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Old 05-03-2009, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what GPS has the best OHV maps

I am going to buy a GPS
probably a German or Magellan
but I have herd the tomtoms work very well and show most dirt roads that are one regular maps

what system do you use for off road
and are there good OHV maps available for your system
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Garmin 60CXS, works great offroad, load topo maps, roads, and trails. Can load 24K topo maps if you want.
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Same here and I use the topo maps. Not all trails are on there, but if not you can usually get your bearings off of landmarks that are.
Its small, but I like that I can take it hiking or dirt bike riding too. If its for in-car only, get something with a bigger screen.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I picked up a Magellan Triton 400 and almost returned it due to it hardly having any roads in the default maps (was missing most of the two lanes highways for AZ). Then I found and bought the Accuterra Rocky Mountains map available here. The map is amazingingly accurate and has many roads that don't even look like roads anymore. I have found quiet a few interesting spur roads that I would have completely missed without the GPS running. It was also incredibly handy when we did some snow wheeling this past winter, the roads were under 2-4 feet of snow but with the map we had no problem finding and following them.

Edit, in case I wasn't clear the maps in the Accuterra pack are topo's, you can zoom and scroll till your hearts content.
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I have the Garmin Topo USA maps and they seem to have every tiny little trail and logging road I've run in Oregon.... Pricey but it is the only good option if you have a Garmin.

If you wheel in just one area they have a 24K topo set -- if you want the whole USA it is 100K topo.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Azrckcrawler Thanks for the info on the Accuterra mapping!
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thanks for the info guys
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