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Snowmobile GPS Options and Opinions?

B
Feb 23, 2008
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Hey everyone,

My brothers and I are looking to buy my parents a GPS that they can use for sledding, specifically in Washington State, as a Christmas gift. I was wondering about your experiences using a GPS while sledding. Opinions on brands and software that can load trail maps? Are there kits out there for mounting them on handlebars or something?

Any information would be helpful.

-Bryce
 
J
Jan 20, 2009
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You would be happy with any of the Color Garmin units with expandable memory.
Rhino, etrex, hcx. Just don't get the road GPS units designed for cars. Garmin has their own topo loadable maps but the National Geographic are a little more detailed and compatible with the garmins but a little more expensive. The new Garmin Oregon I think its called looks like a nice unit check it out.
 
M
Sep 21, 2002
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For something to mount on your sled, I would not recommend the Garmin RINO series.

If you are separated from your sled and hurt in a mishap, you have no way to radio for help.
You can get a top quality radio, and a top quality GPS for much less than the RINO... keep the GPS on the sled, while still having a radio on your person.
 
B
Nov 26, 2007
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For something to mount on your sled, I would not recommend the Garmin RINO series.

If you are separated from your sled and hurt in a mishap, you have no way to radio for help.
You can get a top quality radio, and a top quality GPS for much less than the RINO... keep the GPS on the sled, while still having a radio on your person.

But if your riding partners have the Rino and one gets seperated they can tag your location and come find you. Thats hard to do with just a radio.
 
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Nov 26, 2007
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Gps

Everyone has their own preference, but I think the Garmin color units are the best. I bought an Oregon 400 T last year, after using a 60CS for several years. I love it, but it sucks battery life in the cold, so I have a 12v power supply to run it.

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triple Black

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Garmin rino is cool cause you have hand held built in but I have got nothing good to say about mine because the radio funtion has never worked right. they sent me a new one that is just as bad and anytime you call for support you get someone that speaks french. what a waste of 450$... lots of others use them with good luck though... may be just my luck...
 
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ovscrider

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for a mount use a RAM mount, i've got 7000+ miles on my ram mount running etrex, vista hcx and a 60csx.
 
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Insaneboltrounder/sjohns

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the garmin 60 and 76 series are the only ones that ive found that dont freeze up or require a battery change to make it thru a 8 hour day. Anyone want a minty colorado 300?
 
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