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Old 04-11-2007, 06:57 PM
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who makes a cheap gps that is simple to use, i dont want to cut another hole in my dash for a compass...........
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i was king of guessing i would get a huge response........I dont want to buy the garmin come bend me over and give me a ton of shiiiit i wont use and dont know how to work......I am just looking for a simple gps with a compass built in , easy to see and lights up at night....
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Buy a handheld for a couple hundred and velcro it to your dash.
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i was king of guessing i would get a huge response........I dont want to buy the garmin come bend me over and give me a ton of shiiiit i wont use and dont know how to work......I am just looking for a simple gps with a compass built in , easy to see and lights up at night....
My guess any GPS will have more bells and whistles than you want. Just have to go with the size that fits your mounting spot, price range , and only use the compass page. The handheld may be just the ticket for actual usage, but a small screen.
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how about an old LORAN!
i had a garmin 276c an it was great, but not cheap.
maybe find a used one, or not the color unit.
i just mounts to your dash, 3 screws, and has a rechargable battery.
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look at the garmin 72 $159.00/ mount $30.00 simple unit to learn and use but it's a hand held (smaller screen)...fixed mount a garmin 152 may still be available although it's been out for a while it has less bells and whisles making it easier to learn..$300.00, last years model was 172 still pretty easy and less than $500. hope this helps I have been teaching people how to use GPSs for 14 years now and people seem to catch on to Garmins the fastest.
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Yep, I want simple technology too.
Just tell me where I need to go, I don't need to know all the info these things can tell me now, and I don't want to pay for things I'm not gonna use. Or do I have the time to learn how to use them. It's a project for me to change the message on my voice-mail.
I don't need to know what temperature the cabin is vs. the cokpit, vs. the engine compartment.
Just tell me what direction to go.
I'm capable of reading a chart and compass (unless, I have two gal's wanting a ride - in that case I might get lost... - back in my single days....).
But simple navigation makes it much easier on a daily basis
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Lowrance 5200c. 500 bucks and works like a champ.
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I bet if u wait a week someone on here will give u one...I have an older lowrance unit that went bad on me,posted a thread,member on here replied a week later...friend of his on here upgraded and gave me his old one...everyone upgrades all the time and wants the new tech...I just wanted to know where I was going(gps didn't help )
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BTW-change the thread title and post it in ques. and answers also... this will help.
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