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Affinity Launches the 2010 Trailer Life Directory

January 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Affinity logoTrailer Life publications, publisher of the most comprehensive and reliable directories for RV parks, campgrounds and services, has launched its 2010 Trailer Life RV Parks & Campgrounds Directory.

The Trailer Life Directory is the most widely recognized and used RVing directory in North America. With over 11,500 RV parks, it is the official directory of the Good Sam Club, the world’s largest RV owner’s organization with nearly 1 million member families and the premier source to find all the Good Sam discount locations, according to a news release.

“The Trailer Life Directory has long been known by RVers and campers around the country for providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available for planning their trips,” said Joe Daquino, senior vice president and group publisher, Affinity Media, the parent company for Trailer Life publications. “With this year’s edition, we’re including a number of new features which resonate with RVers’ lifestyles, such as adding GPS and environmental data for campsites. We want to ensure that RVers have the most information available when making their choice on camping venue, and Trailer Life Directory delivers just that.”

New features in the 2010 Directory include GPS navigational coordinates in the listings, which allow RVers to add campgrounds to their GPS systems quickly and easily, and an index of low interstate clearances. Also information on green RVing initiatives, including tips, and those Good Sam parks that meet the organization’s eco-friendly standards.

The directory’s “At-A-Glance” features continue in the 2010 edition, making it easy to locate targeted information for RV park Internet access and RV service centers and dealers.

Additionally, the “Online-Reservations-At-A-Glance” guide helps RVers easily locate parks and campgrounds that participate in the TrailerLifeDirectory.com online reservations program.

In conjunction with the launch of the 2010 edition, Trailer Life Directory announces the Top 100 Good Sam Parks for 2010. This year, the directory awards five Good Sam Parks – Bella Terra of Gulf Shores in Foley, Ala., Evergreen Park RV Resort in Mt. Eaton, Ohio, Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., Pheasant Ridge RV Resort in Wilsonville, Ore., and Seven Feathers RV Resort in Canyonville, Ore. – with a coveted perfect score of 30 out of 30 points under its highly regarded RV park and campground rating system.

The directory’s Exclusive Triple Rating system has become the industry standard. Each year, new inspections are performed on all privately-owned RV parks and campgrounds, encouraging parks to do even more to earn Trailer Life Directory’s highest recommendations. Each park is inspected and rated based on completeness of facilities, cleanliness of restrooms, visual appeal and environmental quality to provide RVers with a basis for selecting the campground that best meets their needs.

“With more than 1,600 parks in the Good Sam network, these parks go above and beyond to consistently maintain high standards in all areas of their operation, “ said Daquino. “It takes a special commitment by the park’s management to attain high ratings across all categories of the rating system and we are proud to recognize these Good Sam Parks as the best of the best.”

This year, 31 Good Sam Parks earned a near-perfect score of 29.5 or 29 total points, with the following 93 Good Sam Parks earning 28 points or above. For the complete list of top-rated Good Sam Parks, visit http://www.trailerlifedirectory.com/plan/TopParks.aspx.

The Trailer Life Directory is produced by Affinity Media, a division of Affinity Group Inc. (AGI), the nation’s largest provider of outdoor recreation clubs, services, media and events. AGI also is the parent company of RVBUSINESS.COM.

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