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Old 03-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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If you need a campground book

"Big Rig Best Bets" available on Amazon and others.... He's been in the biz for a long time, each CG personally visited and measured - he rolls a Prevost...

Although overkill, it is handy when you want a PROVEN big rig CG.

Also at: RV bookstore - the world's largest online RV bookstore

BTW _ Woodalls hardly provides reliable really big rig info.
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Does anyone know of a book ...out there to buy... "Big rig friendly" Besides woodalls. Appreciate any info
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Thanks joe... Just saw that .... I had a Moment and forgot how to look for something .... Scratching head
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Does Big Rigs Best Bets cover all States?
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Does Big Rigs Best Bets cover all States?
Yes, even AK and I think he was adding Canada...
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We did buy the Big Rig Best Bets book our first year on the road, but we found out a lot of campgrounds, which could handle a big rig were not in the book, so now I mostly use Google and rvparkreviews to locate a RV park and if I'm in doubt, whether or not we will will fit or have any issues getting there, especially since we're 13'4" and 50K+ lbs, I email or call the rv park.

The following article may help:
http://www.rv-dreams.com/choosing-campgrounds.html

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It would be nice if there was an rv campground source on line that you could key in a particular location and it would list all rv campgrounds within a certain radius that the user could define. Maybe such a source exists?
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It would be nice if there was an rv campground source on line that you could key in a particular location and it would list all rv campgrounds within a certain radius that the user could define. Maybe such a source exists?
I have ALLSTAYS on my iphone. They also have a version for Android & online at ALLSTAYS. I find them to be very helpful. They also have versions that cover many other topics too; truck stops, hotels, etc.
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Woodalls has an iPad App that does a good job. I have found it much easier to use than the hard copy book.
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I just ordered online the book "Big Rigs Best Bets"...
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RickyD, I echo what HoHoDad said about being aware of length restrictions in CA and elsewhere. Besides the potential for expensive citations, the length restricted roads in CA have turns so tight that it is impossible to drive a 45' rig without the middle of the rig crossing the centerline of the road on left hand turns. For example, on Highway 120 in the mountains west of Yosemite, where shoulders are non-existent, even my 40 footer has this issue. You need a spotter to scan for oncoming traffic ahead on roads like this. Highway 1 along the coast North of San Simeon is off limits to long rigs for the same reason.
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...being aware of length restrictions in CA and elsewhere...... For example, on Highway 120 in the mountains west of Yosemite, where shoulders are non-existent, even my 40 footer has this issue. You need a spotter to scan for oncoming traffic ahead on roads like this....
The CA CalTrans length restricted roads map is the following link.

45' Bus & Motorhome Map

FWIW Hwy 120 from its origin at Lee Vining (Mono Lake) through Yosemite and west till it ends at Big Oak Flat is NOT length restricted and is NOT at all problematic even for a 45footer that is toad towing. I will strongly advise being well versed and skilled at engine braking - in particular east bound down Tioga Pass. The curves are not problematic, certainly do NOT need spotters, but if you can't handle 2-lane roads w/ limited shoulders, beware. Fortunatly, the lanes are not narrow on this highway.
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I just bought the 2012 version of "Big Rigs Best Bets" the book was written by fulltimers that have personally visited the campgrounds. They even will tell you which sites offer what amenities such as wooded lots or open spaces. They also give tips on restaurants and fuel stops that are big rig oriented......Tony
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Thanks tony just ordered that book ... Ordered it from the RV book store 29$ and some change
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