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  • Thanks to everyone on this forum, I’ve learned a lot dealing with this JCV issue, most notably the cloning process. Many thanks to everyone who assisted me. I still have a couple of cloning questions, however. I have cloned 2018.20 onto a micro …
  • Well, here's the good news. I still haven't run the simulation on the route I mentioned, but I'm literally in the middle of nowhere on I94 in SW ND and I got a split screen junction view on my obscure exit....not very photo-real but it WAS a JV....…
  • I performed the clone process with no problems. The JCV file that downloaded is the exact same file name D2479220A and the exact file size 115,669 but different "last modified" date. The original date was 10/26/16 and the clone download date was …
  • Thanks guys....I REALLY appreciate your help.
  • Alan, thanks for the suggestion. We are traveling but I have thumb drives etc with me; however, I'm not familiar with the cloning method. Could you explain that. Thanks.
  • So....it appears 2018.20 did NOT download a new JCV file. The file on the 55lm is D3479220A and it's about a year old. I believe the correct 2018.20 file is D3060240A. I wonder if Garmin no longer supplies JCV for the 55?
  • I was on a route to a destination that I travel once a year or so but this is the first time since this map update. Have always had junction views on this route with previous map versions. I'll take a look in the files to be sure the file is there.
  • Yes, I know.....but....there's very little traffic in SD ;) Actually, I've had traffic on my 1450 LMT for years and rarely have been anywhere that there was traffic coverage. Our travels are mostly in SD, ND, WY, and MT.
  • Well, the deal on the 2555LMT fell thru. Amazon had a special on a new 55LM for $99 delivered so it's on the way. I believe it is a newer release than the 2555???
  • BTW, anybody know the max size microSD card the 2555 will recognize? Any what class it should be?
  • Boyd, Thanks for your post. Not sure about the trip planner; however, in the 20 years or so that I've been traveling with GPS, I very rarely have ever needed to route with multiple vias. I'll have to see when it comes. Lately, I've actually bee…
  • Thanks for the fast and to-the-point response. Found a NEW 2555LMT at Walmart for $118 delivered.
  • I contacted Garmin about the large file for 2015.40. Here's the chain of useless replies I got: They read from the bottom up. Dear Jim, Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I'm sorry for the troubles. Unfortunately, we do not have an…
  • I had essentially the same thing happen when I created a route in MapSource and sent it to my 1450. I've done this flawlessly for years with this and earlier Garmins. Then, all of a sudden, with this route, it recalculated DRAMATICALLY when I load…
  • Just finished installing 2014.30 via GE to BOTH my 1450LMT and my PC for use with MapSource; however, I couldn't find the option to "leave files on PC" as there used to be in MapUpdater. Did I miss it or is that feature no longer an option? Over…
  • and.....if the 1450 decides to change my route that I have painstakingly created in the PC, what's the point of painstakingly creating it in the first place?
  • Thanks for the responses. I guess I've BEEN lucky in the past because, as I said, I've done it this way with a Quest and the 1450 for about the past 10 years and never had this happen before. I re-checked avoidances and there were no conflicts bet…
  • I downloaded 2014.10 to my 1450 and PC successfully today with Updater. Last night I downloaded D3060100.JCV to my desktop to install to my SD card after the download (which I just did successfully.) All is well. However, as I was deleting the sma…
  • And if the USB port doesn't charge the Nuvi, you should be able to locate a switched or unswitched 12 V source to tap into in your fuse panel. Cigarette lighter sockets on extension cords are readilly available at Radio Shack. Simply run the exten…
  • I, too, wrote Garmin about GE not installing to PC. They responded by sending me a link to Map Updater and a suggestion that I use it to install to PC. No explanation, regrets, or mention of GE updates.
  • sussamb, Thank you SO much. How do you know where to look for these links? I've searched the Garmin website endlessly trying to find the link (just in case we should lose your wisdom before the next update ;-) and I can't find even a hint that th…
  • JimMac, Baldwin County IS the middle of nowhere!! Just joking. I'm a native of Mobile and spent MANY happy days "across the bay" in Magnolia Springs, Fairhope, and Daphne. Also, check the map detail level you have selected....not the zoom level.…
  • The "big" file was posted here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mka71p3saa16il6/UUbMf0qNKy/D3060080A.JCV by a very kind Garmin owner. Dropbox periodically shuts the site down because it generates too much traffic, but if you check it FREQUENTLY you can…
  • Looks like the Dropbox is down again because of excessive traffic. Shame on Garmin for forcing its loyal owners to have to go thru all this just to get the max usefulness from their unit!!!
  • 11-09 at 10:56 PM CST. 756mb
  • The Dropbox link is back up.....at least for the moment.
  • Loaded the Dropbox file into my 1450LMT. Works FINE.
  • Yup.....I checked the Dropbox link and it is shut down. It's realy shameful that Garmin has abandoned its owners to such an extent that our demand can shut down the site. That doesn't portend well for ways to get future releases. (unless we set u…
  • I haven't instslled it yet. I downloaded it last night to my desktop and will transfer it to the Nuvi tomorrow. I did, however, read several posts on poi-factory from people who had used it successfully. Not sure what model nuvi they said they ha…
  • Here's a link to the file on dropbox that Aviator327 found. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mka71p3saa16il6/UUbMf0qNKy/D3060080A.JCV
  • I bit the bullet and called. On hold for 30 minutes but finally got a rep who said there will be NO large JVC files released, other than as part of the map update for supporting units, after 2013.20. His only suggestion was to find someone who got…
  • You are probably right. I told them my Nuvi is a 1450 so they should be aware it isn't a split screen model.....plus, this was the second response from them. The first one was completely off topic, completely ignoring the question about the large …
  • Here is the disappointing response I received. Thank you for contacting Garmin International. The Junction View files are installed in the device along with the map update. We will not be releasing an additional Junction View file to be installed i…
  • I emailed Garmin support today to ask if, when and where it will be released. I'll post whatever response I receive.
  • I certainly trust mine WAY more than my speedo, too.......however....disregarding accuracy errors, the GPS only knows where it IS when it updates, not how it got there. If you were able to let it update then drive forward a distance then back up to…
  • Think BICYCLE. I have a "waterproof" bike mount that holds several AA alkalines to power my 1450 while cycling. I've atually never used it, but I have it....along with all the other stuff I had to have but never found a practical use for :)
  • Aside from tempting the bad guys, my belief is that anything with a battery suffers from long-term exposure to extreme heat. I personally prefer to slip my 1450 into a pocket or a briefcase and not have the worry of theft or degredation of battery …
  • I guess I've been misunderstanding my 1450 all this time. In the example above, I thought lane assist was saying that I am turning onto A27 in .2 miles and I can be in either the center or right lane to make that turn. Are you saying that although…
  • Guys, Thanks. Everything you both said worked perfectly!! Jim
  • Tried this with mixed results. Here are a few more details. Most of my favorites were created on a Quest and transferred into Mapsource (or were originally created in Mapsource) and have been loaded into the Nuvi 1450 from Mapsource. I want to be…
  • I have this same question about the 1450. I'm old school...."favorites" were always "waypoints" and they always showed up on the map screen. I'd really like to be able to have favorites display on the map so that I can see they are nearby when rev…
  • I'm also a beanbag fan. Yes, they do slide around a bit, but I believe that's more than offset by their versatility. I've found those "sticky pads" that are made to keep sunglasses, cell phones, etc. from sliding around on the dash help a lot. I …
  • I can read Lilla's SkyDrive files in my browser but when I print them I get ONLY the page headers. Can someone help??