Do you like apps and gadgets? In most walks of life these days, you can’t move for one app or another to show you the way, offer advice, or pluck handy information from thin air just when you need it. And, for motorhome owners, that world is no different – there are apps galore.

Each new season opens the door to a flood of new apps and to satisfy your taste for the latest – and well established – innovations in clever technology here are our suggested top 10 apps for motorhome owners.

  1. Camping and Caravanning Club apps
  • as you’d expect, this leading club for campers of all types develops and updates its own apps;
  • its SiteSeeker Campsite App is just that – it puts in your hands an app telling you the nearest campsite (out of more than 1,300 certified sites), its distance, and the facilities you’ll find when you get there;
  • two further apps – the Camping and Caravanning Magazine and an Out and About Events Listing – are available for members only;
  1. WikiCamps UK
  • this app has won several user awards and contains the largest database of motorhome and caravan parks, campsites, and places of interest in the UK;
  • provided you’ve downloaded it in advance, WikiCamps UK will also work when you’re offline in those difficult-to-reach places;
  1. Park4night UK
  • a new app recommended by Indie Campers offers an alternative listing of spots where you might want to overnight – or simply park up for a while – for an unplanned break;
  1. Campercontact
  • from the same stable comes this app that is designed for use if you’re touring Europe;
  • a quirky difference with what is otherwise a fairly straightforward listing of (more than 30,000) sites is that Campercontact lets you filter the results according to the height and length of your motorhome;
  1. Tourlina
  • another travel app with a difference is Tourlina (available for Android and iOS);
  • it is exclusively for women, lets you pick suitable travelling companions from its female-only membership, and is at pains to verify the identity and details of every registered member;
  1. Google Maps
  • it’s certainly not new – but it is constantly updated and you’re unlikely to be going anywhere without it since any android phone comes with it already installed;
  • with an inbuilt GPS, Google Maps effectively replaces any mountain of paper maps and atlases;
  1. PetrolPrices
  • the developers of PetrolPrices (for both Android and iOS) reckon that the average user can save up to £200 a year with this tell-tale piece of software;
  • you can search by postcode, town or place and filter by favourite brands to find the nearest – and cheapest – filling station nearby;
  1. Petrol
  • unambiguous by name, unambiguous by nature – except that this fuel-finder is limited to petrol stations in Italy, Germany, France, Morocco, and Spain;
  • Petrol is only available on iOS – so might be useful if you are an Apple user touring abroad;
  1. Geocaching
  • have motorhome, will explore – geocaching is another word for treasure-hunting, with caches hidden in various places around your chosen location;
  • you can create your own list of geocaches and save them for use offline, before finding and logging your “trackables”;
  1. AllTrails
  • however deep your love affair with your motorhome, it’s always good to strike away from homebase under your own steam by hiking, running, backpacking or mountain biking;
  • available on both Android and iOS, AllTrails suggests some of the best, most scenic or arduous routes, including those which are dog or children-friendly too – with a GPS tracker that lets you know exactly where you are.