The 35 Best RV Apps in 2024

We (Morgan & Alan) have been RVing for years and have experience traveling in everything from a small pop-up camper to drivable RVs to large toyhaulers. Over the years, we have curated a list of the most helpful tools while preparing for an RV trip and while on the road.



Our Favorite RV Apps

We all love when technology can make our lives easier so here is our list of must-have apps for RV travel and some reasons why you should consider using them.

The information listed below includes the prices available at the time of publishing.


Must Have RV Trip Planning Apps

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Best Apps to Find RV Campsites

RV Parky – There are both standard (free) and pro ($4.99month or $19.99/year) plans. The pro plan allows for unlimited stops, RV friendly routes, and you can save your trips and favorite campgrounds.

Campendium – “Created by campers for campers” app that has thousands of places to camp – both free and paid locations. Users review the locations to help future visitors.

  • Roadpass Pro Membership ($59.99/year) – works for Campendium and Roadtrippers and unlocks additional features like no ads, finding campsites with confirmed cell coverage, finding campsites by elevation, and a public lands overlay (BLM, National Parks, and National Forests)

The Dyrt – There are both standard (free) and PRO ($36/year) versions. The PRO version offers additional discounts and an upgraded map that can be downloaded for offline use.

Hipcamp – Helps find tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and unique locations. You pay for the service via a service fee when booking (minimum of $3 but typically ranges between 9-18%).

iOverlander – This is a FREE website and app that helps find locations like campsites, hotels, restaurants, water, propane, and mechanics. Users can add new locations, track a trip, and share places with others.

Allstays Camp & RV ($19.99/year) – You can find campsites while filtering by over 30 features. You can also review the weather in location you are viewing and find truck/rest stops, overnight parking, dump stations, propane filling locations, RV service locations, and low bridges.

FreeRoam – This is a FREE website and app that helps you find campsites and boondocking locations.

Harvest Hosts – The membership is $99/year (there are discounts available periodically throughout the year) to help find short-term sites at host locations like wineries and strawberry farms. Once you pay your membership fee, you can camp at these locations for free. It is courteous, but not required, to make a small purchase if your host sells products or consumables.

Aerial view of Iron Mountain Park campground

Boondockers Welcome – The membership is $50/year to help find free boondocking sites. Some locations may offer hookups; if you use a hookup, the host may expect compensation for the associated costs.

Recreation.gov – Helps you book a visit to National Parks and the US Forest Service. This includes links to Camping & Lodging, Tickets & Tours, Permits, and Day Use / Venues.

Passport America – The membership is $44/year and helps you find campsites and book them for a significant discount. There is also a trip planning tool that will map your route, including stops along the way. You can request the route avoid highways and toll roads if so desired.

RV Life Pro – The membership costs $65/year and helps you find campsites and select your route based on height and length restrictions. Based on multiple accounts from RV friends, this app does not always pick the best route so make sure you verify your route with other sources.

KOA Camping – The name says it all. This app helps you search for and reserve KOA campgrounds.

Campground Views– The cool feature about this app is that you can search for RV parks and campgrounds and see photos, videos, and a virtual tour of the location.

Overnight RV Parking (now Roadtrippers) – The name of the app has changed but the features are still available via Roadtrippers. This app helps find overnight camping locations and RV safe routes. The app offers a 7 day free trial and has different membership levels: Free, Basic ($35.99/year), Pro ($49.99/year), and Premium ($59.99/year). Overnight parking options are only available via the Premium membership.


Top RV Navigation Apps

The most common answer we hear from other RVers is that they use multiple tools to make sure their route is truly safe for their size rig. Many prefer to have a dedicated RV GPS, like a Garmin, while others are comfortable using Google so long as they have verified the route in advance.

Togo RV (now Roadtrippers) – The name of the app has changed but the features are still available via Roadtrippers. This app helps find overnight camping locations and RV safe routes. The app offers a 7 day free trial and has different membership levels: Free, Basic ($35.99/year), Pro ($49.99/year), and Premium ($59.99/year). Navigation is only available via the Pro and Premium memberships.

inRoute– This app ($4.99/month or $39.96/year) helps you determine the quickest and safest route between numerous locations based on factors including the weather, serpentines, and grade. You can also plan your stops ahead of time based on the length of time or number of miles you have driven.

RV Life Trip Wizard – The membership costs $65/year and helps you find campsites and select your route based on height and length restrictions. Based on multiple accounts from RV friends, this app does not always pick the best route so make sure you verify your route with other sources.

