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Old 02-19-2014, 08:38 AM   #15
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Yes I have looked through the link on iRV2. There are many resources with todays internet resources. I prefer to have in hand a large book that my DW can look through while traveling down the road and make recommendations (as my mom did with my dad for years). I am also a member of KOA who sends out their book that I look through often.

I am curious to find out how others find their perfect camping location. What is the most popular method of selecting the perfect spot? What system offers the best information at a glance to amenities, costs, site descriptions, etc.?
I agree ... I have tons of bookmarked locations on my laptop but still keep hardcopy directories/guides onboard. I still read "paper" books too ...

In my case, I am a AAA member and can order Tour Guides and Woodalls by geographical areas at no additional charge.

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Woodalls directory???

I thought Good Sam had killed both Woodalls and Trailer Life directories and was now publishing only the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory. Where can I get an up to date Woodalls? If you try to go to Woodalls.com, you'll be taken to good Sam.

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:39 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by JohnBoyToo View Post
Internet searches, Google maps - google earth - Good Sam Club

no need and waste of money time, etc...
in our humble opinion,
to get a book as it is out of date when printed !
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #18
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Check out the "RV Parking" app in the app store. Their web site is www.rvparking.com. Nice program that has been VERY helpful in our travels. It's FREE.

I would never spend money on a hard-copy book today. As a previous poster said, it's out of date and obsolete the day it comes off the press.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:43 PM   #19
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I looked up my favorite places in Woodall's and could not find many. Of the ones I found I did agree with what wa said on many others. I use An iPad/iPhone app Allstay's Camp &RV. ($10) and am VERY happy with the results.
The app also gives you links to campground websites and to reviews. Well worth the cost.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:49 PM   #20
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http://rvparkreviews.com/ is what I've been using for years. Try it , you'll like it .
I too use this to find campgrounds. I have found it to be very accurate and with the many reviewers that contribute there is lots of perspectives. Also reviewers also put little morsels of info like special site numbers or warnings about low hanging trees, noisey or windy areas of a given park, etc.

With access to the info on the internet, I rarely buy anything anymore without looking at reviews (ie. Amazon). Imho, there is no better advice than word of mouth and this is it. I would encourage you to use it and contribute to it!
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I use Microsoft Streets & Trips to locate all campgrounds within a specified distance of my intended destination. Then I go to their website and/or rvparkreviews.com to begin the process of elimination. Then I take my best shot and make a reservation. Regrets have been few.
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For RV Park ratings I also ckeck trip-adviser, by searching on the campground name than selecting tripadviser.com listing. Many times they have more reviews for campgrounds than the RV park reviews site. Wish more people would post reviews helps a lot.
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Woodalls has a free app that has a good map feature
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I recommend Good Sam Directory for reference, Passport America Membership for 1/2 price campgrounds,www.rvparkreviews.com for reviews from other people and a good gps.

We never make reservations unless we stay like we are now in Alabama for 3 months and have been here before. I got burnt one time by picking out a campground after seeing their pictures and will never do that again.

You could also ask rvers here in the camping forum or join our chat room every night at 9 PM, (IRV2 Chatters) right on this site and maybe someone there has been to the campground you want to go to.

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We have a campground membership so float between 5 soon to be 6 campgrounds for our in-state camping. We are drag racing fans so for out of state trips for that we stay on-site at the tracks. Other excursions we check out recommendations on this and couple other tv websites. Very much prefer to hear from real people instead of reading advertisements which we have found to be overblown on occasion.
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When traveling at about the time we want to stop I just pull out the phone. Pull up the Google Maps that came with the phone for free. I then type in some form of "RV park campground resort" and then click enter. It brings up all kinds of places, we go thru and look at them and see what they offer. Might call a couple since the phone numbers, web site and addresses are all there. If there are reviews we might look at them, usually there are none thou.

The other free apps that I have is "My Trucker DAT" lets me know about truck stops, rest areas and Walmarts. Gives me some of the diesel prices at them too. (Of course I now have POI files in the GPS for truck stops and rest areas ). GasBuddy, Love's Connect and the Pilot/Flying J apps are all nice to see about fuel prices too.
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