To locate campgrounds, dump sites, dog parks or service centers from your smart phone, download any of our favorite apps before hitting the road. You have tons to choose from, in fact RV Links puts them all in one place for $0.99, but we’ve highlight five that are essential—both helpful, convenient, and affordable resources.
Best of the Road (FREE)
We may be biased, but our app is a must-have for road travelers. For photos and reviews of small towns and points of interest all across the country, videos of destinations we’ve visited on our annual road rally, and over 250 road trip itineraries, you can plan your travels conveniently with input from fellow road trippers. Plus, Rand McNally has you covered with all the maps you find in our atlases downloaded onto your phone.
RV Park Finder (FREE)
Powered by Trailer Life Directory, this app covers over 11,700 parks and campgrounds. Search by city, state or province, proximity (from 15-200 miles from your location), features, rating, photos, and whether a Good Sam discount is available. View results on a map, access the park’s website, and call directly from the listing if desired.
RV Checklist ($0.99)
This is a great tool to stay organized or get used to RVing when you start out. Maintain reminders or stops for short and long trips, record where you’ve stored things in your RV, follow the step-by-step process for arriving and departing from sites, keep track of all you’ve packed, and transfer any of your lists via email or download.
State Parks ($1.99)
Here’s your comprehensive list of every state park wherever your travels take you. Download any of the state parks apps to see every park on a map, browse photos from other visitors, read a description, and access the hours, contact info, and activities of each location. Search by desired activity and view current weather conditions as you plan. You can add photos of your own once you’ve visited, too.
RV Owners Community (FREE)
While most major RV clubs have apps of their own, iRV2.com allows you to easily post questions or browse forums on the road to see what other RVers advise, ask, or simply share. Ask or provide tips and experiences with other RVers to be part of the community and use the content as a tool for better and safer traveling.
Other great resources:
RV Links ($0.99)
All Stays RV Dumps and Sani Stations ($1.99)
WalMart Overnight Parking Locator ($2.99)
RV Buyer’s Guide ($3.99)
RV Trader (FREE)
Good Sam Roadside Assistance (FREE)
Passport America RV Club
RVT.com Mobile (FREE)
Find Me Rest Stops ($0.99)
RVUSA.com Mobile (FREE)
RV Care Network (FREE)