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    Posted: 27 Oct 2013 at 5:23pm
There is some great stuff listed here folks! Keep it up.

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I've got two (paid) campground-search apps that I really like:

Both are GPS-enabled, provide campground overviews and amenities, links to online reviews, and allow you to search by amenities; both cover Canada and the USA.  The Allstays app is my favourite and is a little more feature-rich and also includes RV Dealers and Walmarts (identifying stores where you can park overnight).

They're both particularly handy for finding open campgrounds at this time of year as most 'round here have closed for the season.
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I know I have asked this before, but. I have a TomTom gps, why is there not a reasonable program that shows R.V. sites and camp grounds available. I will not pay $350.00 or $400.00 for a dedicated gps for campgrounds. I have a couple of the Woodalls books but they only show the camp grounds that "PAY" there has to be a reasonable solution.
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free aps for android smart phone
I have these on my phone 

Sanidumps lite (when RVs have to go)
RVparky (find rv parks near a city or place)
oh, ranger! (park finder near current location or select location)
google sky map (watch the night sky)
America's National Parks 
sundroid free (sun and moon rise and set time)
US Tides (high and low tides)
NOAA Wheather Free
MapQuest (navigation)
Gas Prices (gas stations also has diesel)
Good Sam and Pasport America
wiki tourist (travel info)
VET 24/7 (animal clinics)
Emergency Assist - Free
Poynt (find restaurants, buisinesses) 
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One of my favourites is HearPlanet (ios, don't know if it's available in Android). It's an app that uses your location and brings up a list of highlights in your immediate area.  I really like this App because it lists points of interest and not only the Top 10 Tourist attractions an internet search will show.  It separates the info on each area by overview and history.  What it tries to feature is a robotic voice reading the script out like a podcast, but I just prefer to read it myself as listening to that is quite tedious at times.

For example, when we were in Toronto, it listed the Observatory in Richmond Hill just north of the city. We've been driving around it for years and never really knew it was there. 
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These are being used on a iPhone and an iPad. 
Gas Buddy - great app, make sure you look to see when the price was updated last. 
RVparking.com - works on both platforms. Has links to websites. Seems to have lots of N/A, not available data that is easily obtained at the location's website. Enter a location, city, town, etc. and a liist/map shows places to park/camp/etc.  Locations include Walmarts too. 
U.S. Lights - works on both platforms. For lighthouse buffs, Maps, pictures, history, great app. 
Tide guides - find one and use one. 
Weather apps - find one that gives good info that makes sense to you. 
AAA app - if you have AAA, get it. 
Vehicle insurance - State Farm, etc. contact info, insurance cards, etc. 
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I've recently been using Waze. A friend turned me onto it.

It has nice features that help with navigation and seems to take into consideration more than just the quickest route by looking at traffic, accidents, road work etc. On my way home from a business trip the other night it routed me a completely different way home than I would have thought of and I loved the route.

It also has the ability to send a text with your route and a map that updates your location for those who want to see where you are and when you will arrive.
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Sounds like an interesting app. It can let the family track you while you are on a road trip!

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All good suggestions!

Interesting that neither of our last two camping destinations had cell service in or around the campground. In fact, our last was several miles and a few turns in and out of the park before we had any usable signal.

A couple of tips that might help:

Offline Maps

I prefer Google Maps as my main navigation app. You can save offline maps of your destination for later use => https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567?hl=en

I also use Motion X-GPS which I really like for hiking and biking. It too allows for offline map downloads => http://gps.motionx.com/

Paper maps are a pretty good backup too!

Weather

Good old fashion NOAA radio. I just purchased a LaCrosse radio which I will review after some use => http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0080JIVC2/

Podcasts/Movies

Don't forget to download want you might want to listen to or rip what you may want to watch before leaving! I use Handbrake for ripping and saving a Netflix movie or two in case it's raining or I can't get a campfire going! => http://handbrake.fr/

TuneIn Radio also lets you record your favorite radio broadcast for later listening if you can't find a podcast. => http://tunein.com/

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kylekai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2014 at 8:05pm
The best camping app is The Ultimate US public Campground Project:

There's also an accompanying web site:
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