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Travel App; Must-Have Apps for Any RV’er

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Travel App; Must-Have Apps for Any RV’er

Whether you own an RV or are planning to rent one, RV life has its ups and downs. One way to help minimize the “downs” is if you download travel apps. Pick one or more from the list of apps below to help minimize the bad times, making life on the road more enjoyable and certainly less stressful.

Roadtrippers Plus Travel App

Roadtripper Plus Travel App

Some of the features when you purchase Roadtrippers Plus:

  • Plan longer trips; Add up to 150 stops to your epic road trips.
  • No Ads; Plan your trip without interruption.
  • Offline Maps; Select from our list of offline maps to explore off the grid
  • Collaboration; Build incredible journeys with a little help from your friends.
  • New Map Styles; Go lighter or darker depending on the time of day.
  • Live Traffic; Check traffic conditions while on the road.
  • Amazing Deals; Special discounts from our travel partners
  • More to Come! New premium features released all the time!

RV Parky

RV Parky

 

 

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RV Parky is an RV Park directory built by a full-time RV’er with the help of the RV community to help fellow RV’ers on the road. Here you can find information, images, and reviews for the most complete collection of RV Parks and campgrounds in the United States and Canada.

You can sort campgrounds by:

  • Their Star Rating
  • Park Categories: RV Parks, Public Parks, Adult (55+) Parks, KOA/Jellystone Parks
  • Stores with Overnight Parking: Walmart, Cabala’s, etc.
  • Filter by RV Site Amenities; Water, Sewer, Electric (30/50Amp), Pet Friendly, and too many more to list here

RV Parky for iPhone and iPad Available in the App Store

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RV Parky for Android Available in Google Play

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To get a true appreciation of RV Parky’s capabilities, download the app today.

Accuweather Travel App

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Introducing a completely NEW AccuWeather! Check out our completely redesigned app that boasts the same superior accuracy that you’ve come to rely upon, but with a more beautiful interface to make your experience easier and just better:

  • Improved UI – We have a new streamlined user interface layout with a stunning conditional background feature. It couldn’t be easier to use and helps you quickly visualize all of the relevant info you need.
  • New Radar: Past/Future in one time-span. PLUS other hyper-localized mapping layers.
  • Minute by Minute Weather: Get an even greater breakdown of the live weather – minute by minute. Want more? Check out the ‘Looking Ahead’ page that shares a detailed minute by minute snapshot of the next two hours.
  • Real-time notifications: choose which notifications you get, based on what matters to you the most.
  • Today Tonight Tomorrow: Glance at the highs and lows of today’s weather and a peek at the highs for tomorrow.

Get the accurate weather forecast you know you can rely on with AccuWeather. With in-depth forecast news, the latest forecast updates, severe weather alerts, and much more. This app’s precision and scientific accuracy let you stay one step ahead – making the unpredictable, predictable.

Be prepared for any sudden changes in weather with live alerts and detailed reports. Plus our daily snapshots provide everything from cloud cover to UV index.

This Accuweather app is only available for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, from the App Store

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Allstays Pro Travel App

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Allstays Pro is a great computer desktop companion website app. Here are some of the incredible features of this most useful app.

  1. Over 37,000 Campgrounds

If you are looking for a campground in the US or Canada, look no further. Allstays Camp and RV have the largest database of campgrounds available anywhere. During the high season for campgrounds, you may even find an open campground on Allstays Pro that you would not have otherwise found on Google.

