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  • Question

  • I had version 2006 which worked great....but I wanted to upgrade.

    I just bought 2010.  When I plan a trip, it takes me from my town, and end up going down a gravel road, which used to be an old railway track.  It is actually not even a public road, and not plowed in the winter.....People have actually died after getting stuck and freezing to death.

    My old version did not do this...

    I have a 4000 mile trip to plan, pulling a 5th wheel, and I'm scared this version is going to take me down some old dirt roads.

    Is there a setting to make it stay  on paved roads only.....

    Thanks,

    Gordon

    Monday, May 2, 2011 3:36 AM

All replies

  • Have you read the Help Topic entitled "Set route and road-type preferences" ?

    You can set preferred road types for each segment of your trip in lieu of selecting the "quickest" or "shortest" route.


    joshuals
    Monday, May 2, 2011 4:12 AM
  • I had to report a road segment to S&T as not really a road, a two track for 4WD only. I hope it helped.
    Friday, May 6, 2011 1:30 PM
  • Hate to scare you, but had the same thing happen to me with '06... took me from Jackson ,WY to South pass across the prarie, there used to be a road there(2 track now) and there is a road about 5miles further north, just had to watch the customization of the maps and adjust the road preferences...
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:27 PM
  • I cannot find where S&T will allow you to select only paved roads. They advertise use S&T for RVs but then the program will send you down roads that are gravel and dirt one lane roads. I ended up having to back my RV over 1/2 mile up a hill when i was confronted with a low bridge and on a dirt road.
    Monday, July 23, 2012 10:07 PM
  • Route-Route Options-Segments will allow you to choose shortest. And shortest will often give you some gravel road segments. (I have had some very interesting trips that way.)  Quickest will usually give you mostly the freeways.

    But you can select Preferred Types and say you prefer Arterial roads or other combinations.


    “There is nothing - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” -Ratty, The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame Michigan Paddling Council web site is http://sites.google.com/site/michiganpaddlingcouncil/ Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=360964961348

    Monday, July 23, 2012 10:50 PM
  • Sorry Cal I tried Fastest and I tried making Arterial Roads a low priority. Each time S&T took me down a dirt road.

    MS advertises Streets for RV users but you cannot trust the route planner.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:33 AM
  • I gave up on Streets and Trips.  I could not get it set properly.  To leave my area it takes me down an old bush logging road that hasn't been used in 25 years.  I wonder how many people have been taken down that (non-existing) road in northern Canada.

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    Gordon

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:27 PM
  • This sounds like a variant of a situation that I've experienced since the 2011 version.

    Please refer to this post:

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/streetsandtrips/thread/2a7444c0-7b90-4de3-a15b-90c6385031e4


    joshuals

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:21 PM
  • Then you should do as I have done. Report that road to the database source, NAVTEQ, as being not a road. Or as not suitable for automobiles. http://mapreporter.navteq.com/   Presumably your correction will eventually show up on all brands of GPS devices.

    IMHO too bad NAVTEQ does not have the category of "trail".  I tell them the trail is suitable for pedestrians, motorcycles, and trucks (meaning 4WD pickups) but not autos.

    I report something almost every month. This month it was a road that was marked with a highway sign, but not on S&T. And Google Earth showed it with a different name.


    “There is nothing - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” -Ratty, The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame Michigan Paddling Council web site is http://sites.google.com/site/michiganpaddlingcouncil/ Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=360964961348

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:18 PM