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Rand McNally RVND 7720 LM

Portable navigator for RV drivers — includes free lifetime map updates

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by Dominic Devito

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.

Make the most of the open road

You've got the RV, now don't waste time wondering what's around the bend. Rand McNally's RVND 7720 LM portable GPS navigator gives you a wealth of features to make your RV travels more enjoyable. You can take advantage of reliable guidance that's suited for your vehicle, plus helpful map updates and built-in Wi-Fi® compatibility to get updated weather reports when you're on the go.

Rand McNally RVND 7720 LM portable navigator for RVs

RV-friendly design

The RVND 7720 LM features a bright 7" touch display in a rugged chassis. The navigator's easy-to-grip form makes it convenient to move in and out of your vehicle. And it's got an extra-loud speaker so you can hear the spoken turn-by-turn directions easily over road noise. A built-in rear-view camera input lets you make things more safe when it's time to back your RV out of a tight spot. And you can add an external speaker to the navigator through its included headphone jack.

RV-friendly directions

You'll get detailed maps of the United States and Canada, plus millions of searchable points of interest so you can find nearby RV parking, services, and accommodations. You can even add your favorite out-of-the-way locations for future journeys. Choose from eleven different RV body types, then enter your vehicle's height, weight, and number of propane tanks, and the navigator will find the best possible routes.

Rand McNally's proprietary bridge height and weight restrictions information ensures the navigator finds the safest way to your destination, keeping you from having to backtrack. RV checklists help you make sure you remember the small things before the next leg of your journey. The navigator will also show you RV-friendly amenities at the next exit, so you can find the best spots for parking and other road necessities.

Rand McNally RVND 7720 LM portable navigator for RV drivers

You'll also get enhanced guidance features that are great for any type of vehicle, like junction view with lane assist to get you through complicated interchanges. Text-to-speech directions announce actual street names at turns. Speed limit indicators show you the posted speed limit where you're traveling, and alert you when you're rolling too fast. Predictive traffic offers estimates of when congestion might develop along your route based on historic traffic patterns.

Recommended stopping points

The RVND 7720 LM features campground information from the experts at Woodall's®, including searchable amenities that let you know what to expect when you pull in. You'll also get Rand McNally's Editor's Picks for all types of destinations and diversions, making it easy to plan trips in advance.

Wi-Fi for weather updates

The RVND 7720 LM's built-in Wi-Fi compatibility comes in handy when you're wondering about the weather. Connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot, and the navigator can import weather conditions and forecasts for your current location, your destination, and anywhere along your route (data charges may apply, depending on your service provider). You can choose from ten different live map overlays to see important details for RV drivers, including wind speed and precipitation, all at no additional cost to you.

Free lifetime map updates

You can update your maps once a year for as long as you own your RVND 7720 LM. No more worries about new construction in your area or your favorite pit stop moving to a different location — with Rand McNally, you're sure of accurate guidance for the long run.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator for RV use
  • lifetime map updates (receive one map update per year without additional fees)
  • rear-view camera input
  • headphone jack
  • suction-cup windshield/dash mount, USB cable, AC power adapter, car power adapter, and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 1 hour of life
Navigation features:
  • 7" color touchscreen control
  • internal flash memory preloaded with maps of the U.S. and Canada
  • includes RV-specific features such as routing for large vehicles, Woodall's campground info, and RV checklist
  • millions of points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce road names
  • junction view with lane guidance
  • speed limit indicator
  • fuel log
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization
  • transport modes: RV, auto
Expandability:
  • microSD card slot
Other features and specs:
  • Wi-Fi compatibility for dynamic weather data including map overlays
  • dimensions: 7-1/2"W x 5-1/8"H x 1-1/16"D
  • weight: 2.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Features
Maps
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Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage
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US (50), CA
Points of Interest
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Millions
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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No
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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Weather (via Wi-Fi)
Removable Memory Type
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None
Battery Life
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1 hour
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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  • Portable GPS navigation device (w/7" LCD)
  • Adjustable suction cup mount
  • Cigarette lighter power adapter with attached 94" cable (Mini-B 2.0 USB plug)
  • AC adapter with attached 57" cable (Mini-B 2.0 USB plug)
  • 40" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Mini B 2.0 USB on the other end)
  • Spare 2A glass fuse
  • Quick Start Guide (Eng/Fren)
  • Accessory Guide
  • "Keep your device up to date" card

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Features
RV Tools
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Features

Overview: The Rand McNally RVND 7720 LM is a portable GPS designed specifically for recreational vehicles (RVs). It has a large 7" LCD touchscreen display for excellent visibility. The RVND 7720 LM has lifetime map updates so you can keep up with road changes and new points of interest.

