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DISCUSSION FORUMS
Everything about RVing ... from people who are doing it!
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iRV2 Great RV discussion forums, campground reviews, classifieds and news
RV.net Forums, a helpful RV blog, classifieds & news
The RV Forum The first RV-related online community
RV Network The Escapees RV Club discussion forum


INDUSTRY NEWS
The latest news and trends from the RV industry. (Kinda technical for beginners)

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RV Pro News for the RV Professional
RV Business Part of the RV.net family of businesses
RV Daily Report All the news impacting the RV industry ... with a reader opinion forum
RV Life Travel stories to inspire everyone!
RV Lifestyle Canada's leading RV magazine
RV News Daily news on everything RV related
RV Travel Newsletter Published every Saturday since 2001 with 60,000 weekly readers


PLACES TO SEE, THINGS TO DO
Looking for somewhere to RV? Something to do when you get there?
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Find A Scenic Byway ...
The Most Scenic Drives In America ...
Neighborhood Scout - Heading into an unknown area? This website will let you know what to expect.
Sperling's Best Places - Compare cost of living, crime, cities, schools and more.
The Great Smoky Mountains Association YouTube® Channel

OFFICIAL TOURISM WEBSITES
From all 50 states. Lots of great information.
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Alabama
www.alabama.travel

Alaska
www.travelalaska.com

Arizona
www.visitarizona.com

Arkansas
www.arkansas.com

California
www.visitcalifornia.com

Colorado
www.colorado.com

Connecticut
www.campconn.com

Florida
www.campflorida.com

Idaho
www.rvidaho.org

Illinois
www.illinoisgocamping.com

Indiana
www.campindiana.com

Iowa
www.gocampingiowa.org

Kansas
www.ksrvparks.com

Louisiana
www.campinglouisiana.com

Maine
www.campmaine.com

Maryland
www.mdcamping.com

Massachusetts
www.campmass.com

Michigan
www.marvac.org
www.michcampgrounds.com

Missouri
www.campinmissouri.com

Montana
www.campingmontana.com

Nebraska
www.nebraskaRVparksandcampgrounds.com

New Hampshire
www.ucampnh.com

New Jersey
www.newjerseycampgrounds.com

New Mexico
www.newmexicorvparksandcampgrounds.org

New York
www.nycampgrounds.com

North Carolina
www.campingcarolinas.com

Ohio
www.ohiocampers.com

Oklahoma
www.gocampingok.com

Oregon
www.oregonrvparksandcampgrounds.com

Pennsylvania
www.pacamping.com

Rhode Island
www.ricampgrounds.com

South Carolina
www.campingcarolinas.com

South Dakota
www.campsd.org

Tennessee
www.campintennessee.com

Texas
www.texascampgrounds.com

Vermont
www.campvermont.com

Virginia
www.virginiacampgrounds.com

Wisconsin
www.wisconsincampgrounds.com

Wyoming
www.campwyoming.org







CAMPGROUNDS
Find a campground .... anywhere .... anytime!
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AllStays.com Official websites, phone numbers and stats for nearly every campground in America. Plus listings of rest areas, dumps stations, major retailers and interstate exits. The #1 camping app for phones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Army Corp. Campgrounds With more than 370 million visits annually, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation.
Big Rigs Best Bets A 500+ page spiral-bound listing of places 'big rigs' can camp. Each personally visited by the authors. Available online as well.
Bureau of Land Management More than 264 million acres of public lands for outdoor adventure
Camping USA Over 15,000 campgrounds plus state and national park listings
Campsite Photos See what it looks like before you arrive
Cheap Campgrounds Find campgrounds for $10 or less
Free & Nearly Free Campsites Camping shouldn't be expensive
Go Camping America Information on private parks and campgrounds nationwide
Motorcoach Resorts We're working on a listing of just luxury motorcoach resorts. This link is just one example for now. Check back with us in 2015 for the full list.
National Park Service Find a perfect camping spot in one of our 59 beautiful national parks
Parks Canada Information on all of the national parks of Canada
Recreation.gov A single point of access for all Federal recreational reservations
Find A State Park A super resource for finding a state park near you
U.S. Forest Service Caring for the land and serving people. There are thousands of low-cost campsites in most of our national forests.
U.S. Forest Campground Guide Compiled by Fred & Suzi Dow. Car camping, RV camping or tent camping — in our inexpensive and beautiful U.S.National Forests.
The Quartzsite Shows The largest gathering of RVers in the world
Ultimate Public Campgrounds A large database of public campgrounds
Woodall's / Good Sam Now owned by the Good Sam system, Woodall's has been North America's campground directory since 1936.


CAMPGROUND REVIEWS
Do you really want to stay there? See what others are saying.
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RV Park Reviews Over 200,000 user submitted campground reviews!
Campground Views Look where you're going! Thousands of videos and photos of campgrounds and parks.


