Magellan announced the launch of its new 7-inch RV GPS, the Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB, that offers real-time cloud-connected information to RVers. According to a press release, the model provides Magellan’s safety, convenience and trip-planning features as well as additional RV-friendly functions.
“Magellan’s ongoing innovation reflects our commitment to the RV community, who want more on-the-road information and a more enjoyable RVing journey,” said Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. “The RV9490T-LMB features customizable routes per your RV profile, pre-loaded RV specific points of interest (POI) such as the Good Sam Campground Directory, RV dump stations, real-time weather information and alerts, the cheapest fuel locations, plus premium safety features that optimize the RVing experience.”
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB features a high sensitivity touch panel, a brighter and clearer screen, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. This allows for the real-time display of weather and fuel price information and gives users the freedom to choose how they connect, when they connect and what they want to download.
Users receive current location-based information on their RoadMate navigator by connecting to either a Wi-Fi hotspot to pre-load information before they leave home or on the road via smartphone Bluetooth connection when no WiFi connection is available.
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB will be available in the second quarter through Magellan’s consumer electronics and online partners including Camping World and Amazon.com for $349.99 (MSRP).
Magellan is set to introduce a new device to its line of GPS navigation products specifically designed for RVers.
According to a press release, the RoadMate RV9145 navigator features an extra-large high-resolution 7-inch display and customized routing based on a vehicle’s profile and driver preference. It comes pre-loaded with the Magellan exclusive Good Sam Trailer Life RV Parks & Campground Directory; maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; and, over six million points of interest.
The unit also utilizes Magellan’s exclusive partnership with Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV owner’s organization. The Trailer Life RV Parks & Campground Directory, a must for RVers, includes their Triple-Rating System on more than 11,700 private campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. Users can easily find sites that have Wi-Fi and Internet access, accommodate big-rigs, are pet-friendly, give Good Sam Club discounts, and other information important to RVers.
“Our new RoadMate RV9145 GPS navigator is the ideal RV travel companion that can make your driving experience safer and more enjoyable,” commented Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan GPS. “It was designed with safety in mind, as it provides both customized routes based on the size and demands of the RV, Highway Lane Assist, and turn-by-turn spoken directions that let drivers keep their eyes on the road. To make a good thing even better, the device lets users easily find a Good Sam certified campground and enjoy Good Sam member discounts.”
Magellan said the high-resolution screen makes map viewing easier, especially in a low-lit driver’s area of an RV. It also offers settings and adjusts routes based on a vehicle’s height, width, length and weight. Or, the customizable route feature picks the suitable route based on driver preference, e.g., shortest distance, fastest time, using freeways, or not using freeways. Its multi-destination routing capability allows a user to plan an entire trip in one route.
Magellan’s exclusive OneTouch user interface lets users personalize their experience with instant access to favorite destinations and searches. External devices, such as a back-up camera, DVD player, or an iPod, can be easily utilized through the convenient A/V input.
The Magellan RoadMate RV9145 has an MSRP of $349.99 and is available at consumer electronics stores, mass merchants, and warehouse clubs, as well as online through recognized Magellan distributors.
Recreational vehicle enthusiasts preparing to hit the highways this summer will appreciate the special features built into the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T GPS navigation device, a portable unit designed especially for RVers, according to a news release.
The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T is a full-featured, GPS navigation device designed for RV travelers with a high-definition, 7-inch touch screen; Heavy duty extension mount, Bluetooth connection to enable hands-free calling through the unit’s speakerphone; and free lifetime traffic alerts that warn drivers of delays and suggest alternative routes.
The new GPS device combines the core strengths of Magellan, the Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV owner’s organization and the Trailer Life RV Parks & Campground Directory. The directory, a must-have tool for RVers, provides over 11,700 comprehensive listings for the U.S. and Canada which includes: Wi-Fi and internet access, pet-friendly campground locations, the Good Sam Club discount locations, Trailer Life’s exclusive triple rating system, and other points of interest specific to RVers.
The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T GPS also features special route preference settings for RVs and large vehicles. After the user enters the vehicle’s height, width, length and weight into the Magellan RoadMate Pro device, the unit will help the driver avoid such obstacles as low bridges, narrow roadway, and weight-limited streets.
“The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T GPS has all the features to make navigating a large vehicle, like an RV, easier and more enjoyable,” said Stig Pedersen, senior director of product management, Magellan GPS. “The device alerts drivers to traffic problems, calculates the best possible routes for their oversized vehicles, and promotes safe driving. We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the Good Sam Club and Trailer Life Directory to incorporate features that are important to RVers, and help them find quality campgrounds wherever their travels take them.”
The Magellan RoadMate Pro features highway lane assist, spoken street names, multi-destination routing, and Magellan’s customizable OneTouch menu for favorite places and searches. It includes Magellan’s proprietary, built-in directory of more than 6 million points of interests in North America and Canada, from accommodations, coffeehouses and restaurants, to gas stations, shopping and health services. An A/V input in the device enables easy connection to back-up cameras, DVD players and iPods.
“The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T GPS is the ideal navigation tool for RV drivers,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. “Not only is it designed with features that make driving large vehicles more enjoyable, it helps campers find Good Sam certified campgrounds quickly and easily, so they can take advantage of their member discounts as they travel.”
The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T GPS will be available Aug, 1 at Good Sam Club, Camping World and Magellan’s retail channels for an MSRP of $399.99. To learn more, please visit www.magellangps.com/RV or www.goodsamclub.com/GPS.