Important Update – We Will Soon Discontinue the CoPilot Blogs

Dear subscribers and visitors of our CoPilot blog,

First things first, thank you for your continued interest on our blog. We have some news for you – we will soon discontinue the CoPilot blogs. However, there are several other channels you can follow us on to see the latest news about CoPilot, get tips & tricks on how to use CoPilot navigation and receive support in case you have further questions:

Thank you for following us and we look forward to connecting with you.Yours,
Team CoPilot

Meet Your All New CoPilot RV

CoPilot RV, version 10 to be precise, has been completely overhauled*. It’s built specifically to meet the demands of you, the RVer. We’ve left no stone unturned to improve every detail of the app, from the driving screens and maps to the routing and menu options. CoPilot RV is now safer, faster and easier to use:

  • Strikingly simpler to use. Menus are redesigned to put the tools you need on the road a tap away. Enjoy quick, easy access to search and planning tools, mute directions and end navigation
  • Transformed maps. CoPilot’s non-distracting maps are now lightning fast too, with pinch zoom, fluid map panning and scrolling
  • Re-engineered ActiveTraffic. New, improved live traffic status sidebar, accurate ETAs that factor in live traffic conditions in planning and better re-routing around delays
  • More efficient route planning. Now automatically view and compare 3 route options with accurate ETAs for every route. Effectively plan even the most complex itineraries
  • Polished driver-friendly screens. Guidance screens are even clearer and easier to read and follow at a glance while driving
  • Easier destination search. A new search screen makes it easier to find addresses, search RV services and millions of Points of Interest.
  • More prominent speed limit alerts warn drivers to help avoid costly tickets

And much more, so jump in and explore.

*App update for iOS will be available soon.

On the Move This Summer – Part 2

Need a map that fits your phone?

Joe  made sure to download the Eastern region, pretty much just the states they would need coverage for. With CoPilot RV they’ll never lose reception, their way around plus they can save more money for their adventures instead of a big cell phone bill.

You may be asking yourself, so it’s a nice trip – what’s different here?

Safe, reliable routing is a must-have for RVers

Joe and his wife have used other navigation apps before but ran into the problem no RVer ever wants to have…being routed down a road that is not safe for RVs. It does happen, but it should never happen to you.

How does Joe avoid this? He simply enters the vehicle dimensions into CoPilot RV and creates a routing profile specific to his RV. Wait, you can put in your exact weight, height and length in CoPilot RV? Yep. And you won’t be routed down an unsafe road? Yep.

Every trip you take is a journey and with all the planning – the journey will soon become your destination. Enjoy the adventures, appreciate the time with your family and by the end of it…you’ll be planning the next one! Get CoPilot RV and start your next journey.

See part 1 here >

On the Move This Summer – Part 1

Joe and his family will make their way from New Jersey all the way to Canada, through the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Sounds like an awesome trip, right?

Trip planning: Where to go?

The one thing they’ve made sure to take care of before leaving is planning their entire trip. All their stops, all their adventures, pre-planned. Wait, you can plan the most epic journey of all time with over 50 stops in ONE app? Yep. Grand Canyon? Yep. Yellowstone National Park? Yep.

Easily change your route for a well-deserved break from behind the wheel

You might be thinking: What if Joe needs to find a place to rest sooner than the one they planned? Let’s be honest, there are times you need a little break. Well, you can easily find RV parks and places or even your wife’s preferred Cracker Barrel to refuel yourself.  This way, the kids won’t be cranky and everyone will stay happy.

Alright…back to the trip planning. group1

Not only did Joe plug in all their stops but he definitely didn’t want to get lost when the cell signal gets spotty. Especially when cell phone data these days is like gold. 

Stay tuned to find out how the journey continued….


Size Matters: Customize Your RV Routing

We all know that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why CoPilot RV safely calculates your route based on your RV’s dimensions so you only drive on roads suitable for your RV size and class.

Here’s how to set up your customized RV routing profile:

  1. In the Main Menu, tap Settings > Vehicle Routing Profiles
  2. Select RV as your vehicle type, tap View/Edit
  3. Choose RV Dimensions
  4. You can select from a list of industry standard RV dimensions or use the ‘Use Custom Size Restrictions’ option to enter the Max Height, Max Width, RV Length and Total Weight of your RV.
  5. Almost done, just enter a name for your RV profile and save it.


