If you have a motorhome or fifth-wheel of 40 feet or more, you need some room to park, and your best guide to finding that space at an RV park or campground is Big Rigs Best Bets, available both in print and online.
This campground directory, now in its 15th year, lists private RV parks and public campgrounds in 49 states (including Alaska, but not Hawaii) and eight Canadian provinces. Authors Ken and Ellie Hamill have personally visited every park, so their directory is able to list the specific campsites that are suitable for large rigs, and to point out which sites have the best views. You also will find lists of amenities, directions, phone numbers and websites.
Every park listed in the book can accommodate a 40-foot coach with a tow, and the book also pinpoints the specific sites that are suitable for a 45-foot coach and tow.
The first edition of Big Rigs Best Bets covered only four states. By the third edition, it had been expanded to 27 states and 260 pages, and now it covers nearly all the U.S. and Canada in 510 pages. You can buy the print version or get the same content online. The online version also provides periodic email updates for a year. The print and online editions are $24.95 each, or $40 for both. With the online version, you also have the option of renewing access annually for $15.
In addition to parks and campgrounds, the book also lists diesel fuel stops for big rigs and it lists restaurants that the authors can recommend based on personal experience. For information, visit big-rigs-rv.com.