave to visit my son, bout a month or so.
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