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Good Sam GPS by Rand McNally: Smarter, Safer Driving

May 23, 2013 by · 8 Comments 

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Let Rand McNally’s Good Sam GPS map out a route that fits your vehicle type and travel preferences. The 7-inch, high-definition RVND™ 7725-LM comes loaded with complete information about 14,000 RV Parks—including 2,200+ Good Sam Parks—from the Good Sam RV Travel Guide database. This, combined with award-winning Rand McNally navigation tools and extensive map content, puts all of the traveling resources you need at your fingertips.

Built by Rand McNally especially for the Good Sam Club, the Good Sam GPS takes into account the challenges faced by recreational vehicles. Choose from 11 RV and car categories to set driving parameters, view map details on the full-color touchscreen and get free updated Lifetime maps of your trip. The device relays turn-by-turn directions through a large speaker and enables you to search RV parks by location or amenities.

The Good Sam GPS can also be used in car mode for side trip in your dinghy vehicle.

Planning Your Trip

The Good Sam GPS gives you a complete set of tools to help you plan an RV trip to your liking. Search campgrounds based on Wi-Fi availability, pet restrictions, swimming pools and more.

You can also prepare for the necessary stops along the way. Look up rest stops, fuel stations and dumping facilities. Find travel centers along the route that provide propane, dump stations, parking space and showers. In all, drivers have access to more than 150,000 locations just off the Interstate, including propane providers, emergency services, stores, restaurants and more.

Good_Sam_GPS_Screen_RV_ToolsDon’t forget to factor weather conditions into your trip. The device’s Wi-Fi capability enables you to connect to your phone or local hotspot and overlay weather on your route. Avoid storms that might throw a monkey wrench into your adventures. (Users are responsible for third-party data charges associated with Wi-Fi transmission).

Keeping a timetable? Sticking to a budget? The Quick Planner features helps assess the time, distance and cost for traveling between major cities. Use this feature to plan side trip to pet-friendly parks, beaches and more.

Never worry about the accuracy of Rand McNally maps. Free lifetime map updates can be accessed via the Rand McNally Dock™. Simply connect the device to your computer with the supplied USB cable to upload the most current mapping information.

Hitting the Highway

The Good Sam GPS takes into account the legal, physical and routing limits that pertain to trucks and RVs. In short, it won’t lead you into roads that aren’t navigable by your RV.

Getting started is easy. Select your vehicle type and enter the weight, height and length of your vehicle, indicating if propane is onboard. After selecting your destination, the GPS will plot the route, taking into account the parameters you’ve entered.

Good_Sam_GPS_Screen_MainThe GPS system will favor right or left-hand turns depending on vehicle size. Height and weight restrictions on bridges are also taken into account. If you’ve indicated that you’re carrying LP gas, the system won’t route you into areas where propane is prohibited.

The Good Sam GPS can be set to deliver alerts for speed limit changes, sharp curves, unpaved roads and more so you don’t find yourself in a difficult or dangerous situation. Road construction alerts are available to avoid inconvenient delays.

The system helps drivers negotiate tricky parts of any route. The three-dimensions road views with Lane Assist help drivers navigate exits and intersections.

Once you’ve reached your destination, the GPS system will also help you navigate the campground. The device’s video input allows it to serve as the monitor for the backup camera. The device also records a “breadcrumb trail” so you can easily find your way back into the campground after dark.

Hardware and Handy Guides

The RVND 7725-LM system is the ideal system for any travel condition. The easy-to-see full-color touchscreen adjusts to low or strong light, and the ridged casing gives users an easy grip. The system includes a heavy-duty windshield mount with suction cup, a 110-volt wall charger, 12-volt vehicle charger, USB cable and Quick Start Guide.

The system also comes with extras designed for added convenience. All maps show keys for the same map area in Rand McNally’s printed Road Atlas and Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas. Emergency information is listed for each state.

If you’d like guidance, check out Rand McNally’s pre-planned trips and “Best of the Road” stops, complete with photos and videos. This feature makes it easy to make a quick weekend getaway, take a fun side trip, or simply explore a specific region. Users can choose from 12,000 Editor’s Pick destinations with 2,700 photos and detailed descriptions from Rand McNally editors.

Add custom address book information and points of interest by connecting to the Rand McNally Dock™.

The Good Sam RVND™ 7725-LM GPS, powered by Rand McNally, is available at all Camping World SuperCenters nationwide. You can also call 800-721-3219 or go online to CampingWorld.com.

Comments

8 Responses to “Good Sam GPS by Rand McNally: Smarter, Safer Driving”
  1. Kelly Holmes Sholinder says:

    Sadly, this particular GPS is anything BUT safe & reliable! We bought it assuming that it would eliminate our problems on the road from BC thru to Louisiana. After it sent us to a non-existent RV park, took us down a dirt road that ended in an 8' high underpass, and sent us to a fuel stop that didn't accommodate our size, we buried it in a drawer & reverted to using our car GPS. Further, multiple calls & emails to Rand-McNally went ignored. I won't even get into the level of difficulty associated with downloading the map updates!

    WAY too many problems to list with this GPS. We're sticking to our little TomTom to ensure that we ARE safe!

  2. Kelly Holmes Sholinder says:

    Sadly, this particular GPS is anything BUT safe & reliable! We bought it assuming that it would eliminate our problems on the road from BC thru to Louisiana. After it sent us to a non-existent RV park, took us down a dirt road that ended in an 8' high underpass, and sent us to a fuel stop that didn't accommodate our size, we buried it in a drawer & reverted to using our car GPS. Further, multiple calls & emails to Rand-McNally went ignored. I won't even get into the level of difficulty associated with downloading the map updates!

    WAY too many problems to list with this GPS. We're sticking to our little TomTom to ensure that we ARE safe!

  3. Rand McNally says:

    Hi Kelly,

    We would like to discuss and assist you with the trouble you had while using our device. Please send an email to gpsproducts@randmcnally.com and someone from our product development team will get in touch with you.

  4. Kelly Holmes Sholinder says:

    I WILL send another email – but I have to admit, I'm not holding my breath. I've emailed several times before, without success. Further, I tried posting a review with Camping World. Their policy is to discuss a negative review with Rand McNally prior to publishing. Again, your company chose not to respond. I'm afraid I have a radically different notion of customer service than your company has.

    My email to you will be on its way shortly.

  5. Kelly Holmes Sholinder says:

    For the record, I received my first-ever reply from Rand-McNally today! We've arranged to have a telephone conversation regarding the numerous issues we encountered with this GPS. Now THAT'S a step in the right direction!

  6. DeeDee Lukeman Olstad says:

    GPS directed us to Cross Island Parkway Exit 31( on the LIE) to reach the Throgs Neck Bridge.RVs are not allowed on parkways in NY.You need to take the Clearview Expressway Exit 27. There is less than an eight foot clearance on most of the parkways! Scary. Liked almost everything else-

  7. Eric Bernholz says:

    We have had ridiculous trouble just trying to turn the RVND 7725 on – let alone use it. We took a trip to central PA, and the GPS took us up a very twisty steep road (PA Rt. 913)…my transmission temp hit 225 degrees! I decided to use a good old paper atlas on the way back, and we basically had to tell the GPS how to direct us…I'm not impressed…getting ready to send it back.

  8. William Guy says:

    I bought this last summer as the RandMcnally tripmaker 7710 from Camping World. I also had to pay separately for lifetime maps. Is there any way I can get it updated with the GoodSam campgrounds. It only had Woodalls in it when I bought it. It would be nice if they would update the Good Sam info on last years model particulary since we were a good Sam-Camping World member when we bought it.

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