Through the use of mobile devices, travelers today have more access to important information about campsites and attractions than ever before. With a quick tap of the finger, you can book campsites, read important information about parks you plan to visit, and more.
To help you make the most of the incredible wealth of information available, we’ve rounded up our top five picks for the best apps for RV owners. Download a few before your next trip and enjoy easy access to helpful information on the go.
Cost: Free or $49.99/year for Pro Plan
Campendium was created by campers for campers. With travelers in mind, Campendium allows you to find campsites either by searching based on your location or by typing in a location you plan to visit. The app not only pulls up what campsites are available in an area, but you can read detailed reviews from other campers, access pictures, find out what cell coverage is in the area, and learn more about on-site amenities.
Campendium offers information about campsites ranging from high-end RV parks to free places to boondock. This app is incredibly easy to use and is at zero cost for the basic membership. For those who upgrade to a Pro Plan, additional features include upgraded cell carrier data filter features, public land overlays, and an ad-free experience.
iOverlander is one of our top picks for those campers who want to find free places to boondock or overland. Through iOverlander, you can search a large database of places to stay throughout the world. Users can add new locations and check-ins at existing locations, and after the traveler checks in, they can update the information about the place, including whether or not the original listing is accurate.
Through iOverlander, you can find helpful camping information, the location of hotels, restaurants, mechanics, water fill stations, propane stations, and more. Every place contains important details about the location, along with any user-uploaded photos and GPS coordinates.
#3: National Park Service
For those who love the National Park system, this app is a must-have. Through the National Park Service app, you can find detailed information about national parks in a specific area, along with all the information about that park.
This includes information about amenities, activities, campgrounds, restrictions, cell phone coverage, and more. You can also use the app to access event calendars, park news, alerts, and volunteer opportunities. Information can be downloaded and saved for offline use, which is particularly helpful when planning trips to remote national park locations.
#4: Harvest Hosts
Cost: $99/year for Basic
Harvest Hosts is an app that connects RVers with wineries, farms, breweries, golf courses, and unique attractions. Through an annual membership, you receive unlimited access to overnight stays at the locations listed in the app. Scheduling a stay is easy, and many Harvest Hosts allow numerous guests each night, providing you with the chance to meet other travelers along the way.
To use Harvest Hosts, you need to have a fully self-contained RV or camper as many of the overnight stay locations do not include access to bathrooms. Harvest Hosts is one of the best ways to get to know locations off the beaten track and to save money on camping costs. Through Harvest Hosts, you’ll also have the chance to try out drinks, foods, and products from the locations where you stay.
#5: First Aid: American Red Cross
While you always hope for the best when embarking on an RV trip, the reality is that disasters or emergencies can strike even the most prepared. The First Aid app by the American Red Cross is the perfect digital tool to have on hand in case of an emergency.
In this app, you’ll find all of the following handy features:
- Learning section where you can access information specific to an emergency situation. For example, a learning module on choking will teach you how to respond if someone starts to choke on an object.
- Preparation section where you can learn important information about being ready for natural disasters and everyday emergencies. You can even learn how to build an emergency kit through the preparation section.
- Emergency section that provides fast guides on how to handle an emergency. Emergency scenarios include allergies, asthma attacks, bleeding, choking, CPR, heart attack, heat stroke, and others.
- Quiz section where you can test your knowledge, helping reinforce important information that you should know in case of an emergency.
- Hospital tab where you can search for hospitals near you.
More Popular Apps for RV Owners
Still looking for more support in the handy form of an app? You’re in luck because the list of applications that can help RVers keeps growing.
More apps that may help you in your RV adventures include:
- Roadtrippers - Plan your road trip and share with friends. Available for iOS and Android.
- AllStays Camp and RV - Discover campgrounds, RV parks, and related services. Available for iOS.
- GasBuddy - Find affordable gas prices near you. Available for iOS and Android.
- The Dyrt - Book campgrounds, tents, RVs, and more. Available for iOS and Android.
- RV Parky - Find RV parks with reviews and information. Available for iOS and Android.
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