The app has an interactive map with dropdowns in the app for:

Select camp type;  Independent,  KOA,  Army Corps,  BLM (The Bureau of Land Management),  County/City Parks,  State/Prov Parks,  National/State Forests,  National Parks,  Wildlife Area,  Military,  ONP (Olympic National Park) Places,  Elk Lodge,  Moose Lodge,

Camping Maps Only; Amenities, Clubs, Rates, Ratings Charts

       2. Truck – Everything; 

The app has an interactive map with dropdowns in the app for:

Truck Stops; Flying J Travel Plaza,  Indie Truck Stops,  Pilot Travel Centers,  Loves Travel Stops,  Petro Centers,  Speedway Truck Stops,  TA Travel Centers,  Loves Country Store,  Pacific Pride, Rest Areas/Parking; Select truck stop type, Extras & Services, Select services, Bridges/Grades, Select road hazard

Truck Rest Stops; Rest Area, Turnout, Welcome Center

Truck Weigh Stations;

Truck/RV Wash Center; Dealer/Service, Indie Truck Stops, AM Best, Flying J, Loves Travel Stop, Petro, Stopping Center, Pilot Travel Center, TA Travel Center, Propane Business, Truck Parking Extra

Parking Stores; Standard, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets

Low Clearance; Covered/Tunnel, 7 ft range, 8 ft range, 9 ft range, 10 ft range, 11 ft range, 12 ft range, 13 ft range, 14 ft range, 15 ft range

Motels with Parking: Dropdowns for Amenities, popular motel chains, etc.

The Allstays Pro app is not available on Apple Store or Google Play, but you can get Allstays Camp & RV for iPads and iPhones. This app does not contain all the features of Allstays Pro.

Allstays Camp & RV on the App Store

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Sanidumps Travel App

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With all the travel apps out there, Sanidumps one is a must-have. There’s nothing more frustrating than pulling your fully-loaded RV into a dump station only to find out it’s closed and the next closest one is miles away. Not only are you aggravated, but you end up spending more money on fuel than you planned.

Some other negative effects of not being able to dump your holding tanks are:

  • Extra weight can cause significant damage to your rig
  • A full holding tank sloshing around for mile after mile takes its toll on:
    • braking
    • steering
    • transmission
    • alignment
    • and can cause blowouts or breakdowns

Recent statistics show that nearly two-thirds of RVs exceed one or more of their load ratings. In fact, excess weight is one of the top 10 leading cause of RV accidents.

If the above reasons weren’t enough to make you take notice, there is a dramatic increase in fuel consumption as well. Full fluid tanks can add 1,000 to 2,000 pounds to your rig’s GVW and while there are RV dump stations almost everywhere when you need one, they’re impossible to find. To understand all vehicle weight definitions, please go here  Loading Capacities

Sanidumps Dump Station Locator is a useful app that helps you locate places to dump your sanitation tank. The premium version allows you to save your 20 favorite dump stations, as well as receive turn-by-turn directions to your dumpsite. And your favorites are available offline, so even in spotty reception areas, you’ll have no trouble navigating to your dump station.

Wrap Up

The apps on this list will help make your next RV experience even more enjoyable.

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Chip and Evi

There is no denying that RV travel is more popular today than it has ever been. With more than 485 locations, KOA reported that in 2020, there were more than 94.5 million camper households throughout North America. In the US, 48.2 million households camped at least once in 2020, including 10.1 million households that camped for the first time. Campers are more diverse than ever, with 60% of first-time campers in 2020 are from non-white groups, the highest rate since the inception of this report.
According to a Market Watch article published June 11, 2021, in an RVIA newsletter, RVing was hot in 2020. For example, well-known RV rental company Outdoorsy saw a 4,500% increase in bookings in 2020. And in 2021, there is reason to believe that this trend will continue. A recent survey by the RV Industry Association found that about three in 10 Americans hope to take an RV trip this year — 10% of whom have never done it before.
My wife Evi and I are in the 3 in 10 that plans to take an RV trip in 2021. As a matter of fact, since May 2021, we have been living in our RV full-time. We plan to live in our unit until the end of the year and then move into our permanent home. But, rest assured we will continue to take frequent trips in our motorhome.
With Covid 19 still in an issue in 2021, there is reason to believe travelers will want to venture out with family and close friends again. After all, there are over 4300 campgrounds in the USA to consider for your next group adventure.

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