One of the many boons of vacationing-on-wheels is freedom it gives you. You can stop a number of times on the way and click the pictures of whatever catches your fancy – the local people at work, species on the loose in their natural habitats or nature at its wildest best. And what’s travelling without the ability to share your experience with your friends? While content sharing on-the-go is a norm for the modern nomads, some find it extremely annoying to shell out huge cash in mobile data bill. To the delight of motor home buyers, there are a number of smart ways to cut back on data usage while travelling. 

1.     Leverage Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Restaurant and fast food chains across the US offer free Wi-Fi for their patrons. Take advantage of this facility while snacking in one of these cafes. Park your motor home near one such cafe, enter the premises along with any of your smart devices and keep on using the Internet, while nibbling on your favorite burgers and sandwiches. 

Finding a Wi-Fi enabled café may not be that easy when you are camping in some remote spots. Fret not, as help is at hand in forms of Wi-Fi finding sites such as OpenWifiSpots.com, MobileOffice.About.com and Wefi. In fact, the last one boasts of a database of more than 100 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the globe, including rural areas! Wefi offers apps for Android and iOS devices that give you access to a search engine and makes it easy to find a connection.

2.     Go For Offline Map Service
While exploring the backcountry on road, you cannot do without a reliable map service. In addition to helping you get turn-by-turn directions, they also help you watch out traffic on your intended route. On the flipside, all map programs consume huge amount of data. 

You can avoid such data dent by downloading a map for offline viewing, but this mode allows you to view only a small portion of the map. However, there is a way to get a turn-by-turn direction without going online and that comes in form of the CoPilot GPS app. The app allows you to access 2D street maps and full navigation throughout the US without switching on your data connection. It comes with a pocket pinch of $7.99 and supports all major mobile platforms including Android, iOS and Windows phone.

3.     Control Data Usages on Your Device
Monitor how much data any app uses when it’s running in the ‘background’. For example, if you are using a Android phone, you get two usage data numbers against two categories – ‘Foreground’ and ‘Background’. The first refers to the data used when you are actively using the app, while background data is used when you are apparently not using the app, but it is running in the background because you haven’t closed it. Monitor frequently to make sure that an app is not running in the background. Turn on the ‘restrict background data’ option.  In addition, uninstall the apps that you are not using during your trip. These two tricks will help you avoid unnecessary data wastage.  Data saved is data earned – utilize what you have saved for more social sharing. 

The secret to keeping the monthly data usage under control is not opting for an unlimited plan, but adopting smarter ways. With a conscious use of the Internet data, motor home buyers can save a lot on their RV trips. Follow our tips the next time you hit the road and you will be amazed at your newfound data management skills. Keep sharing, keep showing off, and stay hooked to the Internet! 

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