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Best Free trip planner 9 years 9 months ago #8858

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I want to plan a trip across country using military campgrounds and others. I need something to go day by day and shows milage too. Can you help

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Re: Best Free trip planner 9 years 9 months ago #8859

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This is the one we use and it sounds like it should be what you are looking for. Go to www.goodsamclub.com and click Plan a Trip then look at quick links on the right and click Trip Routing. Self explanatory as you enter city and state from starting to stopping point. When you want to make your destination a military installation fill in the state and in the category highlight military bases and it will take you to all the bases in the state so you just pick it and keep going. You can pick and chose what you want to see, campgrounds, miles, rest stops and so on. At the bottom of the page you can continue each leg of your journey and not have to enter where you are starting from, pretty neat. Good luck and hope this one works for your travel needs and stay safe and have fun.

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Re: Best Free trip planner 9 years 9 months ago #8862

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I believe you must be a Good Sam member to access the trip planning site. Not a member - join or look elswhere.

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Re: Best Free trip planner 8 years 1 month ago #11519

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Streets and Trips has worked quite well for us over the years. I just add the MilitaryCampgrounds POI file (in the members download section of this site). I can then see icons all over the US map and choose accordingly. The only drawback is that the POI file is a tad outdated. Is missing 8-9 sites.

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Re: Best Free trip planner 7 years 11 months ago #11845

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This isn't the best, but one of the many I use. Of course it's free and does come in handy.

trips.active.com/Camping/TripPlanner.aspx?cmp=47-1

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Re: Best Free trip planner 7 years 11 months ago #11853

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It's not free, but I've been using the Trailer Life Directory Campground Navigator for years and haven't really found anything that's easier to use and as versatile. You put in your starting point, every place you want to go, how far you want to drive each day, MPG, and your average daily costs. Tell it to calculate your route and it gives you the route, where to stop each day, suggests campgrounds at each stop, tells you how far that leg is, the whole trip distance, driving times, start and stop times, and what's in the area to see and do.

You don't have to stop at the CG it suggests. You just double click on the name of the CG and it takes you to a map of that area with other campgrounds showing, including Military Campgrounds which are built into the software package. It has probably about 90% of the Military Campgrounds included, but has a feature to add your own CG's. You can also overlay Larry's POI file on the map if you want. I also have the Passport America POI file showing on it. Since Trailer Life Directory is now owned by Good Sam, it shows all the Good Sam parks, Camping World locations, and other RV service centers. Other information includes area attractions, and the Last Exit book included. Best part, you don't have to be online to use it!
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Best Free trip planner 7 years 7 months ago #12255

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Street Atlas by DeLorme, with the GPS navigator, is a good trip planner; we use it as our primary navigation tool on our travel days. My wife is the navigator and she doesn't mind having the laptop with her while we drive.

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Best Free trip planner 7 years 3 months ago #12665

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We have always used a combination of Streets & Trips and our Garmin.

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Best Free trip planner 7 years 3 months ago #12668

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This is one I use sometimes. It has a lot of features. Try it. www.rvtripwizard.com/

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Best Free trip planner 7 years 3 months ago #12672

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The link that I supplied earlier in this post is no longer in full service. All you get is this message: "Sorry, the community that you’re looking for has been retired and is no longer available. If you need help, please contact the company you're looking for directly."
What a shame it was a very handy site.

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Best Free trip planner 7 years 3 months ago #12683

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It just now worked for me.

I usually use S&T and my Garmin.
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Best Free trip planner 7 years 3 months ago #12685

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I can get it show route, but not the campgrounds along the way as it previously did. Tried it with Firefox & Chrome, on both PC & Mac.

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Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13743

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This is not a campground travel planner but a good trip planner, perhaps incorporate into your planning myscenicdrives.com

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Re: Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13744

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This is the one we use and it sounds like it should be what you are looking for.


lamsan, I was reading your post and I looked at your profile picture and thought, "that looks like my motorhome". Then I realized, it doesn't look like my rig, it IS my motorhome and toad. It was a surprise but feel free to use it!

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Re: Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13745

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This is the one we use and it sounds like it should be what you are looking for.


lamsan, I was reading your post and I looked at your profile picture and thought, "that looks like my motorhome". Then I realized, it doesn't look like my rig, it IS my motorhome and toad. It was a surprise but feel free to use it!


He is now using my USCG avatar???
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Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13746

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floridakamper you got me stumped, we do not have any pictures in our profile of anything so the guy with the reddish brown hair shows as a picture under our name. If your rig is showing somewhere in our profile I will ask Larry to remove it as I am not much of a techie when it comes to computers. Where exactly did you see this picture in our profile?

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Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13747

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And all this time I thought is was just me! :laugh: :laugh:

Lamsan, every once in a while MY avatar shows up under your name too. I thought at first that you liked mine, but quickly decided it was just a glitch. I don't know why it happens either, but it only happens with you.
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Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13748

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I too thought it was only happening to me.

The picture of my motor home was showing up on Lamsan's posts. Didn't care, but there is a glitch some where!

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Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13749

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floridakamper you got me stumped, we do not have any pictures in our profile of anything so the guy with the reddish brown hair shows as a picture under our name. If your rig is showing somewhere in our profile I will ask Larry to remove it as I am not much of a techie when it comes to computers. Where exactly did you see this picture in our profile?


Go back to the beginning of this thread and you'll see a post that you made.

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Best Free trip planner 6 years 2 weeks ago #13751

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I am looking at my post from 3 years 8 months ago and on my page it shows the brown headed guy with our name LamSan. Every post I ever look at that we have in the forum shows the same brown headed guy so I am wondering if the glitch is in your computers and now that three of you are experiencing the same thing maybe Larry can figure it out. Maybe it has something to do with the Thanks Yous I give you or you give me, just a wild guess.

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