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Old 05-12-2018, 08:19 AM   #29
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If you own the RM OverDryve 7 RV device...you can create an ImportTrip folder in the .Navi>RM folder, then Use Send To GPS in RVTW to create the .CSV file. The file will be in the Downloads folder, rename the file to something that makes sense, move the file into the ImportTrip folder and it will be picked up when you go into Search > Guided Search > Multi-Stop Trips. It adds in all the stops, the GPS device calculates route. NOTE - if you have any data in the comments blocks in RVTW the import of the trip blows up. RVTW needs to remove comments from the Send to GPS .CSV file they create.

All the above can be done on the GPS device using Chrome for the RVTW parts and ES File Explorer (or similar app) for renaming the .CSV file and moving it from downloads to the ImportTrip folder you created.
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RVND7 import - After reading the posts above this is how I made it work.
Save your trip as a CSV file
Go to your File Explorer (computer) and find your CSV file, right click, and copy file.
Then from File Explorer go to your USB driver (where your Rand McNally is connected).
Click on USB drive, you should see RM folder and open, we created the ImportTrip folder (see other post), highlight this fold, right click and paste your CSV file.
If you double click on that file you will see your CSV file in the ImportTrip folder.
Now go back and highlight the USB drive and right click, click eject. Get message safe to disconnect.
Then your Rand McNally GPS will restart. You will see custome POI ready for import. Say yes or follow instructions for importing.
My trip shows up under MultiTrip.
I have 58 stops on my trip from NC to westcoast and back. It did pick up "way point" I had added to one stop.
If any of you stops are missing check your CSV file for errors. I had one stops that had an ' in the name and a /. Once I took out those characters, saved the file and went thru the steps above again, all stops imported just fine.
Hope this helps.
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RVND7 import - After reading the posts above this is how I made it work.
Save your trip as a CSV file
Go to your File Explorer (computer) and find your CSV file, right click, and copy file.
Then from File Explorer go to your USB driver (where your Rand McNally is connected).
Click on USB drive, you should see RM folder and open, we created the ImportTrip folder (see other post), highlight this fold, right click and paste your CSV file.
If you double click on that file you will see your CSV file in the ImportTrip folder.
Now go back and highlight the USB drive and right click, click eject. Get message safe to disconnect.
Then your Rand McNally GPS will restart. You will see custome POI ready for import. Say yes or follow instructions for importing.
My trip shows up under MultiTrip.
I have 58 stops on my trip from NC to westcoast and back. It did pick up "way point" I had added to one stop.
If any of you stops are missing check your CSV file for errors. I had one stops that had an ' in the name and a /. Once I took out those characters, saved the file and went thru the steps above again, all stops imported just fine.
Hope this helps.

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Old 06-15-2018, 03:38 PM   #32
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i used the earlier version of RVTW and had no problems loading a 2 month trip into good sam and that to RVTW i have not found a way to do this on the new version there are a lot of rand mcnally units out there make a simple way to do this
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i used the earlier version of RVTW and had no problems loading a 2 month trip into good sam and that to RVTW i have not found a way to do this on the new version there are a lot of rand mcnally units out there make a simple way to do this
See post #23 for a step by step description of how to do this. The method described works perfectly with the Rand McNally systems.
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I got it to work with Rand McNally. Download the cvs of the route from the program. Open the cvs in excell. Then save and rename the file. With your Rand McNally gps connected to the dock. Do a windows e press both keys at the same time. Go to your gps in my case it was in drive e. Click on the RM folder, then click on ImportTrip folder, the paste the cvs file that you saved from excel here. It is a good idea to name the cvs file something like the trip name. For example I named mine gpsdownload and that is what shows up as the name of the trip in the gps multi-trip section.


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Old 08-30-2019, 08:53 AM   #35
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I have spent hours laying out a new trip on trip wizard and believe I have it done correctly as this is my first attempt. Because I have been using the Rand McNally 7735 for year I want to put the new trip into the 7735 GPS so I can drive with it. I keep trying to save it in trip wizard then putting it into the Rand McNally dock but can't seem to pull this off. Most of the day gone and I still can't get the Rand to see the trip.
Please any help will be appreciated.
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I'm using RV Trip Wizard with a Rand McNally 7720. I received the following instructions from a tech at Trip Wizard:

Our users have been very successful with the process below. I have attached a sample trip if you wish to give it a try.
Just save the attachment to your computer somewhere, then skip step #1.

