Reviews and Problems with Rand mcNally RVND5510 Tripmaker
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28 August 2014
Summary: Three years of usage and this is what I have: Very poor screen that is difficult to read in sunlight even with the accessory shade; Malfunctioning metric/English speed/distance algorithim which gives false readings, way off the mark; Delay in charting and audio with respect to turns even at slow speed.
Summary: I will begin by stating that I bought this unit right after it came on the market, something I normally would not do, but since I was about to start a trip in my RV I thought it would be a good idea and product. When I questioned Rand about the map update pricing since it was not included, I was told that it would be "competitively priced" however, when the map price was announced it was $89 about a third of the price of a new unit.
Summary: First let me say this is a good GPS if you take the time to learn how it works. If you are one of those who hates directions and thinks you can learn it on the fly, don't call me when you find yourself in Moscow and don't know how you got there. If you are used to a Garmin this is different and if you expect it to act like a Garmin you will be disappointed. It has its own operating system and you simply must learn it before you take a trip.
Summary: Don't buy it!!!! It freezes up constantly. We have gone back to our old Garmin, which is much more reliable. We paid over $300. for this unit from Camping World and neither they nor Rand McNally will stand behind their product. So RV'ERS stay away from this item!
Summary: I am disappointed with this unit. The routing was worse than my Garmin. We have a 39 ft. Class A RV and I input this information into the system. Why did it route us on a 2 lane, twisting road through the mountains? In an RV, speed and shortest route should not be the only options. I would prefer to stay on a highway. Also, there is one screen that advises you that your route takes you on dirt roads that must be cleared manually.
Summary: I purchased the RVND 5510 about two days before a long trip. I expected it to be somewhat up to date, so due to the lack of time I did not up date it. Fortunately, my trip was to a relative so I knew the roads and area. Before I left, I attempted to use the POI just to check the unit out. This should have been my first clue it is hopeless outdated. It failed to locate my bank, which has been in the same location about 5 years.
Summary: On July 12 we left on a long trip across country. Out Rand McNally was doing a great job. We traveled for several weeks with not problem. Suddenly they voice messenger began to sound scratchy and was difficult to understand. It has something wrong with the speaker and is of no use to us in this condition. This was the first use and we feel Amazon should at the least replace it. We did not use it at all in the 30 days you allow for return.
Summary: Very slow to load info does not have correct speed limits annoying speed warning voice. It took me off the highway in small town through some side streets then back to same highway I was on one exit south?? Screen freezes up far to often not allowing you to see next step.
Summary: We've only been on one trip (1600 miles), but it seemed to do everything we asked of it, with a few pleasant surprises. We were towing a trailer with our 32 foot motorhome for the first time, and we never got caught where we couldn't turn around or get out. We got warnings of construction which we did not expect. We liked the adjustability of the speed warnings, and the ability to pick male or female voice.