I don't use ACA maps - find them difficult to read and the information is often out of date - but there are definitely times when I should have used them instead of winging it.
I always pack a Rand McNally road atlas - much superior to other brands but not easy to find. I tape the edges of the cover and the binding with clear packing tape to make it hold up better. Also, whenever I stop for the night I mark my cumulative mileage right where I am on the map. It's a good backup record of my travels.
Except for the northeast maps are available most anywhere they sell gas and have an attached store. Truck stops are the best. Wal-Marts are also good for road atlas's and maps.
This message was edited by litespeed on 2-18-08 @ 8:50 AM