Magellan Develops RV-Targeted PND


Santa Clara, Calif. - Mitac Digital has developed a portable navigation device (PND) targeted exclusively to RV users.

The $399-suggested Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T features a large 7-inch touchscreen, extension mount to bring the screen closer to the driver, and the Trailer Life RV Parks and Campground Directory, which lists more than 11,700 campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. The directory also lists such campground offerings as Wi-Fi, accommodations for pets, availability of Good Sam Club discount locations, and other points of interest specific to RV users.


The company already offers other PNDs with 7-inch screen for large vehicles such as RVs, SUVs, minivans and other large-cab vehicles but without the RV-specific software features.

The 9165T also features route-preference settings for RVs and other large vehicles. After users enter a vehicle's height, width, length and weight into the PND, the device will help drivers avoid such obstacles as low bridges, narrow roadways and weight-limited streets, Magellan said.

The Pro 9165T will be available Aug. 1 through The Good Sam Club, Camping World and Magellan's retail channels.

The Pro 9165T also features free lifetime traffic, Magellan's OneTouch user interface, highway lane assist, Bluetooth hands-free capability and A/V input to connect to backup cameras, DVD players and iPods.


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