People often say “There’s an app for that”, when asked about what kind of travel literature they keep in their camping unit. From maps to campground guides, the world has gone digital. Below you will find a few tips for how to proceed in the event your traveling technology fails.
Once the dashboard GPS is “re-calculating” and Google navigation on your phone has “lost satellites”, start big and get smaller. Keep an atlas that covers the entire United States, these are great for following along the major highways as you cross through multiple states. Next, a map for the individual states being traveled through helps break down the major cities. You will also find it has even the smallest of towns on them, where you likely will find your campground for the night. Finally, a county road map can also come in handy. Especially for people who love their toy hauler, and the toys inside. On the county maps you can track down the smallest of roads, even the ones where the grass runs between your tires.
Though most people set out with a destination in mind, it is always a good idea to keep things such as a KOA Kampground guide, and the Woodalls magazine. These guides offer breakdowns of places to stay by city and state, including amenities, and turn by turn instructions for finding the campground once you’ve exited the highway. For State and National Park enthusiasts, both offer guides for camping as well.
User Guides and Owners Manuals:
While standing on the shoulder of a highway on ramp with a blown out dually tire is not the time to realize you don’t know how to change it. However, if you do find yourself in this, or a whole litany of other disasters, it is best to have your owner’s manual, roadside assistance number, or the 1-800 number of your units manufacturer.
Whether you are on the road with a small pop-up, trailer, or class C or A RV we hope you travel safely and prepare for when technology fails.