Many motorists and campers now rely on the GPS to get them to their destinations, and most of the time, this happens very well! However, here you can read in an article about a time when the GPS got it all horribly wrong!
Charles Edward Garton, 73, of Ridgecrest, Calif. and his wife managed to get their motorhome stuck in Douglas County after following the GPS. They were traveling from California to Coos Bay when the GPS led them off Interstate 5 at the Glendale exit, and down several U.S. Bureau of Land Management roads towards Oregon 42. They were pulling a utility trailer with a golf cart and the condition of the roads caused some damage to the motorhome.
Garton called 911 about 8:30 p.m Saturday after his 23-foot motorhome got stuck in mud behind fallen trees on a logging road near Camas Valley. They were found a day later about 11 a.m, but a tow truck couldn’t get their vehicle out.
The couple were offered to be driven into the nearest town but they decided not to abandon their motorhome, and rather stay in it until they were pulled out from the mud a day later. No one was injured.
Source: The Oregonian