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Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T

Portable navigator for RV drivers — includes free traffic-info service

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by Dominic Devito
Magellan

Who needs a portable navigator?

Portable GPS puts you in touch with the world when you're on the road. Tap the restaurant icon, and it asks you what kind of food you're looking for. Type in "Mexican," and you're eating a burrito before you know it. A portable navigator not only gets you to your destination, it can also find museums, theaters, and other spots along the way. Many navigators receive traffic reports, so you can avoid jams. Other cool features range from hands-free calling to 3D graphics and lane guidance. Best of all, you can move a portable easily from car to car, a big plus for multi-car families.

Ah, exploring the country on the open road in your RV — there's nothing quite like it, right? You've got all the conveniences of home, anywhere you roam. And since convenience is a priority, the guidance pros at Magellan teamed up with the RV enthusiasts at The Good Sam Club to make the ideal travel partner for you and your RV. The RoadMate Pro 9165T portable navigator has a big 7" display for easy viewing, plus special features like free traffic updates in most metropolitan areas to make your excursions more enjoyable.

Take a look
The nice big windshield on your RV is great for taking in the view, but it's not always the most convenient spot for your portable navigator. The RoadMate Pro 9165T's Heavy Duty Extension Mount makes it easy to secure your navigator on the dash or windshield, and it gives you an extension arm so you can maneuver the 7" touchscreen into the optimum position.

RoadMate Pro 9165T-LM height and weight screen

Find your way
The RoadMate Pro 9165T features maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 6 million points of interest so you can find nearby RV parking, services, and accommodations. Enter your vehicle's height, width, weight, and Hazmat type, and this navigator will find the best possible routes, avoiding narrow bridges tunnels, and other potential trouble spots. You can follow the action on the 7" display, or listen to the voice prompts that eliminate confusion by announcing actual street names at turns.

More RV fun
Magellan makes it especially easy to find stops near highway exits, so you don't waste time on a long trip. Lane guidance in the contiguous 48 states also saves you from last-second maneuvering when you need to make an important turn. The RoadMate Pro 9165T also includes U.S. and Canada campground information from Trailer Life Directory along with Good Sam Club discount locations — if you're a Good Sam Club member, you'll know if you can enjoy your discounts before pulling off the road. You'll also get info on Wi-Fi® availability, pet friendliness, and customer ratings.

More extras like Bluetooth®
It's dangerous fumbling for your phone while you're driving, but you can make and receive hands-free calls with your compatible phone through the RoadMate Pro 9165T. And you'll find that route optimization takes the hassle out of running errands by showing you the most efficient way to hit multiple spots on the same excursion. Magellan's OneTouch™ menu lets you save your favorite destinations and searches so you can pull them up without scrolling through multiple screens.

You can connect a rear-view camera to the 9165T through its built-in A/V input and use the navigator as a screen. Magellan does not include a connection cable for the A/V input.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator for RV use
  • includes FM-TMC traffic-info receiver with subscription-free updates (advertising supported)
  • Heavy Duty Extension suction-cup windshield/dash mount
  • 3.5mm A/V input
  • car power adapter and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 30 minutes of life
Navigation features:
  • 7" color (480 x 272 pixels) touchscreen control
  • internal flash memory preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • includes RV-specific features such as routing for large vehicles and Good Sam Club/Trailer Life Directory info
  • 6 million points of interest
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce road names
  • highway lane guidance (contiguous 48 states only)
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization (up to 20 destinations)
Expandability:
  • microSD card slot
Other features and specs:
  • Bluetooth technology allows hands-free calls with your compatible cell phone
  • dimensions: 7-3/4"W x 4-5/8"H x 3/4"D
  • weight: 12.0 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Features
Maps
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Updates optional
Map Coverage
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USA (50), CA, PR
Points of Interest
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6,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing
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Yes
Screen Size
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7"
Widescreen
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Yes
Bluetooth Capable
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Phone
Photo Viewer
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No
Digital Audio Playback
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No
Text To Speech
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Yes
Voice Control
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No
Dynamic Content Services
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Good Sam/Trailer Life
Removable Memory Type
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microSD card
Battery Life
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30 minutes
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • RoadMate Pro 9165T RV navigation device
  • AC power adapter (with attached 4' DC cord)
  • 2-Prong AC plug
  • Cigarette lighter adapter (with attached 4' DC power cord)
  • 32" USB cable (with USB type-A connector on one end and a min-USB type-B connector on the other end)
  • Suction cup mount
  • Car cradle
  • Threaded lock ring
  • User Handbook
  • 2 AAA info cards (Eng/Fren)
  • Magellan Content Manger sheet
  • "About The Good Sam Club" note
  • Good Sam Club brochure
  • "Thank You/Stop" sticker

