RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-13-2019, 11:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1
Good Sam Trip Planner and Rand McNally

Just logged into the Good Sam Trip Planner to some work on our Summer Trip. There is note that says they are discontinuing the Trip Planner in April and will not have a replacement until at least the end of 2019!

There is no ability to export your saved trips to a file that you can upload somewhere else. You can only transfer it your Rand McNally GPS which will also not let your save it anyplace else.

The only way to plan a trip now on the Rand McNally GPS is to use their Trip Plan software that includes no information about campgrounds.

Looks like it is time to dump both services and find something reliable.
__________________

johnangev is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-13-2019, 04:41 PM   #2
Senior Member




 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,524
I have switched to RVtripwizard. You need to buy a subscription and of course there is a learning curve and bugs. It is the best I have found so far. The only problem is it is internet based and I am an old Streets user and prefer a piece of software on my computer.
__________________

__________________
Sue and Tom

2015 Winnebago Vista 36Y
Sue46 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 05:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Gordiegaffer's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: New Hudson, Michigan
Posts: 135
I have not found a way to transfer Trip wizard to Rand McNally units successfully this trip i took the print out and manually entered it into Good sams than loaded it on to GPS
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Cathy and Gordie Connelly FMCA # F461058
2006 Winnebago Sightseer 29 R
Gordiegaffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 05:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JoeHogan's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Vero Beach Florida
Posts: 141
Like it or not GoodSam is owned by Camping World. Their primary focus is bottom line profits. Selling Ethics are an afterthought in many cases.
My wild guess is the new model will be fee based. Marcus Lemonis, CEO, was brought up selling cars for his dad's very successful auto dealership business. Marcus will not let any aspect of the business provide value without extracting maximum profit (aka fee revenue).
Marcus is a good businessman. Hopefully the new Trip Planner will be worth the Fee.
__________________
Joe

2018 Newmar Canyon Star 3911, LiquidSpring suspension, Demco 460 SS Kar Kaddy
JoeHogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 05:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
traveldawg's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Grand Design Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Titusville, FL
Posts: 332
It's too bad you can't export a GPX file and put it anyplace you want it. maybe Goodsam figured out they had a dog of an app on their hands are planning to fix it. Seems they'd provide a new planner first then stop supporting the old planner but whatever.......

Rather than pay for RVTripWizard (do they own this site too?????) I use the free http://www.myscenicdrives.com It seems it is a bit more robust for planning activities at each stop and maybe not so easy to ID RV parks; but you can use RVParkReviews, or RVParky without cost to help with that. Best of all, you can download your drives in KML and GPX.
__________________
2018 F350, 2019 Grand Design 310GKR
KE4DMG
traveldawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 07:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
chindog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,056
I have several past trips saved on the Good Sam trip planner. I have used the email function to send a text listing of the stops to myself. As a fulltimer, I have used the trip planner quite a bit, and this development is very disappointing. I'll break down and sign up with RVTripWizard until something better comes along.
__________________
Mike and Retha Hopkins
2014 Fleetwood Discovery
chindog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2019, 08:30 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 15
Stupid decision

This is NOT good news. I'm in the process of planning this year's trip using it and once on the road was planning to use it to flesh out trips in the area of the campgrounds. This REALLY SUCKS. GS needs to rethink their timing on this. They need to roll out and beta test the replacement BEFORE dumping what they have now. It isn't perfect but it is better than nothing.

