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.