RV Routing: The RVND 7720 LM routes you to your destination, keeping in mind the special requirements and restrictions that an RV presents, such as height and weight restrictions, or propane tank considerations. At each exit, the Quick View shows which businesses feature RV parking and other amenities. There are also warnings for speed limit changes, sharp curves, dirt roads, and other potential trouble spots. You can switch the vehicle type to a passenger car, if desired.

Woodall's Reviewed Campgrounds: As you search for a destination, the RVND 7720 LM can point you to campgrounds that have been reviewed by Woodall's Campground Directory. Woodall's Rating System rates campgrounds on a scale of 1 to 5, and gives you details about the amenities at each campground, including number of sites and pull-throughs, dump stations, operating schedules, electrical and water hookups, picnic tables, and wired/wireless internet.

RV Information: Before you start your trip, you can enter data about your particular RV. This data helps the unit to calculate the best and safest route for you to take. The information includes:

  • RV Type: Choose from: Class A, Class A with tag axle, Class B, Class C, Class C (Super), Fifth Wheel, Hybrid Trailer, Popup Trailer, Toy Hauler Trailer, Travel Trailer, or RV Camper.
  • Bottles of Propane: (enter # of bottles)
  • Size of Each Bottle: (enter # of pounds)
  • Number of Trailers: 0, 1, or 2
  • Total Length: (enter total length, including trailers)
  • Weight: (enter # of pounds)
  • Height: (enter height in inches)
  • Width: (enter width in inches)
  • RV ETA Adjustment: Choose from: Increase Some, Increase More, OK, Decrease Some, or Decrease More

Warnings: The unit will provide customizable warnings and alert prompts for multiple situations. Warnings/Alerts can be Visual, Audible, Both, or turned off, and can be automatically dismissed after 10 or 30 seconds. Warnings/Alerts include:

  • Hills & Sharp Curves: distance can be set in 0.2 mile increments
  • Speed Limit Alert: speed over limit can be set in 1 mph increments (up to 15)
  • State Border Alert: distance can be set in 1 mile increments
  • Crossing State Border/Time zone change: can be turned on or off
  • Tollbooth Alert: distance can be set in 1 mile increments
  • Construction Area: distance can be set in 1 mile increments
  • Speed Limit Change: distance can be set in 0.2 mile increments

Weather Data: The RVND 7720 LM can be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. This connection lets you receive current weather information for your destination or along your route. You can select from a variety of weather data, including temperature, wind speed, precipitation, forecasts, and relative humidity. The weather data can be displayed on the map as you drive.

Virtual Dashboard: Your current speed is displayed in the lower left corner of the main screen. Tapping the current speed will bring up the Virtual Dashboard, where you can simultaneously view multiple bits of data as your drive:

  • Current Speed
  • Sunrise/Sunset Times: based on vehicle location and day
  • Elevation: at current location
  • Percentage of Current Trip Completed: includes distance to next maneuver and number of miles and time spent on the trip to this point
  • Current Mile Marker
  • Average Uphill and Downhill Speed
  • Trip Information for up to three trips: includes odometer settings, hours, and speeds
  • Add Fuel: opens a new fuel log entry (see RV Tools>Fuel below)
  • Reset: reset all at once or set time for auto reset

Exit Quick View: A tab on the right side of the main page opens the Exit Quick View page, which shows points of interest and amenities at upcoming exits. POIs include restaurants, lodging, fuel, banks, etc. The exit name and number, and the distance to the exit is displayed, as well.

Junction View: Along your route, when approaching an upcoming maneuver or exit, the Junction View displays a graphical representation of the intersection. Road signs indicating the proper lane to travel are displayed, plus the distance to the turn. Once the maneuver is past, the previously-viewed window reappears.

Rand McNally Dock: The Rand McNally Dock software enables you to receive software upgrades, access map updates, construction updates, and communicate with the company. You can also export fuel logs to your home computer, and upload custom POIs, such as red light cameras, to the device. The Rand McNally Dock also includes product news, hardware support, and an online store. The Dock software is compatible with Windows and Mac, and can be downloaded to your home computer via the supplied USB cable.

Tell Rand: During your trip, you can enter messages for Rand McNally regarding construction sites, vehicle restrictions, addresses, the device, and more. This information is passed along to the company the next time you connect to the Rand McNally Dock.

Suction Cup Mount: The unit comes with an adjustable windshield mount with a large 3-1/2" diameter suction cup.

