The Best Smartphone Apps for Caravan, Campervan and Motorhome Owners
Popular among motorhome and campervan owners, the Searchforsites app and website is an easy way to find campsites and stopovers both in the UK and Europe. With over 198,000 members, the app also allows you to use it without any internet connection or data, making it ideal when you’re out and about on your travels. The app also lets you browse thousands of reviews left for individual campsites so you can get a true idea of what to expect on your stay. Its worth noting that the app is free to download but an annual subscription will cost you £5.99 for the year.
If you don’t have your entire trip planned out and prefer to be more spontaneous when it comes to travelling, then the Park4Night app will be of great benefit. Essentially a database of parking spots suitable for motorhome and campervan owners, it helps you find somewhere to park up for the night. So if it’s getting late, and you’re worried about where you’ll be staying, just open up the app and see what’s nearby. The app includes user reviews too – so if you have a bit more time, you can head to the nearest, highly-rated stop. Afterwards, sharing your thoughts and leaving a comment could help others looking in the future.
Motorway Services GB
Another app perfect for your travels. Motorway Services GB does exactly what the name suggests – locates the next or nearest services station. So if you need to re-fuel, stock-up on a few snacks, or just use the toilet facilities – this app will show you where you need to go. Another feature worth mentioning is its search function, which could come in handy if you need to find a motorway service that offers a particular brand or a certain facility you require. Costing £2.49 to download it’s the #1 app for motorway travellers.
The National Trust has over 500 places in the UK to visit and boasts a total of 5.37 million members, but did you know they also have a mobile app. If you are an existing member simply sign in with your national trust account or alternatively you can create one for free with no membership required. The app is great for browsing a wide range of events, exploring sites and saving your favourite places as well as creating wishlists for future visits. Like many of the apps on our list the National Trust can be used offline making it perfect when off grid.
If your holidays are packed full of hiking, bike riding, dog walking and exploring then the AllTrails app could be worth downloading ready for your next motorhome trip. On the app you’re able to explore over 250,000 hiking trails, browse photos and reviews from other members and find perfect hikes based on your fitness and experience level. Other options include filtering for pet friendly walks, ones to suit children and wheelchair friendly trails. The app is free to download with the option to sign up for the pro features.
Whether you’re planning before you travel or whilst on your holiday the TripAdvisor app is ideal for checking out reviews, information, and photos of places you plan on visiting. You can search thousands of locations including pubs, restaurants, tourist attractions and even campsites to ensure that you choose what’s right for you. Filter results based on what you’re looking for and best of all the app is completely free to use.
It goes without saying that if you’re going to be enjoying a staycation in the UK that having a good weather app on your phone is almost essential to planning your days out. We can’t always rely on the sunshine here in Britain but with the BBC weather app you can check out the forecast for the days ahead over a week in advance.
Geocaching, described as the world’s largest treasure hunt, is an app that allows you to find hidden capsules via GPS. Growing in popularity in recent years, the app is free to download and can become a great addition to your next trip. Every cache is different so you never know what you may find.
Campercontact is another app that can be used to quickly find motorhome parking, campsites, and stopovers. You can search across different countries as well as finding sites based on your current location making your trip stress-free and an easy journey! Browsing through reviews and photos from other motorhome and campervan owners give you peace of mind when looking to book and you can even filter based on price per night.
What road trip is complete without its own soundtrack! One of the most popular streaming apps available to download, you can search for your favourite songs, select different playlists based on genres and even have a go at making your own. This isn’t just great for the journey but once you’ve arrived at your pitch it can help get your holiday started. If you’re entertaining for other campers then this certainly isn’t one to miss.
If you struggle to stay on top of budgeting when on your holidays, then this may be the app for you. With TravelSpend you can allocate a budget for your trip and log every expense, so you are able to manage what you’re spending. This app is great for UK travel but can really come in handy when travelling further afield with the option to log expenses in foreign currency. Calculating your road trip costs has never been so easy.
At Comfort Insurance, we’ve helped thousands of our customers find great value motorhome and campervan cover to suit their needs. We want you to embrace every aspect of this amazing lifestyle and we’re here to help you to get behind the wheel with complete confidence in your insurance. Why not get an online quote or give us a call on 0208 984 0666 to speak to our friendly team today.
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