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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Rand McNally OverDryve 7 RV is the Cadillac of all RV GPS units, and sells for only $399.99. Customers have been asking if any of our GPS units have voice controls, and now the answer is “YES!” The new OverDryve has all the features of the Tablet 70, including the award winning navigation, live traffic, weather, and fuel prices, free lifetime maps, Tripmaker, Rand McNally Road Atlas, built in dash camera, magnetic mount with GPS boost, and all built on an Android tablet. The magnetic mount not only has a GPS boost but with the OverDryve it comes with a 3 watt speaker built into the mount and also a FM transmitter that will allow you to run the volume through the RV or truck’s radio system. The OverDryve is a 7 inch Android Tablet so you can connect to WiFi and check email, watch a movie, and download plenty of Apps from the Amazon App Store. In addition, the OverDryve utilizes hands-free Bluetooth to allow you to wirelessly connect your smart phone to the OverDryve GPS and see phone calls and text messages right on the screen. You can respond to text and answer phone calls with voice command. This unit has it all, and is a complete home run for TechnoRV.
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Lastly, we also have the TechnoRV Learning Series for the new OverDryve GPS, and all for $399.99. I cant resist sharing:- Camping World is selling these for $499.99 regularly and on sale for $449.99, and they offer no support. This is not the MSRP from Rand; they are marking the MSRP up so they can discount it, and then still sell it at higher than MSRP.
I like our business model better: lower prices, free shipping, plus our Learning Series!
The Rand McNally RV Tablet 70 is the next level RV GPS and sells for only $299.99. Last year’s Tablet model sold for $499.99! So you can see that Rand McNally is dedicated to getting these to customers at a lower price point. The Tablet has all of the functionality of a Rand McNally GPS, and it all comes in a 7 inch Android Tablet. This model is WiFi enabled so you can get live weather overlays, fuel prices on your route, and live traffic. The screen is a true tablet screen so the responsiveness to touching it is very nice. This unit also comes with a built in dash camera. All you do is tell the unit to turn on the dash camera and it works in the background to record your trip. The dash camera is built in to the back of the GPS unit so as long as it is positioned appropriately you will get a nice video of your trip. The Tablet 70 also comes with the Rand McNally Road Atlas, so no more carrying around the big Atlas book. You can plan your trips with the popular Rand McNally Trip Maker app that is built into this unit as well. You just create a trip right on the Tablet 70 and then load it into navigation. The Tablet 70 mount is magnetic, so it is very easy to pop the tablet off and pop it back on. The magnetic mount also has a GPS boost in it to make sure you are getting maximum GPS signal. The magnetic mount is one of my favorite features. Because the Tablet 70 is a true tablet, you can stream music, check emails, and download plenty of apps from the Amazon app store. (This unit does not download apps from the Google Play store.) The Tablet 70 also has a video input so you can connect a back-up camera to it if you want to. The Rand McNally RV Tablet 70 is a winner, and for $299.99 it is an incredible value. Remember, last year’s tablet model was $499.99, so getting into a GPS Tablet just got a lot less expensive, and you get all of the same great feature and more.
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Don’t forget, this unit comes with the TechnoRV Learning Series and Support. Also, I see Camping World is selling these for $349.99 and has them on sale for $319.99. That doesn’t seem like a sale to me when we have them for $299.99.
The Rand McNally RVND 7 is considered the base model, but with all of its features it is hard to consider this as anything other than a complete RV GPS system. The price is amazing and you get all of the award winning GPS functions from Rand McNally and all of the points of interest. This unit comes with a 7 inch screen and a nice windshield mount that allows you to pop the unit on and off of the mount very easily. The unit is thinner than the previous 7730/7735 model and has the feel of a tablet. You will get a 12 volt power supply and a USB cable that can be used for updates. This system includes free lifetime map updates. There are several features I really like about this unit; first, the touch screen is very responsive. I noticed that previous models were not as responsive, but this one is very easy to navigate. It includes a stylus as well. I love the new mount, as the screen basically sits in the mount and when you need it you pop it out of the mount, and then you just pop it back in. The battery life in this unit is better than previous models. Keep in mind, this GPS is designed to be used while plugged into power, but if you take it off of power you can expect to get about 45 minutes to an hour out of a full battery. This is plenty of time to make route adjustments, and then get it back on power. The price is ridiculously good at $199.99. I spoke to my Rand McNally Representative, and they told me that they made lower pricing a priority, while still packing in all of the features and quality of the unit. Resellers make less money on the new units than they did on previous years models, so I presume that is where some of the price decrease came from, and I am okay with that.
My overall impression of this model is very favorable. I believe that anyone that has considered getting a RV GPS in the past will for sure pull the trigger on this one considering the features and price. Even those with smaller travel trailers can now enjoy a RV GPS without the heartburn of a higher price.
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Don’t forget, when you buy your unit at TechnoRV.com you get our support and Learning Series.
Rand McNally has developed GPS units that are specifically designed for RVers. This means that you will enter your RVs information into the GPS, such as height, weight, number of propane tanks, and more, and then the GPS will route you accordingly. So when you have a true RV GPS then you do not have to worry about being routed on a road with low bridges or through a tunnel that does not allow propane. This is peace of mind while you are driving. The other great feature of an RV GPS is all of the points of interest that are designed for RVers. These include RV campgrounds, RV services, parking areas such as Walmarts, travel centers, and much more. So whether you are in a 45-foot class A or you are towing a teardrop travel trailer, you will enjoy the millions of points of interest made for RV’s. The GPS unit can also be easily placed into “Car” mode so you can also use the GPS in your tow vehicle or truck when you are not RVing. When the unit is in car mode it routes you as a regular car and not as a RV. There are also regular points of interest including gas stations, restaurants, airports, hotels, hospitals, coffee shops, ferries, golf courses, churches, schools, libraries, rental cars, military bases, post offices, and much more. Simply put, having a Rand McNally GPS from TechnoRV will make your trips safer and more convenient.
There are no losers in the new Rand McNally line up. When you purchase your new Rand McNally from TechnoRV.com you will receive the Learning Series with easy to follow instructions and lots of videos to make sure you are successful. This learning series is only available when you purchase from TechnoRV.com.
Rand McNally has presented award winning RV GPS units for many years - the latest model being the 7730/7735. The 7730/7735 are great units and have served many of you very well. Over the past several years, they added a tablet GPS model called the Tablet 80. This was intended to be an upgraded model to the 7730/7735 and included all of the great navigation of the 7730/7735 into an Android tablet. The Tablet 80 included a built in dash cam and all the functionality of a true Android tablet. As of August 2017, the 7730/7735 and the Tablet 80 are out, and a new line of products have just been introduced. TechnoRV has received several test units and is very pleased with the new units. TechnoRV has already made open box videos, and lots of instructional videos for all of the new units. These instructional videos are sent to you when you purchase your new unit from TechnoRV.com, and the instructions are not available if purchased elsewhere. This Learning Series is part of what makes TechnoRV a leader in customer service and support. TechnoRV’s first impressions are that Rand McNally has hit a home run with all 3 of the new models. And guess what!? The prices for the new models have been lowered so the new models are actually less expensive than last years models, and they are packed with more features. Check out the new Rand McNally units at TechnoRV.com.
Sunday, September 3, 2017