Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA, USA
Try Furkot (free) to plan your route. Export from Furkot to Garmin in GPX format. Import that GPX file into Basecamp and then SEND it to your device.
Note that when you import it into Basecamp, you will have to "play with it" to get it to work correctly with your Nav V: Make sure to change the routing only waypoints that you created in Furkot to DO NOT ALERT vias in Basecamp and only keep the waypoints for your planned stops.
I would also break the trip up into short legs consisting of one leg for each stop (1st morning leg, 2nd morning leg, 1st afternoon leg, etc..). That way if something is wrong, you only have 1 leg screwed up. I would also create a Favorite for each endpoint of each leg so that you can easily navigate to that point if you get way off route or somehow loose track of where you are - Just punch WHERE TO, hit FAVORITES and hit your desired destination.
If you are familiar with the peculiarities of the Trip Planner in the current generation of Garmins (Nav V and Nav VI), you already know that each waypoint is considered a destination so plan your routes to start somewhere down the road from where you actually start from on each leg or it will completely screw up your carefully planned routes.
If you can afford it, I would also buy a Zumo 660 or Nav IV as a backup - they do not have the Trip Planner feature. Last thing that you want to worry about on a long trip is navigation.
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