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Truck/RV Design
Navigation Features
Traffic Information
Built-in Bluetooth
A/V Input
Mounting Options
Power Requirement
Computer Requirements

Truck/RV Design

Made for "RVers": Magellan and Good Sam have teamed up to produce the all-new RoadMate Pro 9165T, a robust GPS device that is specifically designed for "RVers". An extra-wide, high-definition 7"touchscreen offers large vehicle and RV settings that map routes based on vehicle height, width, length, and weight.  This intelligent navigator will plan routes according to your preferences, making the drive much more error-free and enjoyable for you, your family, and friends. You can even plan and customize routes in advance to become familiar with your route before driving it. Turn-by-turn spoken directions let your to keep your eyes on the roads. The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T offers superior navigation for a safe and secure driving experience.

Vehicle Profile: You can set your vehicle profile so that when routes are being calculated you will not be routed over roads that your vehicle cannot travel on. You can set the following vehicle parameters.

  • Vehicle Type: Choose from Truck with 1 trailer, Truck with 2 trailers, Truck with 3 or more trailers, or Semi/Tractor with 1 or more trailers.
  • Dimensions: Enter Width, Height, Total Length, and Weight.
  • Hazmat Type: Choose from None, Explosives, Gas, Flammable, Flammable Solid/Combustible, Organic, Poison, Radioactive, Corrosive, Any Hazardous Material, Poisonous Inhalation Hazard, Harmful to Water, or Other

Trailer Life Directory: The RoadMate Pro 9165T will be invaluable on your travels as it is pre-loaded with U.S. and Canada campground information from Trailer Life Directory, and Good Sam discount locations. The 9165T will give you guidance on million points of interest (POI) near and far, pet-friendly parks, and RV service and parking.

Good Sam Certified Campgrounds: With the RoadMate Pro 9165T you can quickly navigate to Good Sam certified campgrounds where you can enjoy member discounts.

Navigation Features

GPS Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T is equipped with a WAAS/EGNOS-equipped GPS receiver. It receives tracking signals from numerous satellites, updating your position once per second. This receiver provides positioning accuracy down to 3 to 5 meters (10-16 feet).

Note: Please note that the Magellan RoadMate receiver is a receiver only and does not transmit GPS location signals. Neither the receiver nor the vehicle can be tracked using the Magellan RoadMate Pro receiver.

GPS Antenna: The portable navigation unit features an integrated multidirectional GPS patch antenna adding to its sleek design.

Note: The first time you use the Magellan RoadMate it may take up to 4 minutes to compute your location under normal conditions. With adverse conditions (not having a clear view of the sky) the time to compute your location the first time can increase.

GPS Positioning: Setting a GPS position is useful if you are not getting satellite information quickly because the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T has traveled over 500 miles while turned off. Setting the GPS position will allow the unit to compute which satellites are available and calculate the position quicker.

GPS Status Screen: The GPS Status screen uses green bars to indicate that the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T is using certain GPS satellites to compute the position. Orange bars indicate that the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T is trying to lock onto a satellite signal and no bar shown indicates a satellite that is not being tracked. The longer the bars, the better the signal.

Map Data: The RoadMate Pro 9165T comes with detailed maps and destinations of the United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, preloaded onto the built-in flash memory.

Note: Map upgrades are available for purchase from the Magellan website (www.magellangps.com) using the Magellan Content Manager and can be downloaded to an inserted microSD card (sold separately).

