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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:53 pm 
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Been looking into the possibility of buying a GPS unit of some type. Need some info on brands and types to look at. I would like to use it to for my deer hunting and 4 wheeling trips so I'm thinking something a bit portable but still use it in my Jeep. Also been reading alot about geocaching http://www.geocaching.com/ sounds like a good thing to combine with my Jeep interest. Any suggestions on brands ,feature and types of units.Need to be a bit budget minded as well. Thanks

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I have a Magellen explorist 300. good unit, waterproof too. It was also $150, which is about half that it retails for.
http://buyeretail.com/product.asp?file=Yahoo&i=EX300&sku=980771-03

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:07 pm 
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look on ebay for good deals....before christmas I sold a couple full color display garmin GPS units for several hundred less than retail...

its at least a good place to do some comparison.

I've only had experience with Garmin GPS stuff and it has always worked great...but I've also heard good things about the megellans


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i have a Harman/Kardon unit, it is great!!!!

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i got a garmin etrex (retail $200)
a citystreets software package for it (retail $100)
a car plugin, serial pc cable, etc (retail $50?)

off of ebay for $175 shipped.

it's the speedo in the TJ.. Boogers and shit!!

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Love to go Adam. Looks very fun,wife seems to have an interest in it as well. Might be something to do with the family.

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how does this cache stuff work?

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jkirisits wrote:
how does this cache stuff work?


Check out http://www.geocaching.com. It's like treasure hunting with a GPS.

I've only been doing it for a short time, but I'm planning on doing more this year. It's good family fun, especially while camping or wheelin'.

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Been looking into the possibility of buying a GPS unit of some type. Need some info on brands and types to look at. I would like to use it to for my deer hunting and 4 wheeling trips so I'm thinking something a bit portable but still use it in my Jeep. Also been reading alot about geocaching http://www.geocaching.com/ sounds like a good thing to combine with my Jeep interest. Any suggestions on brands ,feature and types of units.Need to be a bit budget minded as well. Thanks


BTW, I use a Garmin eTrex Legend. Right now there are some good package deals on the original Legend bundled with mapping software and a car adapter since they came out with the Legend C (has a color screen instead of the original B&W)


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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:17 am 
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Any info or opinions on this unit
http://cgi.ebay.com/GARMIN-GPS-II-PLUS- ... dZViewItem

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:elephant: geocaching is fun and a great excuse to get outside in your jeep, i have a magellan sport model, it is about mid range in price at around $200, it works well and has lots of expandability, you should look for one that has mapping ability and around 500 waypoint storage if you are going to do geocaching.


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I have the Garmin Rino 120, ($265) I love it to death and there is so much info and stuff on that thing, has many radio nets and is hand held and can be transferd to anything including the quad and motocross bike


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