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RV CLUBS
 
Escapees Club - The premier club for fulltime RVers, the Escapees provide many valuable resources for RVers, including a great mail forwarding service, a system of member parks,  a wonderful magazine, rallies, a telephone calling card, and a membership that includes some of the nicest people around. www.escapees.com
 
Family Campers & RVers - The keyword is "family" in Family Campers & RVers (FCRV). The organization holds one big national rally every year, as well as many local camp outs and rallies, with lots of activities planned for all age groups, from the oldest to the youngest. www.fcrv.org
Good Sam Club - One of the largest RV clubs around, Good Sam membership includes a very good magazine, state and national rallies, a discount card good at RV parks across the country, fellowship and much more. www.goodsamclub.com   
   
FMCA - Family Motorcoach Association is a nationwide club for owners of motorhomes only. They hold regional and national rallies, publish a wonderful four color magazine, offer an excellent mail forwarding service, and many other benefits for members. www.fmca.com
 
RVing Women - A large association of female RVers of all ages, RVing Women offers support services, friendship, a magazine, and rallies for its members.  www.rvingwomen.com
 
Gulf Streamers International RV Club -  Club for owners of Gulf Stream RVs. www.gulfstreamrv.com
 
RV Club - Online RV oriented club with over 2,000 members offers RV reviews, bulletin boards, links, and lots more. www.rvclub.com
 
RV PUBLICATIONS
 
Gypsy Journal - Come along for the ride and fulltime RVers Nick and Terry Russell explore America's back roads, small towns, historical sites, oddball museums, and the wild, wacky, and wonderful people they meet along the way! www.gypsyjournal.net
 
RVtravel.com - Editor Chuck Woodbury roamed the back roads of the West publishing a quarterly tabloid about the places he visited and the characters he met along the way for years. Chuck recently hung up the keys and has turned his print publication into a great online experience. www.rvtravel.com
 
Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory - If you drive a big RV, you need this book! Authors Ken and Ellie Hamill have compiled an excellent  guide to big rig friendly campgrounds from coast to coast, each one personally visited and inspected! Details include a general description of the campground, including  interior roads, electric power available, information on availability of data ports and wireless internet access, and even a description of which sites are best in each RV park! This is one book that we keep close at hand when we're on the road. www.big-rigs-rv.com
 
Two Lane Roads - Vagabond  Loren Eyrich's adventures roaming the back roads of America in search of life away from the Interstate. Great reading for anybody with a bit of gypsy in their soul.  www.two-lane.com
 
GENERAL RV INFORMATION
Life on Wheels - Life on Wheels is the "college for RVers," holding four RV conferences around the country every year, where the top names in the industry come together to teach students about RVing and the RV lifestyle. Attending a Life on Wheels Conference is the best investment you can make in your RV lifestyle!  www.rvlifeonwheels.com
 
IRV2 - This great RV website has probably the best RV forum on the internet, as well as a great selection of links to other useful information.  www.IRV2.com
 
RV Life And Travel - Coleen Sykora (Workers on Wheels) has created another great new RV website full of useful information for RVers. Log in to learn more about the RV lifestyle, lots of good ideas to make life on the road easier, and much, much more! www.rvlifeandtravel.com
 
RV Hometown - Stephanie Bernhagen, author of Take Back Your Life! Travel Full-Time In An RV has put together an excellent website full of great  RVing information, advice, and resources. Stephanie put the same effort into turning out a top-notch website that she did in creating a top-notch book. www.rvhometown.com
 
RV-Links - A collection of some of the best links to RV sites on the web. www.RV-links.com
 
RV Jokes - Need a chuckle? You'll find it on this funny website. www.RVjokes.com
 
Beginner's Guide to RVing - For newbies and old timers alike, you will find lots of great  RVing information here. www.newRVer.com
 
RV-Info - A great website filled with RV information, books, and links www.rv-info.net
 
RV Corner - This is one of the best sites we've found, with a lot of very good information and a ton of links. www.rvcorner.com
 
RV Trips - Planning a trip? This site includes an RV trip planner, columns, tips, links and much more! www.rvtrips.com
 
RV Advice - Need advice on buying an RV? Traveling with a pet? Working on the road? All this and more is waiting for you at this great website. www.rvadvice.com
 
Mobile Homestead - Lots of interesting info to be found here on everything from alternative energy to working on the road to boondocking to bus conversions www.mobilehomestead.com
 
CAMPGROUNDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Recreation USA - With over 300 campgrounds nationwide at $10 a night, and no blackout dates, Recreation USA is an excellent way to save money on your travels! www.campingandcampgrounds.com
 
Passport America - A great discount camping club, Passport America does not require a home park, annual dues are just $44, and they offer over 1,000 parks across the country where members can stay at half price. www.passport-america.com
 
Thousand Trails - Considered by many to be the premier membership camping club, Thousand Trails offers over 50 camping preserves from coast to coast. www.thousandtrails.com
 
