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Old 06-09-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
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Travel Planning

It would seem to me that with such a broad topic as "Travel Planning" that there would be a ton of info on the forum. Yet after Googling and searching the forum I've not found it....yet.

Specifically what I'm looking for is a method whereas I can layout a route with the stops I want to make and have the finished product give me specific info where I can find fuel, rest stops, campgrounds etc. Does such a program exist?

As always thanks for any who participate in helping me.

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:18 PM   #2
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If you are a Good Sam member, their travel planner does what you want. I use Co-Pilot GPS on my IPad which does the same. The Allstays App is great for finding campgrounds as is RVParkReviews.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:27 PM   #3
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Garmin BaseCamp may be what you're looking for.
http://www.garmin.com/en-US/shop/downloads/basecamp

I'm almost certain you would need one of their devices to transfer your travel plans over, like the RV 660LMT GPS.
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Sometimes I like to plan a trip in advance. In that case I use Delorme Street Atlas and set the start time to 9am, with a 6 hour drive time. After entering the start location and an end location you can enter stops (either over night or just a stop). If the drive time from one overnight stop to another is more than 6 hours, it will show an end of day location. I then google the nearest town for rv parks and use that along with online reviews to select where I am staying for the night or several days. I play around with the route until I am happy with it. Sometimes I may work on a route for a couple of weeks until I am satisfied with it. Delorme is ok, takes some getting use to. Before it I used MS Streets and Trips and liked it.

When I am ready to travel I set my vehicle's GPS to that night's location and hit the road. I tend to avoid using waypoints on my vehicle's GPS and find that entering one destination works best for me.

Hope this helps.
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RoadTrippers.com is one of my favorite travel tools. I've found a great deal of off the beaten path places to stop through RoadTrippers.
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