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Sat Navs

Bennett Family
 

Further to my Sat Nav test - route from St Austel to Pentewan I see this campsite sees the need to highlight the problem.



Martin Bennett


Re: New Stay-the-Night sites in Scotland.

kenny.macdougall
 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Clarke
Sent: 17 July 2020 11:26
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] New Stay-the-Night sites in Scotland.

 

This has been in development for a while, the launch was held up due to the lockdown. It's a trial, with the agreement of the Scottish Government, ending in December, after which it will be assessed. 

 

My email to the address on the website also bounced, I've reported it to my contact within Forestry and Land Scotland.

 

We're off to Scotland next week so will visit some of the locations, we have used a few of them on previous occasions.

 

Andy Clarke

 

On Fri, 17 Jul 2020 at 07:52, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:


Re: New Stay-the-Night sites in Scotland.

Andy Clarke
 

This has been in development for a while, the launch was held up due to the lockdown. It's a trial, with the agreement of the Scottish Government, ending in December, after which it will be assessed. 

My email to the address on the website also bounced, I've reported it to my contact within Forestry and Land Scotland.

We're off to Scotland next week so will visit some of the locations, we have used a few of them on previous occasions.

Andy Clarke

On Fri, 17 Jul 2020 at 07:52, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:


Re: Need a Sat-Nav?

Buff and Hugh
 

Thanks, Alan.


Re: New Stay-the-Night sites in Scotland.

Paul and Merle
 

Thanks Martin looks a good site.


On Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 07:52 Bennett Family via groups.io, <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:


New Stay-the-Night sites in Scotland.

Bennett Family
 


Re: Need a Sat-Nav?

Alan Morris
 

On Thu, 16 Jul 2020 at 20:53, Buff via groups.io
<huffbuffforums=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:

How easy is it to export/import POIs between the Garmin and a spreadsheet? Is that done via BaseCamp? (Perhaps your links will tell me?)
Hugh I prefer to use GPSBabel

<https://www.gpsbabel.org/>

for conversions.

It has a Windows graphical interface, but as an old DOS user, I prefer
to use it's Command Line interface. This means that I can use Batch
files. So clicking on 'GPSBabel CSV to GPX - V2·00.bat', all .csv
files in that folder are converted to .gpx. I have a few other format
conversion Batch files. I make many sets using Excel and open them in
BaseCamp, then into the 276Cx.

I also use an online conversion program with Excel. I type into Excel
many UK Postcodes. Convert to Lat/long on-line and then add the
result into Excel.

Alan.


Re: Need a Sat-Nav?

Buff and Hugh
 

Thanks very much, Alan.

How easy is it to export/import POIs between the Garmin and a spreadsheet? Is that done via BaseCamp? (Perhaps your links will tell me?)

Hugh


Re: Need a Sat-Nav?

Alan Morris
 

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 12:02 PM, M Stevenson wrote:

OziExplorer OS maps
I've also been a power user of OziExporer, which has a number of
support programs for producing and manipulating maps. Alas it's now
no longer being supported, but the older versions still work very
well. I have many GBs of OziEx maps covering the whole of Europe.

I had an old set of MM OS maps when it was possible to export the OS
maps in a format used by OziEx. But the current MM OS maps can't be
converted. I have the full set of MM 2020 OS maps, which as well as
working on Windows, also runs on my old iPad. I eventually found a
good use for the iPad with these maps! The iPad fits very well in the
Hymer above dash lift-up support for moving map display with a visible
track display.

Alan.


Re: Need a Sat-Nav?

Alan Morris
 

On Wed, 15 Jul 2020 at 19:47, Buff via groups.io <huffbuffforums=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:

> We're still using a 12 year old TomTom because when I was wondering a few years ago about a replacement I found that several of the features that we rely on had been removed.

Unfortunately this habit of removing essential features from hardware and software is most annoying.  Almost every company does it. I'll mention TomTom's decimation of their .ovr files to .ov2, removing most of the data for waypoints.  Now we have to use the bloated .gpx format.

> We make very extensive use of POIs that we create ourselves.  When I was looking it appeared that more recent versions of TomTom would not allow:
> - creation of POIs on the device (adding a selected point on the map to a user-defined category of POIs, and naming each POI)
> - exporting such POIs to a PC
> - importing sets of POIs from the PC

> Does anyone here make extensive use of user-defined POIs and itinerary planning? If so, what device and/or app do you use? And how convenient do you find it?

I've got hundreds made over many years.  Was forced to change when TomTom killed their .ovr format.

Jump a few years and I'm now using Garmin's BaseCamp.  Not the latest version, as that has removed the ability to view waypoints and tracks from selections within BaseCamp, on Google Earth.  (BC calls GE and returns, leaving both programs as they were.)

