Originally Posted by Reaver
Haven't you ever heard of a ZUMO Tour??
My GPS is a Zumo but in fairness to it, the biggest screw up was in Bolivia, which I had no GPS mapping for. It still shows main roads, just not much detail. So what I did that day was pick a city on the Chilean Coast and asked it to get me there. That's when the big screw up happened.
I like my Zumo. It is easy to see day or night. Easy to operate with gloves on and impervious to rain.
If I was doing this trip again and what I advise to anyone that's thinking of riding down here is buy individual large scale maps for each country. They are great for when you are sitting in the hostal or hotel room trying to figure out what to do next. Keep them all in baggies in a binder and they should survive quite nicely.
I have a map book of South America and it's OK but it's a poor substitute for individual maps. I came to find out my book doesn't even have route numbers on it.