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Old 09-08-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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Which Mobile Apps Are Essential?

Did a search and couldn't find this being discussed.

While moving around the country, which mobile apps do you put on your cell phone that your find to be extremely helpful and why?
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:01 PM   #2
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essential only in the sense they are more convenient than their paper counterparts. while in flight training i learned to never 100% depend on an electronic flight bag and to always carry a paper sectional. i always did in the plane and we always have a current Rand McNally Trucker’s Atlas in the MH. i encourage you to do the same.

that being said we mostly use google maps, WAZE, Radar US, RV Parky, RV Park Reviews, the east and west Mountain Directories (with paper backup), the Pilot Flying J app, and Trucker Path.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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Antenna Point or it's equivalent is also helpful when not at a campground that offers satellite/cable hookup.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:15 PM   #4
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Good Sam and Passport America ( for park search and reviews), GasBuddy, Pilot and Loves( diesel fuel easy access), AllTrails for hikes.
And of course IRV2 ,although on a tab you canít see the classifieds.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:36 PM   #5
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We navigate and plan using Copilot and Sygic RV navigation apps installed on an Ipad Mini. They both are subscription apps (~30 year) with free map updates. They both have avoidance features and warnings for height clearances,bridge weights ,restricted roads based on the weight and dimensions of your RV. For me the big clear Ipad screen is the best feature of using these apps. Maps are stored on your device so you don't have to have a data connection to use the apps.

For campsites KOA, Good Sam, Allstays and Google are our search apps.

Gas Buddy for fuel

My favorite app is Historical Markers on IOS($1.99) Those historical markers you always just catch in the corner of your eye or no place to pull over and read? The text of the sign will show up on this app. We have this app on all the time so it alerts us when a historical marker is near and sometimes directs us to something we want to see or visit that is off our route.
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Rest Stops, is good for locating highway and interstate rest areas
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IExit when your on the interstate system
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IExit when your on the interstate system
I use iExit Trucks, since our MH is a Sprinter diesel. I tend to stop at truck stops since first time out with toad and had a maneuvering problem at a non-truck stop.

Now, if I plan stopping for fuel anywhere while not on an interstate, I plan in the morning using Gas Buddy first, then Google Maps in satellite view to check for maneuvering room.

Other useful apps.
  • Antenna Point for Over-The-Air HDTV station location.
  • Google Maps
  • Gas Buddy
  • Safari to check state DOT's for last minute construction.
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We use Gas Buddy very often- very helpful!
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I use most of the ones mentioned. The only one I might add is iOverlander, if you boondock lots. It list quite a few wild camping locations, mostly for smaller rvs. The most useful feature is it lists dump and water stations. This is handy if you boondock and need a free place to dump and fill with water.
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RV Parky
Gas Buddy
Weather Bug
Raindar
The Weather Channel
Park Advisor
Pilot Flying J
Loves
Pacific Pride
Passport America
Trucker Path
Google Earth
Waze

And just in case I have Uber
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Weather underground is my fave weather app. Very accurate as it searches neighborhood weather stations.
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Some great info here. Thanks for sharing.

One I use on every trip is RV Level by Joe Lucia. The app is free at the play store as a stand alone (use the phone as a bubble level), but purchasing the sender unit that mounts in the RV makes it great.
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Some great info here. Thanks for sharing.

One I use on every trip is RV Level by Joe Lucia. The app is free at the play store as a stand alone (use the phone as a bubble level), but purchasing the sender unit that mounts in the RV makes it great.
I have the whole unit.....but it helps if one remembers to use it!......lol
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