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Old 06-15-2015, 04:22 PM   #21
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Is there a better app for determining route driving time? None of the common mapping destination tools (GoogleMaps, MapQuest, Good Sam Trip Planner) accommodate MPH adjustments to more accurately determine/calculate travel time. Granted, MPH calculator apps exist and it can also be easily calculated manually but so far I haven't found an app that does everything (destination to destination mapping, identification of services and rest stops along the way, and adjustments for driving speed and route advisories). Any recommendations?
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Is there a better app for determining route driving time? None of the common mapping destination tools (GoogleMaps, MapQuest, Good Sam Trip Planner) accommodate MPH adjustments to more accurately determine/calculate travel time. Granted, MPH calculator apps exist and it can also be easily calculated manually but so far I haven't found an app that does everything (destination to destination mapping, identification of services and rest stops along the way, and adjustments for driving speed and route advisories). Any recommendations?
Waze is by far the best app for navigation. It is all user reports based so you can see accidents ahead and how badly they're effecting traffic. It also alerts you when someone is stopped on the shoulder ahead or if there are police ahead.

I believe your arrival time is based on the speed you're traveling but don't quote me on that.

If family or friends have the app, you can share your trip so they can see exactly where you are and when you'll arrive.

It's awesome!
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Waze is by far the best app for navigation. It is all user reports based so you can see accidents ahead and how badly they're effecting traffic. It also alerts you when someone is stopped on the shoulder ahead or if there are police ahead. I believe your arrival time is based on the speed you're traveling but don't quote me on that. If family or friends have the app, you can share your trip so they can see exactly where you are and when you'll arrive. It's awesome!
I have and use WAZE (a free app) and agree it is good with useful features for "real time" travel, but it doesn't satisfy my ask for a comprehensive trip "planner" where I can apply an average tow speed of 55mph to calculate the travel time (as opposed to tools that "assume" 65 mph).
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MotionX-GPS is another great "real time" app while in transit, but how about better "planning" tools to strategize routes and side trips for upcoming getaways?

So far, imho, the Good Sam Road Trip Planner (free if you are a member) comes closest ... using their feedback feature I suggested adding a MPH attribute to their TRIP SETTINGS screen to generate better travel estimates for those of us towing at 55mph. Currently, once I've identified the target mileage, I use Drive Time Calculator to estimate drive time.
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trying to read the forum on my iPhone has me wondering if there is an app. Avail. Thanks

Tapatalk. A forum app that this forum supports.
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I use tapatalk to access 4 different rv forums. It is very user friendly and easy to use and free.
Regarding tapatalk, do you know what the check mark button and the thunbs up button do? Also, I know you can tap the star button to subscribe, but it seems like it does it with no notifications. I then tried to go into the User Control Panel, to change this, but there is no way to change it without unsubscribing and then re-subscribing. Am I missing something?
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Check-out posting #26 on the following thread if you like to read: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...tml#post319220

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Regarding tapatalk, do you know what the check mark button and the thunbs up button do? Also, I know you can tap the star button to subscribe, but it seems like it does it with no notifications. I then tried to go into the User Control Panel, to change this, but there is no way to change it without unsubscribing and then re-subscribing. Am I missing something?
Sorry, I do not. I have never used them. I'm now curious and will try and find some information.
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I have and use WAZE (a free app) and agree it is good with useful features for "real time" travel, but it doesn't satisfy my ask for a comprehensive trip "planner" where I can apply an average tow speed of 55mph to calculate the travel time (as opposed to tools that "assume" 65 mph).
There's actually an old fashioned trick to it that doesn't require an app. My dad was an over the road trucker when I was a kid. When started traveling distances with the trailer he told me just plan 2 hours for every 100 miles of travel. That puzzled me because my mind was telling about speed limits. The reality is that including stops, most people travel just about that, 2 hours for every 100 miles. This formula always works for well for us.

Mileage / 100 * 2
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There's actually an old fashioned trick to it that doesn't require an app. My dad was an over the road trucker when I was a kid. When started traveling distances with the trailer he told me just plan 2 hours for every 100 miles of travel. That puzzled me because my mind was telling about speed limits. The reality is that including stops, most people travel just about that, 2 hours for every 100 miles. This formula always works for well for us. Mileage / 100 * 2
Perfect.
You know these computer wonks now-a-days, they're all trying to create the next "must have" app ... seems to me the RV/camping needs would be low-hanging fruit!
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If I know the mileage it always averages 50 mph on a trip.
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There is also a simple mobile version of the site - no app needed. If you navigate to the site on your small device you will see it. If you want to return to the full view scroll down the the bottom of the page and look for the link.
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