Whether you’re an avid adventurer or an RV novice, it doesn’t hurt to have a helping hand on your next RV camping trip. From finding places to park or sleep overnight to renting your RV to finding routes and suggestions, guess what? There’s an app for that! When planning out your trip, it’s important to consider a number of factors so that you can get the most out of your trip while also feeling less of the hassle of worrying about, oh, I don’t know, a rainy forecast overhead? Because we want you to avoid as many drawbacks as possible, we’ve compiled a list of five great RV camping resources that will help you navigate and plan your next camping adventure!
Not sure what to do in an emergency? Can’t remember whether you should bandage or splint a suspected fracture? The Canadian Red Cross’s First Aid app will supplement your first aid kit and tell you what to do if someone is injured out in the backcountry. This app is very easy to use and comes with step-by-step instructions for all everyday first aid situations. There’s information on CPR, treating breaks, bites and stings, burns, allergies, blisters, and more.
Campendium is an online website that has a ton of great resources on where to find paid and free campsites across the country. Additionally, they have resources on national parks, national forests, and state parks to keep you well informed about your next camping destination. Campendium allows you to use your location to find all the best RV camping destinations in your area, allowing you to freely search for the best and farfetched camping that outdoor recreation has to offer.
AllStays is the number one camping application for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. AllStays has information on thousands of camping and miscellaneous locations, from resorts to hike-in spots, RV parks, trucks stop, rest areas, sporting goods stores, maps, and so much more. If you have AllStays PRO, you can make specific requests to learn about campsite pricing, campsite ratings, land status (pubic vs. private land), different terrain details, etc.
Wikicamps is a user-generated camping app for Canadians. This means people who use the app can enter campsites and other useful information and pictures. Wikicamps also works offline with the ability to download all site and user content, as well as a high-quality offline map which is super helpful if you’re going off the grid. You’ll find information about RV parks, roadside rest areas, free and paid campsites (like those in national parks), points of interest, and how well the campsites are accessible. The database is constantly growing and is always being updated with the latest information about sites from all over Canada.
If you’re a frequent traveler, you almost certainly know that paying for gas is one of the biggest things to consider when budgeting out your trip. Enter: GasBuddy. This application will take you to the nearest gas stations while also providing you with information on where to find the most affordable gas prices. One of our favorite GasBuddy features is its trip cost calculator. By entering in your vehicle’s make and model and trip destination details, the trip cost calculator will give you an accurate representation of how much money will be spent on gas alone. If you’re pulling a trailer, it’s likely that the cost may fluctuate a bit.
Whether you need tips and tricks on planning your next RV adventure or simply looking for the right camper, travel trailer, or fifth wheel for the job, the team at South Thompson RV is here to help! Browse our inventory of new and used RVs today!