How We Do Stuff

Below, you’ll find the various products, services, subscriptions and other resources that we use on a regular basis. (For now, none of these links are affiliate links but that could change…) 

Subscriptions & Memberships

Coach-Net (emergency road service): 

Harvest Hosts (overnight stays): 

KoA Rewards

RV Navigation

Google Maps (app): You just can’t beat “Maps” for navigation on a smartphone. There are no “bugs” or usability issues and updates to traffic conditions are fast. There are two big downsides, however. First, the directions are not necessarily “RV friendly.” On a recent trip, Maps took us down a road that included a bridge for which The Cup was way over the weight limit.  Second, Maps is very insistent that you take Google’s “eco-friendly” route. You may have different plans, but Google will change your route without notice.

Waze makes navigation a little more fun as you’ll be able to see other “Wazers” on the map. Waze was acquired by Google in 2013 and the services share some data. Waze routes are occasionally different from what Maps suggests but it’s still not RV friendly.

RV LIFE Trip Wizard (online, app): We use RV LIFE Trip Wizard for trip planning, but now their app provides “RV friendly” navigation. It works well, although on a recent trip the app had us leave the interstate one exit early and travel five miles out of the way, supposedly to avoid a dirt road. The app took us on a dirt road when the RV park was just off the next exit, on a paved road.

Sygic Truck (app): This one’s not very intuitive. We bought it but it hasn’t seen much use yet.

Other Stuff

Internet & Wifi: You will find a full description of our connectivity system here.

12 Volts, 120 Volts, & Solar: How we power The Cup. Info on our new 2,700-watt solar system is coming soon! Go here

Tires: BFGoodrich Commercial T/A All Season 2, LT235/85R16E. Purchased from and installed locally by University Tire, Loganville GA. Approximately $1,700. We decided on the tire based on reviews, RV forums, etc. Rather than buy the tires online or through a membership, we chose to build a relationship with a local vendor for tires, installation, and service. We worked with Crystal (csands[@]utireautomotive.com).

Apps We Use

CAT Scale / Weigh My Truck

iExit

Love’s Connect

Recreation.gov

Route 66

RV LIFE

Also installed: KOA, Opensignal, ParkAdvisor, Pilot Flying J myRewards, Roadtrippers, Sygic Truck, The Dyrt, Togo RV, UC Public CG

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