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Old 03-05-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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Just rec'd via mail ($25) the "Wal-Mart Locator RV Guide" by Wiley Products. The first section is helpful with state maps showing locations, but the section with written directions is totally useless. I expected good directions using local terminlogy, as it the Trailer Life/Woodalls Guides (most at least). But it looks like they just took those inaccurate written descriptions from MapQuest, DeLorme etc. and used them without verifying. Any of us with a computer could do that but we know they are seldom good, which is why I ordered this book! I checked 4 stores in 3 states that I visit often and am very familiar with. ALL are wildly inaccurate: wrong exit numbers, streets not even near that area and strange directions (who knows what direction SE is when going down an unfamiliar highway). It brings us in from the nearest interstate but does not tell if the store is on right or left, or even south/north etc.--very critical in some of these congested areas with 6 or 7 lanes of traffic (which two that I checked are). Save your $$
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Just rec'd via mail ($25) the "Wal-Mart Locator RV Guide" by Wiley Products. The first section is helpful with state maps showing locations, but the section with written directions is totally useless. I expected good directions using local terminlogy, as it the Trailer Life/Woodalls Guides (most at least). But it looks like they just took those inaccurate written descriptions from MapQuest, DeLorme etc. and used them without verifying. Any of us with a computer could do that but we know they are seldom good, which is why I ordered this book! I checked 4 stores in 3 states that I visit often and am very familiar with. ALL are wildly inaccurate: wrong exit numbers, streets not even near that area and strange directions (who knows what direction SE is when going down an unfamiliar highway). It brings us in from the nearest interstate but does not tell if the store is on right or left, or even south/north etc.--very critical in some of these congested areas with 6 or 7 lanes of traffic (which two that I checked are). Save your $$
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Thanks for the update on the book. You may have saved some folks some cash.

Are you aware, that Walmart sells a version of the Rand McNaly road atlas that has additional pages inserted with Walmart locations. Walmart actually discounts the Rand McNaly atlas to $ 4.97 then they add their pages to it. Their listing also identifies one within a mile or so of an interstate exit.
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