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Old 04-17-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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Motorhome Road Atlas

I know there are some very good GPS systems out there where you can plug in the length, height etc of you coach & toad and the GPS will keep you on the right road. Rand McNally offers that just to mention one. Some come with the coach of course!

But that's digital, there are times I like to hold the atlas in my hand or have my co-pilot look something up. My question is, is there an atlas that's better then the kind you buy a Walmart, one that's more motorhome friendly? One specifically made for the RV community?

I need a new atlas and want to make sure there isn't one out that that fits what we're doing that I don't know about?
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I like the FMCA Road Atlas and Travel Guide https://store.fmca.com/index.php?rou...product_id=170 for $16.00 it covers everything along with indicators for Campgrounds, Flying J's, Walmarts, Etc. Spiral bound and easy to use. Updated every few years it can't be beat as far as I am concerned. I have a GPS that I use driving while the wife follows the route on the Atlas double checking as we go along. Don't have to be a member of the FMCA to order it.
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I like the FMCA Road Atlas and Travel Guide https://store.fmca.com/index.php?rou...product_id=170 for $16.00 it covers everything along with indicators for Campgrounds, Flying J's, Walmarts, Etc. Spiral bound and easy to use. Updated every few years it can't be beat as far as I am concerned. I have a GPS that I use driving while the wife follows the route on the Atlas double checking as we go along. Don't have to be a member of the FMCA to order it.
Thanks for posting this, I'm in the market for a new atlas too. I've bought several newer atlas, but seem to prefer the old one from '99 which is a bit worn and outdated.

This one seems to be just about perfect. Does it also have interstate rest areas located?

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We thought the perfect companion to our road atlas was the "Next Exit" book. It lists interstate rest stops, and a lot more.
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Thanks Robmat, looks really good!

Iv3f, Is the Next Exit primarily for interstate driving? I took a quick look and that's what it seems to me. My wife and I are more for the back roads. We'll use interstates of course but would like an atlas that will give us good information for both.
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A Commercial Carriers Road Atlas is what we use with a GPS. The roads that are highlighted in orange are the ones that can handle a vehicle that are 80,000lbs, 8ft 6in wide, 13ft 6in tall. They MUST BE CORRECT PEROID! I have trusted for over 5 million miles without a failure!
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I have the Truckers version of the Atlas, can typically buy at truck stops.
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Dix39 = The FMCA Atlas has a (R)est or (S)ervice symbols adjacent to "controlled access" highways (as they describe it). I checked the Garden State Parkway (toll road) and I-95 and rest areas are shown. However they are little tiny R's and S's and when you need to pull over any reason you want to know how many miles to go. On the map you are just guessing. Good for planning but still every year I get a copy of Next Exit http://www.amazon.com/Next-EXIT-2016...ords=next+exit Next Exit only covers Interstates only but it hands down beats a map when looking for a Rest Area or Flying J. The wife has the atlas and Next Exit right next to her seat and both are used every trip. For $14.00 you almost can't afford to be without it. I liken Atlas' and Highway Guides that same as RV Club Memberships, RV Magazine subscriptions, etc. the amount of money you spend on all of them is worth if it saves you from one headache.
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Don't forget Large print . An Atlas is so much more useful for us when it is done in large print. Many places do not sell the large print versions, making them a little scarce sometime.
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Thanks Robmat, looks really good!

Iv3f, Is the Next Exit primarily for interstate driving? I took a quick look and that's what it seems to me. My wife and I are more for the back roads. We'll use interstates of course but would like an atlas that will give us good information for both.
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Yes, the "Next Exit" covers just the interstates, but that is what "dix39" was asking about.

We just about wore ours out when we went cross-country. As "Robmat" said, the navigator had both that and the atlas open as we went down the road.
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this thread has been great. We have never been happy with out various Atlases and have used apps for finding stuff at exits but I just ordered both the Commercial Carriers Atlas and the Next Exit books. Looking forward to them arriving! Thanks iRV2!
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Does the FMCA atlas have coverage for Canada? If so, is it decent or is it like the truckers atlas and only a few pages?
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Does the FMCA atlas have coverage for Canada? If so, is it decent or is it like the truckers atlas and only a few pages?
I don't understand, it has all the states and it has listings for every low bridge in the USA with the highway it is over. This is the thickest Atlas I have ever owned except a Household Carriers Guide Book that is over 500 pages thick.
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Don't forget Large print . An Atlas is so much more useful for us when it is done in large print. Many places do not sell the large print versions, making them a little scarce sometime.
I found our large print Motor Carriers Road Atlas on ebay.
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