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Santa Clara, Calif. – Magellan expanded its selection of PNDs for RV users with the line’s first 5-inch model, which is targeted to RVs with smaller dashes.
The RoadMate RV5365T-LMB will be available in January at a suggested $299 through Magellan's consumer electronics and online retailers. It will join the company’s 7-inch RV selection, which was expanded in May.
The new model is designed for Class B and Class C RVs and for people who tow recreational vehicles, such as fifth-wheel trailers or boats, the company said. With the RV5365T-LMB, users can input their vehicle's dimensions, vehicle type, hazmat materials, and navigational preferences to devise the best route to a destination.
The Good Sam Campground Directory and Good Sam discount locations are pre-loaded, providing travelers with North America campground information and amenities such as RV services, pet-friendly campgrounds and parks, tent spaces, Wi-Fi and the like.
Features include spoken street names, free lifetime map updates, free lifetime traffic alerts and such safety features a Bluetooth hands-free and compatibility with Magellan's wireless back-up camera.
Other features include Junction View, Next Turn, Landmark Guidance, Traffic Camera Alerts, and OneTouch menu. Junction View displays a realistic image of road and highway signs to guide drivers to the correct lane for merging or entering exits. Next Turn shows drivers what lane to stay in or enter when approaching the next turning location. Landmark Guidance tells drivers to turn at familiar landmarks such as gas stations, stores and the like instead of at street names.
The PND also comes with one year of free service to a traffic-camera alerts service, which warns drivers about upcoming red light and speed cameras. OneTouch enables drivers to bookmark and assign a button to favorite destinations or searches for faster access.
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