12 days and counting until we hit the road. We have been planning for at least a year and a half for our trip around the U.S. One of the ways we intent to save some money on our journey is to spend some nights in locations that are free. The term used is “boondocking” this could be in a primitive site in a national park, truck stop, casino parking lot, or a big box store like Walmart.
Here are a couple Droid phone Apps that I think will be useful as we travel:
Gas Buddy is the most well known and used app, so you probably already know about it. I use it all he time.
My Pilot: This app will tell you where the nearest Pilot Truck stop is located, how much fuel cost, and what amenities they offer such as showers and dump stations. I understand a truck stop is not a destination, but when you are just looking for a place to spend the night as you are driving from point A to B free is appealing to me.
I’m not close enough to a Pilot station to get a working screen shot. I’ll post one when I can.
My Dat Trucker Services: This app is similar to My Pilot, but isn’t limited to a single company. In addition to truck stops and fuel prices they list freeway rest area locations and Walmart stores. Since it is designed for truckers there are several other features that aren’t useful to me, but the ones mentioned might come in handy.
Update: When trying to compare prices, or figure out where the nearest fuel is this app is helpful. I actually use this app the most to find Walmart stores. When we are driving from point A to Point B we Boondock in Walmart parking lots. It’s the one place we can count on when we don’t have a reservation, but need to stop.
What Apps have you found useful?