7" Touchscreen Display: The unit features a large anti-glare, 7" WVGA touchscreen display. The display's brightness can be adjusted for easy nighttime and daytime viewing. With the Auto Night Mode, the screen will automatically change from bright colors in daytime to dark tint colors for nighttime use.

Auto Night Map Display: In Auto Night Map Display mode the unit's map screen is displayed in vivid colors for daytime use and a dark-tint colors for nighttime use.

OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate Pro 9165T features Magellan's exclusive OneTouch favorites menu. The OneTouch menu provides easy access to those destinations and searches you use most. The OneTouch Favorites menus provides instant access to your personalized bookmarks of favorite places. You can bookmark your personal favorite destinations, and access them whenever you want from the OneTouch menu.

Keyboard Options: When entering your destination or other data, you can use the on-screen keyboard to spell out the name of the location. You can choose to use the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, or switch it to an ABCDEF keyboard layout.

QuickSpell w/ SmartCity Search: QuickSpell with SmartCity Search narrows your address and city searches, making destination entry easy. To help you make sure you enter in the correct destination, the RoadMate Pro 9165T will automatically correct spelling errors and complete your destination address. QuickSpell with SmartCity search also uses information in the unit's database to limit the keys that need to be pressed, presenting only those which can access information in the database.

Multi-language Turn-By-Turn Voice & Visual Guidance: The RoadMate Pro 9165T offers Turn-by-Turn visual guidance through it's wide touchscreen display and voice guidance via its built-in speaker. You can select English, French, or Spanish.

Text-to-Speech: The RoadMate Pro 9165T is equipped with Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the RoadMate Pro 9165T will announce the names of the street or exit ramps (or both if desired) that are involved in each maneuver.

Map Screen: When a route has been calculated, it will be displayed on the Map screen in green with small arrows indicating the direction of travel. The top of the screen displays the name of the street that comes next in your Turn List together with its distance. If you are not in the city in which the next street is, the name of the city is displayed instead. As the route progresses, voice alerts will be used to prompt you of upcoming maneuvers.

  • Map View Options: The portable GPS unit allows you to the following map views.
    • 2D Map: Two dimensional view of map which displays the top of the screen in either the direction of your heading or direction pointing North.
    • 3D Map: Three dimensional view of map which displays the top of the screen in the direction of your heading.
  • Map Screen Modes: There are two unique modes that the Map Screen can be displayed in - Normal and Routing.
    • Normal: In Normal mode, your position is shown on the map along with the time and your speed. As you travel, your position will be updated, giving you a clear view of your position and surrounding streets.
    • Routing: In Routing mode, additional information is displayed, providing you with more detailed information about the route you have selected. In the routing screen, you can view the name of the current street, plus the street name for the next maneuver, POI icons, and distance to next maneuver. You can toggle between the distance remaining to reach your destination, approximate time remaining until the destination is reached, and the approximate time of day to arrive at your destination.

Note: You have the option of having speed limits displayed on the Map Screen for major roadways (when available).

Auto Zoom: You can set the navigation unit's map to automatically zoom in to the lowest level when coming up to a turn.

Turn Warning: The Magellan RoadMate will sound an audible beep, bell, or chime to notify you of an upcoming turn. You can turn this warning tone off, if desired.

Highway Lane Assist: The RoadMate Pro 9165T will display highway signs as you approach a highway interchange, giving you a visual indication of which lane you should be in. This feature is available in the 48 contiguous United States only.

Maneuver List Screen: Each line of the Maneuver List screen provides details about the maneuvers in the order that they are to be made. The bottom bar of the Maneuver List screen indicates the distance and time to the next maneuver as well as the total distance computed for the route. The Maneuver List can be modified if you want to exclude one of the maneuvers to avoid traveling on one of the streets listed.

Current Location Screen: The Current Location screen displays approximate address information, the distance from the next and previous cross streets, as well as your latitude and longitude. There is also a compass point in your direction of travel, calculated elevation and speed.

Address Selections: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T offers the following address selections.

