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From : jmc

Q: oh finally. regulars may remember i was in the land of oz not long ago. well im back in the good ol us of a and finally so is my 2001 dakota. oddly i missed the old truck. its got a few more scratches but hopefully most of em will wax out. so 56k miles through lessee 5 countries us england scotland wales and australia. not bad for the old banger anyway. so i bought a gps garmin nuvi 650. two of the three 12v outlets in the truck are powered even when the truck is off and the one that is not is in the ashtray - leaving it open will annoy my passenger my hubby. heres the question if i leave the gps plugged into one of the always-powered sockets and forget to turn the gps off or take it out will it drain my battery i know a turned off refrigerator did. and hello to everyone! jmc .

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From : jmc

suddenly without warning steve lusardi exclaimed 7/25/2008 1216 pm the nuvi is the latest generation from garmin and it draws much less current than the older models. i have left my 660 on for 3 days with no ill effect on my 04 ram. steve cool thats what i needed to know. thanks i did say i have the 650 right wonder what that 10 points gets you that i dont have jodi .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 7/25/2008 1002 pm nah. didnt think he really needs them. gasp and cant even make em for myself my cooking gear - and everything else that didnt fit in a suitcase like furniture and pots n pans- is still far far away from me. hey the wife has all kinds of cooking utensils that she never uses. im positive that shell share.. its so much fun camping out in ones own house. not. jmc glad to hear you and hubby made it back safely. i got...err.. the wife got the garmin 260w and we love it. it has a little button on the top left corner that you can push to the side to shut the unit off while its still plugged in. i have no idea if yours has this button but its worth a try. denny not the button thats the problem. its remembering the button thats the problem. as a computer geek i often mourn that my memory is not upgradeable jmc .

From : denny

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 7/25/2008 1002 pm nah. didnt think he really needs them. gasp and cant even make em for myself my cooking gear - and everything else that didnt fit in a suitcase like furniture and pots n pans- is still far far away from me. hey the wife has all kinds of cooking utensils that she never uses. im positive that shell share.. its so much fun camping out in ones own house. not. jmc glad to hear you and hubby made it back safely. i got...err.. the wife got the garmin 260w and we love it. it has a little button on the top left corner that you can push to the side to shut the unit off while its still plugged in. i have no idea if yours has this button but its worth a try. denny not the button thats the problem. its remembering the button thats the problem. as a computer geek i often mourn that my memory is not upgradeable sure it is. after digging the jumper cables out 2-3 times i guarentee youll not forget to turn the gps off again... vbg denny .

From : denny

nah. didnt think he really needs them. gasp and cant even make em for myself my cooking gear - and everything else that didnt fit in a suitcase like furniture and pots n pans- is still far far away from me. hey the wife has all kinds of cooking utensils that she never uses. im positive that shell share.. its so much fun camping out in ones own house. not. jmc glad to hear you and hubby made it back safely. i got...err.. the wife got the garmin 260w and we love it. it has a little button on the top left corner that you can push to the side to shut the unit off while its still plugged in. i have no idea if yours has this button but its worth a try. denny .

