New Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    Try pushing down on the unit a little to make sure it's seated when you screw it down. The first time I tried mine wouldn't catch but just a little downward pressure and it catches everytime but yours might be defective.
  2. mass-klr

    mass-klr Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I tried that. It does not catch even with the unit not in the mount.
  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    That's really interesting. I wonder if the BMW version will be different in any way, aside from having the roundel on it?
  4. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    You could be right about the unlocked maps, it does not explain the problems I had in Europe though.

    I have removed the Thai street map from the Garmin unit as I do not have the originals of the other 4 combined maps

    The error message went away, but the warnings are still there. I will have to live with that and see what happens when I enter Cambodia in a week or so

    Cheers
    TS
  5. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    The other difference will be price. :lol3
  6. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    What are you guys liking for a protective carrying case to keep the unit in when not in use?
  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I have a couple sets of these small bags:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YVBC0/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

    The largest size fits a montana, plus charger, cord, etc. If you just need to protect the montana, the smallest one works great.
  8. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    I put mine in a coozy :lol3 works great!
  9. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I use one of these. Works well and the belt-clip on the back is rotatable with strong detents. $10 at GPSCity.

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    Cheers,
  10. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Gonna make us look it up, or maybe give us a part number (or link)? :evil
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Click the picture.
  12. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Too much Turkey, brain not receiving oxygen....

    :rofl
  13. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Yeah, but the screen is vulnerable. Besides, I really like hard cases like the Pelican and Otterbox ones. :evil
  16. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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  17. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I have a Pelican 1020 which is about 1/4" too short for the Montana, not that I feel it needs a hard case. I use a camera pouch I found for $1 in a Sally Ann. Works perfectly. Looks virtually identical to the OP/TECH.
  18. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    That's not saying a lot, those old 76C's suck when it comes to sat reception. :lol3
  19. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Case??? Mine sits on the kitchen counter. Hasn't got damaged yet. :lol3
  20. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    Case??? I use an old hiking sock.:rofl

    Do I get to be the first post on page 400?

    Here's to the longest thread in forum history!!!:clap