Address Selections Descriptions
Home Address You can save your Home Address into the Magellan RoadMate's memory so you can quickly return to your  home no matter where you are.
Address Book The Address Book contains addresses that you have entered and stored in the navigation unit.
Address You can enter an exact or partial address as a destination search.
Intersection You can select two streets that intersect and a route can be created to that point.
City Center You can create a route to the geographical center of a city that you  select.
Previous You can select a previous destination that you have already created a route to, even if you didn't complete the route.

Note: You can create a single stop trip, a multiple stop trip, or daily trips.

Customizable Route Method: There are a wide variety of methods you can use to create a route. You can set the RoadMate Pro 9165T to calculate your route by Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Less Freeways or More Freeways. You can also Enable U-Turns and Avoid Toll Roads for any routing method. You can compare the travel times of each option on one screen.

Multiple Destination Routing: If you're planning a trip with multiple stops, the RoadMate Pro 9165T will allow you to place the destinations in the order you wish, or allow the unit to order the stops for the most efficient route, saving you time and money. You can change the order of stops at any time.

Points Of Interest (POI): The Magellan RoadMate receiver has preloaded POIs that can be used as a destination for a route.

POIs Description
6-Million POIs The RoadMate Pro 9165T offers 6-million points of interests to help you easily find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, and more. You can search for POIs by entering the name or by selecting from a list of available categories and sub-categories. If desired, you can choose whether or not you want POI icons to be displayed on the map.
Branded POIs Branded POIs display your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and more by their respective logos.
Highway Exit POIs This feature provides a listing of restaurants, gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near approaching freeway exits. You can select one of the POIs listed and create a route to it.

SmartDetour: When you slow down under 20% of the speed limit on a freeway, after a few seconds the Magellan software assumes you are in a traffic jam and displays the SmartDetour feature on the Map screen. Detours are calculated using the same routing method that was used to create the route. A list of alternate routes will be displayed.

Auto Re-Route: If you travel off the computed route, the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T will automatically re-calculate the routing information to get you to your original destination using the routing method you selected when creating the route.

AAA TourBook: The AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and save. The RoadMate Pro 9165T includes travel information from AAA to make your trip safe, easy, and hassle-free. If you are a AAA member, you can take advantage of discount listings wherever the AAA card is accepted. There is an option to calculate a route to any of the locations provided in the TourBook. AAA TourBook categories include:

  • AAA TourBook Information: View information about accommodations, restaurants, destinations, attractions and events in locations near your current position or near any location you enter. (Restaurants and lodging destinations include AAA "Diamond" ratings info.)
  • Show Your Card & Save: Search for businesses that offer discounts for AAA members.
  • Approved Auto Repairs: Search for AAA-approved automotive repair facilities, including hours of operation and services offered.
  • AAA Branch Offices: Search for AAA branch offices with information on hours of operation and services offered.
  • Campgrounds: Search for campgrounds rated by AAA.

Note: AAA membership required. Visit AAA.com/GPS to register.

AAA Member Roadside Assistance: AAA Member Roadside Assistance gets you help fast with a toll-free member service number to assist you in finding an AAA approved tow truck or repair shop. The menu also shows your exact GPS location so you can provide precise information to your location.

Note: AAA membership required. Visit AAA.com/GPS to register.

Warranty Extension for AAA Members: AAA members can get an extra year of warranty added to the manufacturer's one year warranty by registering their GPS unit within 60 days of purchase.

Emergency Button: The unit's Emergency Button provides immediate directions and phone information for the nearest police station, hospital, or car repair facility.

Traffic Information

Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T offers Free Lifetime Traffic alerts. This allows the RoadMate Pro 9165T to provide real-time traffic information with no subscription fees.

Traffic Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate's vehicle power adapter features a built-in traffic receiver. The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T can receive traffic information so as to avoid delays in your travel. The unit's built-in traffic receiver will provide you with detours to help you avoid traffic jams and construction zones.

Note: Traffic warnings will not work if the unit is not connected to the included power adapter or you are using a different power adapter.

