The Best Smart Phone Apps for RVing in 2019

I have compiled a list of my top 10 favorite RV apps for everything camping related. These are RVing apps that will help you with everything from navigation to finding the perfect campground.Don’t leave for your next destination without checking these out!

RV Parky app for finding RV parks, campgrounds, and places to park your RV

1. RV Parky

Completely FREE with NO ADS or In-app purchases. Built by a full timer to help RVers on the road. This is the most complete collection of RV parks, camp grounds, rest areas, gas stations, and stores. Get information, view pictures, get directions to where you are headed to next.

– Includes RV Parks categorized by: Commercially Owned, Public Parks, Military Camp, 55+, KOA, Jellystone, Casino
– RV friendly stores like Camping World, Cabela’s, Cracker Barrel, and Walmart
– Rest Areas and Welcome Centers
– Fuel Stops including Flying J’s, Pilot, and TA Travel Centers
– Low bridge warnings


GasBuddy app for finding the best gas prices when camping or on the road

2. GasBuddy

GasBuddy tells you where the nearest gas stations are and which are the cheapest today. GasBuddy users save around $340 a year. Never pay too much for gas again!

GasBuddy Features

Finding the Perfect Pit Stop

• Locate the gas stations with the lowest-priced gas — no matter the type — near you
• Filter the search results by price, location, brand, and amenities like car washes, restaurants and restrooms
• Read hundreds of thousands of reviews written by the GasBuddy community

Saving Money

• Never pay full price again —join Pay with GasBuddy and save 15c/gal on your 1st fill-up and 5c/gal on every fill up after
• Get price hike alerts so you can fill up before the increase
• Find deals offered by local convenience stores
• Enter the daily drawing for a chance to win $100 in free gas
• Don’t just save at the pump. Save while you drive with GasBuddy Trips. Using the motion detection native to your phone, we will show you events that are costing you fuel economy and dollars.

Other Features

• Add your vehicle to GasBuddy to receive automatic notifications when a new recall is issued.
• Report gas prices to help others save money and climb the ranks in your community
• Earn achievements by completing daily, weekly and monthly Challenges
• Write reviews, rate stations and add tips for other GasBuddy users


OverNight Parking Finder app for finding places you can park your RV at night

3. OverNight Parking Finder

With “OverNight Parking Finder” app you will know which Walmart’s allow overnight parking , has built in turn by turn navigator to get you there. Also has a RedBox locator that can find any redbox in the USA.We also added a pilot and flying j locator, and rest stops.


RV Checklist app for camping

4. RV Checklist

The RV Checklist application is meant to be used by anyone with an RV. The RV Checklist application will enhance your RV experience by:

– Allow you to be well prepared for camping trips
– Make sure you do not omit important tasks
– Track your progress toward completing important tasks


– Comes with pre-populated checklists
– You can add your own checklists by entering them on the phone, or importing them from CSV (comma separated value) files
– Track your progress toward completing a checklist
– Notify you when a checklist is complete
– Clear a checklist when completed
– Backup your checklist
– Restore your checklist from a backup
– Export a checklist so it can be shared with others
– Import a checklist that others share with you

All of this with a very simple and intuitive interface.


RV Owners Community app for connecting with other RVers and RV trouble shooting

5. RV Owners Community is the leading online community for RV owners. Our app allows you to access our forums on your Android device so you can post questions from the road or campground, upload photos to let other RV enthusiasts know what you are up to.


RV and Trailer Level app for leveling your camper without a level6. RV and Trailer Level

Use RV Level to level your Trailer, Camper or RV with ultimate precision. No more need for bubble levels.

RV Level works using Standalone using the devices own sensor, as well as a Companion App for the RV LEVEL Bluetooth sensor module.

* ALL App Features are Now Enabled for All Users even those without the RV LEVEL hardware. Just press your system BACK button when the RV Level splash screen comes up to use your local device sensor. If you have an RV LEVEL, the splash screen will stop showing up and it will go straight to connecting to the last unit used.

+ Landscape Mode and Portrait Mode
+ Customize with pictures of your own Trailer or RV, even a picture of your favorite bubble level.
+ Choose between Motorhome or Trailer Views.
+ Alternate Front view (default) and Rear View depending on your perspective.
+ Audio Feedback with Voice (with measurements) or Beeping for leveling.
+ An Alarm! option for Audio Feedback to alert only when NOT level.
+ Four different mode/memory Buttons.
+ Hitch Memory for unhook/re-hook level (Great for 5th wheels).
+ Angular Velocity to indicate side to side movement (sway) while driving.
+ Continuous Display in Degrees and Inches/Centimeters with adjustable sensitivity down to 0.01 degrees.
+ On-Screen Compass if your device supports it.


Harvest Host app for finding a place to camp for free and having a unique camping experience7. Harvest Hosts – Unique RV Camping Experiences

Are you looking for new opportunities to explore and enjoy the RVing lifestyle?

Harvest Hosts is a membership network of 900+ wineries, breweries, farms, golf courses and attractions that invite RVers to visit and stay overnight for free. Trade that boring parking lot for a unique experience!

The invitation to visit overnight is a special opportunity, and you’ll meet interesting people and enjoy wine tastings, farm tours, and museums.

To participate, you need a qualified self-contained RV as Host locations do not provide any hookups or services such as bathrooms. No tent-trailers, outdoor kitchens or tents of any kind are allowed.


