Best Online Apps and Websites for RV Travel Plannning

When we started full time RV traveling, I read travel blogs and searched loads of websites for tools and resources to help us find campgrounds, boondocking spots, free overnight stays, and potential work camping gigs.   Now with over four years of travel, we have honed down our “go-to” list and wanted to share our top travel planning tools.
Free overnight or boondocking camping sites or apps: (you can purchase upgrades to the free version)* (one time paid app)* (yearly paid app and web login)*
Harvest Hosts (yearly paid membership to stay at vineyards)
Lance Owners of America (Freeloaders section for other Lance owners)*
Public Lands (mostly Western states)*
Boondockers Welcome (paid yearly)
Trusted Housesitters (yearly fee to access listings)
Paid camping sites:
Good Sam (10% off Good Sam rated parks with yearly paid membership)*
Passport America (50% off participating private parks with yearly paid membership) *
REI  (Finds public camping areas)
Hipcamp (individuals can list their spots)
Campendium (has free, paid, national parks, and dump stations)*
Trip planners (what to do/see along a route)
National Land Trust (National Monuments, Historic Sites, etc)
Trail Link (Biking Trails)*
Volunteer Opportunities: (State and National volunteer opportunities with free RV site)*
Indeed  (set up custom filters for email notification)*
Habitat for Humanity (special Care-A-Vanners program)
Boy Scouts of America (assist at their scout camps)
Paid Work Camp job listings:
RRM (Recreation Resource Management)
Indeed (set up custom filters for email notification)
Everyone plans and travels quite differently so our list of resources is not all inclusive of what is available.  We continue to add to the list with suggestions from other campers and bloggers.  We’ve included my entire list but put a * next to the ones that we use the most (paid resources are indicated).  If you use a resource not listed, please let us know….we are always looking!
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4 Responses to Best Online Apps and Websites for RV Travel Plannning

  1. Jim says:

    THANKS so much for sharing this list!!! You guys are awesome!

  2. Richard Behling says:

    Definitely a list to save.

    Even though electric vehicle chargers are sprouting up all over the country, as an emergency measure, I would look for 220v hookups in camping and trailer parks.

    Would you do an informal survey by asking the managers of the various campsites if they would let an Electric Vehicle recharge on their 220v outlet?

    • gconthemove says:

      When we managed the campground in Oregon, we allowed electric vehicles to recharge by paying for a site rental since some of the cars take quite a while to charge. I’ll bet most campgrounds that have 50 amp service allow recharges. Do you have an electric car?

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