RV camping has been a popular pastime for decades, but the proliferation of smartphones and apps has made it more accessible than ever in recent years. If you’ve ever wished your phone could guide you to a campground, tell you where to buy the cheapest gas, predict the weather along your route and more—you’re in luck. There’s an app for that.

Keep reading to learn more about our top five RVing apps everyone should be using.

1. CoPilot RV

CoPilot RV was designed specifically for RV owners. Its biggest selling point is its reliable offline navigation that can calculate your route according to the size and class of your RV. That means you won’t have to worry about dangerous run-ins with low bridges or propane-restricted tunnels.

CoPilot RV also has a feature that allows you to plan out your trip with up to 50 stops (including campgrounds, gas stations, hotels, restaurants, and more) along the way. If you’re a planner—or just someone who likes to prevent stress, save time, and lower fuel costs—this feature is for you.

2. Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers is a great app to use with CoPilot RV, but it’s also a powerful standalone. It can help you find a destination, then show you fun things to see and do along your chosen route. Just enter a start point and an end point, then take your pick of:

  • Offbeat attractions
  • Museums
  • Outdoor excursions
  • Abandoned areas to explore
  • Historic monuments
  • Photo opportunities
  • National parks
  • Nature reserves
  • Scenic points

You’re just as likely to discover a hidden gem or diamond in the rough as you are to find a popular tourist location, so get to exploring!

3. GasBuddy

One of the most expensive parts of RV living is paying for fuel. It’s no wonder that finding good deals can net you hundreds of dollars in savings every year. GasBuddy is an app that can help you find low fuel prices near you, so you always know you’re getting a good deal at the pump. The best part? You can enter the type of gas you need (handy if your RV runs on diesel) and see a list of results with prices updated in real time by other users.

Whether you’re filling a 75-gallon gas tank or 60-gallon diesel tank, fuel savings mean more money for your fun fund.

4. AccuWeather

When you’re on the road and spending lots of time outdoors, a good weather app is a necessity. Though there are tons of weather apps to choose from, most RV enthusiasts agree that AccuWeather is the most reliable.

In addition to providing hourly and daily forecasts, it also provides information on air quality and severe weather alerts. You can also customize the app so that it only shows the data you’re most interested in.

AccuWeather makes it simple to get the weather forecasts of areas you plan to travel to, which can come in handy if you’re trying to avoid severe weather on your route.

5. The National Park Services

If you spend a lot of time in National Parks, don’t miss this app! It has detailed interactive maps about the park, including amenities and other interesting info. It will even suggest things to do in the park, along with providing directions, info on closures, and other relevant information.

For example, the app will show you a list of campground information and include the number of sites, WiFi info, cell services availability, and more. You can even reserve a spot in the app.

If cell service is a concern, don’t worry. The app has offline access. Simply download all the info while you have a signal, then access it later in the app.

Book Your Next Stay at Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park and Campground

No matter which apps you use on your next RV camping adventure, stop by the Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park and Campground. We can accommodate RVs of all sizes and have all the necessary hookups and amenities to make your stay comfortable and welcoming.

Located near downtown Santa Fe, the campground isn’t far from local attractions and events. Take a scenic hike or walk through the plaza and sample some local cuisine. No matter how you plan to spend your trip, we hope you’ll reserve a spot at Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park and Campground!