With more people than ever utilizing their smart phones, you would be far-fetched to find someone that doesn’t know what an app is. Folks are always on the lookout for new and interesting apps, and this is especially true for those who enjoy RV travel. We have put together a list of the most useful and functional RV apps on the market that we're sure you are going to love.
Is your dash or glove compartment overflowing with maps and printed directions for your trip? Get rid of the clutter without purchasing an expensive GPS unit, by downloading the free Google Navigation/Maps app. You’ll have comprehensive and accurate maps with voice guided navigation whether you’re driving, biking, or walking. As you head down the road it will even give you live traffic conditions, incident reports, and will automatically reroute you for the best route. If you’re hungry on the trip, you can simply ask Google Maps to find you restaurants in the area and then give you directions to the one you select.
Saving money is always a good thing and if you’re a member of Passport America you can do plenty of it. Passport America has been around since 1992 bringing tons of campers a 50% discount camping club. With over 1,900 campgrounds across the US, Canada, and Mexico you’re sure to find a place to stay that you’ll loved. Download their free app for an interactive camping directory where you can find participating campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts. This app will locate you and then give you information on nearby parks. Then with just one touch of a button you can give the park a call and check for availability.
Gas is expensive and at reduced MPG from towing you want to find the cheapest per gallon price possible. Gas Buddy is the perfect app to help you do just that! It will locate you and show you a list of gas stations in the area and what the price per gallon is, or you can search by zip code. Sort the list by price or the nearest station to you in the event you’re running on fumes and need to fill up fast. You can earn points by updating gas prices you see to let others know and then enter drawings for free gas with these points. If there is a price hike coming gas buddy will let you know so you can get filled up before the prices skyrocket.
RV Owners Community
RV forums are probably the most valuable recourse RVers can find. iRV2.com is a very popular forum where RVers can post information, photos, and questions about RVs and RV related topics. The app allows you to post or search right from the road with your smart phone or tablet. Here you can find information on towing, maintenance, camping, campgrounds, and much more from others that have actually experienced it. They have members from all walks of life from beginners to avid RVers that have been camping their whole lives. You can find information for the weekend campers as well as the full time RVers! Download the app today and get connected with the RV Owners Community.
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If it’s going to rain on your camping trip or cause your route to be difficult you want to be ready for it so you can plan ahead. WeatherBug is powered by the largest weather network in the world, with 2.6 million forecasts, to bring you accurate updates no matter where you are. Watch weather videos or check for snow and ski information at popular ski resorts. You can track any weather conditions on an hourly basis with enhanced interactive maps that will visualize the condition over 17 map layers. If you’re worried about lightning they have the Spark Lightning Alerts that will give you minute-by-minute, mile-by-mile lightning vicinity alerts.
Is your key ring or wallet packed with loyalty cards? Get rid of all that clutter but still keep the savings with the Key Ring app. The app will store the bar code of your card and then all you have to do is scan your phone instead. You’ll also get great savings with information from ads, coupons, and other deals from tons of stores. Make a shopping list right in the app and you can even take a photo of what you need and store it in the list. Sending your hubby to the store for an item? You can share your list with him and add photos to ensure he knows exactly what you’re looking for and allow him to use the same loyalty cards so you can keep all your points and savings in one place!
Checklists are amazing tools when you’re planning a trip to help ensure you have what you need and don’t forget anything. They offer lists such as short trip, extended trip, maintenance, what to do when you arrive at the site, what to do when you leave your site, winterization, and more! You can even create your own lists for things you may need to do that aren’t already in there. You can group items into categories, add quantities or weights of items, add, delete, or change items as you go, and prioritize things based on color. This app does cost $0.99 but is well worth it since you wont have to go purchase things you forget.
RV Pocket Reference
This is an amazing app that puts tons of RV related information at your fingertips. You can look things up like info on electrical and plumbing systems, RV appliances, heating and cooling systems, hitches, breaks, towing laws, RV weights, leveling& stabilizing, and much more. They also offer calculators to help you figure out your cargo carrying capacity, tongue weight, mileage and speed, area, angles, volume, conversions, finances, and weather. The cost for this app is only $1.99 and unfortunately at this time it is not available for Android devices. If you have an Apple device, download TV Pocket References today!
Sanidumps RV Dump Station
When your RV tanks are full you’ll have no problem finding a dump station with Sanidumps RV Dump Station app. This app will locate you and show you dump stations in the area or you can tell it where you’re going and it will let you know where the stations are there. Results are displayed on Google Maps with turn-by-turn directions to make getting there easy. Favorite the stations you may want to come back to and you can still find them even when you’re off line. Remember that it is illegal to dump your tanks anywhere but a designated station and you don’t want to risk the fine (or pollute the environment) Download this $2.51 app today to get the info on getting those tanks cleaned today.
Camp and RV - Campgrounds Plus
Find and filter your campground search with this great camping app. Camp & RV – Tent Camping to RV Parks brings you the ability to see at a glance if a campground will accept your RV, tent, or a hike in option. With over 30,000 campgrounds, that include private, National and State parks and forests, city and county parks, Bureau of Land Management, Military, and popular club campgrounds, you shouldn’t have a problem finding the right spot. You can even find overnight parking at places such as casinos, walmart, truck stops, and more. Filter your results to ensure the campground you find has all the amenities you seek! This app comes at a cost of $9.99 but it even works when you’re off line. So if you find yourself in the middle of nowhere with no signal or wifi, you’ll still be able to find campgrounds near you.