Power Requirements: The RVND 7720 LM is powered by a built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The battery charges in approximately two hours and has a battery life of approximately 1 hour. It can be operated (and the battery charged) while connected to vehicle power from the supplied 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter, or ordinary household AC current when using the supplied AC adapter (Input: 100-240V 50/60Hz; Output: 5V DC 2A).

RV Tools

Checklists: The RVND 7720 LM offers customizable checklists to help you prepare for your trip. Each checklist is dated, and has a number of steps that need to be checked off (by touching the box) to complete. Checklists include Fire Extinguisher, Fire Safety, Campsite Setup, Pre-Trip, Leave Campsite for the Day, Campsite Takedown, Trip Departure, Vehicle Pre-Trip Check, Pet, Entertainment, and Equipment.

Maintenance Records: You can use the RVND 7720 LM to keep up with maintenance on your RV. The Maintenance Tab is a "note pad" for entering maintenance data. When the information is saved, the entry is dated.

Trails: The Trails Tab lets you record a "bread crumb" path of GPS coordinates where your RV has traveled. This features lets you save a favorite route, shortcut, or help find your way back to a specific location. Each Trail entry can be given a custom name, and can be shown on the map when recalled.

Fuel: The Fuel Tab lets you keep fuel logs along your trip. Each fuel log entry includes the date, location, number of gallons, price per gallon, and total cost. Fuel purchases are saved in quarterly files. Once fuel purchases have been entered, you can view the details by state or by month.

Quick Planner: The Quick Planner helps you estimate the mileage and time between cities. After entering the beginning and ending cities, the unit will calculate the distance and driving times. You can edit the average speed, based on your own driving experience, to give you a more accurate driving time. If you enter the cost per mile, you can calculate the total cost of the trip. The Quick Planner covers larger cities in North America only.

Road Atlas Information: As you plan your trip, you may want to know more about the areas you'll be traveling through. The Road Atlas Information tab gives you basic information about the 50 US states, Canadian provinces, and Mexico. Data includes general information about the state/province (largest city, land area, population, etc.), RV length restrictions, as well as emergency and key phone numbers and websites.

Unit Converter/Calculator: The RVND 7720 LM includes a tool to convert miles to kilometers or kilometers to miles. In addition, a calculator is available to perform basic arithmetic.

Connections

Mini-B USB Port: The RVND 7720 LM has a Mini-B USB jack on the back for connecting the unit to one of the power adapters or to your computer (using the supplied USB cable).

Rear Camera Input: The unit has a side-mounted 2.5mm sub-mini jack video input for connecting an optional back-up or rear-view camera. When a camera is connected, a camera icon appears in the upper left corner of the map screen. You can tap the icon any time you want to see the camera view.

Audio Output: There is a side-mounted 3.5mm audio output for connecting the unit to an external speaker or sound system.

Memory Card Slot: The unit has a side mounted microSD card card slot for future use only.

 
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3 out of 5

Rand NcNally RV7720

Written By Britcanuck, Penticton BC on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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I bought this RV GPS unit to replace a Magellan which had hit the tile floor in the coach one time to many. Therefore my analysis will contain some comparisons with the Magellan. The 7720 is a very busy unit and takes a lot of time reading the online manual. The quick start is only basic. As with all GPS units your trip is voice guided. The male and female voices are OK but some of the pronunciation is difficult to understand. The Magellan was crystal clear. At intersections you get a 1/2 mile and 1/4 mile countdown and then told to turn. This is good but I miss the chime on the Magellan which left me with no doubt that I was at the turn point. One nice thing on the Rand is the superimposing of the exit lanes on a multi lane exit from a freeway. This is good and leaves no doubt about your position for a clean exit. .The POI is much like any other units but has the addition of RV parks of all kinds. State, Federal, private etc. The RM also has multi point trips which I like and the Magellan didn't have. The Rand McNally is a nice unit. It's quite in depth and takes some study and practise to get the most from it. On reflection it's a bit pricey but I had a friend who raved about his so what the heck! If you like simplicity and ease of operation there are simpler units available for less but if you're a techno type you won't have any problem using this unit. I bought this unit from Crutchfield who had excellent pricing. If you want one -shop around.
Pros:
Lots of information and record keeping for RV maintenance
Cons:
Pricey. Needs some study and practise to use properly
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5 out of 5

RV GPS FROM RAND MCNALLY

Written By PEGGY, TX on Monday, December 16, 2013
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This is an amazing GPS. It is so consumer friendly. Every aspect is so easy to understand and read. We were stress free when using this GPS. It allows you to program it for your specific motor home. That makes it a built-in safety feature in my mind. Thanks for a GREAT PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!
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4 out of 5

