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Old 06-07-2020, 03:26 PM   #1
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Best Apps for hitting the road

What apps do you use for planning/ heading out for a trip? Any that are inaccurate or I should avoid?
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Old 06-07-2020, 03:36 PM   #2
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I usually just use google maps (you can even download area's to your phone/tablet if you know you'll be in an area without cell service).

I get myself well aquainted with the route before going: Use google to route it, then use streetview for the interesting and/or tricky turns, exits, etc. (Using streetview allows you to pickout landmarks to watch for: "Oh take a turn by the big ketchup bottle", "Left at the Taco Bell", etc.) By the time I leave I pretty much know the route well enough that I don't need turn by turn directions.

If its a multiple day route I'll review the next days leg at the overnight stop (if WiFi, cell allows--the overall trip review will prepare me for whatever is at the stops).

If you really want a turn by turn device: Many people swear by the Garmin units. There is even an RV specific one that you can program your rigs dimensions in and it will guide you around roads you won't fit on.
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Old 06-07-2020, 03:53 PM   #3
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I've got RVParky and the Pilot/Flying-J apps on my phone
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:03 PM   #4
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For planning we use

Garmin RV GPS
RV Trip Wizard (requires annual subscription)
RV Checklists
RV Companion

While traveling

Pilot Flying J
Google Maps (street view to check entrance and exit of service stations)
iExit
Yelp
Rest Stops Plus

Non Apps for Planning and travel

Rand McNally Motor Carriers Atlas
Rand McNally Large Scale Atlas
The Next Exit
Smart RV Travel for the Lower 48

These are just a few.
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Old 06-07-2020, 04:45 PM   #5
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Such great stuff everyone. Thanks!
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