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Thread: Magellan RoadMate 2036 GPS?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area

    Magellan RoadMate 2036 GPS?

    Have any Family members used one of these? Were you satisfied? Would you buy another? Any info appreciated.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    I am not sure what version magellan my mom has but we used it this spring on the Tour De Wood and it worked very well for us. Great features and easy to use as far as I am concerned

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    From what I have seen, there isn't much difference between different makes and models of GPS units for cars. What is a big factor is the mapping. The companies buy from a mapping service and what they get is often way-way out of date. We like our unit but one cannot take the directions as gospel, do continue to use yer noggin also.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    I don't know anything about the Magellan... I use a Dianne 1943 for all my mapping and routing... so far we haven't gotten totally lost, although occasionally she gets right or left mixed up and we'll turn the opposite way..
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  5. #5
    I have a TomTom and it takes me door to door. Maps are old but general destination is the same. Problem comes where new roads are re-routed. New City streets like subdivisions are also a problem.

    But for basic travel it is wonderful. Never leave home w/o it.

    Constantly finding shorter routes to favorite places and Emergency routes when traffic is stopped.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    another vote for the gps,, but like frank says you do need to out think it sometimes..i have logged alot of miles on one for going places i hadnt been before. mine is a garmin and the magellan tom is talking about has a couple differnt features that mine doesnt but not enough to drop it and go buy another..
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    can't remember the name of mine. Lo mein, lotramin, Lawrence, ....ah, lowrance. Thats it.

    I t was an inexpensive unit, about $140.00 3 or 4 years ago but it works great. The memory card inside can be reloaded by buying a new updated one or downloading for free. I think most units now have this capability.
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