Whether you’re a snow bird about to head down south for the winter, or you’re an all-weather camper, or you’re just day dreaming of going on a family vacation in your RV, these must-have RVing apps will make your trip simpler, safer and even educational! Ignore those pesky emails and notifications, and instead utilize these apps to make your RV trip the best experience of the season! Many of these apps are free and all will make your RV experience more enjoyable!
Bring Fido (Free, Apple Only)
Bring Fido is an essential app for all the dog lovers. Find pet-friendly parks, restaurants and attractions at the tap of a touch screen. Plus, you can locate local resources like pet supply stores, groomers and veterinarians just as easily. If Rover’s coming camping with you, this app will make the trip anything but ruff!
Gas Buddy (Free, Apple and Android)
Who doesn’t want to save money when they’re at the pump? Gas Buddy streamlines the process, with no work on your end. The app lets you search for the cheapest gas in whatever location you choose.You can find gas stations by distance or price, and the prices are updated by users (over 60 million) in real time. If you want to save money while filling your vehicle, Gas Buddy is a no-brainer.
GoSkyWatch (Free, Apple Only)
GoSkyWatch is simple: just point your phone at the sky and start exploring! Planets, stars and constellations will literally be at your fingertips. The full sky display, red light mode for preserving your night vision, and enormous database make this app easy and fun to use. GoSkyWatch is a great way to introduce your kids to the night sky and turn your trip into an interactive learning experience.
RV Checklist (Free, Apple and Android)
Don’t forget the wheel chocks! Checklists are essential for planning a successful RV trip, and now there’s an app making the process easier: The pre-populated checklists in RV Checklist will satisfy the planner in everyone. This app has an intuitive interface that makes it easy to navigate. RV Checklist lets you customize specific lists and alerts you when a list is complete, making it a must-have for both the novice and the well-traveled RVer.
RV Parky (Free, Apple and Android)
RV Parky is your secret to finding the best campgrounds and parks no matter where your travels take you. Within the search bar, the filters allow you to select which amenities are most important to you, whether a campground has fishing sites, and plenty of other options. This app also includes RV friendly stores, fuel stops and rest areas. With RV Parky, everything you need to choose a location is contained in one convenient app.
SAS Survival Guide ($5.99, Apple and Android)
From poisonous plants to knot tying to Morse Code, the SAS Survival Guide has it all. The best-selling handbook, based on former soldier John “Lofty” Wiseman’s training in Britain’s SAS (Special Air Service), has sold over a million copies–and now it’s come to life in app form. SAS Survival Guide is divided into 9 chapters and covers essentials like first aid, camping in various climates and more. Videos bring the techniques to life and quizzes are available to put your newly acquired skills to the test. If you’re spending any time outside, this app is an invaluable resource.
State Lines ($4.99, Apple and Android)
Sometimes, your local state park just doesn’t cut it and you want to travel out of state. State Lines makes the process a breeze. The app has over 50 pieces of information, from sales tax and time zones, to seatbelt laws and speed limits, to u-turns and pet leash laws. If that doesn’t convince you, the fact that the entire database is preloaded and doesn’t need WiFi or cell coverage should seal the deal!