Suppport Thread for the TND 500, TND 700 or future Rand McNally products.

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Mark Kling, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    Just note - to anyone that sets Prefer Freeways, it will keep you on controlled access roads till it needs to take you off, this may mean extra miles on the route.

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    never noticed the small roads option, that sounds interesting. with my 700 i would sometimes set it to prefer freeways just to see a different option, sometimes if it only added 20 miles or something i would just go with that. nice to have more options
     
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    Ran navigation from Denver to Hutchinson using three of the choices under [FREEWAYS]- [ALLOW ALL], [PREFER FREEWAYS], and [AVOID SMALL ROADS] ( capital letters are referenced to the soft keys on the 720. I am not yelling). Major route changes among the three. Defiantly a very powerful feature of the 720. I love the idea of having the ability change routes and comparing them before navigating. Worked well when I tried it on this Hutchinson run.

    Mark W.

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    Based upon the choices, what was the shortest distance and longest distance in mileage you were given?

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    Okay Mark- these are based from my fuel stop in Colby KS to Hutchinson KS.

    Shortest: [ALLOW ALL] 233 miles
    Longest: [PREFER FREEWAYS] 261 miles
    Middle: [AVOID SMALL ROADS] 249 miles

    I ran the last calculation for two reasons. 1. It avoids downtown Hutchinson. And 2, I'm very familiar with both KS61 and US50 which is the routing around Hutchinson.

    This was from- Pilot ( Booselmans) Colby KS
    To Dillions- 2700 E 4th Ave, Hutchinson KS

    On this current run Mark, using [AVOID SMALL ROADS]. Can't give out the details till after delivery but will be glad to if desired. As I mentioned, the options under freeways gives the user powerful control over the navigation of the 720. But as such, it places more of a demand on the user to actually be more involved in the process. If not, the user might miss an easier or better route that the 720 might come up with. The functionality is there- take advantage of it.

    Okay-off the soap box. Anyhow, personally speaking, I think I like the [AVOID SMALL ROADS] the best. It's almost-at least so far- like practical routing.

    Mark W.


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    Rand McNally has had my unit 2 months on the 4th phone call with them now hopefully I can get some results this time
     
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    Dumb ###es everytime they try to run cc it come back invalid gave them the number 3 times they want me to call my bank to see whats wrong, you try to tell the dummies it not the bank its their system card works every where else so i gave them the number to the bank now i guess another month of waiting. I'm putting Rand McNally on the list with Volvo
     
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    Mr. PlumCrazy Road Train Member

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    Finally after giving them the cc # the 4th time they was able to write it down correctly unit will be sent out in the am
    $116.24 for out of warranty work thing wouldnt charge
     
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    im sure its been covered but i just cant read through 426 pages. but two weeks ago i got a 720, twice now it has had the navi.exe error, and i have to reset it. today it took a few times.can that be corrected or is it going to get worse?
     
  10. Mark Kling

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    what model was it?

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