I just completed a three day, 1,045 mile trip ... average 348 miles per day.
That's 175% of my planned daily tally for my eagerly anticipated journey this fall. So, I am confident I will be happy with the 200 mile per day schedule.
It was good to see the Suncoast Smart Club! I didn't actually get to talk with everyone there, but it was a fun gathering
The trip was a shakedown cruise for some new installs: Area 451 cruise control, John H's indicator LED, Visiontac VGPS-900 GPS Data Logger, and Kenwood 8120 with camera.
John, after you helped de-bug the installation your LED works flawlessly. I LOVE the blue and don't know why more people don't choose it. Great job!
The Area 451
also works ALMOST flawlessly. I'm getting used to setting it without accidently activating the windshield washer.
But, there was some rain on the return trip and that's when I discovered something very peculiar! Whenever the windshield wipers turn on (manually or automatic) the CC is instantly TURNED OFF! I repeated multiple times to be sure of the coorelation. It's a bltch to be unable to use the CC when it's raining. Anybody have a clue what the problem is?
: After driving for 5 or 6 hours, the voice guidance developed problems with LONG instructions such as, "in 0.4 miles turn left on David Smith Blvd and then turn left". The voice became garbled and almost unintelligible. Also, there were several times when I deviated from the Nav unit's planned route. After 'recalculating' and attempting to get me back on track, it advised me to turn on non-existant roads. Or, just as bad, roads which clearly were unfit for anything other than an ATV.
I'm glad I'd tested the Visiontac VGPS-900 GPS Data Logger before this trip and found it to fill my needs completely. However, I will now have to purchase another one
When leaving the hotel, I distinctly recall placing the unit on the roof of my car, before getting in it and driving away!!! :eek: I realized my mistake less than a half mile down the road, pulled over and spent the next 30 minutes searching for it, in vain.
Gawd, my car needs a bath!