Custom Route Issues in Basecamp

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Burbs, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Burbs

    Burbs Been here awhile

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    How in the HELL do I get this program to stick to the road I want to stay on? I'm trying to stay on a main road and yet it keeps routing me on other roads? For example, I'm trying to create my route on RT 6 in PA and yet it keeps putting me on other roads then eventually gets me to RT 6. Even when I'm zoomed all the way in, it still does it. This is driving me f***** insane!!!! I can't tell you how many times I've had to go back and redo the friggin route!!! There must be an easier way!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated or else I'm going to throw this f***** laptop out my window!!!! :becca:kboom:kboom:kboom:kboom:kboom

    -Chris
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  2. Burbs

    Burbs Been here awhile

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    One more thing, I did try to use the move route tool and that didn't seem to work either.
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  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Have you watched all of the online Video Tutorials for whichever [OS] BaseCamp you are using? Your post leaves me with the impression that you are not very familiar with the Route Preferences/Options settings.

    Tip: Make sure you have chosen the appropriate Activity profile. Automotive would be a good place to start.

    Cheers,
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  4. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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  5. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Be sure to check the preferences. I would imagine you want shortest distance. Make sure you are not avoiding 4 lane roads.

    One trick I use a lot is to put via points between intersections rather than at intersections. This forces the routing software to go down that path.
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  6. Burbs

    Burbs Been here awhile

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    Thank you....thank you....thank you!!! :thumb

    That really helped me out big time and made it a lot easier. I did watch the videos in the past but I guess the route options/preferences went over my head. :shog

    Thanks again for the help.

    -Chris
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