As the owners of the RV LIFE network, which includes sites such as RV Trip Wizard, RV Park Reviews, and RV Life, we’re proud to announce our newest tool for RVers. After almost a year of design and development, we’ve released a mobile app that will improve the travel experience of all RVers. Instead of updating our existing RV Park Reviews app, we decided to start over from scratch and create a quicker, more efficient way for you to access your favorite features from the RV LIFE network.
The RV Life app is available now in the App Store.
Our goal was to make RV Life as intuitive as possible. The app is location aware (with your consent to use your location) providing you relevant information including nearby campgrounds, popular regional campgrounds, local weather forecasts and more.
We know it can be a hassle to find the campgrounds you’ve stayed at and enjoyed, so we’ve made it easy to save your favorite parks. Even better, campgrounds favorited in the app can also be access through the favorites feature on the RV Park Reviews website!
We wanted our users to have access to a database that is both expansive and accurate. All the information from our popular website, RV Park Reviews, is now available in the RV Life app. Our data is trusted by millions of RVers and validated by their experiences.
The reason so many RVers trust RV Park Reviews is because the reviews are extremely detailed. For example, other review sites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, Google or Facebook do not gather and report on RV specific information. That’s what makes our reviews unique—our platform is specially designed to capture and return pertinent information relevant to RVers. When you leave a review, you’ll be asked specific questions about the campground, your campsite, your rig, tips for other RVers, and more.
The ability to filter parks helps you find the perfect park. We included options in the list of filters so you can set your requirements and see only campgrounds that will meet your needs. You can filter on things price, rating, park type, affiliation (Good Sam, Passport America, FMCA, etc), amenities, kid friendly and big rig access. Using our experience as RVers, we developed a way for you to find the right RV parks, quickly and efficiently.
One of RV Park Review’s most unique features is the ability for users to leave a tip about what to do, where to eat or places to shop near each campground. These tips are helping thousands of RVers get the lay of the land prior to arriving. We decided to bring this feature into the RV Life app, allowing you to access plenty of firsthand advice from your smartphone.
Nearly 9,000 RV-related articles are available on RV Life and Do It Yourself RV. We added an in-app browser to the RV Life mobile app so that you can access the entire collection from the Articles tab.
Since some RVers might have specific questions about a campground, we’ve implemented Q&A forums into every park in our database. If you want more information on a park, just ask a question. We designed the app to solicit responses from RVers who’ve stayed at that park so that you’ll get a quicker responses. Keep in mind that this feature isn’t designed to help you make reservations.
One issue with most campground apps is they don’t work right when you don’t have an active internet connection. This means they are useless when you are are at that remote and beautiful campground with not internet access.
We wanted to fix this so that our app would work properly and quickly, even when offline. This is a premium feature, available to users who subscribe.
Another problem with other campground apps is they don’t allow you to download maps. It’s much handier to download the maps of the states you will be visiting beforehand. That way if you find yourself without an internet connection you will still have detailed maps to help you get around (even when other map programs don’t work).
RV Life provides an elegant approach to offline maps, just pick the states you want to download and you will have detailed maps available anytime, anywhere, no matter if you are connected to the internet or not.
We’re excited to introduce you to this invaluable new resource for RVers. Whether you choose to become a premium subscriber or simply download the app and use it for free, we’re positive you’ll love the experience.
New updates will be coming soon—this version of RV Life is only the tip of the iceberg. We’re working hard to add more features so you can access all of the RV Life Network sites through this app. With time you will be able to participate in our popular forums and access other innovative features.
We are constantly working to improve your experience, and we’d love to hear any suggestions you may have. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!