When it’s time to hit the road in your RV a smartphone is a fun resource for apps that will help make your camping experience even more fun. Lowest price gas, RV friendly areas, smartphones open up the world right from the palm of your hand.
You will be able to find these applications in the Google Play™ or iPhone™ app store.
Google® has an amazing number of applications that are free services. Google Maps Navigation™ is an easy to use app with turn-by-turn directions. Keep in mind when traveling into backcountry areas you may not receive cell service so a heads up for that. Otherwise you will be able to find your way cross country with ease. You can also find restaurants, ATM, fuel, all via this app based on location.
Weather can play a role when you’re traveling down the road. Severe storms that can cause damage to your coach from hail or high wind a good app to warn you are invaluable. Weather Bug app is tied to Doppler radar stations throughout North America. Traveling into areas that have seasonally stronger weather patterns this app will help you plan out your trip to avoid seasonal rain or snow.
When traveling gas prices can fluctuate a lot based on where you are. For example you might pay a few cents more off the freeway versus driving a couple of blocks in town if you know where to go. Gas Buddy is a free app that helps you find local gas prices and provides map views for easy access. The app even has a way for you to earn points towards gas gift cards. The app works in North America and Canada. With a little help from the app you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the best gas price available.
RV travelers will love Passport America. With over 1800 campgrounds available to choose from, your family will enjoy finding the next family camping adventure. The app provides campgrounds close to your current location or helps you map out a road trip. You can even join the network to receive deep discounts from campgrounds around the country. This is a free app.
You can also find paid apps for RV travel guides that are pay services. Read the reviews and see what other folks are saying about these apps. Before you purchase a pay app check the reviews. Most provide excellent service.
One of the most common things people forget to do is dump tanks. You start traveling down the road and you realize you forgot. It’s more common place than you might think. Sanidumps is a pay app, very inexpensive, but helps you find dump stations. The service will find the closest station to you based on location. Providing you information about hours of operation, cost, map to locations and services offered at the location you choose.
Manufacturers have apps that provide owner’s manuals, in digital easily searchable formats. These great resources provide easy to find solutions for common questions about your travel trailer, fifth wheel or motorhome.
We hope these few ideas help you have a more pleasant RV experience. As your insurance provider we hope to provide you with relevant resources that make life just a little more easy and fun! Please let us know if you have any suggestions for future articles.