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The Rally LogoAfter a soggy start to the largest RV rally in the Northeast, things finally started to clear up for the RV enthusiasts split between the New York State Fairgrounds and the parking lots of Destiny USA.

“The Rally,” opened last week to heavy rain, forcing rally organizers to turn RV drivers away from the Fairgrounds and detour them to the parking lots at Destiny.

Within a matter of hours, the mall and rally organizers coordinated to provide shuttles, port-a-potties and trash pick-up for the hundreds rerouted to Destiny.

Jim McParland and Robyn Currie, who traveled all the way from Ontario, Canada were impressed with the way organizers and mall officials handled the situation.

“They’ve made a great situation from what could have been a disaster,” McParland said. “I think the fact that they’ve adopted or adapted so well to the conditions speaks volumes of Syracuse and for the person that runs that mall coordinating with the rally people.”

“It’s been fine – slightly inconvenient not to be over there (at the Fairgrounds) but it’s been safe here and there are a lot of people to talk to,” Currie added.

Destiny USA called in extra security to help secure the entire perimeter surrounding the RVs.

“We have the guard towers we put in place as the parking lot project a few years ago. Whatever they need, we’ll do it,” said Destiny USA General Manager Rob Schoeneck.

The weekend went on as planned with an RV show and concerts featuring Wayne Newton Friday night and Reba McEntire Saturday evening.

For rally attendees such as Barb Heibein, some bad weather wasn’tt going to spoil their fun.

“We come for a good time and this is a good place to have it,” said Heibein.

People all over Syracuse are celebrating because the rally is expected to bring in millions of dollars as vendors and event attendees visit restaurants, stores, and stay in area hotels.

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Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the availability of new Magellan® RoadMate® RV GPS navigators designed to address the safety and distinct navigational needs of people who enjoy traveling in recreational vehicles. The new Magellan RoadMate RV9145, RV9145-LM, Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM models are pre-loaded with the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory and Good Sam discount locations. These RV travel resources feature comprehensive North America campground information to facilitate locating RV services, pet-friendly campgrounds and RV parks, Wi-Fi and more than six million points of interest.

Magellan Announces New RoadMate RV GPS Navigators

New RoadMate RV GPS Navigator

“The Magellan RoadMate family of RV GPS devices, coupled with Good Sam Club discount locations and the Trailer Life Directory, are the ideal RV travel companions for a safer, more enjoyable and less stressful RV road trip,” said Stig Pedersen, Associate Vice President of Product Management for Magellan. “We know just how challenging it is to drive over-sized vehicles on varying roadways, and have equipped the new Magellan RoadMate RV devices with the best features and content to assist drivers before and during their journey.”

The Magellan RoadMate RV9145, RV9145-LM, Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM RV GPS models include extra-large, high-definition 7-inch touch screens, featuring a 50% larger display area than standard 4.3-inch screens. Versatile, heavy-duty extension mounts designed for vehicles with deep dashboards are also included to provide fully-adjustable, personalized comfort and safe viewing.

RV drivers can plan and customize their routes based on the vehicle’s height, width, length and weight and navigation preferences. Highway Lane Assist guides RV drivers towards the correct lane when approaching interchanges and exits. An A/V input is included for connecting external devices such as a back-up camera or DVD player. As part of its Safety Series, Magellan also offers a Wireless Back-up Camera ($149.99) as an ideal safety companion for the new RoadMate RV GPS Navigators. When the RV is in a reverse-mode, the Magellan navigator will automatically switch from navigation-mode to become a rear-view monitor that allows the driver to see what is behind the vehicle, including children, pets and toys. ‘OneTouch™’, another Magellan-exclusive feature, lets RVers bookmark and assign a button to their favorite destinations or searches for faster access.

For additional safety, the Magellan RoadMate Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM models include built-in Bluetooth® technology that turns the GPS device into a hands-free speaker phone. Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts notify the driver of traffic incidents on their route and suggest an alternative route.

Available now from Camping World, Good Sam Club and Magellan’s retail and online channel partners, MSRP prices are RV9145 ($349.99), RV9145-LM ($379.99), Pro9165T ($399.99) and RV9165T-LM ($429.99).

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