Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
murreywalker's Avatar
 
2013 25' FB Flying Cloud
2011 23' FB Flying Cloud
Branson , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 734
Images: 1
An App For The iPad That's Worth Getting The iPad (almost)

Bought this app just before a two week (plus) road trip.

Basically it shows what campgrounds are available at any given location, and directs you to their web site. And for the missus, ALL WalMarts were pointed out too.

It was very accurate, and gave us a GREAT reason to get rid of the 10 lb. book that Woodalls publishes.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camp-rv/id370820516?mt=8

We won't leave home without it!
__________________

__________________
2013 25 FC FB (Twin)
2013 Suburban 2500

http://www.pbase.com/murreywalker

2011 23 FC FB
murreywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
2010 25' FB International CCD
Leesburg , Virginia
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 76
I bought this app for my iPad and have found it very useful so far! It seems to be quite complete as well.
__________________

__________________
2010 25FB International Serenity
WBCCI #2515
TAC #VA-9
golfgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Silver Otter's Avatar

 
2011 31' Classic
Nellysford , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 979
Images: 6
Blog Entries: 1
Yep, I downloaded it, too. Worked through several trip planning scenarios and am very pleased with the level of detail and complete information furnished. It also shows overhead clearances for those running tall rigs. A great bargain at $6.00.
__________________
Greg and Linda Heuer
2011 31' Classic Ltd. - The Silver Otter III
2013 GMC Denali 2500HD 6.6 DuraMax
TAC VA-18 | WBAC 1927 - Shen. Valley Unit 149 | AIR 53869
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gheuer
Silver Otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,423
I wouldn't trust them 100%. We've been trying for weeks to get them to change some things (including the phone number) on our listing there, and we get absolutely no response from them. Not too impressive.

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
purman's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Cedaredge , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,542
Thats, pretty cool. I just got it for my iphone.. They make a trail one I might look at.
__________________
Jason

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

2008 5.7 L V8 Sequoia
AIR # 31243
WBCCI # 6987
FOUR CORNERS UNIT
purman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:32 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,809
Images: 12
Lynn

I have this APP. Maybe if you do not get them to change things we could start to leaving negative reviews of the APP on the Apple Store.

Numbers are the only thing internet advertisers understand.
__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 12:01 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
purman's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Cedaredge , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by eubank View Post
I wouldn't trust them 100%. We've been trying for weeks to get them to change some things (including the phone number) on our listing there, and we get absolutely no response from them. Not too impressive.

Lynn

That goes for any ipad or iphone app in my book. And GPS for that matter! I still take a map and compass when I goes backpacking. Can't get lost with one of those...
__________________
Jason

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

2008 5.7 L V8 Sequoia
AIR # 31243
WBCCI # 6987
FOUR CORNERS UNIT
purman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 12:54 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
murreywalker's Avatar
 
2013 25' FB Flying Cloud
2011 23' FB Flying Cloud
Branson , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 734
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by eubank View Post
I wouldn't trust them 100%. We've been trying for weeks to get them to change some things (including the phone number) on our listing there, and we get absolutely no response from them. Not too impressive.

Lynn
To trust anything like this 100% is probably unwise.

I would strongly suggest you, as one that's included in their recommendations, that you go to their web site and give them a 1 star review (as opposed to 5 stars).

In the scheme of things, reviews (not actual numbers) are what drive purchases of things like this. By identifying yourself in the review, readers will come to their own conclusions.
__________________
2013 25 FC FB (Twin)
2013 Suburban 2500

http://www.pbase.com/murreywalker

2011 23 FC FB
murreywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 01:53 PM   #9
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,423
Oh, I probably won't bother. If you look around on the web, there are literally hundreds of sites that purport to provide campground information, generally by getting visitors to look at their ads or even to pay for the service. A good number of them write to campground operators offering some kind of "premium" service for pay. Nearly all of them contain glaring omissions and outright errors.

I used to try to get at least our listing corrected on as many sites as possible, but it was a pointless task. Now we don't bother with any of them except Woodalls and Trailer Life, both of which send reps here yearly. (AAA used to do that, but now they've contracted with Woodalls to handle their stuff.)


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
murreywalker's Avatar
 
2013 25' FB Flying Cloud
2011 23' FB Flying Cloud
Branson , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 734
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by eubank View Post
Oh, I probably won't bother. If you look around on the web, there are literally hundreds of sites that purport to provide campground information, generally by getting visitors to look at their ads or even to pay for the service. A good number of them write to campground operators offering some kind of "premium" service for pay. Nearly all of them contain glaring omissions and outright errors.

I used to try to get at least our listing corrected on as many sites as possible, but it was a pointless task. Now we don't bother with any of them except Woodalls and Trailer Life, both of which send reps here yearly. (AAA used to do that, but now they've contracted with Woodalls to handle their stuff.)


Lynn
I know about Woodalls and TL, and their customer service (at least Woodalls) is handled by folks who know the business.

I think you're missing an important point, and you've kind of alluded to it with your comment about AAA. Print media is becoming less relevant. Folks are becoming more and more comfortable with multi-media.

With the popularity of Apple's iPad, companies who do applications like the one I used are going to gain top of mind share over the print publications rapidly.

Once again, I would encourage you to submit a review, and be sure to identify yourself as a vendor and note the fact that the company is slow to respond to your calls to correct THEIR errors.

If anything gets a company's attention, it's bad reviews.
__________________
2013 25 FC FB (Twin)
2013 Suburban 2500

http://www.pbase.com/murreywalker

2011 23 FC FB
murreywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 11:52 PM   #11
4 Rivet Member
 
Hodum's Avatar
 
1995 34' Excella
Corinth , Mississippi
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 304
I was just wandering if this app will work on anything besides an ipad and iphone: perhaps an apple laptop???
__________________
Hodum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 12:14 AM   #12
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar

 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,271
Images: 55
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodum View Post
I was just wandering if this app will work on anything besides an ipad and iphone: perhaps an apple laptop???
__________________
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 06:48 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
Wingeezer's Avatar
 
2005 30' Classic
Burlington , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,708
Just in case anyone is not aware, both Woodall's and Good Sam (TL) offer free apps - I have them both on my ipod Touch and they seem to work fine.

Does the paid app offer something that these don't?

Brian.
__________________
Brian & Connie Mitchell

2005 Classic 30'
Hensley Arrow / Centramatics
2008 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD,4x4,Crew Cab, Diesel, Leer cap.
Wingeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:19 AM   #14
A girl and an Airstream
 
missysanford's Avatar
 
1993 29' Excella
dunnegan , Missouri
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 99
--An app that lists all National, State and Local campgrounds in the US and Canada-- I tend to stay at city campgrounds as I travel to my destinations. I have never been disappointed. I use the Campwhere app ($4.99) and has all these with colored dots by type.

City campgrounds are green dots. I can find them easily based on my location. City campgrounds almost never have reservations, are mostly the honor system as far as paying and taking care of your site. No reservations usually but there is a phone number listed in Campwhere--usually these calls go to a City Office so only are answered weekdays.

For those that stay at State campgrounds--this is the best app. It does not have any private campgrounds at all.
__________________

__________________
missysanford is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's a 1975 Argosy 26' worth? ValerieW Argosy Motorhomes 8 03-08-2017 11:41 AM
iPhone App Stormy Weather Our Community 4 05-31-2011 11:00 PM
Search error on app Mklmrck Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 2 04-12-2011 07:40 AM
Iphone app and market place. Breadbug Off Topic Forum 3 01-14-2011 01:18 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.