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Belgique

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Posted: 10/23/18 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jplante4 wrote:

I used this for our last trip and it worked great. Tell it how far/long you want a travel day to be and it draws a circle around a stop at that distance. Look for parks at the edge of the circle. Links directly to RV Park Reviews.


Another vote for RVTripWizard.


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I've been using Furkot.com with good success. Similar to RV Trip Wizard, but free.


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One significant caveat for those using RVTripWizard - it's underlying routing engine is Google Maps. Although you might tell it your height, length, etc., it will NOT use that information to route you around low clearance, weight limits, etc. Apparently it will inform you of them on the route, but won't provide an alternative.


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The truly great thing about both S&T and SA was their capability to plan a route and then navigate that route in real time. You could also adjust the plan to meet the facts and the rest would update as needed. So, things like approximate fuel stops and End of Day were reflected as required. That is all gone.

The nearest I have found after years of searching is ALK Co-Pilot. I have only been running it a little while and still do not have it all figured out. It is my only hope.

If you only go places that have really good high speed internet coverage, then the next bast is Furkot.com. This is not quite as powerful as the ones we like, and it is web based and I have never been able to make it track in real time. Plus, there is the old "when you loose the server" problem. We travel with a 3watt repeater and we can still end up out of coverage. It doesn't take much.

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Posted: 10/24/18 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use S&T on Windows 10 and it prints well. I know it does not have the best campground info but using RVParkReviews.com along with it I can get an area and the pick the campgrounds from RVPR and use Google Earth for where it is and the type of roads.

With this approach I also get the reviews.


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I use S&T on Windows 10 and it prints well. I know it does not have the best campground info but using RVParkReviews.com along with it I can get an area and the pick the campgrounds from RVPR and use Google Earth for where it is and the type of roads.


I do exactly this same thing using the old version of Trailer Life Navigator (2011 the last available -- still some online when I last checked). Seems like no one is filling the void left by these good navigation programs, but the old ones are still useful when used in connection with RV Reviews and Google Maps and Google Earth.

These are PLANNING tools to be used before the trip, not enroute. That is the way I like to do my planning, but no everyone will agree with me.





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RV Trip Planning Program for $20 on Amazon is so cheap.

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lilys wrote:

RV Trip Planning Program for $20 on Amazon is so cheap.


Yeah I mention it above. But it isn't exactly full featured I'm discovering. Apparently no left click context menu for example. It's good to be able to drop a label on a map for example or click on a spot and add it to your trip route.


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