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Old 04-07-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Allstays App Confusion

Okay, just downloaded the app to my ipad. Paid the 10 bucks. I feel like it was a complete waste of money. I'm at their website and still can't figure things out.

Help! I know many of you on this forum use this app so I'm hoping to get some tips and answers.

I have version 9.something on my ipad. It requires version 6.whatever at least, so I should be covered there.

It found me at home just fine. I went into the filter section (after tapping on it twenty times (literally) to get it to pop open. I changed the button to green on quite a few things such as 3 stars or higher for rating, full hook ups, water/electrical, propane, etc, etc.

Then I went into the search and typed in Tulsa OK. Nothing came up. What the heck? All I get is a map of the area. I know there are campgrounds there. Is nothing popping up due to not getting 3 stars or more as a rating? So, I thought I'd changed the filters, but now I can't get back into that feature.

Just now checked Pearland TX and got the exact same thing. Just a map and nothing else. Can't access the filter tab. Took many taps for the search window to open up as well.

So, is this just a racket to get my money or what am I doing wrong? Obviously something since everyone raves about it. I would have loved to have added it to my phone but it's not available for android.

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Old 04-07-2018, 07:13 PM   #2
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I had to close the entire app and re-open it to get it to show anything. I had to reset all of the filters. I just had it show campgrounds this time around.

What a major PITA if I have to reset the filters for every single location (city/town) I want to check out.

I thought I read that someone uses it for route planning or something like that.

Very confused here and their FAQ on their website did not help at all.
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:14 PM   #3
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Are the selections for the various features somehow unchecked? I know you said you had all the files checked, but it must be something like that, somewhere something needs to be checked. I will look deeper on my app. That's about all I can think of.

I have the free app on my Note 8, and this is what I saw when I typed in Tulsa.
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Your final statement about Allstays not being available for Android had me puzzled, as I have it on my Android tablet and it works really well. But I checked the Allstays website and sure enough, it was withdrawn from Android late last year. People who had already installed it can still use it, as I did yesterday for trip planning. See the website for details. That's too bad.

I'm sorry I can't help you with the iOS version.
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:23 PM   #5
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I just looked and I have no filters checked so I think it is showing everything. I never actually used the filters, just typed in a location and clicked on an icon of interest.
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Laura, thanks for bringing this up because I have tried using it a few times and finally gave up. Hopefully i’lll learn something.
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Your final statement about Allstays not being available for Android had me puzzled, as I have it on my Android tablet and it works really well. But I checked the Allstays website and sure enough, it was withdrawn from Android late last year. People who had already installed it can still use it, as I did yesterday for trip planning. See the website for details. That's too bad.

I'm sorry I can't help you with the iOS version.
Sad thing is sooner or later the App will cease to work when you either get an updated phone or if your phone gets updated firmware. I have it too and figure one of the firmware updates mine gets will break it. I lost another orphan App back in November when mine updated to Android 8.1. Per the developer they have no plans to support Android anymore.
No way I'd take them up on the offer of $10 towards paying yearly for the web version. Also if I am reading it right they are no longer updating the information on the android app so it will become outdated.
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Laura, thanks for bringing this up because I have tried using it a few times and finally gave up. Hopefully i’lll learn something.
Whew, glad it's not just me.

I've given up on it for tonight.

What's really frustrating me is that I do a google search for a location (let's keep using Tulsa as an example) and campgrounds come up. I also check on the "10 best campgrounds" sort of link. Read the reviews. Go to another "10 best" site and the one that looked the best at the other place (like Yelp) isn't even listed. Look in my Good Sam's guide. Nope, none of them are listed except for the one that got the crappiest reviews on both "10 best" sites.

So, I thought that AllStays would help. Hasn't so far. I do have ParkAdvisor on my phone. Nope, not even the same campgrounds for Tulsa were listed. Oh, and the ones that sounded half way decent don't have any reviews on AllStays. Argh!

Right now the place in Tulsa that mentions they have a storm shelter sounds the best. But then there are some state parks that are first come sort of place and they sounded nice. But they don't have storm shelters. But do I need to worry about storm shelters for June? Clueless about the sort of weather I'll experience that time of year in that neck of the woods.

Okay, now you folks all know how frustrated I am here. This is my first big trip I've planned and I'm kind of feeling a bit overwhelmed right now I think. Time to find some chocolate.
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Maybe try reloading and check it out without making any settings. If it works then and you want to do different songs try one at a time as it would be easier to backtrack if something happens you don't like.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:45 PM   #10
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Guys I don’t know what version you have but we use it all the time it’s the BEST $10 I’ve spent on camping sites .we have used on I pad I phone android tablet so it works on all so far . I just go to where I’m going and lots of campsites come up Maybe I don’t put in to many filters?
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