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Old 03-03-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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best budget gps system

lookin on fleabay,

i see garmin 76, garmin etrex venture, garmin etrex summit.garmin etrex legend. they are all under 200 bucks.

which one would be the best for exploring, with sealed roads and fire trails/dirt roads. and adding a good map of australia.

also, on the subject of maps, the only one i really can find is australian topo for like 199bucks. is there a good cheaper one than this.

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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I'll vote 76Cx. It's the best of the lot you've listed. They're all waterproof but the 76 series floats. (never know when your island might sink )
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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I will add that the "x" versions are much more desirable then the non "x".

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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West Marine has the 76cx for $150 and free shipping right now.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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and can anyone give me a run down on how to find and istall good topo maps, preferably not the 200 dollar garmin one?????
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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It doesn't get cheaper than free:

GPSFileDepot - Free Custom Garmin Maps, Ximage hosting, tutorials, articles and more for your GPSr
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #7
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It doesn't get cheaper than free:

GPSFileDepot - Free Custom Garmin Maps, Ximage hosting, tutorials, articles and more for your GPSr
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/
awesome, thanks.

I clicked the link, and then chose Australia 250k mapset. then i clicked "visit Australa 250k mapset", and it gives me: NameLast modifiedSizeDescriptionParent Directory- CHANGELOG.html13-Apr-2011 14:24 934 high_res/01-Feb-2012 09:55 - screenshots/01-Feb-2012 09:55

do i go into the high res folder and download all the maps i want, then put them on an sd card or something? im a little confused. are these shonkymaps or are they something different?

sorry but this is a first for me.
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