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Awaycation Winter Sun 2022

More overnight stops investigated!

The Ohrex seems to think that the best route down is to go right down the centre of France. The only problem with that is that there seems to be a rabbit hole of aires and places to stop overnight on the non-toll route. Whichever route we take we still need to have four nights in France.

So I have decided to revive my own plan to go down the A20/N20 route towards Toulouse. The first and fourth overnight are unchanged but I have changed the middle ones to make the distances to travel shorter each day. I am looking to travel around 175 miles or so each day between

The revised overnights are probably going to be:

- Evreux
- Chaillac
- Caussade
- Alenya

The overnight at Camping Blanes is booked for the last night on the road before we arrive at the timeshare. The day will mostly be on the AP-7 (which is now toll free) and looks to be about 200 miles. we can't check in until 4pm so I guess we have all day.

Maybe a quick pass through Malgrat de Mar where we went on our first ever holiday to Spain in the late 60's. It was after my grandad Charlie had died and we went as a family with my "nanny" Lily and Aunt Yvonne, as well as mum and dad and Neill. I had to google to see if the Hotel Planamar is still there.... and it is. Although it looks a bit different to the one we stayed in!

I need to get onto the way back soon. We have 9 overnights between the timeshare and the ferry and so there is scope to go deeper down the Med and then turn for home.

Posted by InvictaMoto 12:51 Archived in France Tagged ohrex_satnav ohrex awaycation_winter_sun_2022 Comments (0)

Ohrex Satnav Upgrade

What a palaver!!

I took a backup of the folders on the Satnav last night and saved them to the laptop. There is only one main folder called NAVI.

Secondly, this morning, I downloaded the massive 6.6gb RAR file from the link Ohrex send in an email with instructions in a PDF.

Simples. After 6 hours I finally managed to get one RAR downloaded, but only after multiple failures when it was part way through.

Then I connected the Satnav by the supplied USB cable. It's USB-mini and luckily they supply a cable. Everything I have now is either micro, USB-A or USB-C.

Only then once the RAR file is downloaded and unzipped (7-zip) can you format the satnav drive! Yes format.

Once formatted then use Windows to copy the NAVI folder from the unzipped folder to the satnav. Copying at 2 to 3 mb/sec means that over 7gb unzipped will take a while.

Much easier with the TomTom where you connect and let if check for upgrades....

It took way over an hour to copy from the laptop to the unit.

Once it had finished I disconnected it, switched it off and on and saw that of course all my favourites and history had been deleted. It would after formatting the drive!

I sent Ohrex a message on Messenger from their FB page. I got a quick reply to copy the SAVE folder from inside the NAVI folder from the backup to the unit.

I turned it off and on. The history appeared but favourites was still blank. I did the old switch it off and on routine and the favourites link lit up. Phew. It means I don't need to enter the co-ords again!!

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Now I have done it once it is simple enough. It's just the download that could be the breaker!

Posted by InvictaMoto 16:05 Archived in England Tagged ohrex_satnav ohrex Comments (0)

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