Are you a mild-mannered California beverage executive tired of having your family vacations degenerate into antics? Do you feel like every time you try to clean the sewage system of your Recreational Vehicle, some (admittedly hilarious) fecal-matter-related mishap occurs? Well, we can't help you with that, honestly, but we can point you toward Rand McNally's TripMaker RVND 5510 -- "the first navigation device designed specifically for RVers." This isn't for supervans or campers: it's for RVs, son, whether they be an Airstream, a Monaco, a sweet South Korean custom job or a hippified veggie-RV. The 5510 features RV-easy GPS routing, keeping you safe and legal on the road. It also has over 14 million points of interest, helping you find everything from campsites to the nearest animal hospital. And its Best of the Road feature threatens to turn your trip into a memorable adventure. The TripMaker RVND 5510 retails for $350 and ships to North America in June (just in time for road trip season) and yes, includes support for Canadian French.
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RAND MCNALLY UNVEILS THE FIRST GPS FOR RVers

Navigation device provides RV-specific routing, amenities, and things to do along the way

Skokie, Ill., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/
- 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
Starting 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 eleven 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.

RV-critical Information
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.

Things to see and do along the way

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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