CAMPGROUND ASSOCIATIONS
Private campgrounds in EVERY state. Lots of great information.
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Alabama
www.campinalabama.com

Alaska
www.alaskacampgrounds.net

Arizona
www.gocampingarizona.com

Arkansas
www.arkansas.com/outdoors/camping

California
www.camp-california.com

Colorado
www.campcolorado.com

Connecticut
www.campconn.com

Florida
www.campflorida.com

Idaho
www.rvidaho.org

Illinois
www.illinoisgocamping.com

Indiana
www.campindiana.com
www.campindiana.org

Iowa
www.gocampingiowa.org

Kansas
www.ksrvparks.com

Louisiana
www.campinglouisiana.com

Maine
www.campmaine.com

Maryland
www.mdcamping.com

Massachusetts
www.campmass.com

Michigan
www.marvac.org
www.michcampgrounds.com

Missouri
www.campinmissouri.com

Montana
www.campingmontana.com

Nebraska
www.nebraskaRVparksandcampgrounds.com

New Hampshire
www.ucampnh.com

New Jersey
www.newjerseycampgrounds.com

New Mexico
www.newmexicorvparksandcampgrounds.org

New York
www.nycampgrounds.com

North Carolina
www.campingcarolinas.com

Ohio
www.ohiocampers.com

Oklahoma
www.gocampingok.com

Oregon
www.oregonrvparksandcampgrounds.com

Pennsylvania
www.pacamping.com
www.prvca.org

Rhode Island
www.ricampgrounds.com

South Carolina
www.campingcarolinas.com

South Dakota
www.campsd.org

Tennessee
www.campintennessee.com

Texas
www.texascampgrounds.com

Vermont
www.campvermont.com

Virginia
www.virginiacampgrounds.com

Wisconsin
www.wisconsincampgrounds.com

Wyoming
www.campwyoming.org




CAMPING CLUBS...
People with common RV interests
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Alpine Coach Association
www.alpinecoachassociation.com

American Clipper Owners Club
San Mateo, CA 94401
www.americanclipperownersclub.com

Beaver Ambassador Club
Bend, OR 97708-6089
www.beaveramb.org

Bounders United Inc.
Temecula, CA 92595-2157
www.bounder.net

Carriage Travel Club, Inc.
Millersburg, IN 46543-0246
www.carriageinc.com

Coachmen Owners Association
Middlebury, IN 46540
www.coachmencaravanclub.com

Discovery Owners Association
Saint George, UT 84771-0095
www.discoveryowners.com

Escapees RV Club
Livingston, TX 77351
www.escapees.com

Foretravel Motorcade Club
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
www.foretravel.com

Gulf Streamers International RV Club
Nappanee, IN 46550-0905
streamers.gulfstreamcoach.com

Heartland Owners Forum
Streamwood, IL 60107
www.heartlandowners.org

Hitch Hiker's of America International (Nu Wa)
Osceola, IN 46561-0180
www.hitchhikerrvclub.com

Holiday Rambler RV Club, Inc.
Elkhart, IN 46514
www.hrrvc.org

Jayco International Travel Club
White Cloud, MI 49349
www.jaycorvclub.com

Lazy Daze Caravan Club/The Caravaner
www.lazydazecaravanclub.org

Newmar Kountry Klub
Nappanee, IN 46550-0030
www.newmarkountryklub.com

Passport America
Crestview, FL 32536
www.passportamerica.com

Passport America
Long Beach, MS 39560
www.passport-america.com

RVing Women
Apache Junction, AZ 85217-1940
888-55-RVing
www.rvingwomen.com

SMART - Special Military Retired Travel Club, Inc.
Pensacola, FL 32504
www.smartrving.net

SOI Motorhome Club
Glendale, CA 91214
www.soiclub.com

Starcraft Camper Club
Osceola, IN 46561-0176
www.starcraftrvclub.com

Tiffin Allegro Club
Red Bay, AL 35582
www.tiffinmotorhomes.com/owners/tiffin-allegro-club

Travel Supreme Owners' Association
www.travelingsupremes.com

Wally Byam Caravan Club International (Airstream)
Jackson Center, OH 45334
www.wbcci.org

Winnebago / Itasca Travelers
Forest City, IA 50436
www.witclub.com




CAMPING STORES...
If you need it, these folks have got it!
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Altrec We share your passion for the outdoors
Backcountry Store Run, camp, bike and more
Bass Pro Shops Step inside the great outdoors
Cabela's The world's foremost outfitter
Camping World Retailer of RVs, RV accesories & RV-related services
Campmor Recreational equipment retailer
Colaw RV Salvage We have your part
Eastern Mountain Sports Outdoor gear & equipment
Forestry Suppliers A direct-mail supplier for natural resource professionals worldwide
Mountain Sports An outdoor specialty store
Orvis America’s oldest mail order outfitter & longest continually-operating fly fishing business
Patagonia We can't bring ourselves to knowingly make a mediocre product
REI Top-brand clothing, gear, footwear and expert advice for outdoor adventures
RV Toy Outlet Source for cool RV toys & accessories
RV Upgrades Specializing in quality camper parts and RV parts and supplies
Scheels All sports superstores
Sports Authority Providing quality, name brand sporting goods for nearly a century
Tweetys RV parts & accessories
Trailer Part Trailer parts
RV Parts Country RV accessories and camper supplies



