7 Must Have RV Camping Apps (Free & Paid)

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It seems that for everything we do in life, there’s an app for it. From shopping for groceries online to streaming your favorite show, there is an app for everything. Are you looking for the cheapest gas prices in your area? There’s an app for that. Are you curious what the weather is going to be like next week? You guessed it, there’s an app for that as well. Okay, okay, I think you get my point. In addition to the apps we use every day, there are also some great apps for RV camping. We found 7 must have free, and paid, RV camping apps to help you on your next RV camping trip. Let’s get to it, shall we?

If you have ever tried to find that perfect RV campsite, you know the frustration of trying to find the ideal site through Google search. Often the results you get aren’t updated, so you get information that is somewhat less than helpful. In addition, trying to find attractions, places of interest, or hiking trails along your route is next to impossible. The majority of the time, you find these types of places by accident as you are passing them by.

HipCamp

HipCamp is one of the best RV camping apps we have found. Not only can you find RV parks and campgrounds, you can also filter the results for much more. Some of the filters are dog friendly RV parks, glamping, tent camping sites, as well as cabin rentals. You can even book your stay in a treehouse, if that’s your thing. I have to admit, that does sound adventurous. Whatever your camping style, HipCamp takes all the guesswork out of finding a site for you next camping trip.

screenshot from HipCamp RV Camping App
screenshot from the HipCamp App

Another great feature provided in this RV camping app is the “quick-book” feature for certain sites. This feature allows you to book your favorite site in just a matter of minutes.

If you have a campground or private land you wish to rent to campers, you can list it on HipCamp and become a host. (For a fee)

This app is free and available for Android and iOS devices; however, you will have to create an account to use the services. You can skip the setup process if you are just browsing.

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The Dyrt RV Camping App

The Dyrt RV camping app is touted as the #1 camping app of the year. On the free version of the app, finding an RV campsite is fairly easy. You simply type into the search bar where you want to go, and the results of the area RV campgrounds are displayed. The interactive map allows you to find a park, read reviews, and see the basic amenities offered. The app is free; however, you will need to upgrade to the Pro version to access this app’s full features.

screenshot of the dyrt RV camping app
screenshot from The Dyrt App

If you’re willing to shell out the $35.99 a year for the Pro version, you will unlock many cool features of this RV camping app. These paid features include the Trip Planner, offline access, and you will unlock camping and gear discounts. You will also unlock the layers feature of the map, which is not available on the free version.

The Dyrt RV camping app is available for Android and iOS devices.

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RV Parky

RV Parky is a free RV camping app that is extremely user friendly. In fact, this app was built by a full-time RVer and is constantly updated by fellow RVers with photos and reviews.

main screen from rv parky app
screenshot from RV Parky App

The search results have several filters to choose from to narrow down your results. For instance, you can filter the results for RV parks, stores with overnight parking, gas stations, and amenities that you may require. You even have the ability to add your results to your favorites list.

screenshot from RV parky app
screenshot from RV Parky App

Unlike The Dyrt app, RV Parky is totally free. There are no ads, no in-app purchases, and no upgrades to buy. The Trip Planner feature allows you to enter your final destination as well as any attractions you may want to visit along your route. The planner will plan your trip, provide you with expected drive times, and let you know the average you will be sending on gas.

This totally free RV camping app is available on Android, iOS devices, as well as online.

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All Trails

With All Trails, you won’t find RV parks and campgrounds like you would with the other RV camping apps in this list. But, what you will find is every hiking, biking, and 4WD trail you can think of. With that in mind, if you are looking for a great hiking trail near your RV destination, you might enjoy All Trails.

all trails app screenshot
screenshot from All Trails App

The basic version of this app is free, but if you want to access all the features this app provides, the Pro Membership costs $29.99 per year. There is a 14-day free trail for the Pro version for you to test it out and see if it’s the right fit for you.

The free version of this app allows you to search for trails by name, location, or park. You also have the ability to filter trails based on difficulty level and length. The free version also gives you the ability to add new trails you might find as well as access maps online.

With your paid membership, you get all the features of the free version plus a lifeline feature that allows you to keep your loved ones updated on your location.

The All Trails app is available for Android and iOS devices.

Gas Buddy

There are expenses you will encounter on very RV camping trip. One of those expenses is fuel. Every motorhome and tow-vehicle requires fuel. Finding ways to save a few bucks here and there allows all of us to get out more and enjoy the great outdoors. The Gas Buddy app does just that.

screenshot from Gas Buddy App
screenshot from the Gas Buddy App

What this free app does is find gas prices near your current location or destinations along your route. The interactive map lets you find the cheapest fuel prices in the area so you can save money on your next fill-up.

Some negative feedback from users is that the prices are sometimes not updated. This could be due to recent price change that hasn’t been reported to the app yet.

Overall, Gas Buddy should make its way into your RV camping app library and it is available for Android and iOS devices.

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RV Checklist

Another very useful RV camping app is RV Checklist. Every RVer, newbie or seasoned veteran, needs checklists. If you are looking for a checklist or looking to upgrade your current list, give RV Checklist a try. This free app gives you four interactive checklists to go through while preparing for your next RV camping trip. The four lists are RV Departure Checklist, RV Arrival and Setup, Camping Preparation, and RV Inspection. Simply go through each checklist as it pertains to your situation and check off each step as you go.

screenshot from RV Checklist app
screenshot from RV Checklist App

For $0.99 you can upgrade to the Pro Version of the app does everything the free version does. In addition, you get the Drag-And-Drop feature as well as access to Cloud Storage where you can find several additional checklists that you can import to your device. You can even use your Google Rewards to make the purchase.

The RV Checklist app is available on Android and iOS devices.

All Stays

All Stays is the all-in-one RV camping app. This RV camping app is a must have for full-timers and weekend warriors alike. If you have an Android, however, you might be out of luck. This app is only available for iOS devices, but you can sign up and access the app through your web browser. In addition, All Stays is he only RV camping app in this list that does not have a free version.

With thee All Stays RV camping app, there is no need for other apps. You can find campground reviews, low bridges, steep incline warnings, Wal-Mart overnight parking, and so much more.

The initial cost of this RV camping app is $9.99, and you can upgrade to the Pro Version for about $30. With the Pro Version, you get added places like Elk Lodges, Cracker Barrels, and RV dump stations.

Conclusion On RV Camping Apps

These are just a few of the several apps for RV camping that are available. We all use apps every day to make our lives just a little bit easier. Hopefully the RV camping apps in this list will do just that for you. What are your thoughts? Do you use any apps on the list? If so, leave us a comment below and tell us about it, or if you know of any additional apps that you would like to share.

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