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Rand McNally LogoRand McNally today launched the first RV GPS app for the iPad.  The RV GPS is being shown for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

Rand McNally’s RV GPS for iPad is the first iOS application offered that is specifically designed for RV navigation. The new application, available on theApp Store(sm), provides RV class-specific routing (and with a quick toggle, over to car routing) based on Rand McNally’s proprietary road data and navigation, plus thousands of RV parks and campgrounds, RV-friendly locations, RVer tools and pre-planned trips. The app also includes dynamic weather*, a map overlay feature that helps drivers anticipate conditions such as high wind and precipitation along the route.

Also included is a bonus feature of the app: An e-book version of America’s #1Road Atlas.

“About 20% of RVers have an iPad, and many of them take it on the road,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. “Our new app lets those travelers access the same premier RV routing, navigation and content available on our RVND™ GPS devices, and load it on their tablet.”

The Rand McNally RV GPS is an on-board app that provides safe and easy routing customized for an RV or car. Unlike off-board navigation, the maps load on an iPad, providing access everywhere — even in remote areas where a cellular or Wi-Fi connection is not available. For real time navigation as the vehicle progresses, a GPS signal is required**.

The RV GPS app includes:

  • Safe and easy routing for 11 types of RV in the U.S. and Canada; also includes car mode for cars towed to the destination and used for excursions, or for everyday use.
  • Routing based on legal and physical restrictions, such as height, width, weight limits and propane restrictions, and favors right- or left-hand turns depending on RV class.  Includes Rand McNally proprietary RV-specific road attributes and Rand McNally exclusive highway construction project information.
  • Warnings for speed limit changes, sharp curves, dirt roads, and other potential hazards.
  • Millions of general and RV-specific points of interest including thousands of RV parks and campgrounds listed by category; RV parking, rest stops, exits and other locations; RV dealer information; and Rand McNally Editor’s Picks, including Best of the Road® adventures, trips, and getaways.
  • Real-time weather information* including current and forecasted information for current location, destination, and anywhere along the route. Choose from 10 different map overlays to display important information for RVers, such as wind speed, current and forecasted precipitation, and weather-based traffic impact.
  • RV Tools such as RV checklists to prepare for trip departure, campsite setup, and more; Trails to record a “bread crumb” path from the campsite, or a favorite shortcut; Quick Planner to calculate time, distance, and cost for trips between major cities; Fuel logs to track fuel purchases, including where purchased, gallons and total cost; Tools to record vehicle maintenance.

Rand McNally also sells an in-vehicle mount for an iPad and an external GPS accessory online at www.randmcnally.com/store.

For more information about the Rand McNally RV GPS for iPad, SRP $99.99 USD, visit www.randmcnally.com/rvgpsapp.

*For real-time weather, an Internet connection is required.

**3G/4G enabled iPads have an internal GPS receiver.  Users of non-GPS enabled iPads require an external GPS device.

Southeast Publications, the leader in guest guide production for RV Resorts, Campgrounds, Marinas and other Recreational facilities has now launched their very own Mobile App to assist RVers traveling across the US and Canada to locate nearby campsites. Last month, Southeast Publications successfully launched the MobileRVing Mobile App to the Android Market and received great reviews.

“Southeast Publications has always been among the leaders in new technology and marketing concepts for various types of travel and hospitality establishments including RV Parks and Campgrounds throughout the US and Canada,” says Wally Warrick, President of Southeast Publications. “Our current search engine site, MobileRVing.com has been helping RV’ers for years find the right place to stay and things to do in the area.”

The MobileRVing Mobile App provides users with the ability to search nearby RV Resorts and Campgrounds by Name, State or Zip Code radius or simply locate the nearest park. RVers can utilize the MobileRVing Mobile App to view detailed park information and amenities, view the parks guest guide to help pick out your spot, view the mobile guide to view and locate nearby participating businesses such and local restaurants and attractions, bookmark your favorite campsites, and access “direct connect” contact information to make your reservation by contacting the park at the touch of a button. The MobileRVing Mobile App also features GPS Navigation/Mapping to guide you directly to your destination.

MobileRVing Mobile App is free and available for download on the App Store for IPhone & IPad and Google Play for Andriod users.

Woodall’s a publisher of campground directories, announced the launch of RV & Camping Copilot, a comprehensive campground mobile application available for iPhone and iPad.


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The free app provides RVers and outdoor enthusiasts instant and convenient access to more than 12,000 private and public campgrounds and RV parks in the United States and Canada, plus Mexico, according to a news release. It can be downloaded for free at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/woodalls-rv-camping-copilot/id445868562?mt=8.

Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and provides complete campground information, including amenities, services, types of campsites, on-site recreation and identifies many camping discounts offered at parks. Private campgrounds also include Woodall’s 5W/5W Rating System, which is the most trusted consumer campground rating.

“Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot is a groundbreaking mobile application that provides RVers and family campers access to campground information from the comfort of home or their home on the road,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World. “This mobile app is the first of its kind, and we are pleased to lead the industry into the mobile space. But more importantly, we are thrilled to offer this app to camping enthusiasts for free.”

Woodall’s is also allowing RVers and campers the opportunity to enter to win $250 cash to support their summer camping plans. Consumers can simply download the App, try it, write a review on both iTunes and on the Woodall’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Woodalls and they will be automatically entered to win.

The Woodall’s mobile application interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. It will offer the ability to search campgrounds by city, state/province, nearest location or by campground name in an easy one-click search format. Users will also have the ability to view photos, take virtual tours and indicate their favorite campgrounds as well as share them on Facebook, Twitter or email to a friend. More than 1,000 popular attractions, in addition to Camping World retail locations, are accessible on the application.

The Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot App supports the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad and requires the iOS 4.2 system or higher, and was developed in collaboration with Consent Media.

Woodall’s, Woodall’s Campground Management and Camping World are owned by Good Sam Enterprises LLC.

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