CAMPING JOBS
Find a great job in a great place!
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Volunteer.gov Want to be a campgound host and camp for free? This is how you apply.
Workcamper News A resource for work camping
Workers On Wheels RV home business info, including paid employment and volunteer workamper positions







RV DUMP STATIONS
Get rid of that stuff in your holding tanks ... and fill up with fresh water.
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RV Dump Stations Free, or nearly free, non-campground dumping stations across the U.S.


RV MAINTENANCE
There's a lot to maintain. Here's some help.
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Batteries: Is Yours Dead? Helpful chart showing battery voltage/discharge rates
Batteries: Deep Cycle FAQ Everything you could possibly want to know!
CoachNet Roadside & technical assistance pros
Cummins Engine Maintenance Specifications, ratings and maintenance for all Cummins RV engines
Good Sam ERS RV Emergency Road Service
Michelin RV Tire Information Everything you want to know about RV tires ... from the leader!
RV Chassis Parts One of the largest dedicated inventories of RV OEM replacement parts for class 'A' coaches
Slide-Outs Understanding A Schwintek RV Slide System
Battery University Everything you ever wanted to know about batteries
Diesel Fuel System Maintenance Helpful information from the Good Sam folks
RV Service Reviews Nearly 7,000 reviews of places that work on RV's
Winning The Mouse War How to stop rodents from taking up residence in your RV


RV MAKERS
The folks who make the rigs
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List Of All RV Makers Approximately 140 manufacturers across the nation produce RV's


RV ORGANIZATIONS
National RVing associations & organizations
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FMCA The Family Motor Coach Association
Good Sam Club The world's largest RV owners community
Go RVing A coalition working to provide the public and media with information about RV travel
RV Hall Of Fame Preserving the history of and honoring significant contributions to the RV industry
RVDA The National RV Dealers Association
RVIA The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association


RV RENTALS
Want to try before you buy?
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Cruise America Pick from 3 sizes of popular Class C coaches
El Monte RV Renting RVs from 13 states
Road Bear RV Serving the western states primarily
RV Rental Finder Find a dealer who rents RVs in your area


RV SALES
Find a dealer for any make or model in your area
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Find A Dealer The Go RVing Dealer Directory Search Page
Camping World National Retailer
NADA RV Prices NADA Book Values ... compare thousands of RV average sale prices
RV Registry For sale by owner RVs
RVT Free RV classifieds
RV Trader RV classifieds
RV USA RV classifieds
Used RVs By Owner For sale by owner RVs




RVing STUFF
RVing stuff our readers have sent us that might interest you ...
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PolyChute The days of the ‘throw-away’ sewer hose are over!
RVSuperBag Sleep systems to simplify RV bedding
The Solution Waterless RV washing solution


RVing TIPS
Helpful tips for amateur and seasoned RVers
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11 foot 8 inches Watch out for those overhead clearances!
Freightliner Maintenance Tips from Freightliner for motorhome owners
Tire Maintenance Things RV owners should know about their tires ... from Michelin
Road Trip America Routes, Planning, & Inspiration for Your North American Road Trip
Steep Grade Driving Motorhome steep grade driving techniques
RVing Humor Crazy but true stories
RVTravel A weekly RVing newsletter
RV Travel Channel Helpful videos addressing all sorts of RV questions
RVers Online RVers Helping RVers
The RV Doctor An excellent resource for maintaining your RV featuring Gary Bunzer


TRAVEL PLANNING
Helpful traveling resources
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Foilage Reports Good source for accurate fall color information
Google Maps The gold standard for mapping information
Apple Maps For those of you (like us) with a Mac preference for things
Mile By Mile Exit information
50 States Quick reference on facts & figures for all 50 states
Road Trip America Routes, planning, & inspiration for your North American road trip


WEATHER PLANNING
Weather affects EVERYTHING in RVing. Go where the weather is nice.
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NWS
Graphical
National
Forecast
This is the #1 resource we use to determine where and when to travel. This zoomable, highly customizable weather map features a lot of info. The 7-day maximum & minimum temps across the U.S. are invaluable for picking a place with perfect weather. (For us, that's sunny and in the mid to upper 60's daytime; 40's nightime.) Sometimes a camping spot we intended to visit for just one day becomes a weeklong campsite if the weather is perfect. This map tells us when it's time to move on and when it's time to stay put. (The map loads slowly at first so a good internet connection is helpful.)
WeatherBase A great resource for examing the weather trends and stats of anywhere you plan to travel









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