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PJ's Comment
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I just ran into this issue so I thought I would share it in case anyone else runs across it. I have run a Rand Mcnally TND 720 gps the last 4 years. Santa Claus was very nice and brought me a new TND 740. Reading through the booklet it said to go to their website regarding how to transfer your address book. Simple enough, right😉 Wrong😰 The website explains in simple terms how to do this, however they fail to mention on the new 40 series IE 540/740 or their tablets this procedure will not work. I'm sure it was just an oversight there. The newer models receive over the air updates and do not match up to the dock software. I sent Rand a email asking how I could do this. They responded fairly quickly given the holiday season. They gave me a very detailed step by step guide line to follow. I am not nor will ever be a computer tech and get nervous when I have to start drilling down in a program. None the less I followed the instructions and was able to get the info transfered in pretty short order. You have to go several layers into both programs copy and paste basically. My hat is off to Rand support on this one, however I think they could put it on their website.

PackRat's Comment
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Good info you shared. RM is the only GPS I will use.

Jeff W.'s Comment
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Can somebody who is familiar with both the RM TND 740 and the TND 525 give me the rundown on the differences between the two models? Refurb 525s are cheap on Amazon right now.

PJ's Comment
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Jeff that is a 3 year plus old model. It came out very shortly after the 520/720. It has very limited storage and has to have a micro sim card just for the map updates since it first came out. It will get the job done. You have to hook it to a computer and rm's dock software, which is not the greatest in my opinion to update it. The 540/740 is the newest gos only unit and gets updates over the air. To me that was the selling point. Also has a newer faster processor. I just got mine and haven't even put it in the truck yet. I'm on vacation till the 2nd. From playing with it at the kitchen table it seems alot faster than my old 720. I will post an update after I get on the road with it

Jeff W.'s Comment
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Jeff that is a 3 year plus old model. It came out very shortly after the 520/720. It has very limited storage and has to have a micro sim card just for the map updates since it first came out. It will get the job done. You have to hook it to a computer and rm's dock software, which is not the greatest in my opinion to update it. The 540/740 is the newest gos only unit and gets updates over the air. To me that was the selling point. Also has a newer faster processor. I just got mine and haven't even put it in the truck yet. I'm on vacation till the 2nd. From playing with it at the kitchen table it seems alot faster than my old 720. I will post an update after I get on the road with it

Since it updates over the air, does it try to stay current with construction zones, etc. that change often, as well?

PJ's Comment
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That is the hope. Rand Mcnally doesn't send out emails when they update. On the units that use the dock software you have to physically hook it up and check. I am terrible about checking. They say it will do it by itself when they issue updates. It did one as soon as I turned it on out of the box. Which isn't unusual. If I go north next week I'll have a better idea how current the construction updates are. There are several newer zones where we go that were not on the last update the 720 did. We'll see if the 740 is more current.

PJ's Comment
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Well ya'll it will be next week before I get to test out the new unit. Our plant had some trouble getting back running after shuting down over Christmas so I'm off this week as well. I head out to Texas sunday morning. Not a great test run though it's pretty straight between Ga and Texas. But we will see. And if anyone feels bad I'm sitting, don't. I'm salaried so still getting paid

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I don't recall you ever saying definitively but it seems you went back to being a company driver now?

PJ's Comment
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Oh yeah Brett quite awhile ago

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh yeah Brett quite awhile ago

Oh, ok. I could tell from the context of what you were saying that you didn't seem to be leasing but I couldn't remember you saying so. Thanks for clearing that up.

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