RV Parks & Campgrounds app for finding the best RV parks and campgrounds

8. RV Parks & Campgrounds

This app was developed to help people find great RV Parks in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico). Completely FREE with NO ADS. Commercial RV parks are sorted by rating and can be viewed in list mode. If you zoom in far enough, you will see gas station, rest areas, stores, etc. Compared to similar applications, this app uses local database, so it works much faster and less dependent on internet, however internet is required to view reviews, maps and pictures.MORE DETAILS:RV Parks and Campgrounds:
– Privately owned (commercial) RV parks
– Public parks including U.S. Forest Service, State Park, County/City Parks, BLM (The Bureau of Land Management), and Fairgrounds
– U.S. Military Campgrounds, U.S. Air Force FamCamps, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
– Jellystone (Family campgrounds Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park)
– 1000 Trails (Thousand Trails RV Resort & Campgrounds)
– KOA (Kampgrounds of America)
– 55+ Senior Retirement CommunitiesRV Friendly Stores & Stops:
– Walmart Super Centers, Walmart Neighborhood Markets
– Costco, Sam’s Club, Camping World, CrackerBarrel
– Garder Mountain, Cabela’s, REI, Big5, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops
– Rest Areas, Welcome Centers, Casinos, Low Clearance

Fuel Stops:
– Pilot Flying J, TA Travel Centers, Petro Centers, Lovers Travel Stops, AMBEST and more.



State Lines app for knowing the rules of each state before you go camping in that state

9. State Lines

Because some things change when you cross the line…

Compiled after over 12+ years of full time RV road-tripping across the USA, State Lines is an indispensable traveler’s guide to highly variable state laws and regulations.

Currently State Lines tracks over 55 pieces of travel relevant information for each of the 50 states; including cell phone & texting bans, seat belt & child safety seats, state sales tax exemptions, gas/diesel taxes, bottle deposits, time zones, towing & RV specific laws, rest area overnight parking limits, state park camping entrance fees, default speed limits, radar detectors, highway emergency #s, alcohol sales laws & taxes, smoking bans, open container laws, pet leash laws, bicycle helmet laws, motorcycle laws (helmet, lights, eye protection & lane sharing), left turns on red, u-turns, keep right and more.

State Lines is location aware, so it can automatically show you information about nearby states. The entire State Lines database is integrated into the application, so State Lines works when you are out of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

When you visit a new state, have you ever wondered:

What restraints for my kids are required in this state?
Is the sales tax lower over the next state line?
Is the fuel tax cheaper here?
Can I buy beer in the grocery stores?
Can I overnight in rest areas?
Is smoking allowed in restaurants?
Are radar detectors legal?
Can I make a left turn on red?
Are helmets & eye protection required?

+ Quick Compare: You can pick up to three favorite data fields to be displayed on the main screen, making it easy to compare nearby states.

+ Custom Sorting: You can sort the state list alphabetically, by distance from you, and by your selected Quick Compare fields. If you’ve ever wanted to see what state has the lowest alcohol or fuel taxes, this feature makes it easy!

+ Custom Page Ordering: State Lines has seven pages of detailed information per state. You can rearrange these pages so that your favorite pages are first.


AllTrails:Hiking, Running & Mountain Biking app for finding trail maps near your campground location10. AllTrails: Hiking, Running & Mountain Bike Trails

xplore the outdoors with AllTrails! Discover nature with hiking, biking, backpacking and running trails around the world. Log your hike, walk, run or mountain bike ride with our GPS activity tracker. Looking for a good spot for camping or backpacking? The AllTrails community is a great place to get inspired.

View trail maps to find that kid friendly or dog friendly trails that you’ve been searching for. Take the mountain biking, horseback riding, or backpacking trip you’ve always wanted to do. Explore national parks or discover new running maps, biking and hiking trails in your area. Download offline maps, get to the trailhead and start your outdoor adventure.

Whether it’s a hike or a cycling ride you’re after, AllTrails inspires you with trail maps for your next outdoor adventure.

Explore 60,000+ Hiking Trails and Mountain Bike Routes
• AllTrails has the largest collection of GPS trail maps, topo maps, and downloadable offline maps for trails in national parks and your own neighborhood
• Discover the outdoors with new mountain biking, running or hiking trails, with reviews and ratings from a community of hikers, cyclists and trail runners like you
• Find a hike, mountain bike ride, or trail run that’s perfect for your fitness and experience level
• Filter by dog friendly, kid friendly, and wheelchair friendly walking trails

Record Your Outdoor Adventures with the AllTrails GPS Activity Tracker
• Turn your phone into a GPS activity tracker and follow your trail so you don’t get lost while exploring the outdoors
• View your hiking, running and cycling stats at a glance
• Share your latest backpacking, hiking, running and mountain biking activities with friends on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Save Your Favorite Trails
• Explore all the hiking and cycling trails on your bucket list and add new ones to check out
• Easily save your favorite trails to run, hike, camp or bike again and again
• Follow the hikers, cyclists and runners that inspire you

Get GPS Driving Directions to the Trailhead
• With just one tap, get GPS driving directions so you can get to the trailhead in no time

Hike across the most beautiful national parks and nature preserves on the planet. Find new walking, cycling, or backpacking routes in your area, go geocaching, plan a camping trip, or feel energized by a run in the fresh air. Go on an adventurous camping trip or tackle that trail you’ve been meaning conquer. Whatever your fitness or experience level, AllTrails will help you explore new trails with confidence.


And there you have it, my top 10 favorite apps to help you with your next camping adventure! Happy Camping!

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