Redesigned inside and out, the RVND 7730 LM provides all-new hardware, a faster processor, two new graphical user interface options, with improved map appearance, according to the company’s written announcement. Bringing together Rand McNally’s award-winning navigation and new features such as toll cost estimates and advanced lane guidance, the RVND elivers leading-edge technology and tools specifically designed for RVers.
“Rand McNally’s RVND was the first navigation device designed specifically for RVers. With this next generation device, we’ve incorporated an all-new look but more importantly, new features to better help RVers get the most out of their on-the-road adventures,” said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally.
The device features a new, sleeker hardware design with a 7-inch screen — rugged and large for any RV dashboard. Inside, the RVND has faster processing speed, allowing for quicker route calculation, point of interest searches, route comparisons, and screen-to-screen transitions.
New navigation options give RVers more assistance and the ability to further customize routes:
• Estimated toll road costs are now included for more informed trip planning.
• More Advanced Lane Guidance instruction, combined with an increased number of enhanced Junction Views, goes beyond just turns and shows the best lanes in which to drive when approaching a turn or heading toward a complicated intersection.
• And drivers may avoid areas permanently — such as heavily congested city areas — or temporarily — to accommodate closures of bridges or other roads.
The onboard mapping has been upgraded to include improved text and road shields, and new coloration for certain reference points such as shopping centers and parks. There are two new color schemes for the maps, giving RVers even more personalization options.
To further customize the devices, RVers can choose between two new interface options – “Ice” (with a white background) and “Carbon” (with a steel grey background). Users also may choose the familiar “Classic” design interface, from prior generations of the device. The new, proprietary, color-saturated icons in the design were created by Rand McNally making features easy to recognize with just a glance.
The 7730 LM device includes extensive updates to features such as:
• The addition of the latest Rand McNally Best of the Road towns with roadside attractions, dining, and historical sites.
• A complete update of campgrounds — with 1,521 additions — including Good Sam campgrounds, public and commercial campgrounds, and Good Sam-rated campgrounds.
• An updated cross-reference to the new 2015 Rand McNally Road Atlas, with emergency and roadside assistance information by state.
• A comprehensive update of RV parking including rest stops and welcome centers, travel centers with RV-friendly amenities, and stores such as Walmart and Sam’s Club locations.
In addition, Rand McNally has incorporated new features and thousands of updates derived from “Tell Rand”, Rand McNally’s proprietary feedback loop for RVND users. For example, multi-stop trip planning now provides the detail of upcoming legs of the journey color-coded for easy differentiation, allowing for easy analysis of trip segments. And, with a one-click selection, drivers may hide buttons on the display to provide a larger view of the map.
The RVND 7730 LM includes lifetime map updates and the ability to switch over to car routing. The device is Wi-Fi connected, allowing for up-to-the moment information along a route such as current fuel prices, weather and traffic.
The new RVND 7730 LM device is available at RV dealers and other retail locations nationwide, and in online stores such as amazon.com, bestbuy.com and walmart.com.
For more information on Rand McNally’s new RV GPS, visit randmcnally.com.
When taking long trips on the open highway in an RV, drivers know having the best GPS navigation system makes time on the road more efficient, simple and enjoyable. The 7700 Pro from Cobra provides multi-route trip planning options, including shortest time or distance and critical driver information useful for eliminating unwanted stops, according to a news release. Being used by professional drivers nationwide, the 7700 Pro has been rated the highest in route quality and reliability, based on the results of a certified quality test conducted by Tele Atlas. A multi-point route optimization feature provides the best routing for multiple destinations, saving fuel costs. This system even enables owners to enter the custom size of their rig and will only provide directions on streets and roads that can legally and safely accommodate the RV. The 7700 Pro has a 7-inch, 16:9 wide screen for easy viewing and provides the convenience of touch screen control. It includes over 12 million points of interest, such as routable travel center locations with detailed amenity information, restaurants, WiFi access and repair shops. Featuring text-to-speech guidance and loud, clear verbal instructions, this system provides turn-by-turn spoken street names for safe navigating. Cobra’s 7700 Pro comes with three months of unlimited downloads from the company’s AURA Camera and Driving Hazard Database, which alerts drivers to the locations of fixed speed and red-light cameras, dangerous intersections and known speed traps. Cobra Electronics’ 7700 Pro navigation system retails for $399.95. Contact Cobra Electronics Corp., 6500 W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707. 773-889-8870. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cobra.com.