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Offline rmware

ACA Maps?
« on: February 25, 2009, 09:06:59 am »
I'm starting my tour around the world next week, starting with the TransAM East to West with the Western Express. I've got the full set of maps but i cant even follow them on google maps. Do you think I should get a road map to use as well as the maps? Or will they be easier to understand when i'm there? Any experiences with the maps would be apreciated.
Cheers
Russ

Offline Westinghouse

Re: ACA Maps?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 10:09:17 am »
Roadmaps come in different qualities. You can find routes on some roadmaps which do not appear on others. Those ACA maps have details missing on regular roadmaps. You should be able to do it with only the ACA maps. You can also go to a library, and make copies of maps that cover your intended route. Cut them out so you have strip maps which weigh nearly nothing. In short, there is more than one way of skinning a cat. I did use ACA maps for about six weeks on the N-tier. They were great, if only I had paid closer attention to the details.

Offline valygrl

Re: ACA Maps?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 10:12:05 am »
Yes, it's nice to have a road map, because if you deviate even a little from the ACA route, there's nothing on their maps that will help you even get back to the route.

AAA state maps work fine, and most states have a free state map available at the state welcome center, or check at the Tourist Info center / Chamber of Commerce in towns.

Gas stations also sell maps, so if you're willing to spend a few dollars for each state, you don't have to carry a bunch with you that you won't need for weeks.

Offline staehpj1

Re: ACA Maps?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 01:43:25 pm »
The AC Trans America maps are very easy to follow as you go and I assume the Western Express maps are too.  I do recommend picking up a state map when you enter each state, just in case you decide to go off route.  You can pitch it or give it to someone going the other way.  It will probably be a while before you start meeting folks going the other way with such an early start though.