Plan Your RV Trip With These Great Apps

Trip planning is one of the hardest parts of RVing. While you can plan everything out on your computer by visiting different websites, what happens if you need to make changes to your itinerary when you’re on the road and away from your computer? Luckily, there are a few great apps to help take the stress out of travel planning whether you rent an RV from goHomePort or are driving or towing your own. 

Campendium is easily one of the best resources available to weekend warriors and full-timers alike. The app lets you view campsites near you, read reviews about those campsites, see photos of different campgrounds, and more. The app even tells you the largest size RV that’s parked at the location and which cellular networks get service in the area. 

The app is free, but there is also a premium version called Roadpass Pro that lets you access additional information and gives you the opportunity to browse ad-free. Roadpass Pro costs $49.99 per year, but it does include memberships to a few additional apps that can make your trip planning easier.

GasBuddy allows you to find gas stations near you when you’re on the road. The app gives you prices for different octane levels and lets you search for gas stations with specific amenities and services. Even better, prices are updated regularly, so you’ll be able to shop around for the cheapest price with confidence.

WiFi Map
Staying connected, especially if you’re working on the road, is essential. But cell service isn’t always reliable in small towns. The WiFi Map app shows you where the best free WiFi hotspots are based on your location. These hotspots may be at libraries, fast food restaurants, coffee shops, and more.

Keep in mind that these hotspots may not be password-protected or secure which could put your devices and personal information at risk. So, use them at your own risk.

Roadtrippers Plus
Unfortunately, most navigation apps assume that you’re driving a small car, truck, or SUV, not driving an RV with higher-than-average rooflines. This makes it difficult to know if you’re going to encounter a low bridge or a windy road that’s too narrow to comfortably navigate in your rig. Roadtrippers Plus features an easy-to-use navigation tool that allows you to program the type and length of RV you’re using. The app then generates a route that works for your rig. It can accommodate RVs of all sizes and types. Unfortunately, Roadtrippers Plus isn’t free. You’ll need to pay $35.99 a year after their free seven-day trial. 

Planning Your Trip Should Be Fun
When you’re en route to your destination or are trying to find a place to park for the night, use these apps. They’ll help you simplify your trip planning process and can spare you the stress and headache of finding the perfect route with campsites along the way. When you get back home, we’ll be here to help you keep your RV safe. Reserve your storage spot online and never worry about leaving your RV on the street again! 
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