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Old 05-12-2015, 05:47 AM   #1
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"Next Exit"

Upon receiving and perusing this handy publication I can see it would be helpful to others who are traveling with a trailer. I got mine here The Next Exit 2015: The Most Complete Interstate Hwy Guide: Mark Watson: 9780984692132: Amazon.com: Books
for less than $15 it provides a wealth of handy information for those on the road. Each exit off the interstate where there is a rest area, with picnic and pet areas is listed. In addition, any gas, restaurant or facility that is "RV" friendly is shown in red print. Eliminates those awkward Mcdonald's narrow parking lots. I give it a 5 star rating.

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Old 05-12-2015, 08:37 AM   #2
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I do as well. We used it for the first time last month on a trip from Houston to Chicago and back. My co-pilot became an expert reading the book and providing directions. It's a standard now in our truck.

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Old 05-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #3
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Been using this book for while; wish it included more than just Interstates. For instance, Highway 101 isn't in the book. It is a great resource, though, although GPS equipment now does much of the same.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:27 PM   #4
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There is a app that is similar called iExit
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:42 PM   #5
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There are many apps that are similar. I use iExit, AroundMe, and AAA. AroundMe shows things around you wherever you are, on a highway or in a city. Of course, apps are good when you have Internet connectivity while a book works anywhere.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:56 PM   #6
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We found that we used old fashioned maps and printed material more than we thought we would on our long trip. In many places there was no cell signal so an app was useless. By the time we tried to find what was at an exit using the GPS, we had often already passed it. The book is quick and easy and doesn't need a charge or a signal. Even when we had a good signal at a campground, we usually looked up a place on paper, then when we found one we liked, we went electronic and checked out their website. Works for us.

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