Can't get my TAT tracks to work. Please help!

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  1. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    Hello all, I am planning on leaving Sunday to head out on the TAT.
    I was going to fully run GPSKevins tracks, but found out the route that Sam has thru TN leaving from Tellico is much better (and is a few hours closer to here)

    I bought Sams TN GPS tracks, but for the life of me, I can't get them to show up on my Nuvi 2555lmt or Nuvi 1450lmt.
    I had no trouble with GPSkevins tracks showing up.

    I have tried everything I know to do in base camp (which isn't much)

    Is it because SAMs file is gpd and not gpx like Kevin's?

    Please help, I am due to leave in a day and half and am trying not to freak out.

    Sam didn't know either.

    Thanks!
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  2. bighopper

    bighopper Been here awhile

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    I just took a look at Garmin's site at the Specs for both GPS & neither has 'Tracks' listed as supported?
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  3. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Get a dirt bike GPS. 60/76/78/Montana, etc
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  4. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    Shit.
    I thought it was tracks? All this shit is so confusing.

    I put Kevin's download on the gps and bam, a clear route highlighted by a magenta line, easy as you please.


    I do the same thing with Sams download and I see nothing. ?

    Basecamp/Garmin/tracks/routes has got to be the most non intuitive and aggravating crap ever for a newbie.
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  5. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    I don't have time now, leaving day after tomorrow.
    I would, but I thought I was golden as I had no issues with Kevin's map.

    Clearly there is something I am screwing up here.
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  6. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Sounds like you're aiming to ride most of TAT but only paying Sam for a tiny part of his hard work. Karma is painful!
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    9Dave Bazinga!

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