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Old 01-15-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Talking RV routing sites

Do any of you have a good RV routing program that is easy to use and give points of interest?

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Microsoft Streets and trips is good. If you are a Good Sam member they have an online planning tool Good Sam Club
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:05 PM   #4
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For planning a trip (not going 60ish down the highway), I use a combination of "BaseCamp" (Garmin software, Mac only I think), "Routes" (an app for i-things) and the iPad/iPhone resident "Maps." When on the move and the help of my navigator, I also use "Finger Measure" (an i-thing app).

The rvparkreviews.com website is also used freely throughout the process.
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If you own a Garmin, is Base Camp free? I want to try that.
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If you own a Garmin, is Base Camp free? I want to try that.
Yes it is. You have to have the GPS plugged in to your computer because it uses the internal map set
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Thanks, DG,
I will have to try that for my next trip.
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Not really a routing program as such, but here are the sites I use to help plan a trip:

ALL US AND CANADA CAMPGROUNDS LOCATOR: STATE PARKS NATIONAL PARKS FORESTS MORE california oregon washington new york pennsylvania more

Ultimate Campgrounds - The LARGEST POI List for US Public Campgrounds

These two are pretty good at finding where to go and (Camping Trip Planner | Active.com) this will help find stays along the way.

Another very interesting site is (US Cities & State Gazetteers: 179,000 community profiles & 1.8 million physical, cultural and historic features). Select the state of interest and then the "Features" tab in the red bar near the top of the page. You will find the Physical, Cultural and Historical features listed, from lakes to mines to historical military features. The info there should give you enough info for a Google Search. Just a general wealth of info through out the site.

Hope this helps.
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Map Quest and My Pilot are two we reference along with Good Sams.
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We use streets and trips. Has all the extra features, like "find nearby places", keep track of mileage and cost. Once route is decided, print out and take with. If you have it on a lap top, you can access it without internet.
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Yes it is. You have to have the GPS plugged in to your computer because it uses the internal map set
You can load the map onto your Mac . . . . next time you do a map update on your Garmin, look through your download options and choose to download the new map to your Garmin and your computer. I do so every time I update my map (all of what I just said assumes you are either buying map updates or have Lifetime Map updating . . . and using Garmin Express software to perform the updates).
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I have been trying to use Base Camp with little sucess. It seems slow and clunky. I am also having trouble getting it to follow the routes I want. It takes me out of the way and doubles back a lot.

Anyone else having these problems?

What is better to use with a Garmin dezl 760?
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I have been trying to use Base Camp with little sucess. It seems slow and clunky. I am also having trouble getting it to follow the routes I want. It takes me out of the way and doubles back a lot.

Anyone else having these problems?

What is better to use with a Garmin dezl 760?
I wasn't a big fan either but eventually I got used to it. I use Dropbox (I have almost 370 routes for motorcycling as well as for the RV) and import and export to a folder there so when I'm on the road or at the office I can look them over. I have been buying the DVD's so I have the maps on all of my PC's. As noted above, when you update you can choose to update onto your PC as well as the GPS
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