So very often the word 'Sat Nav' raises its ugly head when in conversation with other motorhome people. If I have mentioned an Aire, in say France, I am asked what are its 'Lat & Longs' my reply invarably is I will show you approximately on your map,--'I don't have a map, just a Sat Nav'. The conversation may turn to getting through a country with a Sat Nav and how easy it is, no thinking just listening and driving. When asked what happens when you just turn right or left off the road your on and 'get lost' to see the inners of a country, like a lot of people do on holiday, how does the Sat Nav respond, answer it doesn't, you have to start again if you know where your going too. So very often people use their Sat Nav to get through France and Spain, arriving at their destination without a fault, on questioned they openly admit they have seen nothing of either country, just roads- and they are on holiday. My question is have we gone too far on gadgets available, are we being brainwashed by the salesman who describes the equipment as being essential, 'everyone has one and no sensible motorhome owner can be without one' It would be interesting to hear other motorhomers thoughts on this subject. I was reminded to write on this subject when my son, delivering a new yatch, lost all its navagation instruments just miles out of' La Rochelle, on route to Greece, had to use his sexton and Lap Top only for navagation. He's passed through Messina Straights with 280 miles only to go as of the June 1st. Keep smiling, maybe your Sat Nav will stay alive. Ron W.