RVing has been a favorite American hobby for decades. Back in the day, we used to have to navigate with paper maps and pulling over to ask a friendly gas station attendant for direction. Well, those days are long gone. Thanks to the smartphone, everything you need to make it through your trip is right at your fingertips. Apps are all the rage and they make life on the road so much easier.
Here are a few of our favorite RV apps.
Waze is a fabulous navigation app that gives you real-time traffic updates from other users. You can get up-to-date information on where traffic jams are, construction site updates, and what is happening along your route. You can also see where people have been pulled over to keep an eye out for cops (not that you’d be speeding).
Additional options include being able to select the shortest route, avoid highways, and more.
Gas is one of the biggest expenses of RVing (although it’s still cheaper than flying!). Gas Buddy is a fabulous app with curated gas prices from users around the country. It relies on GPS to locate the gas stations that are closest to you and then reports the most recent price a person paid to fill up. Because this is user generated content you can also see when that person filled up to know how accurate the price is likely to be.
Gas Buddy curates the most recent gas prices by incentivizing people to post. After a person posts a certain amount they get a gift card or some other freebie for their willingness to contribute to the community.
Allstays is a favorite among RVers because of how much information it provides. From showing where boondocking sites are to where you can eat, you can find the information needed and save it to your phone so it can be accessed without the internet.
Never be without valuable information again. Whether you’re taking a quick trip or heading across the country, this app is one that you will find yourself relying on over and over again.