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Just picked up my '06 LE last night. This site was VERY helpful in making our decision. My wife originally wanted a minivan, but she saw the Armada at the car show and was impressed. We test drove one and she was hooked. The best part for me is that a) I don't have to drive a minivan and b) I have a new tow vehicle.

I am impressed with all the towing info on here and plan on ordering a Prodigy brake controller next week. I tow a race car on an open trailer totaling 4800lbs. (the trailer weighs more than the car). We have a 4Runner that I tow with and does better than you would think. However, it does struggle when going through mountain roads.
 

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Welcome. You'll love it and you won't even notice you're towing 4800 lbs. :D
 

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Welcome and congaradulation, I do not know what is it with the wives, my wife too, she test drove the Armada, and no other vehicle would come close to her taste, it seems that the wives appreciate the mada more than their husbands ( I am one of them ), thanks for the PIcs :cool:
 

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While the wife has been getting more comfortable driving the truck, I have been doing my best to learn all the functions. I have noticed that the Nav system and all of it's related functions can be a bit overwhelming. The Nav owner's manual is almost as big as the vehicle's owner's manual.

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ToyHauler said:
While the wife has been getting more comfortable driving the truck, I have been doing my best to learn all the functions. I have noticed that the Nav system and all of it's related functions can be a bit overwhelming. The Nav owner's manual is almost as big as the vehicle's owner's manual.

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Just turn on the long menus and it becomes a little more intuitive. You'll figure out what you need.
 

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Just turn on the long menus and it becomes a little more intuitive. You'll figure out what you need.
This is definately a noob question but where exactly is the long menu option located? I looked in both books and went through the Nav screens in the truck and could not find it.
 

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Ok, update on the Nav system. I am getting better at using it, and learning more by doing than try to decifer the manual (it's poorly worded if you ask me).

I did notice that every time you want to select a POI as a destination (such as a resteraunt), it requires that you tell it which city you are in. This is a real pain as the system doesn't recognize what city you are currently in. Did I miss something? I checked all the options but couldn't find anything that would do this.

For comparison, I have a Garmin c340 (if nav didn't come with your vehicle, you WANT this one). It recognizes your current locations and adjusts your POI list accordingly. It also takes far fewer inputs than the factory unit.

Believe me I am not complaining, just trying to learn how to use everything.
 

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I was going to ask you what business you were in with that screen name. I just realized that the "toy" referred to your other car that you tow. Good Luck. Also - be advised that the Navigation is not perfect. I love having it but a few complaints. 1.) Even with a co-pilot on board you can't program a NEW destination but you can navigate to a saved dest. 2.) - One time travelling in New York I tried to use the quick stop feature to find a McDonalds. I said shortest route - it gave me closest but I was cutting through college campuses and winding roads to east [email protected]@ck. Anyway - there was a McDonalds there :) 3). Over the holidays we went to a friends house in a pretty remote area - we were in the middle of a cow pasture without a house in sight and the Nav states proudly "You have reached your destination - ending route guidance". I LOL cuz that was not true - luckily the house was another mile up the road on the right but makes you wonder. Anyhow - for most trips - it is way cool.
 

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Welcome to club armada! hope to see you around this forum
 

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VALERIE said:
welcome and great pick on the purchase, men should definetly listen to us women when getting a new truck! your wife did well...
Ha Ha, you're right Val; My husband may have negotiated the deal, but it's MY mada!! MINE - MINE !! (I let him drive it when he's been good ;) )
 
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