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Post Info TOPIC: RV Parky.com is an Awesome Planning Tool for RV'ers


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RV Parky.com is an Awesome Planning Tool for RV'ers


I found the solution to my search for software to replace Microsoft Streets and Trips.  

For years I used Streets & Trips as my "go to" planning tool for RV'ing.  Microsoft stopped supporting this software after the 2013 addition.  I continued to use it for several years after that time but alas my version crashed and I was out of luck.

I've looked for the last year for a program that would not involve using multiple software's to get the job done. Google Earth, Google My Maps, RV Park Reviews, Campedium and Allstays have been my solution up till now.

RV Parky is a FREE software that combines most of the features I use and has added in a few featured that will make life even easier.  It's available in both iOS (Apple) and for android PC's and tablets. And did I mention that it's FREE!!!

As I plan a trip it is easy to make changes and it instantly updates all trip information that follows the update.  The mapping function is better and faster than Google My Maps.  It should make changing plans while on the road an easy few clicks instead of a chore.  

I laid out a plan for this next 2 months travels from Washington to Colorado Springs to Tucson.  All travel days between 100 and 200 miles with complete campground info at each stop.  It took less than an hour.  Next I wanted to see how it would react to multiple changes.  It was simple to add or delete locations and took care of all the updates to subsequent stops.  Mileage, fuel cost, expenses update instantly. 

I was able to turn a 5-8 hour chore into an enjoyable one hour task.  I love to plan and play "what if?" as we travel.  We're not big on making reservations so this software is great for us last minute travelers.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.



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I checked out their web site and it looks pretty nice. Don't do apps so I'm glad they have a web site.

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I signed up for it now, too. Too bad it doesn't give you a turn-by-turn breakdown to print and take with.

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Geeks on Tour just mentioned this in their monthly newsletter and weekly podcast - https://geeksontour.com/2018/09/september-2018-newsletter-trip-planning-group-photo-albums-google-photos-sort-order/ .



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Thanks Bill, for the link to Geeks on Tour.  They are the ones responsible for my finding RV Parky.  They have become one of my favorite websites.  They cover so many subjects and continually do a great job of sharing information.

Geeks on Tour should be on every RV'ers favorites list. 



-- Edited by Russ Ranger on Tuesday 11th of September 2018 01:09:30 PM

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Russ & Terri Ranger

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6 months - Wandering the USA in our Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40' PDT Motorhome

1 month - International Travel -19 countries, so far

http://grandbanksruss.blogspot.com



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Keep in mind to still check routes for low underpasses.  We left Utah in the first of July to head back to Oklahoma via Colorado and Kansas.  (Colorado and Kansas to visit relatives.)  One of our stays in that period of moving was at a KOA north of Pueblo, CO.  I hadn't checked on overpass heights and when we got to the exit to access the RV park, I noticed that it was a single lane underpass with a 13'3" clearance.  This is only a problem if one is traveling north on I-25 and want to access the KOA from the northbound side.  Southbound doesn't have to use the underpass, but they would have to make a fairly short and quick 180 degree turn onto the access road going to the RV park.

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Terry,

One of the features I liked about RV Parky was that their map pages has an icon for low clearance overpasses.  When you click on the icon it gives you the height restrictions.  I haven't tried using it yet but at least it's a feature that I haven't seen on my other programs.



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Russ & Terri Ranger

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5 months - Winters in sunny Mazatlan, Mexico

6 months - Wandering the USA in our Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40' PDT Motorhome

1 month - International Travel -19 countries, so far

http://grandbanksruss.blogspot.com



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I do not see low clearances on either the web page or the RVParky app?

 

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I do. Red triangle with ! Inside.

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I went back to the web page and am now seeing the red triangle. No idea what happened. I am not seeing the warning on the iPhone app?

Tom

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I see it with the iPhone app.

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Low clearance overpasses are also featured when you click to "select a campground".  At the top of the list of campgrounds is a list of any low overpasses in the area you are looking for an RV park or campsite.

It's nice that they lead with that warning so that you can pick accordingly.

I'm still early in the learning curve on this software, I continue to find new things.  But it seems to address many of the things on my "wish list".

And Free is a very good price.



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Russ & Terri Ranger

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5 months - Winters in sunny Mazatlan, Mexico

6 months - Wandering the USA in our Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40' PDT Motorhome

1 month - International Travel -19 countries, so far

http://grandbanksruss.blogspot.com



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Does anybody know of a trip app that will also show grades on the RT?

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Allstays Campground app shows grades on their maps.

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I agree with Russ, as I've been using RVParky as my primary planning tool for the last three years. It started out as a "pretty good" tool, but since the most recent major update a few months ago, it has really become great. There are still a few more features that I would like to see (steep grades, camping cost budget/tracking, etc.), but they listen to suggestions and have actually reached out to me a couple of times to understand issues/problems or feature requests. Initially, there weren't many park reviews, but that is changing now that more folks are using it.

I recommend that you give it a try!

Ron

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I've used RVParky for quite a few years. I've done 14 trips with it so far. It's my go to trip planner.

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