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The BEST Websites & Apps for RV Living/Travel

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With the sun shining brighter and the temperatures rising, it’s time to dust off your RV and hit the open road for some unforgettable summer adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned road warrior, like me, or a newbie to the RV life, having the right tools at your fingertips can make all the difference in turning your journey into an epic adventure.

As you gear up for your summer travels, I’ve compiled a list of the top RV traveling apps and resources to help you navigate, discover hidden gems, and make the most of every mile.  I’ve noted the ones I absolutely cannot live without with an asterisk(*). Let’s break down the essential RV traveling websites and mobile apps that will take your summer adventures to the next level.

Best RV Travel/RV Living Websites

1. RV Trip Wizard

TripWizard is a comprehensive trip planning tool offers customizable routing, campground reviews, fuel planning, and trip cost estimation. It’s your one-stop shop for planning the perfect route.

2. AllStays

With detailed information on over 32,000 campgrounds, AllStays helps you find the ideal spot for your RV adventure, complete with amenities, reviews, and contact details.

3. FreeCampsites.Net

Offers a database of free and low-cost camping locations across the United States, empowering adventurers to find budget-friendly camping options while exploring the great outdoors. Note: I’ve replaced this with iOverlander (below), but it’s still a great back-up boondocking spot finder. 

4. Roadtrippers

Discover off-the-beaten-path attractions, quirky roadside stops, and scenic detours with Roadtrippers. Simply plug in your route and uncover hidden gems waiting to be explored.

5. iOverlander

For the adventurous souls who prefer boondocking or dry camping, iOverlander is a must-have app. With a database of free and low-cost camping spots around the world, this app is perfect for those seeking off-grid adventures and remote destinations.

6. The Dyrt

With over 44,000 campgrounds and reviews from outdoor enthusiasts, The Dyrt makes it easy to find and book your next camping adventure. Explore campgrounds, read reviews, and plan your trip with ease.

7. *Harvest Hosts (formerly Boondockers Welcome)

A unique membership program that connects RVers with a network of over 1,500 picturesque wineries, farms, breweries, and attractions across North America. Save 15% on your annual membership by using this link: https://www.harvest-hosts.com/25LZL4D/2CTPL/

Best RV Travel/RV Living Mobile Apps

1. GasBuddy

At just 8 mpg for some RVs, finding cheap gas is essential!  Locate the cheapest gas stations along your route with GasBuddy, helping you save money on fuel so you can spend more on experiences.

2. *US Public Lands App

If you’re traveling along a remote desert road and see a road that looks promising for camping, no more guessing, “Is it public or private with the US Public Lands App. It has comprehensive information and maps for identifying and exploring America’s vast network of public lands, including national park and monuments, forests, wildlife refuges, and more, making it easy for outdoor enthusiasts to plan and navigate their adventures. Available on Google Play and Apple.

3. *iOverlander

iOverland has become my go-to source for finding boondocking (aka: dispersed camping). For off-grid adventurers, iOverlander provides a database of free and low-cost camping spots, propane, dump stations, fresh water, mechanics, laundromats, shopping, and more around the world. Find everything you need to live and travel in an RV with ease!

4. Waze

Navigate with real-time traffic updates, road closures, and alternative routes using Waze. Stay ahead of traffic jams and arrive at your destination with ease.

5. ParkAdvisor

Find the perfect campground or RV park with ParkAdvisor, offering reviews, photos, and amenities for thousands of locations across the country.

6. *Weather Underground

Stay updated on weather conditions with hyper-local forecasts, radar maps, and severe weather alerts from Weather Underground. Be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.

7. *Google Maps:

Utilize tGoogle Maps satellite view feature to scout for potential free camping spots on public lands. This is a must have tool for adventurous RVers who want to find secluded areas to camp- you know the ones that aren’t on all the apps! Available on Google Play and Apple.

Let's Hit the Open Road!

With these essential RV traveling apps and resources in your arsenal, you’re well-equipped to embark on an unforgettable adventure. So pack your bags, fuel up your RV, and get ready to hit the road for a summer (or a life!) filled with endless possibilities and unforgettable memories. Safe travels, fellow adventurers, and may your journey be filled with joy, discovery, and boundless adventure!

DISCLAIMER: Carolyn’s RV Life and Carolyn Higgins share her experiences, thoughts, opinions and ideas in this blog post and on this website for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, instruction or guidance. Viewers/Readers should consult with professionals before pursing any actions or behaviors exhibited in this video. Carolyn’s RV Life or Carolyn Higgins cannot be held liable in the event of any accident or injury that may occur as a result of application of procedures and information provided in this video.

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