The Best Driving Apps for Trailer Towing

August 7, 2019

When you’re towing near or far, you want the best tech on board to make sure your trip is a fun and relaxing experience—and not a nightmare from which you can’t escape—for at least a week or so. With some of the best travel apps (listed below), you can plan, discover, and have peace of mind while on the road.

We’ve opted to break these best driving apps into a few categories based on their utility:

 

Mapping

Waze

You’ll find Waze on the top of almost every “Best App” list, now including this one! Why? Because it’s a crowdsourced traffic platform that helps you avoid construction, jams, and will navigate you down the right path to save you time and frustration.

Google Maps

It’s the app you know and love and love to hate, but is integrated into everything you do whether you like it or not. This makes it one of the best platforms out there for live traffic updates, nearby landmark and restaurant finding, address sourcing, and more.

iExit

We’ve all been there before—the missed exit that sends you into a panic and scramble as you wait for the phone to reroute. So, you’re stuck in the right lane when you need to get four lanes over while a semi blasts past and a closed road sign awaits just a quarter mile up the way. With iExit, you’ll know all upcoming exits and what’s in store when you use them—like gas, food, and hotels.

GasBuddy

Once upon a time, two people set off across a seemingly endless desert in the middle of Nevada as the gas tank reached below the empty line. Spotting a mirage in the distance in the form of a lonely gas station, they pulled in… only to realize the station was out of fuel and awaiting a new arrival. HOURS later, they were able to refuel and head on their way (missing their hotel reservation, yet unbeknownst to them at the time). And wouldn’t you know, a mile or so up the road was another gas station, perfectly stocked with fuel for the masses. GasBuddy would’ve been great to have at the time.

 

Assistance

AAA Mobile App

It’s Triple-A. If you’re a member, you already know how great the perks can be. If not, it might be a good time to sign up if you’ll be spending significant time on the road. Not only will you get plenty of travel features, you’ll have vehicle protection and professional assistance during a roadside emergency that you just won’t find anywhere else.

Repair Pal

We hope you never need to use this app, but it’s a good idea to keep it handy just in case. If you’re a prominent tower of cargo trailers, you’ll be putting a good chunk of miles on your tow vehicle, so there will be a time when repairs are needed. This app will find you nearby shops, prices, and expert help.

WiFi Map

Dead zones are ominous for two reasons: they imply death AND WORSE, they imply you’ll be out of service. With WiFi Map, you’ll always know where to find the nearest WiFi hot spot to accommodate all of your social media updates.

 

Planning

Roadtrippers

As the name implies, Roadtrippers makes it easy to plan upcoming road trips with one seamless app. This platform lets you save favorite locations, shows you interesting places on the way to your destination, and lets you share your trip with other users.

TripLog

Taking your concession trailer to the big fair two states over? Need to move your contractor trailer across the country for a big project? No matter the reason, if you need to keep track of your mileage for business reimbursements, then TripLog is the app for you.

Automatic

Automatic takes mobile driving apps a step further than most. Just plug an adapter in under your dashboard to feed real-time vehicle data to the app. Automatically syncing with your phone, you’ll be kept up-to-date regarding your location, engine diagnostics, parking location, maintenance reminders, crash alerts, and more.

Splitwise

Nothing can sour a friendship or relationship like a running tab. Trust us. With Splitwise, you can leave the shared expense tracking to the experts. This app will keep a running tally of everyone’s contributions, then split it up so everyone knows what’s still owed and to whom—like the beef jerky and Red Bull refill you got for Steve at the last gas station.