Campgrounds Of The South - Very nice new campground in Gulfport, Mississippi. Located close to beaches, casinos, shopping. Easy access from Interstate 10. www.campgroundsofthesouth.com
 
Shiloh RV Resorts - Shiloh RV Resorts has two very nice membership campgrounds in Louisiana, Lake Bruin Resort and Shiloh Resort. Both ate RPI and Coast to Coast affiliates. www.shilohrvresorts.com
 
River Park Campground - Very clean, friendly Mom and Pop campground with trout pond in northern Michigan, just a few miles from Interstate 75.  www.riverparkcampground.com
 
Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground - 700 acre family owned campground located on the shore of Lake Huron in Mackinaw City, Michigan. www.campmackinaw.com
 
Resort Parks International - RPI is a membership camping system with RV parks from coast to coast. www.resortparks.com
 
Campground Membership Outlet - Well established company selling resale memberships in most major campground affiliations, including Thousand Trails, Coast to Coast, and RPI. www.membershipresale.com   
 
Coast to Coast - One of the largest membership camping systems, Coast to Coast offers a system of nationwide RV resorts that offer family camping opportunities.  www.coastresorts.com
 
WORKING ON THE ROAD

Workers On Wheels - The best resource around for anyone considering working on the road. Information on the RV lifestyle, profiles of working RVers, and information on job openings.  www.workersonwheels.com
 
Workamper News - For anyone looking for an opportunity to earn money while they travel, Workamper News is packed full of job listings and small business opportunities. Their web site and 60 page bi-monthly magazine lists jobs ranging from working in RV parks, to leading caravans, jobs in theme parks, and much more! www.workamper.com
 
PURCHASING AN RV

RV Consumer Group - Don't buy an RV before you join RV Consumer Group! Their RV Rating Books rates all models of RVs for safety, durability, value and other criteria, the Court of Public Opinion allows RV owners to air their disputes with manufacturers, and the group's other publications will help you save thousands of dollars when you are ready to purchase an RV. www.rv.org 
    
Heartland Recreational Vehicles - Manufacturers of the Landmark fifth wheel trailer designed for fulltime RV use. Site includes floor plans, dealer directory, a photo gallery, and the RV Buyers University, loaded with information you need to know when you go shopping for your next recreational vehicle. www.heartlandrvs.com
 
RV Trader - If you are buying or selling a recreational vehicle, check out this huge online marketplace. Lists everything from travel trailers to bus conversions. www.rvtraderonline.com
 
Pedata RV Center - The nation's foremost recreational vehicle wholesaler, Pedata RV Center now sells new and used motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels at deeply discounted prices directly to the public. www.pedatarvcenter.com
 
RV PARTS AND SUPPLIES

Palmer Energy Systems - John Palmer is the man to see for batteries, inverters, RV solar systems, converters, custom fitted battery cables, and lots of other upgrades for your RV. John is the guy other installers call when they get into trouble. He solved several problems in our electrical system and is someone I know you can trust to do the job right the first time. www.palmerenergysystems.com
 
Hensley Hitch - We consider the Hensley Hitch to be the finest RV hitch in the world and the safest way to tow a travel trailer. www.hensleymfg.com
 
RV Surplus Salvage - This is our favorite source for surplus RV parts. You will find everything from furniture and rooftop air conditioners to electrical supplies and tires at this Elkhart, Indiana outlet. www.rvsurplussalvage.com
 
Best Air Hitch - This is a good site with lots of information on hitches for fifth wheel trailers, LED lights, and more. www.bestairhitch.com
 
Trailer Saver - If you are going to pull a fifth wheel trailer, there is no better hitch than the Trailer Saver. This site has information on their products, including hitches, brake controllers, and accessories. www.trailersaver.com
 
RV TRAVEL SITES

RV Adventure Videos - World traveler and lecturer John Holod offers videos of his adventures, including a great new video on RVing to Alaska. www.rvadventurevideos.com
 
American Journeys - Planning a trip? This website will help you find all of the information you will need to make your visit successful. www.americanjourneys.com
 
New Hampshire Outdoors - This web site is packed with information on where to go and what to do when visiting New Hampshire, including hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and more. www.nhoutdoors.com
 
Motorhome Group - UK Motorhome hire, nationwide campervan and RV rental. Online booking.
 
RV TRAVELOGUES

See Ya Down The Road - Fulltimers Norm and Linda Payne have put together a great website about their travels, with lots of tips and links. www.seeya-downtheroad.com
 
BUS CONVERSIONS
RV Bus Conversions - This is the place to start if you want to learn about converting a bus into the ultimate motorhome. Lots of links to valuable information and an online bookstore offering just about every bus converting book in print. www.rv-busconversions.com
 
Bus Conversions Magazine - The first and foremost magazine on bus converting, with lots of how-to articles and  features on finished bus conversions. Site has an great bulletin board where bus converters share information and ideas. www.busconversions.com
 
Bus Nut Online - An excellent website on bus converting, with photo ads, bulletin boards and lots of links to information on bus converting. www.busnut.com
 

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