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Offline Snorth

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Replacing a Zumo 665
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:59:20 AM »
Well, my Zumo 665 popped out of the mount at 65 MPH so now I need to replace it. Do I get a smartphone mount and use it or do I get another GPS? I have to admit I hated the routing on the Zumo, but at least I could create a route. Information and opinions please.

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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 09:34:20 AM »
Well, my Zumo 665 popped out of the mount at 65 MPH so now I need to replace it. Do I get a smartphone mount and use it or do I get another GPS? I have to admit I hated the routing on the Zumo, but at least I could create a route. Information and opinions please.

Have you tried using Waze on your phone? Much better than any GPS.

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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 10:22:39 AM »
It depends on you.

I buy a $150 GPS and it works great for me but I don't download trip routing. I just plug in the next stop. My trips are rarely that structured and if they are I just write down a list of way points and put in the next one.

If I loose my cell phone it will cost me hundreds of dollars.
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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 12:24:27 PM »
it's pricey but I like my zumo 595
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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 02:53:26 PM »
i use a nuvi 2455 lmt and mount it in a ram cradle and have it attached to a kuryakyn clutch perch mount. cheap and has worked for three yrs now. if it rains i either put a baggie over it or put it inside a kuzzie and put it in the tour pak. 

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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 06:30:09 PM »
i use a nuvi 2455 lmt and mount it in a ram cradle and have it attached to a kuryakyn clutch perch mount. cheap and has worked for three yrs now. if it rains i either put a baggie over it or put it inside a kuzzie and put it in the tour pak.

I've often wondered what happens with a phone or GPS if it starts raining and you can't stop and deal with it.
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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 07:42:14 PM »
i use a nuvi 2455 lmt and mount it in a ram cradle and have it attached to a kuryakyn clutch perch mount. cheap and has worked for three yrs now. if it rains i either put a baggie over it or put it inside a kuzzie and put it in the tour pak.

I've often wondered what happens with a phone or GPS if it starts raining and you can't stop and deal with it.

I have popped mine off the mount and stuffed it into my jacket pocket without stopping. Or I wrap it with a baggie if it looks like rain.
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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 01:54:43 PM »
when i go on trips I usually camp out at Sheratons or Hiltons and they usually have shower caps that would work in a pinch
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Re: Replacing a Zumo 665
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 03:01:02 PM »
when i go on trips I usually camp out at Sheratons or Hiltons and they usually have shower caps that would work in a pinch

That is a good idea! My wife has some Glad bags with elastic around the opening. They look like a cheap, clear shower cap. Gotta check it out.
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