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Old 06-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Off-Road option on Nav System

Has anyone used the Off-Road option on the Jeep's Nav system yet? Just messing with it in the driveway I noticed it added about 30 minutes to a destination I punched in. Is it more of a joke or does it really know about off-road trails to get you there? Just want to make sure it's not going to have me high-tail it across an angry shotgun hauling farmer's corn field if I decide to try it one day.

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Old 06-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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I'm curious as well. Never thought to test it out on the trails but I do notice the trails it doesn't recognize it just names Jeep Road lol.

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Old 06-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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I used it once. Punched in some Geo-Coordinates, and noticed that the finest digit was missing. It doesn't provide much guidance other than letting you see that you are heading in the right direction. The problem is, I was off about 5 miles! Had to pull out my Garmin with Topo Maps to dial in to the finer coordinates and make my way over.

I wouldn't use it for anything beyond the cookie trail mode off road in any situation where it really matters.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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Shows forest roads in NM. Shows significant off-road trails in SW CO (Alpine Loop, etc.). Actually seems pretty cool. I took a photo of nav readout on Corkscrew Gulch at over 12K feet.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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A lot of the trails down here are on the map, and as mentioned many of the trails in Colorado are too.

Imogene Pass:




My Jeep is kind of hidden in the back:




It seems that when it includes a trail in the time it isn't really good at estimating how long it will take.
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A lot of the trails down here are on the map, and as mentioned many of the trails in Colorado are too.

Imogene Pass:


It seems that when it includes a trail in the time it isn't really good at estimating how long it will take.
Cool! Imogene was still closed when we were there a couple of weeks ago, but we went up the Telluride side. And your screen photo came out better than mine. I had too much glare. Got up to about 12,700, on Corkscrew and the screen actually read the trail name "Corkscrew Gulch".

Is there some utility that you can look at at home on your computer that shows what roads/trails are on your specific Jeep GPS unit in advance? That would be cool.
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Cool! Imogene was still closed when we were there a couple of weeks ago, but we went up the Telluride side. And your screen photo came out better than mine. I had too much glare. Got up to about 12,700, on Corkscrew and the screen actually read the trail name "Corkscrew Gulch".

Is there some utility that you can look at at home on your computer that shows what roads/trails are on your specific Jeep GPS unit in advance? That would be cool.
I took a few pics, and fortunately got that one to come out.

Yeah, a lot of the trails are on there with the correct names.

I don't know of any way to get the GPS data from the computer to the Jeep or from the Jeep to the computer.

If you want to see if the trails is there you can move the cursor to the trail head area and zoom in and see if it's there...
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:02 AM   #8
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Many of the main trails in the NJ Pinelands are in my nav also.
If it is a state road it stands a good chance of being in there from what I've seen.

A couple of times we've been in the thick of it and hit "take me home" so cool.

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