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Old 10-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Anyone use the RV Road Atlas by Trailer Life?

Hi all, another question here.

Is anyone familiar with the Trailer Life RV Road Atlas? We want to get something that shows truck routes (tunnels, bridges, etc) and this one came up as a possible. But it's hard to tell anything from looking at it online. And the closest Camping World to us was out.

We'd prefer to not always take interstates since pre-RV days we always went scenic routes whenever possible.

If you know anything about this, or another atlas, I'd appreciate your input.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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We bought the Trailer Life CD set and did use it a bit at first but mostly for locating campgrounds in various areas. I just checked my 2007 version and it does have settings options to pick trailer or Motorhome and input your specific weight, height, and width for route planning purposes.

We haven't used it since converting to Microsoft Streets & Trips with GPS which we use with a dash mounted netbook. We still use our Tomtom GPS as we're transitioning and learning about the S&T.

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I've gotten it in the past and really like it. I think the truck routes were added as of the '08 version, and those routes are clearly marked. Has a lot of good detail.
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You might look at the Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, otherwise known as the Trucker's Atlas. You can sometimes find them at Camping World, but most truck stops should also carry them...or look for them online. Here's one at Amazon.com: Amazon.com: Rand McNally 2010 Motor Carriers Road Atlas (Rand Mcnally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas) (9780528942570): Rand McNally and Company: Books.

Personally, I don't like this atlas because I find the highlighting of all the roads that the "big rigs" are allowed on makes it hard to read the maps. Of course, YMMV.

I've never seen the Trailer Life version, but if it highlights the "big rig" roads, too, I'd have the same problem with it.
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Truckers atlas is available at any Flying J plus other truck stops for about $20. Shows rest stops/low bridges and roads that either large or heavy rigs should not travel, Have used and currently using Co-pilot 11 which shows truck routes/etc. Also go to www.DieselBoss.com for current info on fuel/rest stops/truck stops/weigh stations/etc
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