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Preferred Road Map?

Hi, I was wondering if there is a preferred or favourite road map that caravaners use. I have a typical UK Atlas which I use, but it does lack detail, particularly where junctions are concerened.

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I use the AA road atlas that i bought for 50p last year near the end of the season









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It is not too much use for the long journey plan but to see the area arround a prospective,unknown to me, campsite I just love Memory Map installed on my laptop.

It can guide you right in to a site but also it is great to see just how much off road walking is available from a site.
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I have the readers digest large book map very good gives lots of town plans and also tourist destinations
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I use Memory Map each CD covers areas of the UK and I have a map book which I got given last Xmas and it for lorries, give widths on certain roads and weights allowed and heights and the detail is very good, with Navteq SatNav and TomTom.

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I have an AA one in the boot of the car; which i barely use!
I tend to know where i'm going, and places i havent been i've already brushed up on long before i go and know the major roads to get there. I do have a sat-nav, but i never use it for caravanning; its mainly for work.
Sat-nav is good; but it requires allot of common sense; such as not turning left there because its a field!
At work we deliver to many places that we usually go to and i know so many of the streets and how to get there, but we deliver to between 10 and 20 deliveries each day and some can be far out; sat-nav gives me a good resume as i know so many streets i need a reminder!
Even if we're away with the caravan and i need to find somewhere; i have my laptop now and can look it up on that.

The caravan club provides a map to members and its good to refer to as it is caravanner friendly and can show roads in an area that would be unsuitable as it may have steep hills that will be dangerous with a caravan on.
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We pick up a new road map every year, usually the AA for a couple of pounds at the supermarket. We use this in conjunction with our satnav and google earth. Although for the final approach to site we rely on the directions given by the campsite. Although in some cases we have been known to ignore these if we know a more caravan friendly route.
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Look for Trucker road maps or anything with 1 inch to 1.5 miles scale like the Philips Navigator .
380 pages and second only to the Ordnance survey 1 inch to 1 mile .
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Many Thanks for all the replies, although there are a few different options one thing that stands out is that everyone plans their journey. One of the worries I have about takng up caravaning is ending up on a single track road and meeting something coming the other way, nightmare scenario!

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Many Thanks for all the replies, although there are a few different options one thing that stands out is that everyone plans their journey. One of the worries I have about takng up caravaning is ending up on a single track road and meeting something coming the other way, nightmare scenario!

Thanks Robert

That happened to me last year and the road was that narrow my wheels were riding on the clay banking either side of the road when two artic lorries came the other way
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