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012 Parking Spot Apps, CarPlay, 12v Microwave, Enchanted Highway, YMCA of the Rockies

February 19, 2020

In this episode, we explain how to find places to park, talk about a 12v microwave oven, review Apple CarPlay, take a trip down the Enchanted Highway and invite you to visit YMCA of the Rockies

  • Parking Apps and Ideas

    • Park n Ride - found in many towns
    • Free Campsites - some towns have free camping to attract tourists
    • BLM - Bureau of Land Management has land you can camp on
    • Walmart - Legendary parking spot, but there are cautions
    • Cracker Barrel - Have some food, stay the night
    • Cabellas - Dump stations with purchase, and parking
    • Camping World - some even provide free power
    • Casinos - all different, but they want you
    • Military sites -  if you're military, you have a lot of options
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      • AllStays
        • Highly rated
        • Nice maps, hybrid, satellite
        • Each aspect costs more money
        • Dump Stations
        • Military
        • Rest Stops
        • Walmart
      • iOverlander
      • Some great spots
      • Out of date app
      • Missing some obvious places
    • Park4Night
      • Very nice app
      • Very little content for US - much better in UK
      • No app needed
      • Requires internet
      • Missing some places
    • Campendium
      • Professional app
      • Many different sites of interest
      • Annoying log in requirement, not free
    • RV Parky
      • Good quantity of reviews
      • Nice interface
      • Does trip planning
    • Wikicamps
      • $1.99
      • Different app for different countries (Australia, New Zealand)
      • Download maps to work offline
      • Doesn’t include Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Rest Areas