We previously discussed trip planning and tools that we use for our adventures. This post will concern itself mainly with how we use rvtripwizard.com and google maps to plan a trip. This is not going to be an in depth training session on RV Trip Wizard. It is a powerful tool with many options that deserves more attention - and they provide excellent help/support for using the product. We will be explaining at a high level how we plan our trip using RVTripWizard. Within the tool you can find decent documentation, a support community and how to videos.
Choose a Destination
Of course, the first step is choosing where you want to go; not necessarily a specific campground but at least a general geographical area. Once that is chosen RV Trip Wizard can show the campgrounds in that area. There is an option to turn off/on that displays known campgrounds (and if you know of one not on the map you can submit it to them for it to be added). You can select a campground on the map and get a plethora of information, reviews and a direct link to the campground's website.
During our destination selection (and during choosing stops along our route) we also utilize google maps. This is not for the actual routing since it does not take RV specifics into consideration. We use Googlemaps to look at specific campgrounds and read reviews. Reviews are also available with RVTripWizard from campgroundreviews.com. We also use satellite view (which is also available inside RVTripWizard) to see how things look. This can especially be handy when looking at fuel stops as it can show the room you have to maneuver.