While carrying a good, old fashioned road map or atlas isn't unheard of yet, many of today's RVers are much more sophisticated and high-tech. From laptops and GPS units to cell phones and state-of-the-art iPhones, there are a lot of cool ways to use technology to make your total RV experience better.
The iPhone is one of the most versatile high-tech gadgets on the market. It's part phone and part handheld computer, but can really be anything you want it to be. By simply downloading any of hundreds of available applications, you can customize your iPhone to fit your needs.
Better RVing recently looked at some of the coolest iPhone applications for RV enthusiasts. Among them are the RV Check List, which costs under a dollar to download. This application puts all of the checklists RV owners use - like pre-trip checklist, winterizing checklist, etc. - right in the palm of their hands. Users can also customize it to add their own favorites.
Near and Now can help RVers find whatever it is they're looking for at a convenient location to where they currently are. The application is free and can help you find anything from a Mexican restaurant to a movie theater.
iGasUp costs $2.99 to download and will allow you to find the nearest gas stations complete with prices and directions.
iLocate for Recreational Vehicle Parks helps RVers find the nearest RV park or resort. For less than a dollar download fee, it will help you find a place to stay complete with directions and maps.
And, Off Leash is a free application that can help dog owners find a leash-free park for their favorite travel companions to get some exercise.