Adventures with Tomtom

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  1. walnut

    walnut Read Only Funster

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    Just seen a motorhome stuck along a narrow lane near St Agnes in Cornwall.
    Every motorhome owners worst nightmare.

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    We stopped 1/2 a mile away from this spot, if we had of come from St Ives Tomtom would of sent us down this road.
     
  2. scotjimland

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    I'm sure he appreciated you recording for posterity .. :Laughing:

    thanks for sharing , great pics
     
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    "And turn around when possible".
     
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    if they'de read the road they would have seen the skid marks on the corner and gone much wider:Eeek:

    saying that i've done it meself and the corner steadies took some straightening:Blush:
     
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    Bl**dy nightmare, poor s*ds.
     
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    oh dear thats cornwall for you:Blush:
     
  7. staging lady

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    So how do you read tomtom to avoid this?. Would the cyclist walker setting be better.
    One of the daughters wants to look up family history in St Columb Minor but
    this has put me off Cornwall.
    Lucille
     
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    The pictures illustrate why I still use maps as well as satnav.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    You don't you engage brain before driving. This road didn't just spring up and eat him, there should have been signs it was all going pear shaped. Though to be fair to him he may not have been able to turn around before.

    Is your van as big as this one ?
     
  10. Mike-H

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    Hes got the right vehicle though... a RoadSCAR :RollEyes: sorry :Wink:
     
  11. IanH

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    So one persons stupidity has put you off Cornwall :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    More room for us truck drivers during silly season

    But i must admit they must sort out that part of the A30:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  12. vwalan

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    looks like the road to blue hills .its a trials hill. lots of roads like this in cornwall .dont care if you have tomtom or just a map its easy to get stuck. a bit later the trees are so low he would never make it any way . m,bike n look its the only way to be sure . how many of us have done this sort of thing if we are honest?
     
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    Got flat feet on my right corner steadie from going down a road like that into the Moselle Valley (towing a bike trailer with 2 bikes on ) . There were no signs about the road becoming a goat track except 14 % and hairpins .
    Proved interesting driving just glad I met no one coming the other way. In the first photo it looks like he could have got round if he had took it wider on the approach.
     
  14. staging lady

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    Thanks vwalan! We certainly did; we got stuck in the 1 way system in St Amour many years ago when we had a caravan. The one way street got narrower with overhanging houses. :help:Finally managed to get out with helpful residents guiding wing mirrors past parked cars.
    Lucille
     
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    There comes a point first that when your navigator sends you down an obviously narrow road you dont go. If you do you then come to the point where you know that what you are driving wont fit so reverse before you get stuck. If it was a cliff you wouldnt drive over ------- would you ?
     
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    you have to remember some of us do extreme m,homeing .go where we shouldnt with what we have got. wish i could show some of my pics. you wouldnt believe where i take my truck . yes it sometimes works out expensive . but driving above the snow line up the atlas is worth it. or come out the desert n see the look on locals faces its really good. go on have fun .
     
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    only to get to the beach quickly :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Seriously though I only use sat nav as a guide and always check the suggested route beforehand. Thye are an aid not a substitute for sensible planning.
     
  18. johnandcarol

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    Go to tom tom homepage, down load FREE bridge height POI along with FREE "bad spot for lorry" POI...it helps, ive not got stuck yet pulling an artic! Although there are HGV specific satnavs, which would be good for MH's.......a little common sense should come into play. As has been said, just because it says "turn left", doesnt mean its the best route, also changing the planning settings from "shortest" to "quickest" helps it guide you down larger, faster roads.
     
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    i have my garmin set to bus mode in settings, but it still tries to send me down narrow roads.
    so that's when i ignore it.
     
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    looks more like driver error :Rofl1::Rofl1:why go so tight on that sort of bend makes a good advert for proff drivers ie coach hgv etc
     
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