Years ago, traveling in an RV meant having more maps than you knew what to do with and quarters for the pay phone so that you could call around for information. Today, we have the technology where none of that is necessary. GPS has replaced the folder full of maps and Android and iPhone apps have replaced the need to make phone calls. If you are going to be traveling in an RV, you should make sure that you download the must-have apps for the RV traveler.
Camper’s Helper – Find Attractions and Points of Interest
Camper’s Helper is an app for those who love camping. You will find almost all campsites available in USA and Canada, locations to fill up with propane, dump stations and more. If you want to find the best park in the area, you should download this app on your iPhone or Android phone. It has a good website as well, you can also use the directory from your computer, for example here are the California park listings. Give it a try and see it yourself.
RoadTrippers – Find Attractions and Points of Interest
This is an excellent app for travelers who don’t know the area that they are traveling to and want to make the most of their time there. This app is available for Android and iPhone. This app is a one-stop shop where you can find absolutely anything. It is also very simple to use. You would click on whatever yo are looking for. There is an option for hotels, attractions, natural wonders, and even places that the app considers weird. You can also find restaurants and gas stations with this app. The app covers the entire United States.
GasBuddy-Find the Lowest Gas Prices
Traveling in an RV requires a great deal of gas. Since the amount of gas that the RV needs can be expensive, you likely want to find the gas station with the best prices. Years ago, this would mean going from gas station to gas station looking, which would waste gas costing you, even more, money. GasBuddy is an app that will tell you which gas station in the area has the lowest price. It is available for iPhones and Android phones, and it is very simple to use. You would simply end the zip code of the city that you are in, and all of the current gas prices in the area would be listed. This app is the best way to save money on your trip.
Two Steps Beyond – Find a Free Place to Park
If you don’t want to pay the cost of renting a space at an RV park, you should consider downloading this app. The government owns close to 650 million acres of land. This is land for Americans. If you want to park your RV for free for a night or a few days, this app will give you places in your area where you can do just that. It can end up saving you a great deal of money during your trip. This app is very easy to use and it is available on iPhone and Android phones.
RVillage – Find Other RV Travelers Nearby
If you want to connect with other people who are out on the open road, you should use RVillage. It is a social media site for people who are on the road. It has over 50,641 members, and it is free to join. You can make friends with the people on the site, attend get-togethers in the area that you are visiting, and join specific groups. It is the best way to meet new people while you are on the road. They don’t have an app yet, but hopefully, they will do something soon. Now you can only use their website.
Luckily, technology has made traveling in an RV much simpler and more convenient. If you download each of these apps before your trip, you are guaranteed to save yourself money and have a great time.