While Waze might be a lesser known GPS app compared to the iPhone Maps or Google Maps, its commonly referred to as one of the best. Waze uses a community based effort to bring it’s users minute to minute updates on traffic, speed traps, accidents, road hazards, and traffic jams. With the updates given by each user in real time, Waze will automatically adjust your route to get you to your destination the quickest and safest. Another benefit users record for others is gas prices which can be shown along your route so that you’re able to get the most bang for your buck! You can find it here on iTunes or here on Google Play.
Taking GPS a step further, CoPilot GPS was specifically created for the RVer. CoPilot offers benefits such as calculating your route and giving you the safest one for you and your rig based on it’s size and weight and adding automatic suggested stops to your route to make your road trip experience ever better. And while those benefits are cool, the best and most unique benefit of CoPilot is that it will still guide you when you don’t have cell service. No matter if you love to boondock or prefer the sense of community at the campground with your friends, not having any cell phone service or internet comes as no surprise, but with CoPilot, you’ll take comfort in knowing you can always safely get to your next destination. Check it out for yourself! iTunes or Google Play.
Anyone else almost always forget to do at least one thing before leaving or when you arrive? Don’t lie, we all do! Which is exactly why this app was created. RV Checklist comes with Master lists which includes lists for short trips, extended trips, and even Maintenance To Do, Standard checklists for when you arrive at your site, leave your site, compiling your First Aid Kit, and even one to guide you through Winterization. The app also allows you to create your own checklists and customize the above checklists to meet your needs. Download it on iTunes!
DISH Satellite Finder
So you’re all set up in your camper and now you’re ready to relax. You’ve hit a few bumps in the road, and your last step is to get your Satellite Antenna set up to create your living room in the great out doors when. Crap! Your antenna can’t find the Satellites. Is it because of the trees? Is your camper in the way? Who knows. Enter the DISH Satellite Finder. Don’t get frustrated! Just pull up your Satellite finder app and let it do the work for you. This app will tell you what obstacles are in the line of sight and when prompted, it will even point out where the satellites are in the southern sky. Download now on iTunes to find the perfect spot!
My DISH App
Never worry about calling in to extend your services, or changing your location again! With the My DISH App you can view and pay your bill, manage your programming packages, and change your current location! Whether you’re stopping at 2 destination or 10, every time you set up camp just updated your current location in the app and it will automatically update your account so you can view the current local channels! Find it in the iTunes store here or Google Play here
While Roadtrippers is another GPS app that gives you suggestions of where to stop along the way on your road trip, this app brings your experience to another level because it has the option to let your friends give you suggestion on your rout too! It’s the perfect app for those who love stopping at local diners, quirky roadside attractions, national parks, or scenic lookouts. You can find it both on iTunes and on Google Play.
Apps that suggest things to do, gas stations, and places to stay seem to be a dime a dozen, but through the research we’ve done for this list we found that ALLSTAYS came HIGHLY recommended by weekenders and full-timers alike. One benefit that makes ALLSTAYS stand out from the rest is that while it shows you everything from RV resorts to parking lots you’re allowed to over-night in, to even inclines on your routes, its best benefit is that it uses extensive filters and thousands of points that are unique to just this app. Unfortunately it’s only available for iPhones but if you’re one of them you can find it here.
Do other apps also tell you where to get the cheapest gas on your route? Sure they do, but Gas Buddy is the only app that connects you with more than 60 MILLION drivers that will let you know more stops with the best prices. Find the best prices for your iPhone here and Google Play here.
Ever wonder what the future holds? With iExit you don’t have to! With iExit you’ll never have to wait to see what’s coming up at the next exit. Looking for something specific like a KOA Campground, Chick-Fill-A, or a fun playground? No problem, just let the app know and it’ll tell you when it’s coming up! You can find it in iTunes or the Google Play Store!
It’s not something you probably look forward to, but it’s always necessary! SaniDumps also comes highly recommended by those who have taken life on the road full time. When the time comes and you need to…unload, click open your app, type in your location if need be and SaniDumps will tell you the address & GPS coordinates, whether they’re open or closed (seasonally), and how big of rigs each can accommodate. Take the stress off of dumping by finding SaniDumps in the iTunes store or Google Play.
Surprise! A BONUS APP because 'tis the season of giving! Harvest Host is your connection to be able to stay at beautiful location all across America, and even has some in Canada, for FREE! Now get ready for the best part.. Not only are these stays free but most of the locations are at vineyards, breweries, and distilleries! Looking for something more family friendly? Harvest Host also offers stays at farms, museums, and other attractions that might be more up your alley. The membership is just $49 (basically what you could pay for 1 night at a campground) and the app is free! Find it on iTunes here or Google Play here.
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