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Old 08-06-2018, 11:28 AM
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RAM EZ-Strap Handlebar Rail Mount for Garmin nuvi 40
 

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Old 08-06-2018, 01:47 PM
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Thinking about doing something like this, installing it on our trailer (that we haul our atvs on) that folds flat under the quad during transport, then opening it up, after unloading atv, keeping the tent off damp ground, snow, ice, cold. 10' x 10' dim., once sides are pulled out. Plenty of room for small heater, between bunks.


my garmin nüvi 40, w/ $26 atv handlebar mount
 
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:45 PM
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Jumbofrank.. your showing your age when you can remember the "round a mount" name!
 
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Kymco 450i View Post
Jumbofrank.. your showing your age when you can remember the "round a mount" name!
4 tracker just pickuo an enclosed trailer and convert it to a camper, then you hace solid walls for insulation and bad weather. Haul the quads and have a safe sleeping area. Fuel on your van wont be much different. I get about 14-15 mpg pulling a trailer with my Blazer, but I get 10 mpg on my notorhome pulling my trailer with my SxS so for a few more gallons of gas, I can have it all!
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Kymco 450i View Post
Jumbofrank.. your showing your age when you can remember the "round a mount" name!
I got one right after I got my Garmin GPS12. The last software update available for it was 15 years ago, and the one before that was 20 years ago, so yeah, it's been awhile. Whatever they want to call them they're great mounts. And my Garmin still works! RAM mounts and Garmin go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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GPS 12™

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GPS 12, Ver. 3.53, as of Apr 03, 1998, Download Compatible with versions: 3.50-3.52

GPS 12, Ver. 4.60, as of Aug 04, 2003, Download Compatible with versions: 4.00-4.57
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:42 PM
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I wished we needed a GPS. I have one, but forget to take it most times. It would be great to get lost once in awhile! We've been beating these trails to death since 86! We want to do the 75 mi loop next trip, but its just a short straight jog, hopping from town to town w/ well marked trails, looping around back to camp. We still sometimes take a trail map though, but its just to give those riding with us, an idea of where we're going. It also helps to pay attention to the suns location w/ the approximate time of day, along with road crossings to stay on course, in case you ever accidentally veer off the main trail. Simple compass may come in handy as well. Don't leave home without it! lol
If anyone would like to try a challenging, rough, maze like trail, pull up the Ambrose Lake to Ogemaw Hills Trail map. Starting out from St Helen, head s. e. down to knoch rd orv trail, crossing the tracks on the 313 trail, heading east passing Dow rd, then around in a n. e. loop crossing over Fairview rd. for about 3 miles, then hop back across Fairview again swinging n. w. up to Clear lk./Ambrose lk area for gas & snacks, if needed. Leaving there heading e. crossing Faiview rd. then turning n. up to wagon wheel, there heading w. on heath rd. 5 miles to beaver trail heading s. all the way back to St Helen. Close to 50 miles depending how many times you leave the trail, which is easy to do! Terrific, breathtaking terrain elevations, but real rough in places, just pass the tracks!
Along the way grab a burger n cold one, at Clear lk. bar n grill, or hit up the corner store for a great breakfast, w/ entrance behind the store, if pulling into town early. Good luck!
If anyone knows of another equally challenging trail, hopefully with lots of difficult trail terrain, let us its location! I'll be glad to explore it.
 
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