Traffic Incident Alerts: When routing, if a traffic incident(s), slow traffic, or stopped traffic will delay your arrival, the traffic icon on the unit's Map screen will display the computed delay due to traffic in the red box below the traffic icon.

Avoiding Traffic Incidents: When the traffic icon indicates a delay, you can select to avoid any or all of the traffic incidents along your route. The navigation unit will then calculate an alternative route.

Speed Warning: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T provides visual and audible speed limit warnings for applicable roads, such as Highways, Freeways, and Interstates.

Coupons and Offers: With Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts you also get coupon alerts that apply to the POI searches you are performing. Along the top of the POI Search Results and the Map display you will see a banner that displays coupons and offers from various merchants.

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth Technology: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T features Bluetooth Technology for hands-free calling from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone. You can make and receive calls hands free using the unit's built-in microphone and speaker.

Dialing a Number: The RoadMate Pro 9165T offers the following calling options.

  • Voice Dial: If your phone supports voice recognition, you can speak voice commands into the 9165T's mic to dial a number.
  • Call Home: You can save your home phone to the RoadMate Pro 9165T for quick access.
  • Address Book: You can import phone numbers from your phone to the RoadMate Pro 9165T.
  • Speed Dialing:  You can assign phone numbers to the GPS device's on-screen virtual keypad for speed dialing.
  • Manual Dial: You can use the RoadMate's on-screen virtual keypad to dial a phone number manually.
  • Call Log: The unit automatically stores your recent dialed, answered, and missed calls.
  • Redial: You can quickly redial the last call you previously made.

Answering a Call: When your Bluetooth enabled phone gets an incoming call, the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T displays an Answer Phone screen. Tap the green button to answer the call or the red button to end the call. Using the unit's built-in microphone and speaker, you can carry on a conversation with the caller. You can adjust the mic and speaker volume.

Pairing: Before you use the Bluetooth function of the Magellan RoadMate receiver you must pair your Bluetooth ready phone to the RoadMate. A list of compatible phones can be found on the Magellan web site at www.magellangps.com/support.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the RoadMate Pro 9165T.

A/V Input

A/V Input: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T features a 3.5mm audio/video input which allows you to connect an external audio/video source (such as a portable DVD player or digital audio player) to the unit for movie or music playback. When there is a navigation voice alert, the audio from the A/V section will be muted and the alert announced.

Backup Camera (Optional): Using the Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T's A/V input, the optional Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera System (360WBUC, sold separately) transforms the RoadMate Pro 9165T into a rearview monitor. While the Magellan GPS navigator guides you when driving, this wireless back-up camera system provides a measure of safety as you begin and end your trip. The Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera System includes a rear-view camera with integrated license plate mount, a wireless transmitter, wireless receiver, and 12-volt power adapter.

Mounting Options

Heavy Duty Extension Mount: The RoadMate Pro 9165T GPS device comes with a Heavy Duty Extension Mount that is extremely versatile and designed for vehicles with deep dashboards. You can easily make adjustments to get the viewing position that works for you. The Heavy Duty Extension Mount consists of a cradle, adjustable arm, and suction-cup that can be mounted to either the windshield or dash of your vehicle.

Note: The Magellan RoadMate needs a clear view of the sky to receive signals from the GPS satellites, so choose a location with an unobstructed view of the sky, commonly on or near the windshield.

Safety Warning: Please check the applicable regulations in your state regarding windshield mounting. Certain states prohibit the mounting of any items on your windshield.

Power Requirements

Rechargeable Battery: The Magellan RoadMate receiver has an internal battery that permits use of the receiver for brief periods of time while not connected to external power. The unit has a built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery that offers up to 30 minutes of continuous use. You can recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power adapter in your car. The internal battery will begin charging as soon as power is supplied to the Magellan RoadMate. It can take up to 2 hours to fully charge the battery, depending on the battery level. The battery does not need to be fully charged to use the Magellan RoadMate.

Note: The internal battery cannot be charged through a USB cable connected to a personal computer.

Battery Strength Indicator: The RoadMate Pro 9165T features an on-screen Battery Strength Indicator so you know exactly how much battery life you have left. 