1) Export your trip as a CSV file (Send to GPS from the Trip menu wrench icon).
2) Go to your File Explorer (My Computer or just Computer) and find your CSV file. The default location should be your Downloads folder.
3) Right click the file and choose Copy.
4) Locate your Rand McNally device in the File Explorer / My Computer.
5) Open up the device by double-clicking.
6) Locate the RM folder and double-click to open.
7) Locate the ImportTrip folder. If for some reason there is not a folder with this name, create it. There is no space in the folder name, just "ImportTrip".
8) Open this folder by double-clicking.
9) Right click into the empty folder area and choose Paste, your CSV file should now be in the RM\ImportTrip folder.
10) Now go back and highlight Rand McNally device in File Explorer / My Computer and right click and choose EJECT.
11) Disconnect when you see the message that says it's safe to do so.
12) Your Rand McNally GPS will restart, if not, power it off and back on again.
13) You will see a custom POI ready for import.
14)) Say yes or follow instructions for importing.

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I've used this process several times and it seems to work perfectly. The Trip Wizard site does say that your GPS may make minor changes to the route since it's importing a CVS file instead of a GPS file. Perhaps enough requests to Trip Wizard to better automate this process might help make it happen in the future. Back when I was using Good Sam's trip mapping software the process was nearly automatic. Don't see why Trip Wizard couldn't do the same. I m make a point of scanning the imported trip to be sure the route follows the one I created in TW.
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... Perhaps enough requests to Trip Wizard to better automate this process might help make it happen in the future. Back when I was using Good Sam's trip mapping software the process was nearly automatic. Don't see why Trip Wizard couldn't do the same. I m make a point of scanning the imported trip to be sure the route follows the one I created in TW.
I just exported a trip from RM TripMaker to my RVND 7730 using Dock Software. That software requires a code phrase to connect to the web site. It seems to be hard-coded into Dock to do that. Unless the RVTW developers write a custom app, I don't think you can automatically import a trip.

All of that is unimportant. Even Rand-McNally doesn't use the GPX format. All that Dock does is to transfer a CSV file from the RMTM web site into the RM\ImportTrip folder on the RVND GPS. It's exactly the same format as is exported from RVTW. All you have to do is follow the instructions above and save the exported CSV directly into the RM\ImportTripfolder on the GPS. In fact, that seems easier to me because it doesn't require intermediary software.

Don't use special characters or commas in the name or comments field if exporting to CSV format.

The standard format from Garmin: (<-link)

"A basic POI includes the longitude, latitude, name and an optional comment field. When entering the information in a text editor, use a comma to separate each field and a line break to separate each POI. The longitude is listed first, followed by latitude, name, and comment. The coordinates must be in decimal format (hddd.ddddd).

Tips:
  • Longitude: use a minus sign for any location West of the 0-degree line or prime meridian line.
  • Latitude: use a minus sign for any location South of the 0-degree line or equator.
  • Name and comment: Avoid using commas or special characters in these fields
Example:
-94.50095, 36.35431, Roaring River State Park, Light-colored worms
-92.51394, 37.43547, Bennett Spring State Park, Maribu jigs
-94.76416, 38.81227, Garmin, 1200 E. 151st St.

Note: Column A and B cannot include any spaces or special characters other than the dash (-) and period (.) symbols.

Once all of the desired information has been added, save the file with a .csv extension (e.g. Filename.csv)."
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OK...back with an update.

I could find no way to import RV Trip Wizard into the RD Dock software. I even tried importing the Trip Wizard routing into Good Sams or into TripMaker....no option for that in either one.

As much as I like RV Trip Wizard, it's only good for planning... No help in getting your planned route into the Rand McNally Navigation System
About a year ago, I too had the same issue. I called Rand McNally, they told me it wont work, you HAVE to use their software.
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About a year ago, I too had the same issue. I called Rand McNally, they told me it wont work, you HAVE to use their software.
If you are referring to exporting the trip created in RV Trip Wizard onto your Rand-McNally or Good Sam's GPS hardware, that is incorrect. You do not have to use their software, at least not in Windows. (I have no experience with MacOS or Linux and cannot comment on those.)

All you have to do is to connect your GPS to your computer with a USB cable. Windows sees it as a drive. When you export the trip from RVTW using the Send to GPS option, choose Download CSV. In the resulting File Save dialog, choose Save As and navigate to the RM\ImportTrip folder on the drive created by Windows when you connected the GPS. Save the exported trip file in that folder. The name of the file becomes the name of the multi-stop trip on the GPS after import is complete. You can repeat the process with multiple trips before disconnecting.

After saving the file(s), disconnect the GPS from the computer using the Eject option on the USB icon in the system tray. When Windows says you can, disconnect the GPS and restart it. You will be prompted to import the new trip(s). Do that. Your trip(s) will then be available as a destination under Multi-Stop trips.
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