LETS TALK APPS!
As full-time RVer’s who travel, we rely on a lot of different apps and websites to give us all the information we want or need. From weather to boondocking. And dump stations to gas stations. There is so much more to just getting in your RV and driving to your next location. New apps are coming out all the time, so I’ll try to update this often!
Our Top Weather Apps
There are a lot of great apps out there for the weather. We don’t care what you use, but please use a couple of them. They can literally save your life.
This is really above all the most important part of your planning. Weather can make traveling in an RV very unsafe if you aren’t careful. We actually use several different apps to check the weather. Remember to check them all! They can be different. Predicting the weather is known to be quite the guessing game.
Boondocking / Campground Apps
Free Campsites – This is actually our first go-to. But our rule of thumb is we always check more than one app when looking for boondocking places. All the apps have very different information. Plus, we read the reviews, and those are also different on each app. We love all the different filters you can use on this app. Very helpful.
Allstays – This is another top choice. Allstays also lists other information. Check your filters on the app. You can find water, dump stations, propane stations, etc. (This is the only app we pay for. I believe it’s still about $10 to purchase. Well worth it)
Campendium – Another very highly recommended app. We use these top 3 more than any other apps. Using more than one source of information means you won’t be stuck somewhere you aren’t comfortable. We find there really is a lot of different information from one app to another.
We also use the following if we find the need to dig a little deeper.
Useful RV Life Apps
After 5 years of full-time travel now, we have discovered some amazing apps. But there are even more! So if you find one not on our list, please let us know! Good thing our phones hold a lot of apps, right?
This app can help you find the type of gas/fuel you need and will show you prices. Very useful app for any sort of travel, but especially RV traveling.
Sanidumps RV Dump Locator
I love this app! With the Sanidumps RV Dump Station Locator app, you’ll be quickly directed to the nearest dump station, or you can locate one at your next stopping point. We personally try to find free places to dump our tanks and this is a great resource.
You probably already have this app on all of your phones and tablets, but if not, be sure you have it before your next trip. I personally love it for “pinning” my location and sending the GPS coordinates to someone who might be meeting us later. I also love the live traffic conditions.
This app accesses your location and provides you with a list of nearby attractions you may be interested in. There are sections such as hotels, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, etc. Check it out! It’s a great tool!
I think this is one of our most-used apps when on the highways. They make it so easy to find what’s coming up ahead and make plans to stop. If you’re looking for something in particular, you will know well in advance what is coming up. Restaurants, hotels, rest areas, or gas stations just to name a few.
Now, let’s have some fun! What are your favorite travel activities? We have a few favorites.
Here’s a fun one! Who loves Geocaching? If you don’t know what Geocaching is, check out my blog about that.Geo-What? What is Geocaching, and How Does it Work? Bringing Free and Family Fun Together. It’s basically a world wide scavenger hunt. Gets you out there hiking and walking and you’ll look at the world a little different after you start playing this game. And the kids will love it! Our kids grew up playing with us, and still play to this day!
This is somewhat a new one for us. This last Christmas our daughters got us Disc Golf sets and we’ve really enjoyed playing. This app lets you find places to play around where you are.
Our friends got us completely hooked on this game. Why? Because it takes you to places you wouldn’t have ever noticed. Murals on walls, hidden historical finds and so much more! Explore the mysterious world around you with the Ingress Scanner. Interact with real-world landmarks to collect valuable resources from Portals to empower your Faction.
We hope you found some of these apps helpful! And we’d love to know what apps help you get out there and stay out there.
Here are a few other blogs we think you’ll love:
- How to Store Board Games in an RV, Tiny Home or Small Space
- 10 Reasons You Should Live in an RV
- RV Boondocking vs. RV Campgrounds
- Boondocking ~ How We Spent $48 on Camping Fees For the Whole Year
- 11 Unique Places to Visit in the USA
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