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Old 06-14-2021, 11:34 AM   #1
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RV Trip app suggested route quite diff than RVT website's!

A puzzlement!

I've been using RV Trip Wizard on the web as a paying member for about a year, planned many short/long trips on it.

Today I'm taking a one-day overnight trip w/my grandson to a nearby state park in California. The web site suggests one route, but then when I entered the same exact starting/ending in the RV Live app, same account, same rig specs, it suggested a more direct but longer, and quite twisty-looking route for my 30' motorhome.

Why? Is this a bug? Which one is more reliable?
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Old 06-14-2021, 11:39 AM   #2
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here are screenshots...

What (the web site) suggests:

What the RVTrip *app* suggests:

here's a closeup of the twisty road:
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Do you have any "avoid" settings selected on the app? It does use a similar but different algorithm because of the additions Avoid Traffic setting that exists in the app.
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:30 PM   #4
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Hi Pbuca,

Good suggestion. For both the web site and the app I have the same avoids: Ferries and Unpaved Roads.

In the app settings > Navigation, I've chosen RV LIFE Maps instead of the other three options (Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze).

When it shows me that curve-riddled option, it says "RV Friendly Route" at the bottom. Um, nope.

I emailed RVTrip Wizard support the same thing with the same screen shots. They said something strange:

RV Trip Wizard and RVLife use different routing engines to determine your route. RVLife does not always suggest a route that is RV-friendly, whereas RV Trip Wizard can be set to specifically suggest an RV-safe route. You can, however, set up your desired route using RV Trip Wizard, then sync that trip with the RV Life app:

In the RV Life app, go to the Profile & Account tab, sign out, then sign in again using the same username & password as
You should not have to do this more than once.

Your trips will then sync to the app.
So I synced the trips, but then ... why not just go to on my mobile device, why use the app?

I will write support back and ask them to note the app's big 'ol "RV Friendly Route" label at the bottom of the suggested route. lol ...

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Old 06-20-2021, 01:43 PM   #5
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Good information. Thank you for sharing. So you do recommend the wizard for trip planning? Have you tried any other planning services? We are planning a long trip next April from Alabama to Portland Me. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-21-2021, 10:25 AM   #6
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Oh I love the Trip Wizard (on the web) for trip planning. It's earned a coveted "top of my bookmarks/favorites" ranking in my web browsers. ;-)

It's extremely convenient to see what are all the RV parks, state parks, etc. along a route you're planning, and to click them to quickly see a summary, and then another click to see reviews and pictures, and a web site link to make a reservation online or by phone.

In the days/weeks leading up to my trip, I take my time researching and often add three or four alternatives to each stop on my trip, each one set to 0 days, and then the day before or the day of, choose one and call to see if I can stay for a while (I seldom stay more than 2-3 nights in one place for the long trips I've been doing).

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route, website

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