10 Smartphone Apps for RV Travel
Smartphones have made RV travel easier as well as keeping you connected while on the road. There are several smartphone apps that can guide your way, whether you’re looking for directions, food, or the closest campground. Below is a list of some of our favorites to help make your next adventure more enjoyable!
Google maps is a must have, you may even already have this one. With over 220 countries mapped you’ll be able to plan your entire trip and be alerted of things like traffic delays and road construction. Google maps is like a GPS navigation system in your pocket, providing you with real-time navigation and voice-guided directions.
Finding the best gas prices while traveling can save you hundreds of dollars on your trip. This app allows you to find the lowest gas prices near you. You can browse by map or current location, as well as sort by gasoline and diesel. GasBuddy relies on real users reporting current prices and offers points and rewards for posting gas prices.
Nothing makes a trip better than some good tunes. Pandora creates a personalized streaming music experience. You can create stations from your favorite songs, artists or genres. The app is free to use but requires a subscription if you want to listen with no ads or use offline mode.
If you spend time dry camping you will eventually need to empty your gray and black water holding tanks. The Sanidumps RV Dump Station Locator app helps you find the nearest dump station by city/zip. The listings contain locations at campgrounds, State Parks, highway rest areas, truck stops, RV dealerships and many more.
Whether you’re looking for a pizzeria or a great coffee shop, Yelp has millions of customer reviews to help you discover the best businesses near you. Yelp also allows you to see the hours, locations, and other important information of any business in your area.
The KOA (Kampgrounds of America) app includes over 450+ locations to choose from across the US and Canada. The app allows you to view the amenities of each campground, read reviews, and make reservations directly from the app. You can search by city, state or location nearest to you.
Instagram is a great way to document your adventure and share your experiences with the world. This photo sharing app lets you capture photos and video and share with a community of over 1 billion users. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, or discover other people with similar interests. Be sure to give us a follow! Colonial Airstream and Colonial RV
Worried about forgetting something on your trip? Or need to keep a list of maintenance ToDo’s? The RV Checklist is a great app for planning a successful trip. The app includes pre-made checklists or you can create your own custom list. You can also share your list amongst friends or move checklists To/From your PC.
One thing that can ruin your trip is bad weather, with the AccuWeather app you can view the forecast of where you currently are or where you plan on traveling to. The app includes live alerts of severe weather as well as minute-by-minute weather updates.
This is a great app for people looking to get out and enjoy nature by either hiking or biking. This app has the largest collection of detailed trail maps with more than 50,000 trails across North America. Exploring trails near you has never been easier with maps, reviews, and photos from the community of users. You can also filter by dog friendly trails or find trails with great views.
This app was built by a full time RVer to help fellow RVers on the road. The RV Parky app has the biggest collection of RV parks, campgrounds, rest areas, gas stations, and stores. The app lets you search for RV Parks categorized by Commercially Owned, Public Parks, 55+, KOA, and more. RV Parky also lists RV friendly stores and get directions to where you are headed to next.
We hope you’ll be able to use at least one of these apps on your next adventure. If you enjoyed this article please take a moment to like or share with your friends and give us a follow on Facebook and Instagram.