Allstays Camp and RV App – Must Have App for RVers

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With over five years of full time travel under our belts, one of our 13 Essential Mobile Apps for RVing is still the Allstays Camp and RV app. It’s a must have app for RVers who full time or part time. This app is great for planning your next trip and for when you’re on the road. It has saved us money and come in handy for planning our next destination. There are a handful of apps we cannot live without and Allstays Camp and RV app is one of them. We paid $9.99 in the App Store for Allstays Camp and RV and the app has more than paid for itself with the free RV dumps and camping options we’ve found. Right now the Allstays app is only available for iPhones, the Android version was removed in 2017. An alternative to the mobile app is Allstays Pro, a desktop version with even more information.

Must Have App for RVers – Allstays Camp and RV

Allstays Camp RV

Main Features

When you launch the app, it will use location services to determine where you are to display the services in that area. You can zoom in/out, move the map and choose from three map views: standard, hybrid or satellite. We prefer the standard map view.

Allstays App

There are six main categories displayed on the map:
– Camping (including County, State and National Parks, Elks Lodge and Moose Places, Casinos, National Forests, Walmart)
– Low Clearances (from 7 feet up to 15 feet)
– RV related businesses (including dealers and service centers)
Rest areas with and without amenities
– Stores (including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Camping World, Costco, REI, Sams Club, Propane Fills)
Truck Stops (including Flying J, Loves, Pilot)

How to use Allstays App

Tap on any of the services to bring up a quick overview.

Allstays Camp and RV app

To see additional information, tap on the white banner. In this example, you can see the gas station has a free dumps station.

Allstays app free dumps station

Additional information include phone number, website, images, reviews, rating, weather, map. There is an “Update” section where users can submit information such as “overnight parking is no longer allowed at this Walmart location” or “there are 4 RV parking spaces at this Cracker Barrel”. User submitted information is displayed below the address and GPS coordinates. When we come across outdated information, we send an update to help keep the information relevant and accurate for everyone using the app. The “Share” option will open a draft email with information of that service and your current GPS coordinates.

Allstays camp and rv app update section

Standard Filters

The six main categories can be filtered by tapping the options you want to see on the map. To access the filters, tap on “Filter” in the main screen. We use this feature the most when we are looking for specific services in an area. For example, if we want to look for a free dump facility, we tap “RV Dumps – Extra Places” to see what’s available outside of campgrounds and truck stops.

Allstays Camp and RV App filters

Advanced Filters

From the filter screen, tap on the advanced filters option to drill down even more. This is where you can search specifically for free campgrounds. There is even an option to filter for campgrounds that have age restrictions.

Allstays Camp and RV App advanced filters

Offline Access

The offline access feature comes in handy when there’s no cell service. One issue we encountered with this is that it doesn’t always load the map in the background. To get around the issue we view the map area we are traveling to ahead of time and at the level of zoom that we want. This will load the map into the memory of the iPhone. When we view it again offline the information displays without an issue.

Save Money with Allstays Camp & RV App

Free dump stations – use the “RV Dumps-Extra Places” filter. Some Camping World locations also have free RV dumps, make sure to call ahead to verify.

Free RV camping – use the “Avg Rate – Free” advanced filter or “Forest”, “Overnight Parking”, “Public Lands”, “Walmart Ask to Park” and “Rest” filters. Be sure to check the rest area for restrictions on overnight parking. We wrote a post about overnight parking at rest areas.

Cheaper camping options – use the “Avg Rate – $ and under” advanced filter.

Elks and Moose members – use the “Elk Places” and “Moose Places” filter to see which clubs have RV facilities. We wrote a post about RV Camping at Elks Lodge.

There are many ways to use the Allstays Camp and RV app and we can’t imagine life on the road without it.

An alternative to the mobile app is Allstays Pro, a desktop version with even more information. This version works on phones and tablets, just login using the browser on your device.

How much does Allstays app cost?

Allstays has several apps available for iOS devices that range from $1.99 to $9.99. The Allstays Camp and RV App cost $9.99 in the App Store in 2015 and the price has not changed.

Why did Allstays Camp and RV app stop with Android?

In 2017, the Android version of the Allstays Camp and RV app was removed due to increase map fees. If you are an Android user and want to access Allstays Camp and RV app, the next best option is to purchase Allstays Pro. This version works on phones and tablets, just login using the browser on your device.

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33 thoughts on “Allstays Camp and RV App – Must Have App for RVers”

  1. I’m considering a 1/2 cross country from SoCal towards Illinois. Can I use the AllStays mobile app and website with one account?

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    • The Allstays app for iOS devices is a separate purchase and login from Allstays Pro which is the desktop version that is also accessible on your mobile and tablet devices. Also, the Allstays app is a one time purchase through the app store where Allstays Pro is an annual subscription service.

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  2. I was told not to use the Allstay GPS as you cannot enter RV info such as Propane, weight, length, hight. Is this true?

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  3. Just purchased this app. I like all the features so far but either cannot find a gps routing part or it’s not there. Can you advise. Thanks

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    • Hey Bud. When you open the full detail view of the destination, there are options for GPS routing. Look for “Send to Apple Maps” and “Send to Google Maps” below the phone number.

