6 travel apps you need if you are taking a motorhome road trip

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Thinking about taking a road trip? You are not the only one.  Summer is that time of the year when both experienced and newbies campers choose private motorvan hire to pursue their road trip holidays. This way of travelling is original and affordable, but planning for a road trip –and being prepared while you’re on one, is different from getting ready for other kinds of travel. The motorhome could break down, bad weather might prevent you from reaching destinations on time or you might have to take unexpected detours.

To make sure that you are ready to get through any problem, don’t forget to load up these mobile apps: Whether you’re out of gas, looking for something to see along the way or want to steer clear of speed traps or traffic, there’s an app to help.  And, of course, remember to stay safe: never use your phone while you’re driving. No matter how handy the app.

Yescapa

First thing you need for your motorhome road trip is a vehichle, and that is what Yescapa is for. Yescapa, the European leader in private motorhome and campervan hire, connects holidaymakers with local campervan and motorhome owners across Europe both through their website and their mobile app. Renters can choose from over 5,000 leisure vehicles available to hire at home or abroad. Vehicle owners can list their ad with full insurance and breakdown cover included for free with every hire.

Since Motorhome and campervan enthusiasts often choose to explore Europe on road-trips; in order to help them Yescapa, has created a complete guide containing tips for touring Europe in a motorhome: each country’s driving laws, information on motorways, tolls, and taxes, where to sleep and many more. In the guide, you will find information for your travels in the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Available on: iOS, Android, Web

iExit

The iExit app tells you what services are available at upcoming highway exits. Using your GPS location, IExit looks at the upcoming exits and gives you a list of restaurants, hotels, gas stations, rest areas, and more. If there’s a particular restaurant chain or other service you love, you can mark it as a favorite and iExit will tell you if it’s coming up anytime soon on your route. This is perfect for motorhome road trips, since you will be able to easily find the closest rest area to stay the night or to park in case of emergency even if you are taking routes you haven’t planned.

Available on: Android, iOS

Triposo

When you take a motorhome road trip you often leve behind the crowded city highways and hit the road through the nature. But driving through the desert or deep into mountains, you can’t be sure you’ll have Internet access. And here is where Triposo comes handful. This app puts offline maps and travel guides onto your phone so you can use them even where there is no reception. Before you download maps and guides for any destination, Triposo tells you how much space they will take up on your phone, and it offers top sightseeing suggestions, a weather forecast, and more ways to explore the destination.

Available on: Android, iOS

Waze

With a large user base, this app is as good as real-time traffic reporting gets and it is one of the best to calculate an alternative (and faster) route when you are stuck in traffic. Waze is a community-driven app for traffic and other information about the road, but  the alerts provided by other users include police speed traps, potholes, and accidents. You can even see the speeds at which cars are traveling in congestion.

Available on: Android, iOS

GasBuddy

It is true that you can save a lot of money on food and hotels when you take a motorhome road trip, but this kind of vehicles are more money-consuming than a normal car. However, there are still ways to find the cheapest places to fill the tank. If you’re looking to compare gas prices, GasBuddy is a great option. This app and website helps you find gas by location and price, so If you can save a couple of bucks by cruising a little farther down the road, GasBuddy will let you know. The prices are crowdsourced, so less-frequented areas may not have up-to-date information. You’ll know, though, because you’ll able to see when the prices were posted.

Available on: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Yelp

If you don’t want to miss out on all the great small places with authentic and healthy regional food, Yelp is yout app. It shows you local eateries, microbreweries, organic coffee shops, and farmers markets rated by customers.

Available on: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Web, Windows Phone

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