Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Windmill Gap, WV
Posts: 15
Year: 1986
Coachwork: Ford
Chassis: E350
Engine: 6.9 Diesel
Best Apps

Is there a good app that shows RV parks nearby? I'm planning on driving cross country and want to stop when/where to mood hits!

Any other apps that you can't live without?
JoeyBigBlind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 05:30 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
NowhereFast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Posts: 171
Year: 1995
Coachwork: International
Chassis: Carpenter
Engine: d466 mechanical
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeyBigBlind View Post
Is there a good app that shows RV parks nearby? I'm planning on driving cross country and want to stop when/where to mood hits!

Any other apps that you can't live without?
I use a pilot/travel center locator because I have a credit card with them for cheaper gas and travel. Also have a citgo card, but other than that I would be interested in an app that showed close by cheap sites. Generally so far I just stay at a rest area or walmart between national parks I'm visiting.
__________________
Nowhere Fast - Sarasota, Florida
NowhereFast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
somewhereinusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,636
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Her, me and Molly
I have a couple, RV Parky and R V Park. Parky also shows Wal Mart.
somewhereinusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 08:37 AM   #4
Bus Nut
 
skoolie_n00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 447
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: International
Engine: Navistar 5.9 Diesel
Rated Cap: A butt-load...
I installed "RV Parks" on android (i'm sure there is an iOS ver.). It shows parks, gas ans walmarts in the zoomed in area.
Neat.
__________________
n00b build > http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ily-10122.html
Not my fault if anything I post results in someone losing a finger...
Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum
skoolie_n00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 07:51 PM   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Spearfish, SD
Posts: 4
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Beaver
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT
Thumbs up Android Apps

Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhereinusa View Post
I have a couple, RV Parky and R V Park. Parky also shows Wal Mart.
We have both of these apps as well. I like the RV Park app and use it more frequently - as it also lists Moose and Elks Lodges across the country.
__________________
http://www.campingandcampgrounds.com
ToddandHeather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 11:46 AM   #6
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: MD near DC
Posts: 828
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToddandHeather View Post
We have both of these apps as well. I like the RV Park app and use it more frequently - as it also lists Moose and Elks Lodges across the country.
And that would be of benefit for what reason? Do they allow overnight boondocking? Do you have to be a member?
dan-fox is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 12:39 PM   #7
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Spearfish, SD
Posts: 4
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Beaver
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan-fox View Post
And that would be of benefit for what reason?
Many Fraternal Organizations have Campground / RV Parks on their property. We have stayed at numerous Elks / Moose Lodges over the years - often for free.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dan-fox View Post
Do they allow overnight boondocking?
Almost all fraternal organizations allow their members to 'boondock' without charge (providing the area isn't full with cars). However, many also have FHU Campgrounds on site - and charge a significantly reduced rate for the use.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dan-fox View Post
Do you have to be a member?
Yes, but it isn't difficult to become a member. Once a member of a specific Lodge, you then have access to all lodges nationwide (or worldwide if the organization has international affiliates).

Some Examples:

Elks Lodge Mena, Arkansas = $25.00 / week (FHU)
Moose Lodge Texarkana, Texas = FREE* for six weeks (Water and Electric)
Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge = $300 / month (Water / Electric / WiFi)

HTH

*We made a "Donation" to the Lodge of $200 at the end of our stay, but it wasn't required of us to do so.
__________________
http://www.campingandcampgrounds.com
ToddandHeather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 02:42 PM   #8
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,144
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToddandHeather View Post
Many Fraternal Organizations have Campground / RV Parks on their property. We have stayed at numerous Elks / Moose Lodges over the years - often for free.



Almost all fraternal organizations allow their members to 'boondock' without charge (providing the area isn't full with cars). However, many also have FHU Campgrounds on site - and charge a significantly reduced rate for the use.



Yes, but it isn't difficult to become a member. Once a member of a specific Lodge, you then have access to all lodges nationwide (or worldwide if the organization has international affiliates).

Some Examples:

Elks Lodge Mena, Arkansas = $25.00 / week (FHU)
Moose Lodge Texarkana, Texas = FREE* for six weeks (Water and Electric)
Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge = $300 / month (Water / Electric / WiFi)

HTH

*We made a "Donation" to the Lodge of $200 at the end of our stay, but it wasn't required of us to do so.
My ex's dad was the president of our local Moose lodge. It isn't exactly easy to join. You have to get sponsored and then they take you to several lodges and you get wasted. Takes a while to "get in".
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 03:46 PM   #9
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Spearfish, SD
Posts: 4
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Beaver
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: CAT
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
My ex's dad was the president of our local Moose lodge. It isn't exactly easy to join. You have to get sponsored and then they take you to several lodges and you get wasted. Takes a while to "get in".
While I haven't visited all 1700 Moose Lodges nationwide, I can tell you as a Past Governor (Moose language for Lodge 'President') of Northwest Tucson Moose Lodge, the requirements for membership in any lodge aren't difficult at all. Some (such as the VFW / American legion, etc.) require certain military affiliation, but the Moose / Elks / Eagles do not have such restrictions. As far as obtaining a 'sponsor' to join, yes, this is required, but not difficult to obtain either. It's significantly more likely several individuals will offer to sponsor you if you stopped in any local lodge and indicated you were simply 'thinking' of joining and sought additional information.

In fact, if you experience even the slightest difficulty locating a sponsor, let me know. I'll sponsor you.

Lastly, 'Getting wasted' isn't on the requirements for obtaining a membership. However, depending on the lodge you join, you'll find it difficult to spend your own money as many of the long time lodge members will welcome your new membership by buying you drinks!

Also, visiting an out of state (or out of town) lodge, almost always results in your first (sometimes second) beverage being complimentary. It's sort of an unwritten policy of most all lodges to 'welcome' out of town members.

HTH
__________________
http://www.campingandcampgrounds.com
ToddandHeather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2016, 05:02 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,144
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToddandHeather View Post
While I haven't visited all 1700 Moose Lodges nationwide, I can tell you as a Past Governor (Moose language for Lodge 'President') of Northwest Tucson Moose Lodge, the requirements for membership in any lodge aren't difficult at all. Some (such as the VFW / American legion, etc.) require certain military affiliation, but the Moose / Elks / Eagles do not have such restrictions. As far as obtaining a 'sponsor' to join, yes, this is required, but not difficult to obtain either. It's significantly more likely several individuals will offer to sponsor you if you stopped in any local lodge and indicated you were simply 'thinking' of joining and sought additional information.

In fact, if you experience even the slightest difficulty locating a sponsor, let me know. I'll sponsor you.

Lastly, 'Getting wasted' isn't on the requirements for obtaining a membership. However, depending on the lodge you join, you'll find it difficult to spend your own money as many of the long time lodge members will welcome your new membership by buying you drinks!

Also, visiting an out of state (or out of town) lodge, almost always results in your first (sometimes second) beverage being complimentary. It's sort of an unwritten policy of most all lodges to 'welcome' out of town members.

HTH
Good to know. Thanks.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.