In the past decade we have seen countless new pieces of technology being implemented into motorhomes and campervans to make holidays both more enjoyable and easier. If you are a fan of tech it doesn’t have to stop with your motorhome; in fact, there are a number of great Apps for both iPhones and Androids that can help you save time and money before and during your holidays.
Tripcoin Travel Budget / Trip Expense Manager
Budgeting plays a big part when it comes to planning a motorhome holiday, as without budgeting beforehand you could find yourself spending way more than you intended too. Small things such as food, souvenirs or even bus tickets can all add up in the long run, especially if you are travelling in a large group.
This is where Tripcoin or Trip Expense Manager (for iPhone and Android respectively) come into their own. Each App has similar features, such as the ability to split your budget into different categories and keep an eye on how much you are spending on the go, however they also have some great exclusive features. For example, with Tripcoin you can use over 150 different currencies and well as manually override exchange rates which comes in very handy if you are travelling through numerous countries!
Meanwhile, Trip Expense Manager lets you add places in your “visit” list as well as split expenses/deposits etc. between people. Both Apps also allow for you to export all your information so you can easily share it with your fellow travellers.
Even though owning a motorhome gives you the freedom to travel and stay nearly anywhere in the world, at the same time you still need to stop at a proper campsite every now and again to recharge both yours and your motorhome’s batteries. Times like these is where the Park4night.com App for iPhone and Android can be a lifesaver, as not only does it show you all the campsites near you but also their facilities and prices.
Park4night can also show you nearby forests, picnic spots, hiking trails and more as App users can upload and share information about certain destinations to help fellow motorhome and campervan owners. You can also download the full Park4night App database straight for your phone which means you can use it even if you have no internet connection.
Unless you’ve managed to make some extremely clever modifications to your campervan or motorhome, if you are planning on travelling to any country outside of Britain you will need to take a ferry at some point during your trip. Booking ferries in advance is a great way to save a bit of cash, but what if you want to do something last minute?
The aFerry App for iPhone and Android lets you compare over 1,500 ferry routes and 120 ferry operators to make sure you are getting the best deal. When searching, you can choose the route you need, the amount of people travelling, your vehicle type and whether you are bringing any pets along for the ride. You can also book via the App and read customer reviews to make sure you receive value for money.
All Motorhome Parkings Campercontact
Finding a place to park your motorhome can sometimes be tricky, especially if you are in an urban area. Luckily, the All Motorhome Parkings App for iPhone and Android lets you know the best places to park your motorhome for free, whether it’s at a campsite, service station or car park as well as directions to your closest suitable destination.
You can download the App for free on both iOS and Android, however if you want the full database and access to offline maps you can make an in-App purchase which will cover you for 12 months. As with many of the Apps mentioned in this article, users of All Motorhome Parkings are able to upload reviews and photos, meaning you can let fellow travellers know the best spots.
By downloading just a couple of handy Apps before heading off on your motorhome holiday you could potentially save a huge amount of time and money. Just remember to bring your charger with you…
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