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Rand McNally Rolls Out GPS Device for RVers

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rand McNally TripMaker

Rand McNally introduced the latest addition to its award-winning line of navigation devices during this week’s Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 86th Family Reunion. The TripMaker RVND 7710 provides a large, easy to read 7-inch high-definition screen and 8GB of onboard storage for RV-related information.

“Members of the RVing community have been very enthusiastic about our TripMaker RVND 5510. That device designed just for them provides RV-specific routing, stops and amenities that RVers need while on the road, and things to see and do along the way,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. “The TripMaker RVND 7710 will further enhance the experience in large vehicles with its 7-inch high definition screen, provided at a competitive price.”

New features on the TripMaker RVND 7710 include: the ability to integrate typical traffic patterns along your route; add custom points of interest such as red-light cameras, special shopping areas, member campgrounds, or any other dataset in a .csv format; and fishing spots found in Rand McNally Editor’s Pick locations.

The navigation device includes RV-easy routing for eleven types of RVs, plus a setting for use in cars. The routing takes into consideration Rand McNally’s proprietary research on bridge height, vehicle length and propane restrictions, as well as turning radius considerations for different types of RVs.

RVers can plan their next stop, or an entire multi-stop trip, utilizing the more than 14 million points of interest – many of which are viewable by amenities available on the TripMaker RVND 7710.

Other Key features include:

• RV campgrounds, RV dealers and service, parking and rest areas including Walmart RV-friendly locations, and travel centers with detailed amenities such as dump stations, propane availability and more.

• Detailed exit information that includes retailers and amenities for upcoming exits.

• RVer Tools such as checklists for set up and take down, maintenance logs, trails back to your campsite, and quick mileage calculators.

• Pet-friendly locations including parks, animal hospitals, and beaches.

• Best of the Road three-to-four day adventures including interesting stops, videos and photos of the locations, maps and more to plan a memorable adventure. Includes the 2011 Best Small Towns in America finalists.

• Regional trips, scenic tours, weekend getaways, and city trips.

• 12,000 Rand McNally selected locations that will make any trip exciting and unique.

The TripMaker® RVND™ 7710, available in North America in October 2011, is fully operational in English, Canadian French, and Spanish. The suggested retail price is $399 plus applicable sales tax.

For more information, visit www.randmcnally.com/rvgps.

 

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Fleetwood Official RV for Rand McNally Rally

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rand McNally will kick off its inaugural Best of the Road Rally today (June 23) at Liberty Park in Jersey City, N.J., with Fleetwood RV Inc. serving as the official RV for the event.

According to a press release, the rally will feature a cross-country search for the best small towns in America. Celebrating the great American road trip and the official start to summer, five teams of traveling duos will be handed the keys to a brand-new Saab equipped with Rand McNally’s RVND navigation device.

The teams will depart on a three-week adventure looking for the following categories: friendliest, most  beautiful, best for food, most patriotic and most fun towns in America. Each team will be assigned one category for review, which will be unveiled just prior to
departure.

Teams include:
Captain and Clark: Tawny Clark, 25, Bremerton, Wash., and Christopher Staudinger, 25, Pasco, Wash.; a couple who met at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and dub themselves “modern cartographers,” documenting their travels on their popular blog.
Fun Finders: Jim Parr, 67, and Bonnie Parr, 65, from St. Petersburg, Fla.; a retired married couple who met in clown school and dedicated their lives to “clowning around” and helping others.
Gone With the Wynns: Jason Wynn, 29, and Nikki Wynn, 29, from Carrollton, Texas; a married couple who traded in their Dallas home for a life on the road in a fuel-efficient, sustainable RV.
McNavigators: Daniel Schaub, 36, and JoAnne Schaub, 35, from Cary, N.C.; a happily married couple for 14 years, the Schaubs met in Yellowstone National Park and found that a life on the road brought them together when they were drifting apart.
Traveling Jules and Traveling Jones: Juliana Broste, 28, and Joan Broste, 62, from   Littleton, Colorado; a mother and daughter who have both traveled extensively on their own, but the Best of the Road Rally will be the first time together.

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Rand McNally Launches First GPS For RVers

May 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Rand McNally's GPS for RVers

Rand McNally's GPS for RVers

After extensive research and beta testing in the RVing community, Rand McNally has released the TripMaker RVND 5510 – the first navigation device designed specifically for RVers.

“We’ve listened carefully to members of the RVing community, who told us overwhelmingly that they would be interested in purchasing a GPS if it provided RV-specific routing, stops and amenities that RVers need while on the road, and things to see and do along the way.  Our new TripMaker RVND line will solidly deliver on these expectations,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally.

The TripMaker RVND features:

– RV-Easy Routing with a base of award-winning navigation from Rand McNally, the TripMaker RVND 5510 layers on all the information needed to have an enjoyable and safe trip in an RV.  The routing includes legal (including propane and other RV-only), height and weight restrictions, right- or left-turn preference based on 11 different RV types, and a quick reference to the Rand McNally Road Atlas. Turn-by-turn spoken and text directions keep the driver focused on the road ahead.

– The TripMaker RVND features more than 14 million points of interest – including festivals, and national, state, and regional parks.  Other key information includes:
•    RV campgrounds, RV dealers and service, parking and rest areas, travel centers with detailed amenities such as dump stations, propane availability and more.
•    Detailed exit information and available amenities on upcoming interstate exits.
•    RVer Tools such as checklists for set up and take down, maintenance logs, trails back to your campsite, and quick mileage calculators.
•    Pet-friendly locations including parks, animal hospitals, and beaches.

In addition to routing and tools critical to RVers, the TripMaker RVND features Rand McNally Editor’s Pick Content – proprietary data provided by our editorial staff with video and photos.  The content includes:
•    Best of the Road – three-to-four day adventures including unique stops, photos of the locations, maps and more to plan a memorable adventure.
•    Regional Trips, Scenic Tours, Weekend Getaways, and City Trips.
•    12,000 researched locations that will make any trip exciting and unique.

The Rand McNally Best of the Road program is also being featured this month in a promotion with USA TODAY (for more information, visit www.BestOfTheRoad.com), and in the recently released 2012 Road Atlas.

The TripMaker RVND 5510, available in North America in June, is fully operational in English, Canadian French and Spanish.

For more information, visit www.randmcnally.com/rvgps.

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