Originally Posted by BlackHillsRider
My first year with the Infotainment system I cussed it a lot. I have since mastered it. At present I do not import a multiple day ride but start each morning with uploading the route for the day.
If I could have a wish I would like to be able to import an entire trip (multi-days) and not have the route broken into a bunch of smaller routes. Has anyone found an answer to that issue?
I did find the infotainment videos sold by Law Abiding Biker to be a great tool.
When we went to Sturgis from California in 2016, I had set up two multi-day trips in Garmin Basecamp, one to Sturgis, and one back (we came back a different route). Each trip had the entire one-way route for multiple days. I used Basecamp to create the two routes/gpx files, imported both gpx files, and kicked off the Home to Sturgis route. Every morning, the infortainment would pick up right where we left off the previous night, and we continued on to the next destination/stop.
For our trip back from Sturgis, I simply selected the Sturgis to Home trip I had already imported, and kicked it off, and it worked just as well going home. The key is to add enough waypoints to accurately force the infotainment system to follow your desired route and stops.
I still use Basecamp for all long rides for our group, and it always works great; except one time, when I didn't select a major street as a waypoint, and it took us through residential neighborhoods because the route was "shorter", but that was my fault for assuming it would route through that major street without adding it as a waypoint.
Basecamp is a little hard to get the hang of initially, but once you have it down, it works awesome with the infotainment system. There are free online Basecamp videos which are very helpful.