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Old 02-02-2010, 03:17 AM   #1
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2010 Trailer Life CG Software

I just received the 2010 Trailer Life CG Software (Good Sam Club) and installed it. My older version was 2007 and on first glance, I will say I like the new version. One thing they fixed that I noticed immediately was the zoom in-out slide. On the 07 version, it was backwards to every form of mapping software known to man. What were they thinking back then? Maps look nicer and include zip codes, which is kind of neat. I haven't gotten in to the nuts and bolts of the software yet, but it looks promising.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:43 AM   #2
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Thanks for the update. I'm waiting for mine to come and was wondering if it was any good.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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I have the 2009 and ordered the 2010 CD when I ordered the campground directory, which came back in mid December but no CD. I have called twice with the second call promising delivery by 2/16. I like the CD and rarely use the book. Very convenient to see the maps and surrounding campgrounds at the same time. I must be missing something trying to use the book and a separate map, takes me forever.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:01 AM   #4
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interested in hearing the analysis of the '10 CD. I have the '07 version now. Wish they would finally get Mac compatable.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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Do most people use the book AND the CD or just one or the other?
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:09 PM   #6
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Do most people use the book AND the CD or just one or the other?
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I use the cd. I take a laptop with me when we travel with the program installed on it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:44 AM   #7
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I map out where I am going and check out campgrounds with the computer. But when we are on the road and try to find the campground, I look up the directions in the book and don't have to start up the computer.
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Put me down as one who wears belt and suspenders--oh, no! I meant CD and book. I do so because I enjoy planning almost as much as I do traveling. I can spend weeks on my computer planning a trip before we leave. I can look at all kinds of alternatives. The CD program is great for that.

On the road, when we have to make a last minute decision on where to stay, I holler for Shirley to "get the book!" so we can see what the possibilities are for the night.

I also use the CD program (actually on the hard drive by now) to make revisions and to make more definite plans for next days' travel.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:37 AM   #9
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My book is the GPS system in my TV. I plan my trips using TLDC2008, then (manually) enter the waypoint and destination points into the truck's GPS. Bringing my laptop along with the planned map, they usually match up about 99% of the time. I can also set up the GPS with points of interest along the way from restaurants, rest stops or even specific locations of Walmarts if I want. I can say we are paperless/bookless/pageless now. Whatever works.

Like Dave and Shirley we can make modifications not just at night but we have been known to change course during the day during a reststop and we get an idea of some kind. So even our spontaneity can be planned out in an organized manner. We took the swamp out of the "swamp-foxing" if you know what I mean.

On edit: before I upgrade TLDC, I'll be PMing Tom about it with some specific questions that I hope they fixed in the newer version.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:03 AM   #10
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Book, program on hard drive, surf the net with air card while on the road and have even used GoogleEarth to get a scope of the campground. Have had ALL of the above going at the same time.

Al and I have taken to NO plans, they don't seem to pan out much these days, and so, we hit the road when we can, with a general route and destination in mind. Then we punt the rest of the day, some days we think we will get 300 miles, are we are lucky to get 150. Sometimes due to weather we will stop early and stay put for 2 or 3 days.

Having Book, program on computer, air card and internet on the fly available, Streets & Trips AND Google Earth, allows us to change our minds at 1-ish and land somewhere within the hour (or 2, or 3, or - - - -)
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
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That's nice to hear. I still use my 2007 version but with the bad economy having tanked some rv parks I suspect I should update to a later version. The 2007 version is, in my opinion, kind of clunky to use although it serves the purpose. I'm glad to hear the new one is better.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:07 PM   #12
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Hello! This is the first time we've purchased this software and I'm beginning to warm up to it. Initially I wasn't able to plan a trip with an overnight stay. But I went out to the website and uploaded the available service pack and it took care of the problem. So if you're having that issue, go out to the website and get the upgrade. This will be the first year we've used this software and appreciate everyone's input on how they use it while on the road. We are newbies...only had our RV for a year...but are looking forward to using this software on the road.
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