Rand McNally RVND 7720 LM

Written By SSouth, Oberlin, Ohio on Sunday, December 15, 2013
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We had already owned a 5510 when we decided to buy a 7720 for the WIFI features, especially the gas price screen. The learning curve was steep on the 5510 until I figured out almost all the icons on the screen were buttons leading to other screens and abilities. Luckily the 7720 has almost exactly the same features and screen design, so basic operations were easy to use. The WIFI connection however was harder to come by. Our new Virgin mobile MIFI hotspot overdrive pro with WPA2 security enabled could not connect to the GPS. A call to Rand McNally tech support yielded the fact that the RVND 7720 only recognizes WPA security. We found that we had to drop security altogether to connect easily. I'm not real happy about that. Anyone within range of our RV can now suck up our fairly expensive internet time. Other than that, the ability to avoid tight and impossible situations with our class A usually pulling a trailer, plus the available warnings about speed, turns, toll booths, etc, are a VERY desirable abilities. The nicest feature we've found is the ability to change and/or add destinations on the fly with no trouble. The campground list, closest Wal-marts, FlyingJ's/Pilots, etc. and ability to find the next rest areas or service plazas are great features also. Being able to choose a male voice is also a plus. Using the car option makes it more useful. The new weather feature is a safety plus. If you do more than one RV trip a year, this is definitely the unit to get.
Pros:
Almost infinite adaptability and customization, weather feature including wind speeds, gas price pages, voice choice, plus the ability to change routes and destinations on the fly.
Cons:
Total inability to connect to hotspots with WPA2 level of security.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rand McNally RVND 7720 LM

Written By Mike St, Port Orange, FL on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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used this right out of box. Routed me around tunnels that would not let LP Gas through, most direct route to my destination. To my knowledge, this is the most up to date unit available. The large screen made following the route easy. The pop-ups made finding gas stations easy. Would recommend this unit to anyone.
Pros:
easy set up, programmable for your specific RV, can be used for your car or bike too. Easy to setup multi stop or waypoint navigation. Keeps record of gas, maintenance records. Stores frequently used addresses for easy access. Easy to read large screen.
Cons:
nothing so far
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4 out of 5

Intuitive and easy to use

Written By Gmark, Lehigh Valley, Pa. on Monday, June 24, 2013
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Easy to use right out of the box. If you've used a GPS system before, you probably already know how to use this one.
Pros:
Large screen size, routing accuracy, can be customized with your particluar RV's size information
Cons:
The user manual that comes with it is pretty much just a quick start guide. The only other negative is that if you shut the unit off before your destination, it does not pick up with your itinerary when you turn the unit back on - you have to re-enter the destination address again.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Very Pleased

Written By RV, Nevada on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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I have been quite happy with features of this unit. Easy to see, hear and customize to my preferences. The touch screen worked well for me right out of the box without any need for adjusting (aligning). The ability to download some POI's databases from web is also a very nice feature. I have looked back at some negative comments on these units and have not had the issues mentioned such as hearing (I using the Tom voice at 60% volume), seeing in sunny conditions (somewhat washed out but still quite viewable) or altering routes (rerouting) to avoid roads. The accuracy has been right on the money in terms of when to turn and arrival at destination. I will admit that the manual that comes with it will not explain how to use every aspect. There is a down loadable manual that is better but still does not explain how to do everything. I learned all these abilities by experimentation in the house plugged into AC. Trial and error and experimentation will get you there where the manual is short. I am fairly computer savy so that experimentation comes easy for me. The suction cup attachment was a problem in that it does not work on any part of my dash board. I ended up sticking it right onto the windshield under the rear view mirror so that the display is right under the mirror. It works fine there and does not obstruct my vision any more than it would have on top of the dash. Battery power only last a few hours so on long trips you will need to plug it into power outlet.
Pros:
Easy to use once you learn it. Has lots of useful info for RV users.
Cons:
Weak manual. You need to be an experimenter to learn all functions. Attachment limited to windshield.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Rand McNally RVND 7720

Written By CookRV, Tallahassee, FL on Sunday, May 05, 2013
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Easy to set up and use. Contains all items need to use and install. Life time up dates. Large screen.
Pros:
On the road and enjoying using the GPS. Next exit information on interstates very helpful.
Cons:
none
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

Is this the newest one out from Rand Mcnally? [ Gerald  Dec 14, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • I don't know if it is the newest; however, I do know that this unit is very slow to boot up, and it is not very user friendly friendly. Hope this helps. [ Steven   Dec 15, 2013 ]

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