Rand McNally Offers New Destination for RVers

Rand McNally has expanded its award-winning travel community Best of the Road with a new microsite dedicated to RVers.

The Best of RVing site kicks off with a prize-a-day giveaway featuring items such as Rand McNally RV GPS devices, e-reader tablets, and campground memberships.  In collaboration with the Good Sam family of RV clubs, the site also features an RV Stories contest in which RVers can win up to $5,000.

“Following the success of the Best of the Road online community of road travelers, it was logical to build a special section just for RVers,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally.

“Rand McNally has a long-standing relationship with RVers, who use our TripMaker RVND RV GPS as well as the Rand McNally Road Atlas, to explore the country. The Best of RVing site extends that experience, providing an outlet for RVers to connect, share their stories, learn about the lifestyle, and get practical tips from experts and partners.”

Launched a year ago, bestoftheroad.com is a community of road travelers who review the best stops on America’s highways and byways—including small towns and the points of interest between them. Every year votes are collected for the best small towns, which are then visited by amateur travelers in a Best of the Road Rally.

Best of RVing kicks off with a prize-a-day giveaway for all site registrants until August 31, 2012.

Prizes include Rand McNally’s TripMaker RVND GPS devices for RVers; NOOK Tablets from Barnes & Noble; and from Thousand Trails, Annual Camping Passes to their premier campground network. RVers simply register on bestoftheroad.com/rv and automatically they are entered to win.

In addition to the daily giveaway, the site also features an RV Stories contest, sponsored by Good Sam.

Contest entrants submit their best tales and videos in one of six categories: Oops! Bloopers & Video outtakes; Pay it Forward; Pet Stories; Outdoor Epiphanies; Camping with Kids; and Head-Turning RV Mods & Upgrades.

The RV community is invited to vote on the stories. Monthly prizes—such as $500 gift certificates to Camping World Supercenters, DISH Tailgater portable HDTV systems, Good Sam Club, and Good Sam Roadside Assistance memberships—will be awarded.

At the end of the summer, for each of the six categories, Rand McNally and Good Sam will name Grand Prize winners. The Grand Prize winners will receive $5,000 each, provided by Nokia’s Location and Commerce business, which includes NAVTEQ Maps and Traffic, the leading data enabling solutions for fleet logistics, geospatial analysis, and asset management.

Beyond the contests, the site offers information for the experienced RVer as well as the newbie, including:

  • RV News and Resources
  • New RVer
  • RV Solutions
  • RV Navigation
  • RV Living
  • RV Traveler
Join the fun as our Best of the Road RV travels the country from May through July 15.

Join the fun as our Best of the Road RV travels the country from May through July 15.

“Rand McNally has a great sense of the RVer community and what they are looking for in navigation and products that help enhance the on-the-road lifestyle,” said John Sirpilla, President of Camping World.

“We are excited to support the new Best of RVing site as it provides the RVer community with a wide range of opportunities to get updated on the latest and greatest and share with each other—from RV specific road trip ideas, to product news, to lifestyle tips.”

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Best of RVing website: bestoftheroad.com/rv

Best of the Road website: bestoftheroad.com

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