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Best GPS for Off Road Trail and back country roads

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by IOTOI, May 29, 2017.

  1. May 29, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    IOTOI

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    Looking for the best for the money off road navigation. Want to know if I have to buy a unit like Magellan TRX7 or I can use a tablet or mini laptop and load maps?
    I'm planning a trip from New York to Alaska, then down the coast to California and back to New York.
     
  2. May 29, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    inthedark

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    GPS units are generally not for off road mapping. However, Rand McNally units are pretty good. I use a TND730 that has been pretty reliable. It does have a "bread crumb" feature that will record an off road trail. If you travel a lot, it is worth the expense. Don't forget to expense it on your taxes.
     
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  3. May 31, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    We have a 5.5" Garmin and bought a package of off-road details to insert into it. It has been a big help in exploring the northwest, British Columbia and the Yukon. - Ted
     
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  4. May 31, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    WINDOW TINT!.....
    Hema maps
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2017 at 1:51 PM
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    i have Gaia on my iphone and ipad and it's fantastic when out of service. download your maps before you go, add waypoints, routes, etc.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2017 at 10:47 PM
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    MotionX is a mapping app for IOS, I've had good experiences with it for years. I would never buy a GPS unit for my off road mapping needs.

    If you have an iPad , tablet , android phone etc., you already have the hardware for mapping and routefinding, you just need to acquire the right software....
     
  7. Oct 3, 2017 at 1:25 AM
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    I use a Garmin 600. Compact and fairly easy to use.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    I map trails for www.trailsoffroad.com and most of all the crew uses Gaia GPS. It is great, has helpful features, easy sharing, multiple background maps, and is cheap. If you want a dedicated unit go buy a $100 Samsung tablet from Costco and run it on that (my plan eventually). For now, I run it on my Galaxy S7 with no issues, just a slow boot up to the app.
     
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