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  1. #51
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    There is a great Nuvi macro if you use GSAK here:

    http://pilotsnipes.googlepages.com/index.html

    Also an advanced Nuvi macro by jjreds which you can find in the GC.com forums as well
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    Thank you so much for all the great advice! My boyfriend actually has a Nuvi but I never knew it could be used for caching! We're going to start using it soon and I hope it's much better than the old Vista I had! I'll keep you all posted on how it goes.
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    The NUVI is great for routing to the cache site but I would suggest to use the Vista for getting to the cache itself. The NUVI isn't really made for caching,I would hate to drop mine.
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    Drop a Nuvi - heck - mine took a header off the windshield in the sun the other day. The bracket - totally disenergrated (plastic broke around metal bar holding it on) - broken into pieces and I found the unit on the floor. The unit still works fine but a way to mount it - another problem.

    Wrote Garmin and then are sending me a new mounting unit. Whew! I am thankful, too.

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    Same thing happened to mine a few days ago when caching around Greenville.....nothing broken though.

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    Drop a Nuvi - heck - mine took a header off the windshield in the sun the other day. The bracket - totally disenergrated (plastic broke around metal bar holding it on) - broken into pieces and I found the unit on the floor. The unit still works fine but a way to mount it - another problem.

    Wrote Garmin and then are sending me a new mounting unit. Whew! I am thankful, too.
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    Just wanted to say thank you for all the help and suggestions! We took the Nuvi out caching last night and it was perfect! And having the Vista along with it made it seem so easy! Thanks to everyone who's helped me out - I'm loving this paperless caching!
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    I'd recommend protecting the Nuvi w/a Ram mount!! Their suction cups are unmatched for holding strength. I use Ram mounts for on and off road, and have total faith in them. My Nuvi would also be mounted on one if they made one w/built in power
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    The bracket for my Nuvi just broke. I came back to the car (it was parked in a sunny spot on a very hot day) and the little plastic pieces on the back side of the metal bar (which hold the plastic suction section to the bar of the bracket) were laying on my seat. I emailed Garmin and inquired on how to buy a new one.......they are supposed to be sending me one.

    Perhaps the metal heated up and with the weight of the unit hanging on it - it stressed the plastic - I don't know but it did break.

    The tabs on my RAM bracket for my 76C also broke. Now to write them.......

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    I've had the same happen with my Nuvi but fortunately it hasn't broken yet. I'm always coming back and finding it on the floor of the car after falling from the windshield. Course it's quite a bit hotter down here most of the time too.
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    I can't believe you guys leave them on the dash or windshield. That is a good way to get them stolen. I always take mine off the dash and tuck it in the pocket near the seat out of sight.
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