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Old 10-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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How many RV Campground directories should i subscribe to?

Just was wondering how many directories do most RV'ers utilize? If more than one are favored, what does the community suggest?

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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One is plenty. I get a new one every other year, usually in Quartzsite when it is 12 bucks or so.

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
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I like Trailer Life directory. I also have their CD for my Laptop but the printed version is much more complete.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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I don't really use any traditional directories. I look for campgrounds along our route in MS Streets & Trips, and I google search for campgrounds in the area where we want to stay, and I normally check www.rvparkreviews.com to see what is in the area and what users have said about that location. The only printed directory we carry is Passport America, since we normally stay somewhere for a week or longer we don't use PA all that often.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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We do a Google map search of the area we want to stay in. We search "rv parks", or rv campgrounds". It usually picked up the majority of CG and also gives ratings and comments. It then can call for us and gives direction, and GPS map if needed. No need for any more.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:08 AM   #7
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We've always used just the Trailer Life Directory. Don't really see a reason to duplicate it. JMHO
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:47 AM   #8
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I refer to my Big-Rig book first. If I can't find something convenient then I use my TrailerLife Campground trip planning program. I sometimes refer to my KOA CG Guide.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #9
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Hi Yondog,
I use the hard copy and DVD version of the Trailer Life Directory. The DVD is good for overnight stops, when having lunch at a rest stop and not quite sure where one is. With the DVD I can find my location, calculate where I'll be in a few hours and see the CGs in that area. The printed version is good for backup to the DVD and for the co-pilot to ensure the last mile to the CG is a happy mile.

I purchase them at the Tampa RV Super Show each January.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #10
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Trailer Life Campground Directory
Passport America directory
National Forest CG directory
COE CG directory
Online website: Free or Almost Free CG's
Gypsie Journal's : Fairgrounds, Free or under $ 10.00 and dump stations.

There was a Travel Life Directory and a Woodalls Directory in the lobby of a CG and I cross referenced some of the CG's in various cities and towns. They were the same year issue. There were differences but basically they were same and either will work great.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:07 PM   #11
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Why pay for one when all you have to do is Google the city and RV campgrounds....

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Old 10-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #12
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It may become a moot point shortly. I've heard that Trailer Life and Woodall's are going to become one.

I plan to upgrade DW's netbook (our "travelling" computer) to more memory so that we can load the DVD version of TL. I think we can live with the slightly lower processor speed than is recommended.

Meanwhile, we'll live with the 2011 paper TL guide, supplemented by Google Earth.
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Originally Posted by TXiceman
Why pay for one when all you have to do is Google the city and RV campgrounds....

I use google a lot, but don't like it. Its like pulling teeth to actually get to a campgrounds website.

Our hardcopy woodalls works good, it's a few years old, need to replace it
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #14
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I always bought a Trailer Life Campground Directory every 2 years.
I just looked and my last one is a 2006.
I couldn't even tell you the last time I looked in it for a campground.
Maybe 3 years ago.

I use all Free on line anymore. Passport America and RV Campground reviews will find almost any campground in any area you want to stay at.
Also a google search for campgrounds near any town will get a lot.

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