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  4. Allstays is good, I’m still getting the hang of it, and worth the purchase price. One thing I find seriously deficient though is the RV Sanitation Dump locations. Since I started traveling I noticed these are hard to find and use and with more and more RVs on the roads I wonder how people are coping. I have checked the App for the western states and found it knows of some and pretty much doesn’t know of any. I would also suggest adding casinos as they frequently welcome RV travelers to park for a night.

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  5. well I am new as of last month to rv’ing. its more than a notion to be inside of a truck camper with someone 24 /7. I did 2 days and thought this is nice but I dunno, lol. So we are committed or need to be committed. Since we committed together financially this is going to work and we are going to look at this a another life journey path that has ups and downs but eventually you get to the next sweet spot/problem. We can do this. Lance 975 2018…first thing we found is that truck dealers and rv dealers will tell you anything. Do your homework on your cargo weight. read whats on the camper vs whats installed after that changes that weight. look at the stick/ask what is the weight max of 1st axle and 2nd axle. I am telling you….be sure very sure what the weights definitely are…not “oh yeah it will fit/pull that…thats not the right answer…sit down with paper and pencil and figure out what size tires and rims you need to haul it. speaking from experience…other wise you will have a rig that its max cargo poundage is overweight for your tires and rims. (truck camper)

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  6. Can I make reservations thru Allstays as I plan a trip or do I have the leave the app to make reservations?

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  7. How do you find the app? When I type it into my android phone, I get a whole list of other kinds of sites that seem similar to this. But I don’t get the Allstays.

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    • The developer has broken ties with Google. I had it on my old phone but since I upgraded it is gone. It had something to do with what Google was charging him for using their map system. Which honestly makes no since to me since Google Maps is free to everyone.

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  8. Hi,
    We are new to RV’ng and will be embarking on our first trip soon (from Canada to the US)
    If I have the ALLSTAYS App, would getting the Overnightstays.com App be overkill?
    If ALLSTAYS cover just about everything?
    Thanks for any help.

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  9. Hi, Allstays is a terrific resource…I am sure you get asked this question,,,,Are you considering putting it on Android . ? If so when?
    Don Watts

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  10. Hi Kait,

    I couldn’t agree more with the value of the AllStays app. I got it a few months ago and used it from Florida to Newfoundland and back. I have the android version and it seems to work fine. I’d hate to have to go back to planning without it.

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  11. Joe is a best-selling author!
    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,229 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    #67 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Self-Help > Motivational
    #94 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Travel
    #206 in Books > Travel

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  12. We are driving back to California, newbies (everything) the experience, Rving, driving a 27 footer Class A rig, I mean everything!!!! The one app I like is weather live ?‍♂️ Learning to drive this rig and finding myselg in high winds has not been easy, but we’ve managed to make it To Arizona. — I think “Allstays” will be my second beat. I paid for it and now have. Thanks Mr and Mrs Russo… Remember u have a second home in California.

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  13. Hi Kait and Joe,
    Thanks for the thorough description of this app. I like the detail and will check it out for New Mexico spots as we learn about RVing.
    My husband Carl and I continue in the research phase of our lifestyle change as we embrace retirement. We thought we’d do a travel trailer, but discovered our engine in the Toyota Sienna is v4 (tows 1500) vs v6 (tows 3500)…a basic error, but it is good we caught it before we were too long in the process.
    Now we’re looking as class Bs. I just finished Joe’s book and it was helpful to learn about your process and experience getting on the road. (I found three typos and will tell you where I found them if you’d like…self publishing can be tricky.) I’m making my way through your archives and enjoy watching your smiling faces on YouTube. If you are planning to travel through Albuquerque, give me a holler and we can meet up for a cup of Joe for Joe or a meal. You’re welcome to park in our driveway if you’d like. Blanco and Dottie, our two terriers, would enjoy romping with Leo in our backyard.
    Be safe,
    Kathi

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    • Glad you enjoyed this post Kathi and very happy to hear you found Joe’s book helpful. If you can share the typos in your next comment that would be terrific. Look forward to meeting you when we make it out to Albuquerque!

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      • Hi Kait,

        I marked two of the three typos I found in “Take Risks.”
        The first was early on in the book and as I recall had to do with “out”or “our.” A quick look through early pages just now was to no avail. Sorry.

        The second one is on page 151 of the print version from Amazon, line 20, the word “to” belongs between “enough” and “damage.”

        The third one I saw is on page 193, line 16: a simple double keystroke for the word “I.”

        I’ll continue to follow your journey, but I don’t think we’ll follow through with my dream. I’m hung-ho, but my husband is very anxious about the prospect and his temperament is not suited to the lifestyle. I watched Technomedia’s vlog about the “sucky” aspects of full time RVing and realized that it would be too much for my husband.

        Be well,

        Kathi

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        • Hey Kathi,

          Thank you for passing on those typos. Sorry to hear you don’t plan to move forward but hey, something else will come along that suits you both. I wrote the book so that whether it’s full time RVing or something else, you’re hopefully motivated to take that risk and make it happen. Good luck!

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