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Old 07-12-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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APP for Finding RV/campground parks on the fly

Traveling cross country we often don't know our destination for the night. Googling campgrounds once we have a "target" town is iffy at best. Even RV Reviews.com has led us astray. Is there a smart phone app for finding parks that you can recommend?

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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Traveling cross country we often don't know our destination for the night. Googling campgrounds once we have a "target" town is iffy at best. Even RV Reviews.com has led us astray. Is there a smart phone app for finding parks that you can recommend?

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Currently, I would say that Allstays is the best one. Others may have another opinion.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:47 AM   #3
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I like Allstays as well:

https://www.allstays.com/apps/
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Ultimate Campgrounds is more thorough than Allstays; the latter is no longer being supported on Android. On either one, I believe you need cell service to view the map (without which it's hard to tell where the CGs are located) or have the map cached on the phone from a recent viewing. If internet is available via cellular or whatever, then websites become an option as well and one can use https://www.goodsam.com/campgrounds-rv-parks/ or https://freecampsites.net/ as additional tools.
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Ultimate Campgrounds is more thorough than Allstays; the latter is no longer being supported on Android. On either one, I believe you need cell service to view the map (without which it's hard to tell where the CGs are located) or have the map cached on the phone from a recent viewing. If internet is available via cellular or whatever, then websites become an option as well and one can use https://www.goodsam.com/campgrounds-rv-parks/ or https://freecampsites.net/ as additional tools.
Thanks for great replies. After a horrible experience in Columbus, NE the other night, I used that town to "test" Allstays and RV Parky. That latter found our nasty place and a couple of positive alternatives. Allstays sent me 110 miles to the next park. Downloaded Parky. Thanks again!
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I have used RV Parky and been happy with it.
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I use both AllStays Camp & RV app as well as the Ultimate Public Campgrounds.

Ultimate Public Campgrounds does not include commercial campgrounds, and while AllStays has both, each have campgrounds that the other doesn't. Both are worth the small charge for the app, but you can use either's web page for free.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:18 PM   #8
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I use Allstays when planing the next schedule stop as it gives me an idea of mileage from where I ‘m at. But if we are just traveling say from point A to point B, when it gets 3or4 o’clock we just bring up “campgrounds” on the GPS. It will tell you the distance and give a phone #. We have found some good ones and some not so good ones, but we have never been homeless for the night.
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Does anybody use the Good Sam app? It looks pretty good and shows other campgrounds besides Good Sam campgrounds.
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Does anybody use the Good Sam app? It looks pretty good and shows other campgrounds besides Good Sam campgrounds.

I have, last year coming home from Osoyoos after picking up the trailer and attending the rally. The last several days were freestyle with no real plans on where to stop. It gave us two really nice places and none that while looking a little run down worked for the one night stay. So I'm happy with it so far.



Quick edit, I am a member of Good Sam, though I don't think you have to be to use the app.
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