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Old 05-26-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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what website do you use to find campgrounds?

What website do you all suggest to locate campgrounds? In my general area I know where they are, but say 100 miles or more out I have no idea if a campground exists in that area.

So how do you all track down your campgrounds?
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hi jim

for us, rv park reviews IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST
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We only use State Parks and use the state park website. If for some reason we are traveling a long way I use the Good Sam trip planner for campgrounds or just google the area you want to stay.

In the last 2 years we have only stayed at 1 private camp ground and we didn't like it. We enjoy the natural wonders and quiet.
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Use Google maps or Bing.com/maps

Type RV Park in the search pane and it will populate the map with RV parks. You will have to weed some of them out. Slide the map around and the RV parks will be re-populated.

Happy trails.
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I use the Trailer Life CD on my laptop. It gives ratings, amenities, prices and can be used with a GPS to follow along your route as you drive if you want.
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Use Google maps or Bing.com/maps

Type RV Park in the search pane and it will populate the map with RV parks. You will have to weed some of them out. Slide the map around and the RV parks will be re-populated.

Happy trails.
I just tried Bing and it works great ! Thanks Wayne.
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While on the road= driving, I use the GPS. It has a database of RV parks/CG's, just like restaurants, hospitals, etc. normally I have the next nights parking spot chosen the preceding evening, but if/when I forget, the GPS usually comes through.
When we will be parked for a week or more, I use RV park reviews unless we have stayed there previously.
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for us, rv park reviews IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST
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I put one of these in the RV:

It works with or without an Internet connection, and never needs batteries, only a little light.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #10
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Agree with previous posters, use www.rvparkreviews.com
Do homework/research prior to our trips and make notes about campgrounds, rv parks along our routes.
Costs, exit number and general information. That way generally no matter where we stop during our days drive we have some idea of where it will be and what they have to offer.
I try to keep the info sheet given when we do stop and makes notes on it when we stopped, what I liked etc. Works good for us.
We travel is some remote areas of Nevada on our way to northern Arizona so have to know the area.
Best thing about rv park reviews, they are honest and from real users of the properties....we stayed in one last year that in a book said "big riggs" it was an intersting experience..made note to myself, "never again"!
I also keep the name of the place, phone number and exit number written in a book so if its later in the day and we know we will be stopping I call ahead to make sure they have a spot.
Its helped in the pass, there have been a few times the place we planned on staying had filled up.
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Without a doubt, RVParkReviews.com is the absolute best as posted above.

We have the '06 two edition hardcopy of Woodall's and the '07 Trailerlife CD installed. Both are not all inclusive and leave lots of places out. Plus they 'downplay' all public CG's (State parks, COE, NP, NPS, etc.). Just pick up a Woodall's, if the list the public CG, it will be in real small font. Trailerlife just leaves them out most of the time.

With RVParkReviews.com, I can look at a place we 'think' we want to visit, and then check nearby places and navigate to nearby towns as well. We have found many great CG's thru the site.

We have been full time for 4.5 years now and visited 350+ parks, we never leave home without it.

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We've used RV park reviews web site quite a bit, but generally ignore the comments about CGs being too noisy. It amazes me how many people think campgrounds should be deathly quiet. Most times when we see that a reviewer has posted this kind of thing, we find it to be very quiet. I guess their walls must be made of thin paper or something...
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Hi jimzz2001,
For overnight stops, I use the TL CD on my laptop. During the lunch break, I determine about where we will be later in the day and make a reservation for a CG close to the Interstate we are on.

For longer stays, I choose the CG based on why we will be in the area. I like the CG to be close to area activities.

All CGs need to have a high rating and:
1. no trees
2. pull through site
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We use the goggle map as Wayne says, then check the RV reviews by simply clicking on the different parks that come up on the map. If they don't have a website we usually pass.
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