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Old 12-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get a GPS unit for when my family goes snowmobiling. We are hoping to do a lot more trails in the UP this year. What do you recommend for the best unit and where do you get the maps for it? Price is always a factor but reliability and usefulness is more important.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i run a Nuvi 500 and vvmapping trail maps. very happy with it. run a ram mount to hold it. think i have 250$ into the gps and mount and 40 into the mapping.

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I prefer VVMapping software over all that I have tried for Michigan.

VVMapping.com - GPS and Printable Maps - Snowmobile and ORV Trails

For the GPS I used a Garmin GPSMAP 60SX for years and switched to a Automotive Garmin Nuuvi last year, because I wanted a larger display, I think the Garmin Montana is a nice unit also.

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VV Mapping all the way! Don't waste your money on anything less! Jeramey's customer service is top notch and 1st class! I use a 60csx on my quad just wish screen was bigger other than that great set up


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Do the maps show roads, seasonal roads and forestry roads as well??
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Do the maps show roads, seasonal roads and forestry roads as well??
They do, & trailheads, gas & food locations, key points.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks!
Could I download vv mapping to my TomTom?
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Never heard of VV Mapping, been using Red Pine maps for three years (MN, MI, & WI) and happy with them. How does vv mapping compare?

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I've been looking for a nav unit online but don't know which Garmin is waterproof. There's a motorcycle one that is but it's $700.
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The Nuvi 500 is waterproof and cheaper than the "motorcycle" units (my neighbor has one on his sled) but are getting harder to find. There are different s/w versions of the 500, look for the one that includes the topo maps. It is a few bucks more but the topo maps separately are around $100.

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