If you are looking for apps to make your RV life easier then you have landed at the right spot. We have compiled a list of over 50 apps to make RV life easy and fun. We have also included a few websites that are a must for every RVer. So let’s jump right in and talk about what these apps can do for you!
1. 5-0 Radio Police Scanner
Easily find out about weather, news, and crime happening around you. Includes live police, firefighter, emergency news and ham radios. Android does have similar apps available.
2. First Aid – American Red Cross
Provides expert step by step first aid advice for everyday emergencies. Also, had videos, interactive quizzes. You can check out the American Red Cross’s entire line of apps: Pet First Aid, Tornado, Hurricane, Earthquake, and Emergency.
Great app for weather tracking. It provides a basic forecast, wind forecast, waves forecast, wind gusts, dew point, precipitation, pressure, and of course temperature. You can also set up weather alerts.
Displays animated doppler weather over google maps. Automatically finds your location when you open the app.
5. Harvest Host
Android/Apple: Membership Required
Harvest Hosts is a membership network of 900+ wineries, breweries, farms, golf courses and attractions that allows you to overnight for free. It is so much better than sleeping in a Walmart parking lot. When you sign up for Harvest Hosts be sure to use the code HHFRIENDS15 to save 15% on your membership.
6. Boondockers Welcome
Website/ Not an app (YET): Membership Required
I know this is not really an app but I couldn’t skip out on Boondockers Welcome. It is an excellent resource to boondock for free. This site pairs you up with people who allow you to boondock on their property for free. Most of the hosts are also RVers so they understand the needs that come with the lifestyle. When you join Boondockers Welcome be sure to use the code YouMeRV to save on your membership.
7. Overnight RV Parking
Android/Apple: Annual Fee
It contains over 14,000 free overnight parking and no parking locations in the US and Canada. Search by current location, zip code, providence code or city and state.
8. USFS and BLM Campgrounds
This app has over 5,800 US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campgrounds throughout the US. These campgrounds are free or low cost.
9. RV Dump Station Finder/Sanidumps
Apple/Website: $0.99 for app/Website is free
Sanidumps is my favorite website to find dump stations when we are boondocking. It has over 17,000 dump sites listed and provides the cost of the dump station. RV Dump Station Finder is the app companion. The app allows you to filter dump stations by price and location
10. Free Campsites
Free Campsites is a community built database of free campsites and also pay campgrounds. New sites are added regularly.
11. Free Roam
This app helps you find free campsites on BLM and USFS land and includes cell coverage map overlays. It also includes filters for finding dumpsites, water, propane, gyms, showers, cell towers and more.
HipCamp is a camping version of Airbnb. You choose your site and pay the owner of the property online. It has unique camping experiences on over 300,000 campsites, ranches, vineyards, public parks and more throughout the US.
13. Trip Toll Calculator Tollguru
Computes toll costs for cars, trucks, trailers, bus, RV and motorcycles for toll roads, bridges, tunnels, and turnpikes in the US, Canada, Mexico and India. Will compute the cheapest route. Includes many types of EZ Pass costs.
14. RV Trip Wizard
RV Trip Wizard is an amazing website makes trip planning easy and keeps you organized. You can set your preferred driving distance or time and it will help you plan within that window. It has over 17k campgrounds and 57k points of interest. I have been using this website since we hit the road over a year ago and can’t imagine planning without it.
Lets you know what truck friendly businesses are at each interstate exit including current diesel prices (updated daily). Also includes truck scales, truck parking, rest areas, Walmarts and more.
16. Mileage Keeper
Mileage Keeper was created to track your fuel economy by odometer and fuel costs. I have also created vehicles to track tolls, propane, def, and RV washes.
17. Gas Buddy
This app helps you find the cheapest fuel prices. You can filter for price, location, brand and other amenities such as restaurants and bathrooms.
18. Interstate Rest Areas
Interstate Rest Area is a website that provides a map of all the rest areas in the US. It includes the amenities at each rest area and the rules for overnight parking in each state.
Android/Apple: In App Purchase
Fuelly tracks your vehicle’s fuel economy and maintenance records. You can even set reminders for maintenance such as oil changes.
Fun & Helpful
20. Blue Beacon
This is a Blue Beacon Truck Wash locator in the US and Canada. It allows you to search by city and state.
21. Roadside America
Website: Free/Apple: In App Purchases
Roadside America is a website and app that will help you find unique roadside attractions throughout the United States. Find the most unique and funny places such as route 66 sights, caves, the world’s largest and smallest sights, strange museums, bizarre architecture and more.
22. Satellite Pointer
Satellite Pointer helps you set up your TV dish quickly and easily by directing your phone to the sky to find satellites. The database has over 200 satellites.
23. Sky Map
Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium that identifies stars, planets, nebulae and more.
24. Night Sky
Identifies stars, planets, constellations, and satellites by holding your phone up to the sky.
25. Map My Ride
Track your walk, ride, or hike with this app. It will track your time and distance using GPS. Can track over 600 different sports activities.
More RV Apps
This is just a portion of the apps we have compiled for you. To check out the rest of the apps download by clicking the button. If you are using an app for your RV journey that we have not listed please send an email to YouMeandtheRV@gmail.com and we may add it to the list.
Author: Stacy Farley, You, Me & the RV, All Rights Reserved.
Disclosures: We are a participant in the affiliate program with Harvest Host, Boondockers Welcome, and RV Trip Wizard.designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. We purchased our own membership with each company and use them for months becoming affiliates. We would recommend these apps with or without the affiliate program. It does not cost you anything to use these links.