From : thats me

on thu 24 jul 2008 183950 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote oh finally. regulars may remember i was in the land of oz not long ago. well im back in the good ol us of a and finally so is my 2001 dakota. oddly i missed the old truck. its got a few more scratches but hopefully most of em will wax out. so 56k miles through lessee 5 countries us england scotland wales and australia. not bad for the old banger anyway. so i bought a gps garmin nuvi 650. two of the three 12v outlets in the truck are powered even when the truck is off and the one that is not is in the ashtray - leaving it open will annoy my passenger my hubby. heres the question if i leave the gps plugged into one of the always-powered sockets and forget to turn the gps off or take it out will it drain my battery i know a turned off refrigerator did. and hello to everyone! jmc i have a magellan and though the power draw is small the battery in the unit gets hot if left on the 12vdc adapter more than about three hours. found this out by accident ran on battery only for about an hour and a half plugged in the 12vdc adapter and drove on needed to change the detour parameters and hit the menu the bat meter was showing a little flame symbol instead of its normal green square. your garmin may have a better charge monitoring system but i would be careful until you know that you wont over charge the battery and damage the unit. happy camping. ldpoos@nopants.juno.com remove nopants to reply by direct e-mail; 2003 dodge 1500 qc sb hemi a/t tow package 3.92 gears 11 mpg towing 2001 aerolite 21rdb 21ft tt scales 2900 dry .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/24/2008 705 pm oh finally. regulars may remember i was in the land of oz not long ago. well im back in the good ol us of a and finally so is my 2001 dakota. oddly i missed the old truck. its got a few more scratches but hopefully most of em will wax out. so 56k miles through lessee 5 countries us england scotland wales and australia. not bad for the old banger anyway. so i bought a gps garmin nuvi 650. two of the three 12v outlets in the truck are powered even when the truck is off and the one that is not is in the ashtray - leaving it open will annoy my passenger my hubby. heres the question if i leave the gps plugged into one of the always-powered sockets and forget to turn the gps off or take it out will it drain my battery i know a turned off refrigerator did. and hello to everyone! jmc welcome home jodi and hubby!!!!!! i sorta think youll be okay if you forget. it should be good for 5 hours on its own battery. it isnt really being used just on. did you get denny his cc cookies g roy nah. didnt think he really needs them. and cant even make em for myself my cooking gear - and everything else that didnt fit in a suitcase like furniture and pots n pans- is still far far away from me. its so much fun camping out in ones own house. not. jmc .

From : steve lusardi

the nuvi is the latest generation from garmin and it draws much less current than the older models. i have left my 660 on for 3 days with no ill effect on my 04 ram. steve oh finally. regulars may remember i was in the land of oz not long ago. well im back in the good ol us of a and finally so is my 2001 dakota. oddly i missed the old truck. its got a few more scratches but hopefully most of em will wax out. so 56k miles through lessee 5 countries us england scotland wales and australia. not bad for the old banger anyway. so i bought a gps garmin nuvi 650. two of the three 12v outlets in the truck are powered even when the truck is off and the one that is not is in the ashtray - leaving it open will annoy my passenger my hubby. heres the question if i leave the gps plugged into one of the always-powered sockets and forget to turn the gps off or take it out will it drain my battery i know a turned off refrigerator did. and hello to everyone! jmc .

From : peterd

on thu 24 jul 2008 183950 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote oh finally. regulars may remember i was in the land of oz not long ago. well im back in the good ol us of a and finally so is my 2001 dakota. oddly i missed the old truck. its got a few more scratches but hopefully most of em will wax out. so 56k miles through lessee 5 countries us england scotland wales and australia. not bad for the old banger anyway. so i bought a gps garmin nuvi 650. two of the three 12v outlets in the truck are powered even when the truck is off and the one that is not is in the ashtray - leaving it open will annoy my passenger my hubby. heres the question if i leave the gps plugged into one of the always-powered sockets and forget to turn the gps off or take it out will it drain my battery i know a turned off refrigerator did. and hello to everyone! jmc id say you are safe. my magellen doesnt draw that much current i suspect the garmin is the same. .

From : roy

oh finally. regulars may remember i was in the land of oz not long ago. well im back in the good ol us of a and finally so is my 2001 dakota. oddly i missed the old truck. its got a few more scratches but hopefully most of em will wax out. so 56k miles through lessee 5 countries us england scotland wales and australia. not bad for the old banger anyway. so i bought a gps garmin nuvi 650. two of the three 12v outlets in the truck are powered even when the truck is off and the one that is not is in the ashtray - leaving it open will annoy my passenger my hubby. heres the question if i leave the gps plugged into one of the always-powered sockets and forget to turn the gps off or take it out will it drain my battery i know a turned off refrigerator did. and hello to everyone! jmc welcome home jodi and hubby!!!!!! i sorta think youll be okay if you forget. it should be good for 5 hours on its own battery. it isnt really being used just on. did you get denny his cc cookies g roy .