Magellan, a supplier of GPS devices for vehicles, outdoor and mobile navigation, announced the availability of new Magellan RoadMate RV GPS navigators.
According to a press release, the new Magellan RoadMate RV9145, RV9145-LM, Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM models are pre-loaded with the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory and Good Sam discount locations. These RV travel resources feature comprehensive North America campground information to facilitate locating RV services, pet-friendly campgrounds and parks, Wi-Fi and more than six million points of interest.
“The Magellan RoadMate family of RV GPS devices, coupled with Good Sam Club discount locations and the Trailer Life Directory, are the ideal RV travel companions for a safer, more enjoyable and less stressful RV road trip,” said Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. “We know just how challenging it is to drive over-sized vehicles on varying roadways, and have equipped the new Magellan RoadMate RV devices with the best features and content to assist drivers before and during their journey.”
The Magellan RoadMate RV9145, RV9145-LM, Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM RV GPS models include extra-large, high-definition 7-inch touch screens, featuring a 50% larger display area than standard 4.3-inch screens. Versatile, heavy-duty extension mounts designed for vehicles with deep dashboards are also included to provide fully-adjustable, personalized comfort and safe viewing.
RV drivers can plan and customize their routes based on the vehicle’s height, width, length and weight and navigation preferences. Other features include Highway Lane Assist and an A/V input for connecting external devices such as a backup camera or DVD player. For additional safety, the Magellan RoadMate Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM models include built-in Bluetooth technology that turns the GPS device into a hands-free speaker phone. Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts notify the driver of traffic incidents on their route and suggest an alternative route.
Available now from Camping World, Good Sam Club and Magellan’s retail and online channel partners, MSRP prices are RV9145 ($349.99), RV9145-LM ($379.99), Pro9165T ($399.99) and RV9165T-LM ($429.99).
Magellan GPS announced that it will release additional features and accessories for the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T that will provide RV drivers even more flexibility and convenience as they travel, according to a press release.
The unit, along with the Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera, is on display at SEMA booth No. 33235, now underway through Friday (Nov. 4) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
An in-vehicle GPS designed specifically for RV owners, the RoadMate Pro 9165T features a Magellan-first, extra-large 7-inch touchscreen display for easier, safer viewing in large cab vehicles like RVs. It also includes an integrated Good Sam/Trailer Life Directory with detailed information about Good Sam certified RV campgrounds, RV service and park locations. Drivers can become familiar with their route before driving it, and customize routes based on the size and demands of their large vehicle or RV.
The new features include:
• Additional information regarding Good Sam campgrounds, (e.g. maximum stay, last year’s rate, sewer hookup, full hookup, etc.).
• Customization by RV vehicle type, such as Class A, B and C motorhomes, truck campers and more.
• Performance enhancements to shorten route recalculation times.
The new accessories will include a back-up camera, dual VPA adapter slots and USB combo vehicle power adapter, an extended cord vehicle power adaptor, a 12-volt hardware kit, a secure RAM mount and a leather case.