A wealth of resources for RVers is available on the Internet, but who has the
time to search through them all?
This page provides links to some of the best frugal, RV-travel-related web sites
I've found -- resources for RVers as well as tent campers and backpackers.
These are sites that we refer to ourselves, so I think you'll appreciate them
RV Dump Locations -
Search by state or province across many countries. These two visitor-generated web sites list RV dump stations in several countries. Some are free but, where a fee is charged, it is listed.
A free, accurate, GPS navigation, maps, and traffic support app (for Apple or Android). Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app, gives you the best/fastest route based on current traffic conditions using information provided by you and other drivers in your area.
Find the cheapest fuel price along your route, know whether it's cheaper across the state line, if diesel is available, and what other services are offered at each station. Covers Canada and U.S.A. Use the web site or download the free mobile app!
Advertised fuel economy is now government regulated.This website offers many tools and online calculators for accurate comparison of fuel efficiency and costs between various vehicles. An invaluable tool when shopping for a preplacement vehicle.
Self-proclaimed "do-it-yourselfers" and fulltime RVers with so many tips to share that they put most of them on video. Theirs are the the most-watched RV-specific videos on YouTube! And worth following just for their regular valuable prize giveaways.
It's virtually impossible for RVers to keep up with the latest, best, and least costly mobile Internet technology. Now you don't have to. Members of this web site can trust the amazing Technomadia team to help them navigate what's available with constant updates about new options.
Sixty-two locations around the country that offer plug-in outlets at truck stops where boondockers could stay for free and plug-in to electricity for a modest amount ($1/hour).There is no obligation to be running the electric meter the entire time you're parked.
A free listing of over 21,000 public (federal, state, county, municipal, etc.) campgrounds across the country. Subscribe to a POI list or buy the IOS app to filter search results by amenities, RV sites, price, seasonal restrictions, GPS coordinates, driving directions, etc.
This free social web site invites RVers to update their location as they travel, making it easy for mutual freinds to find eachother. Joining groups on the site lets you find RVers with similar interests. For instance, you can join the groups, Frugal Shunpikers and Boondockers Welcome to find others camped nearby, who may be following my guides or are members of
A comprehensive listing with links to coverage maps of the various North American cell phone providers and virtual network operators (companies without a network that run on other local networks).
Don't automatically pay the posted fees for public land access. They may be illegally imposed. This wonderful group's actions have spread from its Colorado roots and won significant victories eliminating unfair and illegal fee demonstration programs across the country.
A data base created by the users, this web site lists free overnight camping and parking locations across Canada and USA. The main focus is public lands but some retail parking lots and rest areas are also listed.
WeatherTAB provides long range weather forecasts as far as 18 months in advance using a previously private system developed 50 years ago. It has recently become a free public service. A great tool to help you plan your trips, hikes, and other outings,
Everything you need to know about Solar for RVs. From experience, Bob is the most trusted source on the web. Better even than most of the "experts" who sell and install it. He explains it all in simple enough language that even I can undestand!
A resource for RVers - uniquely created, maintained, and updated not by any one individual but by a whole community of RVers. Far more than a forum, although that's a part of it too. You'll find lots of great info here and you can contribute your own unique discoveries and ideas.
Thirty excellent free videos provide tips for buying, driving, insuring, and
maintaining your RV plus many other aspects of the RV lifestyle. RV industry
expert Mark Polk is the producer & host of America's most highly regarded
A well-organized reference guide, providing data designed to help you select a National Forest campground that meets your requirements. Excellent information, gathered by a couple who personally visited every campground listed on the web site.
You may have driven right by Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska or The Fountain of Youth in St Augustine, Florida and you didn't even know it. You can find these and many other unique and bizarre attractions or contribute your own finds to keep the site growing.
The ultimate frugal adventure activity that can be enjoyed by people of all
age groups. A treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure
seekers equipped with GPS devices. Chances are there are "treasures" hidden
somewhere along almost all the trails you hike. Geocahing is
free to join
and the best thing ever to entice kids (of all ages) to take up trail-hiking.
These active forums are two of the best places on the web for RV-related questions, opinions, and friendly discussions.
Driving into Mexico can be intimidating these last few years. Traveling as a group is considered much safer; however, organized caravans are very costly! Why join an expensive caravan? Instead, meet up with like-minded RVers and make your own arrangements for group travel. Connect with each other here:
Rent an RV from dealerships and from individuals or earn income with you own RV by renting it out.
Wish your RV could travel across the ocean? See more of the world by RV without paying to rent an RV. Much like a home exchange,
this RV exchange program connects you with motorhome owners in other countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and many European countries:
Buying something online? Ready to pay and you are asked if you have a
promotional code. Now you're frustrated because you realize you could be saving
money if you had one. Downloadable codes and coupons (for USA) can be found here:
This website is just plain fun to read, providing sage boondocking advice with
a sense of humor. After years on the road, this RVer discusses the benefits of
downsizing to a smaller rig.
Is there boondocking in Europe? A guide to your European RV adventures. Tips for motorhome rentals, travel options, campgrounds, expenses, destinations and trip planning. What you need to know for RV travel in Europe.
A rental option for those who don't want or need a big RV. Based in
California, you can rent a completely equipped camping van for
little more than it would cost to rent a car. Unlike the big RV rental
companies, you're allowed to drive a
Lost Campers Van
on gravel roads to access the free campsites listed in the Frugal Shunpiker's
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