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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan rolls out new models – backup camera bundle, 5″ RV unit and more

Magellan RoadMate 5255T-LM

Magellan RoadMate 5255T-LM with wireless backup camera

Magellan has quietly introduced several new models including one bundled with a wireless backup camera (pictured above) and their first 5″ RV model. Read on for the details:

Magellan RoadMate 5255T-LM with backup camera

The 5255T-LM is their first 5″ model to be bundled with their wireless backup camera. It includes US and Canadian maps, lifetime maps and traffic, and Landmark Guidance.

Magellan RoadMate RV 5365T-LMB

Magellan has an entire line of seven-inch RoadMates for RVs, but the RV 5365T-LMB is their first five-inch unit for RVers. Targeting class B and C RVs and fifth wheels, this model brings a more appropriate screen size to the dash, while retaining things like the Good Sam campground directory.

Magellan RoadMate 5245T-LM

The RoadMate 5245T-LM has slipped onto Magellan’s website without fanfare. This 5″ model offers US and Canada maps, as well as lifetime maps and traffic. The distinguishing features from the model above and below it appear to be that it can be used in portrait mode but isn’t compatible with Magellan’s wireless backup camera.

None of the new models have shown up at online merchants yet, although the 5245T-LM is available direct from Magellan.

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Comments

  1. Please advise me on the best quality/value gps/backup camera combination. The best I’ve seen price wise has been at the gPsStore for $269.95. I recently purchased a 2005 Honda Odyssee, and I absolutely love it. However it’s a much larger vehicle than I’m accustomed to and I’m always nervous when backing it up. Would it be more cost effective to buy a cheaper gps with some other compatible backup camera? thanks for your help, rhonda

    • The Garmin backup camera is rated slightly better than the Magellan one on Amazon but it only works with the 7″ RV 760LMT or dēzl 760LMT. As far as quality, I’d go with Garmin. Cost? Probably Magellan.

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