BaseCamp is not as good as the program it replaced - MapSource - as too much is missing and has not been included in BaseCamp.

I use a Garmin GPSMap 276Cx - and others.  It's an up-to-date copy of their original 276, but incorporating newer technology, where it has an advantage over the older technology.  So to mark a waypoint as one is driving past a place, one just presses the "Mark" button.

Itinerary planning is easy in BaseCamp and quickly uploaded to the GPSr.  From Garmin's website:-

More Navigation

Together with appropriate mapping GPSMAP 276Cx offers additional navigation features such as the well-known Drive-mode for on street navigation or Curvy Road routing for motor bike riders, that highlights smaller and more fun roads to ride. Used together with TOPO PRO maps, the device can select from a number of recreational routing options that choose appropriate road classes for each activity or vehicle. And for people that prefer navigation on courses and tracks the new 276Cx also provides advanced track navigation.

Read about it here:-



ExpertGPS for use with Garmin:-


Get it's manual:-


Another program I am considering buying:-



Alan.


Re: Need a Sat-Nav?

Buff and Hugh
 

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 12:02 PM, M Stevenson wrote:

Thanks for all that information, Max.
OziExplorer OS maps
I tried following the link relating to Ordnance Survey maps on https://www.oziexplorer4.com/maps/europe_maps.html but it the OS website gave a "502 Bad Gateway" error. Where did you get your OS maps from?

Hugh


Re: Van Respray

charlie.green@...
 

When I needed some paint work redone I also had to take it to a place that dealt with commercial repairs as the 'oven' area where they cure the paint wasn't big enough at your average car repair place.


Re: Van Respray

David McGarry
 

Hi, I took mine to a commercial lorry repairers for a spray to front and rear - they use ‘proper paint’ not the water based rubbish that car sprayers have to use.
Dave


Re: Comet Neowise

Alan Morris
 

On Thu, 16 Jul 2020 at 14:09, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:

Have any of you seen in yet where you are, or where you have been?
Too much cloud in Lincolnshire. Have a look here:-

<https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/when-and-how-to-see-comet-neowise-tonight-and-throughout-july-in-the-uk-plus-observing-tips-9116003/>

I've now got the Android app Sky Walk 2. Claims to show where it is.
Now it's below horizon.

Alan.


Re: Comet Neowise

normanansell@antarn.plus.com <normanansell@...>
 

Still waiting for a clear sky. UK in a rotten place for astronomy



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Re: Van Respray

Alan Morris
 

On Thu, 16 Jul 2020 at 12:22, Mick Potter <mickpotter@...> wrote:

We want to have a respray - the original Fiat paintwork is a Friday afternoon job. Before I start looking for someone to do the respray, I could do with a few bits of advice.
Mick do you have to worry about adding extra items because of weight?
Paint is very heavy.

Alan.


Re: Comet Neowise

timsinc Sinclair
 

No, not seen or aware of it. Too many trees around here if its low on
the northern horizon.

Tim

On 16/07/2020, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:
For the first time in many days, I can see a clear blue sky. But will the
Bristol sky stay clear enough to see the comet tonight?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2248712-how-to-see-the-spectacular-comet-neowise-with-the-naked-eye/

Have any of you seen in yet where you are, or where you have been?
______

ErnB


--

*It'll all be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end*


Comet Neowise

Ernest Bull
 

For the first time in many days, I can see a clear blue sky. But will the Bristol sky stay clear enough to see the comet tonight?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2248712-how-to-see-the-spectacular-comet-neowise-with-the-naked-eye/

Have any of you seen in yet where you are, or where you have been?
______

ErnB


Re: Van Respray

Don Madge
 

Mick we had our Fiat Timberland resprayed the paint job was very good but the problems started when inexperienced workers started refitting the windows,solar panels, roof vents and other external panels.
We trusted Timberland to the job but they got the local Fiat agent to dd the job. It took months to get it sorted.

I think it might be wise to visit some of the larger dealers who have their own spray shop. 

Good luck.

Don


Re: Van Respray

I'm Bazbro
 

Consider having it done at a boat yard.  They often have facilities for dealing with "big" vehicles like ours and are often overlooked by motorhomers.
Barry

On Thu, 16 Jul 2020, 1:22 pm Mick Potter, <mickpotter@...> wrote:
We have an Adria Maxivan, a 10yo converted Fiat Ducato hi-top panel van.  We want to have a respray - the original Fiat paintwork is a Friday afternoon job. Before I start looking for someone to do the respray, I could do with a few bits of advice.

Has anyone experience of having a respray?  Would a 'bog standard' car/van resprayer be OK, or is it worthwhile going to someone with motorhome experience?

Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably (but not necessarily) within easy striking distance of East Hampshire?

Anything else?

TIA for the help.

Mick

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