Copilot RV GPS – This annual membership costs $29.99 and helps determine your best route based on your size and height. We included this app on the list because it is well-known within the RV industry; however, we have heard reports that the interface is not very user friendly.

Mountain Directory – This is actually an ebook, not an app, but it is still worth mentioning. The Mountain Directory lists “over 700 mountain passes and steep grades in 22 states.” Not only do they list them, they provide specifics about the roads – how steep they are, if there are switchbacks or significant curves, if there are runaway truck ramps (eekk!), and how many lanes the road has.


Best Apps While Traveling / On The Road

iExit – This user friendly app helps you find upcoming exits and rest stops. It will tell you what is off the exit (food, hotels, gas / diesel with their prices, etc.) as well as how far you are from the exit.

GasBuddy – This app will help you find the best gas prices in your area.

Roadside America – This app provides suggestions for fun places to visit along your route that are not as commonly talked about and/or “off the beaten path”. The app is $2.99 for one of the seven regions and an additional $6.99 for the remaining regions (or $1.99 for each additional region).

State Lines – This $4.99 app explains the laws for each state when it relates to travel. Can you turn right on red? Are you allowed to hold your phone while driving? Can you double-pull? Make a U-turn?


Apps for Finding Things to Do

National Parks Trail Guides – This app helps you find the best hikes and things to see within our National Parks – Zion, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, etc.

Coco on a hiking trail

AllTrails – This app provides access to over 200,000 trail maps! Yes, you read that right. 200,000!!! You can sort through the trails based on what you are looking to do (hike, bike, etc.), difficulty, length, and view. Bonus: if you are a fellow servant to a four-legged friend, you can sort your options based on pup-friendly trails. This app will also track your progress (aka GPS back out if needed) and stats.

Hop Passport – This app lists places to visit that sell adult beverages like breweries, wineries, and distilleries. You can purchase a physical passport or use the passport in the app to collect stamps of the locations you have visited.

SkyView Lite – This app helps you identify what is in the sky – specific stars, constellations, and more!

History Here – This app will tell you about historic locations in your area.


Other Useful Apps for RVers

RV Dump Stations – This app costs $0.99 and shows you dump stations near you. You can search for free dump stations as well.

RV dump station sign

RV Dump – This app has the same list of dump stations from the Allstays app but none of the other features. Because of that, it is a fraction of the price – only $2.99.

RVShare – This app and website helps you find RV rentals in your area. Some are available for delivery at your destination and others you can drive or tow yourself.

Outdoorsy – This app and website helps you find RV rentals in your area. Some are available for delivery at your destination and others you can drive or tow yourself. If you are feeling extra adventurous, Outdoorsy also has the ability to book cabins, treehouses, and yurts in several US states.

Weather Apps – This can be any weather app you prefer – MyRadar, Accuweather, The Weather Channel, etc. Knowing the weather along your route can make your trip much smoother. With RV travel, strong winds, rain, and ice are not our friends!

Free Zone: Free WiFi Scanner – This app will help you find free Wi-Fi near you!


FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions that you may find useful.


What is the best app for RV safe routes?

Unfortunately, we think this is really up to your personal preference. If you were to ask 10 different RVers, you would probably get at least 4-5 different answers. We personally like to use an RV GPS in combination with Waze after planning our detailed route ahead of time (Morgan and her spreadsheets). 👀


How do I plan my RV itinerary?

Are you a planner or more fly by the seat of your pants type of traveler? If you like to have every stop planned out, a detailed itinerary is probably the right way to go and we would love to help you! Reach out to us at middletonsonthemove@gmail.com so we can start a conversation about your trip.


How much does RV Parky app cost?

There is a free version but there are limitations on those accounts. The paid membership is $4.99/month or $19.99/year.


Can you use Waze for RV travel? Google Maps?

Yes, you can but it may not be your best option. We like to use Waze as a supplemental option in case of accidents or 🚓.

If you have a smaller popup camper or travel trailer, Waze or Google Maps may be enough. If you have a large Fifth Wheel or other rig with significant length, height, or weight, you probably need to invest in a paid tool specific to RVs or Truckers.


Conclusion: Best RV Travel Apps

We hope you find this list of RV travel apps useful. Do you think we missed a helpful app? Please send us the information here: middletonsonthemove@gmail.com.


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