4 Best Websites And Apps For Thrifty RVers

As a thrifty RVer myself, I love finding great websites and apps to assist me in my quest to save money! I love to do things myself instead of hiring things out, look for deals and coupons before paying full price and find ways to save my pennies whenever possible! Here are five really great apps and websites that are prefect for the thrifty RVer.

Campendium Website

1. Campendium

Campendium.com is my go-to website when I need to find an RV park. There’s also a handyapp with the same great information on it. You can see all the park choices in an area, read reviews from people who have stayed there and compare prices. They include reports on cell phone signal in the area, categorized by carriers. Users can also upload photos of the sites. There are several filters you can use such as showing only dump stations, parking lots, campgrounds, free boondocking sites or RV parks, depending on what exactly you’re looking for! I love being able to see all my options before making a decision as to how I spend my money.

Gas Buddy Website

2. Gas Buddy

Hauling a large RV down the road can result in painful gas station experiences, but getting in the habit of using the Gas Buddy app can help make it a little less unpleasant! Gas Buddy will show you the current gas prices so you can shop and compare. Sometimes going another few miles down the road can help you save some major $$$ on your total gas bill!

Groupon Website

3. Groupon

I’m a sucker for a good deal, and what better place to find a great deal than the Groupon app or website?! I always search the app or website when arriving in a new city to see what deals or packages they’re offering. Our family has scored great deals on brewery tours, museums and excursions from using Groupon.

Krazy Coupon Lady Website

4. Krazy Coupon Lady

This website and app allows you to choose your favorite stores and brands, so that it can feature specific deals that you’re interested in when you sign in. It’s super convenient to pull out your phone before heading to the grocery store and see what deals and coupons are available for you. KCL has a team that scours the web, as well as a huge following that report deals they find, to give you the most up to date coupons and deals around!

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About the Author: Lauren is a wife, mother of two, photographer, blogger and lover of nature and adventure! Currently traveling around the U.S. in a fifth wheel, Lauren and her family seek to live life to the fullest and continue to look for ways to simplify their lives in order to live larger with less. Follow along on their journey by visiting their family travel blog.

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7 Responses to “4 Best Websites And Apps For Thrifty RVers”

  1. Thomas Boothe

    i need some advice on rebuilding the tailgate ramp on the back of my toyhauler RV

    • Customer Service

      Hello Thomas!

      The only way I have seen them rebuilt is to make a frame either out of wood or metal studs and secure a fiberglass panel to the outside and then build a platform on the top. If there is a large enough area to the door it is best to order a new door or fully build a new door. I have not seen many successful patches. Many manufactures can build new doors, this is the easiest way. You can do it yourself but it has to have good framing to hold up for it to last. That is the most important part.

      Sincerely, Dan RV Repair Club Technical Expert

  2. David Cramer

    When hot water heater is cold the lp will ignite and heat up water but will not maintain the heat after water cools down have shut heater switch off and turn back on to ignite. This is in propane mode

  3. Lisa Redmond

    Application of rubber roof on original black top with A/C, and 4 vents. All covers and vents need replacement. How to diy responses please 🙏

    • Customer Service


      I am not sure I am understanding the first question. Are you wanting to install a new rubber roof? If this is the case, you would have to remove everything off the roof, side moldings and then take off the old rubber. You then have to install an overlay of luan and cut the openings for the vents and secure it to the roof. This is because the old roofing is glued down and you can’t just remove the old and lay the new over top and have it last. You also can’t just overlay the old rubber with new rubber. This is an invasive project but can be done if needed. If there are no openings and tears in the rubber, you can just go over top of it with the rubber roof coating to restore the look and make it last longer. The vents are usually held in place with screws and then covered with a lap sealant. If you use a plastic pry bar or scraper and carefully go around the edges you should be able to find all of the screws. Once they are removed, use the pry bar to lift the lip of the vent and take it off. Clean all excess putty tape off of the roof. Apply new tape to the new vent. Install and then cover with a new lap sealant. Make sure it is an RV rated roof sealant.
      Here is a good rubber roof coating I would recommend. https://www.koolseal.com/product/rv-elastomeric-finish-coat/


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      We’d love to assist! Would you please provide your year, make, and model of your RV and we’ll send your issue off to our experts!


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