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RV Vagabond 06-23-2021 07:28 PM

Need a map app that shows which roads are unpaved
 
I use Google Maps which I really like, but it does not show which roads are unpaved, and I have several times found myself having to drive long distances on dirt/gravel roads, caking my motorhome with dust.

Is there a good map app or website that does show which roads are paved and which are not?:confused::blush::facepalm:

Massparanoia 06-23-2021 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RV Vagabond (Post 5803591)
I use Google Maps which I really like, but it does not show which roads are unpaved, and I have several times found myself having to drive long distances on dirt/gravel roads, caking my motorhome with dust.

Is there a good map app or website that does show which roads are paved and which are not?:confused::blush::facepalm:

old fashioned paper road atlas

twogypsies 06-23-2021 09:22 PM

Benchmark series of individual state atlases are excellent. We started out with DeLorme's but found Benchmark much easier to read and pick out details. The thickness of the printing of the road determines if it's paved or not. They also have lots of public land information.

F4Gary 06-23-2021 09:34 PM

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RV Vagabond 06-23-2021 09:41 PM

THAT'S NICE GUYS BUT...... I am not about to use paper maps. I need to zoom in to more detail, plus use a website or app that gets updated regularly.

RetiredbutWorking 06-23-2021 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RV Vagabond (Post 5803773)
THAT'S NICE GUYS BUT...... I am not about to use paper maps. I need to zoom in to more detail, plus use a website or app that gets updated regularly.

Why not?

F4Gary 06-23-2021 09:51 PM

I'm out. Good luck.

GFC 06-23-2021 10:55 PM

Hmmmm, Gen Z?

Massparanoia 06-24-2021 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by RV Vagabond (Post 5803773)
THAT'S NICE GUYS BUT...... I am not about to use paper maps. I need to zoom in to more detail, plus use a website or app that gets updated regularly.

When I need to zoom in on the road atlas I just hold it closer to my face.

Fiesta48 06-24-2021 04:00 AM

Never trust a GPS or technology. I've used paper all my life. It does not tell you to turn the wrong way, take you down dirt roads, take you to wrong locations. I preplan my routes on paper because Google maps does not always take you best way. ie wide RVs on narrow roads.

charliez 06-24-2021 05:21 AM

When I use Google maps, which I do often to plan my trips, I'll drop the street view guy on the road path to see it. I'll also drop him at intersections that I need to turn at so I can get a visual on what's around. I'll use it to see exit numbers as well. I might make a note to turn on Road whatever by the Cracker Barrel or whatever is at that intersection, or maybe when I see the Ford dealership, it's after that.

carl.swoyer 06-24-2021 05:27 AM

We use Good Sam's RV Atlas.

richard5933 06-24-2021 05:31 AM

Garmin has 'avoidances' in their mapping system, and one of the avoidances is unpaved roads.

That said, learn to read a map. Need to zoom? Get a magnifying glass.

I use the Garmin & Google Maps for most initial work, and then I'll confirm the route on the Trucker's Atlas to make sure that the apps don't lead me astray.

Route planning is not easy, and there is no single foolproof way to do it.

Spidergawd 06-24-2021 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by richard5933 (Post 5803920)
Garmin has 'avoidances' in their mapping system, and one of the avoidances is unpaved roads.

That said, learn to read a map. Need to zoom? Get a magnifying glass.

I use the Garmin & Google Maps for most initial work, and then I'll confirm the route on the Trucker's Atlas to make sure that the apps don't lead me astray.

Route planning is not easy, and there is no single foolproof way to do it.

Yup. My RV660 knows where the unpaved roads are, and as Richard mentioned, there is a specific "avoidance" setting for them.


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