There must be more to the story that they're not telling for them to proceed this way. Is there a way to convey our dissatisfaction to their management?
762vram2043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 01:49 PM   #8
Senior Member




 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 354
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordiegaffer View Post
I have not found a way to transfer Trip wizard to Rand McNally units successfully this trip i took the print out and manually entered it into Good sams than loaded it on to GPS
You need to use the Rand McNally Dock software to transfer your RV Trip Wizard to your GPS system
__________________
2012 Entegra Anthem 42RBQ
2016 Jeep Cherokee
Dr. Q is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 06:29 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
stang37's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by 762vram2043 View Post
There must be more to the story that they're not telling for them to proceed this way. Is there a way to convey our dissatisfaction to their management?
On the page where they tell about changing is a survey asking for comments about the existing program and suggested enhancements for the new program.
__________________
2016 Newmar Ventana 4002
2016 Ford Fiesta hatchback
stang37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 05:53 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by stang37 View Post
On the page where they tell about changing is a survey asking for comments about the existing program and suggested enhancements for the new program.
Yes, thanks, I already sent feedback there and at the "contact us" page on the planner. Maybe if they got lots of complaints they'd delay or provide a better explanation of why they can't wait until after this travel season. Makes no sense to kill what is there until they are ready to roll out the replacement. Imagine if Apple or Microsoft did this with their software.


Is there an alternative that can be used to plan, download trips to the Good Sams GPS?
762vram2043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 06:57 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
mikeannetta's Avatar




 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Twinsburg OH - Franklin MA - New Milford CT - Bay Shore NY
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sue46 View Post
I have switched to RVtripwizard. You need to buy a subscription and of course there is a learning curve and bugs. It is the best I have found so far. The only problem is it is internet based and I am an old Streets user and prefer a piece of software on my computer.


Agree, RVTripWizard is a great solution. Itís a great planning tool and when I do, I want access to the internet.
And as others have said, from what I understand, iRV2 owns RVTripWizard. I see nothing wrong with that! I worked 37 years with one of the worlds largest companies. And in the industry we competed, we had the largest budgets for IT, Research and Development. Iím confident that together they both will get better.
BTW, I used both programs well before they got married.
__________________
2016 Winnebago SunStar LX 35F
Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Long Island NY
Safe Driving and Enjoy the Scenery!!
mikeannetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 09:16 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
JoeHogan's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Vero Beach Florida
Posts: 141
Agreed, post your comments and concerns in the Survey. There is an open comment box at the end of the survey.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stang37 View Post
On the page where they tell about changing is a survey asking for comments about the existing program and suggested enhancements for the new program.
__________________
Joe

2018 Newmar Canyon Star 3911, LiquidSpring suspension, Demco 460 SS Kar Kaddy
JoeHogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2019, 05:47 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by traveldawg View Post
It's too bad you can't export a GPX file and put it anyplace you want it. maybe Goodsam figured out they had a dog of an app on their hands are planning to fix it. Seems they'd provide a new planner first then stop supporting the old planner but whatever.......

Rather than pay for RVTripWizard (do they own this site too?????) I use the free http://www.myscenicdrives.com It seems it is a bit more robust for planning activities at each stop and maybe not so easy to ID RV parks; but you can use RVParkReviews, or RVParky without cost to help with that. Best of all, you can download your drives in KML and GPX.
Thanks for info and link, I will try it out. May plan this year's trip in both Good Sams and myscenicdrives.
762vram2043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2019, 09:57 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mechanicsville, MD
Posts: 15
Rand McNally tripmaker

Just found the Rand McNally tripmaker and it looks very similar to the Good Sams item and is the base for the Good Sams trip planner. Only obvious difference is that Good Sams has the listing of campgrounds to pick from, not so with RM tripmaker.
__________________

762vram2043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RV Trip Wizard vs Good Sam Trip Planner? Born2RV RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 87 Yesterday 10:46 AM
Xite Rand McNally Trip Planner redbaron73 Newmar Owner's Forum 17 11-27-2018 11:38 AM
GS Planner Does Not Export to new Rand McNally tablets RSiemer Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 0 10-03-2017 04:07 PM
RV wizard vs rand mcnally trip planner richie o Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 09-15-2016 06:05 PM
Rand McNally RVND7730 + Rand McNally dock Ray,IN Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 4 12-04-2014 03:15 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.