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RV Lifestyle Blog

Internet Connection Options for RVers

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

Thanks to the widespread availability of Internet service, it’s easier now than ever for RVers to stay in touch with those back home, keep informed about the day’s events and take care of routine activities, such as banking and bill paying.

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Tags: Digital apps and tools for RVs

RV Nice-to-Have Electronics and More

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

RV Nice-to-Haves

As you outfit your RV there are a large number of things that are essential. Other items will add to your safety, ease of use and enjoyment of your RV. Since anything you add to your RV should prove its value over time, go through your RV annually and eliminate anything, other than safety equipment, that hasn’t been used.

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Tags: RV Appliances, Digital apps and tools for RVs

RV Forums, Magazines, Blogs, Books, and Camping Directories

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Mon, Jun 06, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

Are you an RV enthusiast? Do you love everything about RV living? Do you read books, magazines, and newsletter about RVs at every opportunity? Explorer RV has developed a list of resources where you can read about the RV lifestyle, chat about it with people who love it as much as you do, and much more, including an RV camping directory list for you to find even more places to visit.

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Tags: Digital apps and tools for RVs

Are you Ready for RV Solar Energy?

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

Solar Panel on RVWhen you are camping, you may be noticing more and more RVs with solar panels on their roofs or near their rig. Is it time for you to add solar energy to your RV?

Maybe. But before you dive in and talk to a sales representative, it’s a good idea to understand more about the options that exist when deploying this source of clean energy. Solar power is used by the RV community in two ways: either to trickle charge house batteries or as a primary source of electric power.

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Tags: RV Appliances, Digital apps and tools for RVs

Minimize Mobile Data Usage as You Travel

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

You may want to feel the freedom of the open road – going where you want, when you want; with no one telling you that you must be here or there at a certain time. At the same time, though, you naturally want to stay in touch with friends and loved ones back home.

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Tags: Full-Time RVing, Digital apps and tools for RVs

Is it time to go digital for campground information?

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, many RV owners have ditched their paperback campground books in favor of camping apps that run on electronic devices. Apps are often more frequently updated and are available for iOS, Android, or other operating platform. There are also versions for PCs or Macs. Best of all, you don’t have to be online to use many of the apps, since datasets are downloaded to your device.

Today, we will look at Allstays Camp & RV by Allstays LLC, available for either iOS or Android users. As of June 2015, Allstays has information about nearly 60,000 map located data points and nearly 30,000 US and Canadian campgrounds.

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Tags: Full-Time RVing, Digital apps and tools for RVs

RV Travel Enthusiasts' Favorite Smartphone Apps

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Nov 27, 2014 @ 07:11 AM

Smartphone technology gives you 24/7 access to the world. One of the greatest benefits is the never ending development of apps that help us share information in an organized fashion.

This month, your friends at Explorer RV would like to introduce you to two more of our favorite apps, Coach-Net® and RV Parky. Although there are many other apps available that appeal to RV enthusiasts, these two apps have features that elevate them to favored status.

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Tags: Full-Time RVing, Digital apps and tools for RVs

Smart phone Apps to Enhance your RV Experience

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 19:01 PM

When you embrace smart phone technology, you can enjoy full connectivity through phone calls, text messages, email, and VoIP networks 24 hours a day. In addition to these benefits, there is a seemingly endless supply of smart phone applications that provide users with valuable information and entertainment. In this post, we will present a few applications that are of particular interest to RV enthusiasts.

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Tags: Digital apps and tools for RVs