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RVing Goes Digital – 10 Essential Apps for the Modern Camper.

Last updated: 17 August 2023

I don’t remember what we did before cell phones? I have a vague recollection of something being attached to a wall. The revolution of technology has changed everything! The way we find info, look up phone numbers, use maps, communicate, shop, entertain, and yes…even the way we RV! And why not? There are lots of useful apps out there to make the RV and camping experience that little bit easier.

Here’s our list of the top 10 best apps to enhance your RV life experience:

1) AllTrails – Free for Android and iOS

An absolute necessity for hiking enthusiasts! Browse trail listings, view topographic maps, photos, and reviews. This inclusive app includes over 50,000 trail guides for hiking, biking and more. You can even save trail maps to use offline for when you’re taking a vacation from civilization.
Get the app!

2) AccuWeather -Free for Android and iOS

Weather can make or break any road trip. It’s better to be informed and now whether you’re going to be heading into stormy weather or need to stock up on the sunscreen. AccuWeather provides localized hourly and daily forecasts including maps, news, and extreme weather alerts.
Get the app!

3) RV Care -Free for Android and iOS

The RV Care network is a nationwide community of dealerships who have joined together to ensure the absolute best in customer service no matter where you are. If you purchase an RV from an RV Care dealership (Like Mike Rosman RV) you immediately become a customer to all other RV Care dealerships across Canada receiving the same level of customer service excellence no matter where you are. The RV Care app locates the nearest RV Care dealership to your location, provides directions, and you can filter search results depending on the type of service you’re looking for (repair, parts, accessories, etc.)

4) First Aid – American Red Cross-Free for Android and iOS

Providing a wealth of first-aid and medical information, this app gives you advice on how to deal with emergencies and various common injuries and ailments. Including videos, diagrams, and a 911 shortcut button, this app is essential for all travellers (unless you’re a doctor, in which case you’re probably fine)
Get the app!

5) Tiny Flashlight LED & Flashlight-Free for Android and iOS

Everyone can use a little more light in their lives. This app uses your phone’s LED flash and turns it into a flash light. As well as basic lighting the app also provides a strobe light pattern, and a text-to-morse code feature.
Get the app!

6) RV Checklist-Free for Android, 0.99 cents on iOS

There are so many things to remember when RVing that sometimes you need a little assistance. This handy customizable app ensures you’re not leaving anything behind and that you’re crossing all your ‘t’s’ and dotting all your ‘i’s’.

7) Trip Journal – Free for Android and iOS (lite version), $2.99 for the full version

With options to add photos, video, thoughts, map pin points, and add favorites, the app allows you to create a virtual scrapbook chronicling your journey and creates lasting memories that you can revisit again and again.

8) RV Parky – Free for Android and iOS

This directory app contains over 25,000 searchable RV campgrounds and parks in both the US and Canada. Easy to use and completely free!
Get the app!

9) The GasBuddy RV app – Free for Android and iOS

Finding the cheapest gas is important, especially if you’re travelling on a budget. This app lists gas prices all over the US and Canada and is updated through user experience on a daily, often hourly, basis.
Get the app! (Android) – Get the app! (iTunes)

10) RV Dump App – Free for Android and iOS

Got a full waste tank? RV Dump will locate the nearest sanitary dump station to you so you can empty and get back on the road.


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