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2012 Trailer Life Directory RV Parks and Campgrounds Paperback – Jan 1 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1772 pages
  • Publisher: Good Sam Publishing (Jan. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098248948X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982489482
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 6 x 27.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #496,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We love how easy it is to use! We use it on all our trips.  FG  - Facebook

We use the Trailer Life Directory ratings to decide which parks to head for. – Rv.net Forum

I love my Trailer life Campground Directory. Wouldn't leave home without it! – RV.net Forum

Completely filled with important information about prospective campgrounds: maps and more! – 2010 Directory Consumer Survey

We order a new one every year. –  2010  Directory Consumer Survey

Book Description

The only place where you will find a complete list of Good Sam discount locations, the Trailer Life Directory is the official directory of the 950,000 member Good Sam Club.  Celebrating Trailer Life Directory’s 40th Anniversary, this new edition lists over 11,800 RV parks; highlights the 400 Top Rated Parks, including the Top 100 Good Sam Parks and the Top 300 Trailer RV Parks; provides RV troubleshooting & safety tips and identifies service & repair facilities; points out tourist attractions appealing to the entire family; includes money-saving coupons.  This comprehensive RV campground directory for RV Parks, RV travel services and tourist attractions for the RV enthusiast was the bestselling title in its category according to BookScan for 2010 and 2011.

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By Idletime on March 23 2012
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This is a "must have" for any RV'er. We have been using Trailer Life Directories for years and this new edition is the best ever.
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Amazon.com: 29 reviews
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Best Campground Directory out there, but.... Aug. 12 2012
By Darrell F. - Published on Amazon.com
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I have used the Trailer Life Campground directories for decades. It is improved every year, and I try to upgrade at least every 2 years. It is definitely the best out there.....so far.

PROS: A most helpful listing is last year's price ranges for each campground. Another is the addition of addresses for most RV parks for GPS use.

CONS: 1) Trailer Life is VERY reluctant to list smaller parks and Mobile Home parks that allow short term use. This is greatly needed in many cities while campers need to be "in town" for less "recreational" purposes. At least let us know IF they exist so, in a pinch we can stop where needed (and not need to drive many miles out of the city to park for a night or two).

2) Many cities that have county/state fairgrounds have numerous camp sites...even with full hookups. They are almost never listed.

3)National Parks are usually listed by the nearest town. Often, these towns are so small that one would have no clue that the listings are for a major National Park....or,when there are several NPS campgrounds, they often are each listed under a different town, and not by National Park.

I believe that these 3 CONS are because Trailer Life charges a fee for campgrounds to be inspected and listed. If they do not pay their fee, they may not be listed, or in the case of National Parks (who won't pay fees), the listings favor private campgrounds that support TL. We pay good money for the book, and should be treated better.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
From a full time Rver April 20 2012
By A Marine - Published on Amazon.com
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This is THE camping guide for RVing. There are others, but this one is tops. Another I recommend is "Camping with the Corps". The Corps of Engineers maintains the best campgrounds, at least for my tastes.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Been using this book for years! April 18 2012
By Marilyn T - Published on Amazon.com
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We have been using these books since 1987. They are pretty good and fairly accurate. We always save our personal info about campgrounds and transfer them from book to book each time we purchase a new guide. Think these are the best out there. If you are going to go camping, you need this book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent July 4 2012
By Dragonwort - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very good and comprehensive. I am new to RVing and found it very helpful and informative; nice coupons, too, which saved me more than the cost of the book. I also recommend Woodall's
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Very helpful for the RV crowd. Dec 5 2012
By Gary Whitney - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is loaded with information about RV parks. It gives a rating on most of them so you have some idea of what you are getting in to. It lists some public or state/federal park campgrounds, but not many. They could do a better job with that.