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
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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).
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.
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
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.