Support Thread for the TND 500, TND 700 or future Rand McNally products. (part two)

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Mark Kling, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    3 hours ago i was traveling beside I80 in WY for 45 minutes
     
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  3. Scott72

    Scott72 Road Train Member

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    Yep, same thing on I-75 in Georgia earlier today. Hope it's all better tomorrow.
     
  4. kbod9633

    kbod9633 Medium Load Member

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    Gotta be the rand not seeing the birds Garmin has no problems I had that same issue a lot before I threw my 720 in the trash a year ago
     
  5. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    second time in 3 years
     
  6. Balakov100

    Balakov100 Road Train Member

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    Funny Same thing on 84 in Oregon..
     
  7. double yellow

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    Notes on new version:

    Not sure what to think about the turn chime. Didn't know wtf it was the first couple of times & will probably turn it off.

    Hate the extra pop-up menus when I add a via. If I'm adding a via, I don't need to reorder the trip ######. And I'm still empty or loaded -- whatever I was before adding the via -- so you don't need to ask that either... If I want to add a non intermediate stop or reorder the trip, I'll do that from the multi-stop trip menu. IMO, adding a via should be a minimally invasive procedure done on the fly.

    I'm glad truck speed limits are back, but the i80 in Utah needs work. There is a section in SLC with a 55mph truck speed limit that the unit didn't catch. Then later (east of SLC) there was a stretch of 55mph truck limit it had, but failed to recognize where that lower speed limit was lifted.

    The TA in Ft. Bridger, WY is still getting a dirt road warning.

    I like the trip overview display changes & ability to zoom.

    I find annoying the animated right to left screen/window changes when you're navigating through menus & submenus
     
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  8. tderrick

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    I'm updating the progress on my terminally ill 720 - It's living in my computer bag for an indefinite period.
    I simply do not have the time to mess with it. I have never had an update completely destroy a piece of
    gear like this... amazing .

    Anyway, I have been using the CoPilot gps in the company truck and it's working fine. I think that piece is
    RM driven. The company fuel and routing info is downloaded to it automatically when I get my load
    assignment, so , it is actually saving me some time.

    I prefer to use an atlas with hand written road notes, using the GPS for cues and turns. So GPS is just
    a support mechanism for me.

    It is all destiny, it appears... I will fix the 720 sooner or later, I'm just in no big hurry now.
     
  9. tow614

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    I dont really understand why so many people have so many problems updating a gps...especially people who claim to be tech savvy....

    i have been using rm units ever since they came out with the first one and have never had an issue...

    sure the unit does some strange routing at times but i have had the garmin and cobra units which were a lot worse.

    i always follow the download instructions and no problems...

    2 weeks ago i updated my 720 following Marks directions and have had no issues at all...

    just dont understand.....
     
  10. tderrick

    tderrick Light Load Member

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    you were lucky enough to be on this thread prior. I found it only after my machine locked up.
    The instructions given by the dock were limited at best.
    Good coding is fool proof.
    I suppose that makes me a fool ;)
     
  11. BROKENSPROKET

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    I have a new question. Why do I get junction views for toll plazas and rest areas?
     
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