Originally Posted by ranks
I quit using multi-point routes.
Too many times, I've had to veer off the route, for one thing or another, and the damn thing keeps putting me back on it.
I do enter several waypoints and just goto the waypoint. Easy to "Find Waypoint" if you name them with a 1,2,3, etc.
That way you never have the GPS redirecting you to a specific "route", just how to get where you are going.
Sorry this didn't help answer the question, but might provide an alternative you may wish to employ at some time.
That is good advice. I've been through the same (painful) learning curve. I too go waypoint to waypoint. I enter enough wayponits to "force" Mapsource to create a route on the specific roads that I want to use. I then transfer the waypoints to my StreetPilot (2820, I did the same thing with my 2610.)
I use a three digit prefix for each waypoint. Each series of numbers 1(XX), 2(XX), 3(XX), etc. generally represents a state. To make it easier to find a particular waypoint for a state, I also create categories in Mapsource for each state (the categories will transfer to your StretPilot). The XX portion of the number (usually 10, 20 ,30 ,etc.) provides me the sequence of waypoints in accordance with the roads I want to take. If I need to modify my route a little, I insert another waypoint using the last digit (11, 12 , 13, etc.). By entering enough waypoints, Mapsource takes me exactly the way that I want to go. Likewise, for my StreetPilot, after I transfer the waypoints to my GPS unit.
Attached is a screen shot of how I named the waypoints for an upcoming trip to the West coast. All of the waypoints were created using the PC Mapsource program. (I'm writing this on a Mac, so please don't be put off by the way it looks because it is in the beta Mac version of Mapsource, "Bobcat".)
After spending a significant amount of time learning how to use Mapsource, I have found it to be a powerful trip planning tool. One of the coolest features is being able to view your routes in "google earth".
By the way, reversing a route with this methodology is easy - just follow the waypoints in decending order.