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Old 06-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #15
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RVparkreviews has served me well. Just put in a place you want to go to, how many miles radius you want to search around that area, what criteria you're looking for in a park and BOOM! There's a list. You get to visit the review page of each campground and evaluate.
Just be sure to read each of the reviews for any given location carefully - people tend to list a lot of aspects of their stay that were unique to their visit (weather, showing up on Memorial Day weekend w/o reservations, etc.) and leave numerical ratings accordingly, so you have to filter a bit. Also, be sure that you are reading the review for the specific park you are considering - in many cases all parks in the area of your search are stacked on the same page, so it can be slightly misleading until you get used to the way reviews for multiple parks are displayed on the same page.

Lastly, we have found that it helps to look for the reviewers vehicle size, or some indication of same in their review - many people will give poor ratings for an otherwise great spot because they could not fit (this is a big issue with National parks, many of which were built long before people started driving motor-suburbs ) and while this does matter to some, it does not necessarily reflect on your own situation, so judge accordingly.

Basically, if you focus on the aspects of each review that means the most to you and then take the rest with a grain of salt, you'll get a lot better idea of each location than you can get by just looking at the raw number scores.

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Thank u all. Lots of reading. Tnx u, bill
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:59 AM   #17
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Also with RV Park Reviews you need to take into account the date(s) of the reviews. Most of the ones I have looked at were from last year or even the year before. Not all RV'ers post on there and not all reviews are allowed to be posted. So you really don't get the whole story from a review that is 2 years old. That's primarily the reason I just don't bother with it that much anymore and just look up on the Google maps that is on the phone and look at the reviews listed from several review sites. Those are usually much more recent and not censored.
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Libero, I like iexet, what do u do about some of the "back" roads. Like 80 then north up to yellow stone? We plan on parking the rig in star valley, go exploring in the toad. If we get caught out?
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Libero, I like iexet, what do u do about some of the "back" roads. Like 80 then north up to yellow stone? We plan on parking the rig in star valley, go exploring in the toad. If we get caught out?
Yes - the iexit app works fine. I have had the iexit books for years and used them all the time also. Still carry one and a hard copy atlas but they are not current editions.

Don't recall being to star valley but have approached yellowstone from I 90 in Wy. I would be prepared for areas with no cell coverage so a GPS with onboard Maps is likely best to have. I.e either downloaded to your phone/tablet or a stand alone GPS.

Perhaps others who have travelled your proposed route might have more precise info. Have a good trip.
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Interesting to hear about rvtripwizard. Just checked out their site. They claim to show all types of parks inc national parks, COE, etc. For those who have used this, do you find that to be the case? It sounds great! Would be interested to hear from anyone using this as to how well it works.

I am also interested in overnightrvparking.com and would be interested to hear other feedback on this as well. I see that rvtripwizard covers Wal Mart locations but don't know if they cover other overnight locations. Both of these sound like very helpful tools and would appreciate any and all feedback on those who have had experience with either or both of them.

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:42 PM   #22
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RVer402 I am still using tripwizard and still like out for routing and planning. I do wish however that they would directly to one of the review sites so that I wouldn't need to keep jumping between apps. I take their routing then transfer to my Garmin DEZL.
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Thanks, Spinn. Your prior post was the first I've heard of this and from looking at the site it looks really good. Do you find that it has most campgrounds in it? It is looking to me like one has to have several sources to find all the possibilities and I am looking to narrow the number of sources I have to use as much as I can.
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I use AllStays app on my android phone & tablet. It links to both allstays customer reviews and rvparkreviews plus other google search reviews.
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RVer402 yes I have occasionally found one that is not listed our an incorrect address. I notified the rvtrip wizard support group and they have it corrected quickly
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