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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: iOverlander...what else is helpful? Reply with quote

Last night I pulled into Tumalo state park near Bend, OR at 1:00 am (Seattle > Yakima > Bend - "no services for 94 miles" after crossing the Columbia River, the scenic route Smile) expecting to easily find a campsite. Unfortunately it was full. I opened the iOverlander app and it led me directly to nearby camp options (one in a nearby industrial park, several in the nearby NF). By 2:00 am I was well settled and enjoying the evening's Manhattan.

I think I heard about iOverlander here.

Do folks know of other apps that are helpful in finding reliable camp spots, preferably those not part of campgrounds/rv parks.

Thanks.

The campsite. The front tire is airborne but the van is level. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: iOverlander...what else is helpful? Reply with quote

https://freecampsites.net/

This the one I use more often then not. Found it to be very accurate plus it will link you onto Google Maps to get there.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:18 am    Post subject: Re: iOverlander...what else is helpful? Reply with quote

x2 on the above, plus:

http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: iOverlander...what else is helpful? Reply with quote

RV Parks and Campgrounds for Android
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: iOverlander...what else is helpful? Reply with quote

Iíve been more than underwhelmed by computer maps, but I was impressed by iOverlander when a British couple demonstrated it to me at the Adventure Van Expo. I may need to reconsider.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: iOverlander...what else is helpful? Reply with quote

Steve M. wrote:
https://freecampsites.net/

This the one I use more often then not. Found it to be very accurate plus it will link you onto Google Maps to get there.


Cool. This is a bit clunky but I saw a few spots not included in iOverlander (in a few spot checks). Checking a few apps will yield the best dispersed/stealth campsite locations.

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x2 on the above, plus:

http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com

- Dave


This looks like a winner. Nice functionality. Has some spots not included in iOverlander and vice versa.


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Iíve been more than underwhelmed by computer maps, but I was impressed by iOverlander when a British couple demonstrated it to me at the Adventure Van Expo. I may need to reconsider.


Agreed. Most map apps for phones, tablets or even PCs lose key map elements when zooming out. I love looking at secondary, tertiary and little used USFS (2, 3 and 4 digit) roads but they disappear from most electronic maps when zooming out.

I've just started playing with OsmAnd maps and selecting the off-road or touring feature and 25% magnifier offers the best detail I've seen. Gaia maps is also better than many.

https://osmand.net/

This is a map of mostly forest service roads in north central WA, possibly the best detail I've seen in a map...
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