LTRVD0372 Finding RV Campsites

We talk all about finding RV campsites in both public and private campgrounds on this podcast. During the mail segment, we read an interesting way folks steal your vehicle by stealing the security code transmitted when you use the lock on the key fob. Use the manual lock button to prevent this.

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Finding RV Campsites seems to come up a lot on ours and other Facebook groups. It’s really not so hard using some of the many websites and apps available to us. We discuss the ones that have worked for us over the years in some detail.

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Our go-to app is the AllStays Camp and RV app available for IOS and Android devices. It’s powerful Filtering allows you to view many types of camping places and services along with low bridges by height. The display can be both 2 dimensional or satellite views. The GPS will track your speed as well. Clicking on a campground icon will bring up the phone number, website, directions, images, and reviews along with general information like number of sites, special conditions, and a price range. The app is $9.99. http://www.allstays.com/campgrounds/

We also use another app called CoPilot. This app is somewhat unique in that it loads all maps in memory so a GPS enabled device will not require a WiFi signal to operate and navigate. Check it out at https://copilotgps.com/us/

RV Parking is a website that has information on over 20,000 parks with very useful filters to narrow down your search. http://www.rvparking.com/ A similar program and app is RV Parky with information on over 25,000 parks in the US and Canada. http://www.rvparky.com/

The Ultimate US RV Campground Project app is a very useful tool for finding RV Campsites in the public sector. It lists over 21,000 facilities that run the gamut from full service campgrounds to remote back packing sites, A good buy at $3.99 http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/uc/index.php

This list would not be complete without talking about RV Park Reviews. This website has reviews by campers of locations throughout the US. There is a map and a form for submitting reviews. http://rvparkreviews.com/

We also discussed apps by Passport America, KOA, and a wonderful National Parks app from National Geographic. Check it out at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/mobile/apps/national-parks-by-national-geographic/

Kathy talks about the upcoming Avon, OH Duck Tape Festival June 17th to the 19th. Don’t miss this one where over 60,000 people come every year.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

4 thoughts on “LTRVD0372 Finding RV Campsites”

  1. How can you not include Good Sam? As far as I know they are the only company that visits every campground, every year to provide us with data. If you haven’t tried it their app is great !

  2. I like the podcast. Great information. As my wife and I approach retirement, we’re considering our options. I immediately suggested we maintain our farm in upstate NY and sell our house in NJ and get an RV. I haven’t convinced her yet, but she has a preference to travel trailers and I have a preference to Class C rigs. Is there a benefit to either? The other consideration is our 3 dogs, is that something that can be managed easily enough?

    FYI… I am the host of the Motorcycle Men Podcast… as you know, podcasting from the RV is something that can be done!!

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