The 2007 RVer’s Friend directory, now available at www.RVbookstore, is an annual guidebook listing every travel center and truck stop in the U.S. and Canada – about 6,800 all together – and the services each provides to RV travelers.
According to a press release, the guide allows RVers to determine if a travel center welcomes them for a free overnight stay, has a waste dump station, sells propane and provides Internet access or utility hookups. It also lists which RV mechanical services are provided.
“Many RVs today are powered by diesel engines or are being towed by one, and it’s sometimes hard to find fuel,” said Chuck Woodbury, editor of RVtravel.com. “The RVer’s Friend is an important reference because it shows exactly where RVers can find diesel fuel. That can save them from driving out of their way only to find that diesel is not available.”
Woodbury said that many RVers occasionally spend a night in a truck stop. “Some of them even set aside a special parking area for RVs,” he said. “Staying overnight at a truck stop is not an experience with nature, but it’s often convenient and there is virtually never a fee.”
The 2007 RVer’s Friend retails for $14.95 and was published in January.