You know the saying “there is an app for that” well it looks like that even applies to RVing, because yes, there are plenty of awesome RV related apps out there.
Whether you are rocking an Iphone or an Android, our smartphones or tablets help us stay connected at the touch of a button. There have been some great tech-savvy campers who have created some useful apps that will help you find campgrounds, boondocking hot spots, even dump stations nearby. These apps will definitely help you planning your next adventure, they are easy, convienent and useful.
While there are so many apps out there, here are just a few of our favorites.
Google Maps (Free)
Okay, this one is kind of a given and there is a 90% chance you already have this one downloaded, but it truly is the best GPS navigation map app on the go. You will be able to plan your entire route including stopovers and be alerted of traffic delays, high traffic areas and even road construction. You can search for nearby restaurants and parks and add them onto your itinerary. It is a very useful app for all road trips and if you are worried about how much data it will use, you can actually download the maps when you are connected to wifi and view them when you are on the road without using any additional data.
Good Sam Camping App (Free)
The Good Sam Camping app takes the huge library of Good Sam Club certified campgrounds and puts them at your fingertips. With over 13,000 camping and RV sites across Us, Canada and Mexico, you never need to worry about a pace to stay. You can filter by ratings, location and many other options too.
All Stays - Camp & RV: Tent Camping to RVing ($13.99)
Although this definitely isn’t the cheapest app out there, it is one of the best on the market. It is an all-inclusive resource for RVers. You’ll be able to find nearby campsites, boondocking site, overnight-friendly Walmart spots without having to worry about where your next stop will be. This app will also give you some great information like low clearance bridges, dump stations and even RV service centres.
What is a RV road trip without music? Spotify is another one of those apps you probably already own, but if you don’t do it now. It has the largest Library of music, podcasts, spoken word and audio books, so you will never be bored when driving. It is free to use but you will be targeted with ads every 30 minutes, so you can opt-in to the premium plan for $9.99/month. If you are looking for some inspiration, be sure to check out RVezy’s Roadtrip Playlist.
Sanidumps RV Dump Station Locator (Free)
Don’t fret if you forgot to empty your tanks when you left your last campsite, this app will help! Gone are the days you have to drive around aimlessly hoping to find the next place you can dump your tanks. With the Sanidumps RV Dump Station Locator, you’ll be quickly directed to the nearest dump station, making it simple and efficient to manage your waste. It might not be the first thing you think you want as an app, but I bet you will be glad when you need it.
RV Checklist ($0-$0.99)
If you a person who needs to plan and prep ahead of time then you’ll love this app. The RV checklist app helps anyone who plans on Rving remember the important things that are meant to be remembered.
Whether you need to remember to roll the awning in, dump the tanks, or bring in the furniture from out doors, this app supports you by doing all the heavy lifting.
You can customize your checklists for you style to help you prepare for your trop, all while tracking your own progress and because it is on your phone, you’ll never forget the list at home.
RV Village (Free)
If you want to join a community of RVers and travelers like yourself, then this is the app for you. RV Village is an RV-specific social networking that is thread based. Post comments, questions, ideas, tips and tricks on the app and other enthusiasts can interact with your threads. It is a great way to meet new friends and connect with the community.
If you are looking for activites, restaurants or just need a hotel for the night after a few nights on the road, this app will provide you with just that. It uses your location and provides you with a list of hotels, restaurants, shopping, history, services and more. If you want more information about your destination as well, it will tell you all about it, provide other ratings, photos and reviews.
So, we all know that Gas is expensive, and it doesn’t help when you are driving a big class A motorhome or hauling a 35ft fifth-wheel. Well this app is about to save you some money. With over 10 million users, GasBuddy finds the cheapest gas prices around your location so you can fill up without breaking the bank. You can also browse by city to find the cheapest fuel ares you will be driving too.
Trip Journal (Free)
This is a wonderful app that pretty much does what its name implies — A Journal for your trip. It collects data from all your travels. You can add map pinpoints, personal thoughts about things you did, and add photos of your trip. Create a virtual scrapbook of all your adventures, by adding your favorite pit stops, restaurants or attractions, and if you are lucky enough to capture some interesting footage, be sure to add it too.