The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Important RV Links

ON THE ROAD HELP

http://gasbuddy.com/        Find the best gasoline and diesel prices wherever you travel.

http://www.sanidumps.com/           Need to find a place to dump or a laundromat.  Check here.

http://www.rvdumps.com/dumpstations/       Need a dump station?  Listed by state.

http://www.rvsafely.com/rvroadlaws.htm       Check out the road laws for RVs in each state.

http://www.frugal-rv-travel.com/rest-stops.html        Great information on overnight parking at rest areas presented by Frugal RV Travel.com.  Links to information in most states.

http://landmarkhunter.com/    A database of historic or notable lankmarks across the United States.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/       A database of 150 of America's scenic and distinctive byways compiled by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

http://www.factorytoursusa.com/       A database by state of factory tours available.

http://www.roadnow.com/        The most complete information about local roads and interstate hiways including traffic conditions, weather, gas stations, restaurants, hotels and motels, rest areas, exits, local points of interest, etc.

 
           
http://usparks.about.com/od/usstateparks/tp/State-Park-Passes.htm          Links to information about all states park passes.

CHECK/WRITE REVIEWS

http://rvservicereviews.com/     Check reviews here on a company before you deal with them and be sure to provide a positive or negative company review whenever you have work done on your RV. 

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/      Check reviews here on rv parks and add your own reviews.

http://www.rvparking.com/         This is a newer site with excellent layout, but is not yet as active as rvparkreviews.  It's growing and also has a mobile iphone app.

http://www.campsitephoto.com        A rather new site and still growing that gives shots of every single campsite for the public campgrounds that are on there.

http://www.campsitephotos.com/        Find campsites, look at reviews, see pictures of popular campgrounds.


FIND A CAMPSITE

 
 https://www.allstays.com/      This site is free online and provides updated info on all types of campsites. It utilizes filters so you can limit search to the type of campsite you want to find (e.g. free, national and state parks, private parks, COE parks, etc.). There is also an app available for phones that is $9.99.

http://www.freecampgrounds.com      The purpose of this free website sponsored by RVbookstore.com is to identify places where RVers are welcome to legally stay a night for free or for less than $10.

http://www.freecampsites.net       This site is dedicated to becoming the primary source for information on free campgrounds and boondocking locations in the United States and Canada. 

http://forestcamping.com/       A website about camping in America's National Forests and Grasslands.

http://www.boondocking.org/      A publicly available database of GPS coordinates for boondocking (free camping).
http://www.texascampgrounds.com/    
Looking for Private Campgrounds in Texas? With over 400 campgrounds, Texas Campgrounds is your source for RV parks and Campgrounds in Texas.  Get the free Texas Saver card and get discounts of 10-15% at RV parks.


http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com   Lists campgrounds of all kinds of public campgrounds on state maps.

http://www.uscampgrounds.info/      The most comprehensive guide to Federal, State, Provincial, and Local campgrounds.

http://www.rv-camping.org/     Find camping locations state-by-state.

http://www.rvparking.com/       Find a parking spot for your RV. 



http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/     Guide to Corps of Engineer (COE) campgrounds.


http://www.casinocampgrounds.com/rv-parking-locations       The website with the best up to date, in-depth information on finding Casino Campgrounds.

http://www.militarycampgrounds.us/        Military campgrounds.  Usage restricted to military, retired military, DOD civilians.


http://www.tentsfortroops.org/        Tents for Troops program for active duty military members.  As a very small way of saying "Thank You" for all of the hard work and sacrifices men and women in the military make, campgrounds and RV parks around the nation offer free camping for active military.  If you are active duty, check this program out!  Active military will be required to present active military I.D. at the time of check in.


RV COOKING

https://www.facebook.com/groups/debisrvcooking/      A Facebook group posting recipes for RVing and Camping.



                                     MISCELLANEOUS



Black Water Tank Solution 
    one large bottle of pine sol
   one cup of borax or calgon bath beads
    mix in a one gallon container
    fill the rest with water and shake well till all is mixed thoroughly.
   Start the whole process by rinsing the tanks completely, Add 1/2 cup of          solution to sinks and toilet and    you are good to go. Once you have used      it for a while and occasionally totally flushed the tanks, the        cleaning        and rinsing cycle leaves it smelling fresh and completely clean.
   Found on one of the forums.  It was given by a plumbing or tank emptying company in Kerrville that did a lot of business with RVers.

GEO Method
   1 Cup Liquid Calgon
   1 Cup Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
   Add to tank instead of purchased tank solution.  Use more or less depending      upon size of tank.