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Old 02-19-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Ok, so the snow is melting (a little) and Spring is getting closer. When considering making reservations for our first weekend of the year I thought about my parents using every year the Woodall's Camping guide book to find the perfect spot to camp. I also have an email in my Inbox for a system for 1/2 price of 39.95 but wonder if it is a subscription that will take more money down the road. I am considering getting the latest Woodall's. Any advice?

How do you select your perfect destination? Do you follow recommendations of others on IRV2, FMCA, internet or use the ol'stand-by book? What method do you use?
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Have you looked into the "campgrounds" link here on irv2? You can search by State, etc. and ask questions.
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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to get a book as it is out of date when printed !
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Have you looked into the "campgrounds" link here on irv2? You can search by State, etc. and ask questions.
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.?
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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.?
You should look into this: http://www.woodalls.com/articledetai...icleID=2946403
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http://rvparkreviews.com/ is what I've been using for years. Try it , you'll like it .
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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.?
You should look into this: Rand McNally and Good Sam Team Up to Provide Woodall’s Campground Data in GPS Devices
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If you're looking for a "large book" get the Woodalls. I have it, and use it as a cross reference. Their rating for the most part are pretty much right on the money.
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Internet searches, Google maps - google earth - Good Sam Club

no need and waste of money time, etc...
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I agree to a point but it is always nice to be able to look in a book to get an idea on what a campground offers/ed. I always like having the contact telephone number on hand as well so we could call and talk to someone at the desk to make reservations while on the road. Just a thought.

I see Good Sam Club a lot. Interested in seeing how many recommend this as an option.
Just downloaded the apps for Good Sam and KOA. Nice!
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I found that in most of these big books , the size of the ad a CG takes out sometimes influences the review.
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The good sam trip planner has the option to show ALL different types of parks along your route.... state, private, good sam, etc... with ratings too...

then I use google maps to 'see' what is around it and street view to see the front of it

the only thing about 'user rated' web sites is, just like with online reviews, unless you know the person making the review, you don't know if "one man's trash, is another man's treasure" !

so we take it all in consideration --- trust, but verify - TeeHee
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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.
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The good sam trip planner has the option to show ALL different types of parks along your route.... state, private, good sam, etc... with ratings too...

then I use google maps to 'see' what is around it and street view to see the front of it

the only thing about 'user rated' web sites is, just like with online reviews, unless you know the person making the review, you don't know if "one man's trash, is another man's treasure" !

so we take it all in consideration --- trust, but verify - TeeHee
How true....trust but verify!
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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.
Thanks for your reply. I also have an All Stays App but it is the Walmart ONP app. Not sure how much I will use it. I will look at the Camp and RV as well.
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