Auto Power: If the touchscreen has not been accessed or the current position has not changed for a defined period of time, the Magellan RoadMate can be set to power off to save battery life.

Optional AC Adapter: An optional AC power adapter (sold separately) is available from the Magellan website. The optional AC power adapter provides constant power to the navigation unit.

Computer Requirements

mini-USB Port: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T features a mini-USB (type-B) port and comes with a 32" USB cable for connecting the navigation unit to your computer for software and map updates from the Magellan website.

Magellan Content Manager: The Magellan Content Manager is a free downloadable software application that syncs with your Magellan GPS navigator to deliver new updates, map unlocks, and easy access to your magellangps.com account. Download the free software onto your Windows or Mac computer to enjoy the latest software updates and map updates for your Magellan auto navigation device. It's the fastest and easiest way to get software updates & map updates for the Magellan RoadMate navigation unit.

Note: The Magellan Content Manager software is a free download. Other software updates and newer map updates will need to be purchased.

System Requirements: To use the Magellan Content Manager, your computer will need to meet the following system requirements.

Operating System Windows Vista or Windows 7 Mac OS X10.6 Snow Leopard
Processor IBM Compatible PC, 1.5GHZ Pentium or higher N/A
Video Card Video Card DirectX 9.0 compatible with 128 MB of VRAM
RAM 256 MB
Disc Space 50 MB free space for installation, more free space required for maps
Connection Type USB port

Firmware/Software Updates: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T contained software/firmware version 1.23 (as of 12/14/2011). Visit the Magellan Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates for the RoadMate Pro 9165T.

 
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Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T

Written By Anonymous, West Chester Pa on Saturday, May 24, 2014
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As of now I am very happy with the GPS. Users friendly
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Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T

Written By mike, texas on Thursday, November 29, 2012
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this is not updated to all the roads, i am very dissatisfid
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Disappointing GPS

Written By DrLewie, Flemington, NJ on Sunday, July 22, 2012
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I've been using a Magellan Roadmate Pro 9165T for two months on an extended RV trip throughout Canada's Maritimes and New England. I've owned two Tom Tom GPS units previously, and as soon as I return home I'm going to dump the Magellan and get another Tom Tom. I purchased the Maggie based on its embedded Trailer Life POIs and the recommendation by Good Sam and TL, but it is one of the worst electronic investments I've ever made. Three times, using the Trailer Life POI to route me to a campground, the GPS gave me serious errors. The first was to send me to the wrong side of a marsh with no entrance to the campground. The second was to provide an incorrect address, and the third was to send me to a different campground than the one I selected, 15 miles away. In addition, the Magellan voice commands use street names when most major roadway signs show route numbers. This has resulted in unnecessary confusion when approaching complex intersections and the street name isn't listed on any of the direction signs. In addition, Magellan tech support has been virtually impossible to reach, either on line or by phone. An e-mail I sent on their tech support web site three months ago has yet to be answered. I am well-aware that all GPS units have issues -- roads and POIs do change -- but based on my experience with my Tom Toms, I am extremely disappointed in the Magellan, especially after paying a premium price for the unit.
Pros:
Large screen, Trailer Life POIs.
Cons:
Too many errors on mapping and audio directions, poor customer support,
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5 out of 5

Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T

Written By Anonymous, Chula Vista, Ca. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Very happy with the unit, does just as advertised, easy to see & understand.
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PRO9165T

Written By wwman, brackettville,tx on Saturday, February 11, 2012
 
not bad for first of its series,it locks up now and then and is slow at times but over all it is a good gps with good info.do not leave in cold car as it takes forever to warn up.i think there is still nobody has come close to magellan gps
Pros:
size,poi
Cons:
locks up,need to take out of car when cold
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Protection from Drops, Spills & You

Drop it? Spill on it? Run over it? No worries. We cover accidents caused by you and people you know.

3 Year Protection Plan
3 Year Protection Plan
Your Price: $29.99
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3 Year Protection Plan
3 Year Protection Plan with Drops & Spills coverage
Your Price: $44.99
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