You’re all set. CoPilot RV is ready to take you on your next adventure.

A size too small? Then spring to bigger and better. Did you hear that we increased the maximum RV dimensions in our last update? We changed these to cater for drivers of larger RVs, these can now be set as follows:

  • Max. height 14ft, max. width 102in, RV length 48ft, max. weight 60,000lbs

Get the latest update from the App Store today. Android app update to follow.

How ActiveTraffic Can Save Your Time and Money

One of CoPilot’s “must-haves” is our ActiveTraffic service, which gives you the ability to battle traffic head on and find the fastest, most optimal route no matter how congested the roads are. Not being stuck in traffic means you’ll save time AND gas– great for your wallet as well as personal life. Whether commuting to work, running an errand or on a weekend getaway, you’ll appreciate a stress free trip with a lot less time spent on the road and more time spent at your destination.

ActiveTraffic provides you with a traffic bar on your screen to show the traffic along your route in a way that you can understand. Plus, you’ve got the most accurate ETA with real-time information for your drive.


Before you hit the road, make sure to check the traffic map by tapping on the traffic bar. The map will outline your route, show you the traffic nearby and display your current delay. If the route is looking too congested for your liking, just tap the Alternate Route option at the bottom of the screen. Incident reports let you know about detours, closed roads and other events as you drive.


Get traffic alerts with a faster alternate route option if it’s available.


Check traffic on your personal daily commute route with few taps when you wake up, and stop debating whether or not to hit snooze.


How to get our great ActiveTraffic service?

If you are a new CoPilot app user, then you already have 12 months free of ActiveTraffic*. If you are a CoPilot GPS user, you’ll need to first upgrade to full navigation. Once you’ve upgraded, you can purchase a 12 month subscription of ActiveTraffic in the in-app store. To renew or activate your subscription or to purchase ActiveTraffic, go to Menu > Store > ActiveTraffic.

*Only available in certain countries. Please check the up-to-date country list here >

CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series: Part 3

Last week you heard about our guest blogger Heath Padgett and his podcast-The RV Entrepreneur. Heath and his wife took CoPilot RV on a trip…check out the second part of this series and see below for the last part of our guest blogger series with Heath:

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Using CoPilot RV Navigation This Summer

My wife and I are currently planning out our summer road trip in our RV. This summer we’ll make our way from Texas all the way up to Canada, through the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. I couldn’t be more excited to get out of the summer heat and go hang out in some mountains.

That being said, the one thing we’ve made sure to take care of before leaving is having a solid navigation app while driving our rig. It’s one thing to get lost in a place you’re unfamiliar with, but it’s another thing entirely to get lost in a foreign place while also driving a 33 ft home on wheels.

For this summer, I highly recommend you download the new CoPilot RV navigation app if you’re planning on driving your RV cross country.

Here are a few reasons why you should probably make that happen… like, right now.

  1. You don’t want this to happen. Yes, this happens to people. But it should never have to happen to you. In the CoPilot RV app you can enter your height and other dimensions so you don’t turn your RV into a
  1. You can plan the most epic trip of all time with over 50 stops in the app. Grand Canyon? Yep. Yellowstone National Park? Yep. Okay, you get the point.


  1. You want to get there fast, but not on a road that looks like this. Since this app is designed for rvs, you don’t have to worry about it taking you down sketchy back roads (where no RV should ever have to go).

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  1. Sometimes when you’re out adventuring you get into places with zero cell service. Most navigation apps run off data. Inside the CoPilot RV app you can download all your maps so you never lose reception… like a 4
  2. You can easily find RV parks and places to camp inside the app. While cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway this summer in your RV you can easily pinpoint RV parks en route to Disneyland. post 5
  3. Everyone wants a happy marriage. Let’s be honest. When the GPS goes haywire, so does everyone else in the RV. I can honestly say that our biggest source of conflict has come from getting lost and having to U-turn our RV in random places across America. Do yourself a favor and download this app before hitting the road this summer so you can enjoy the trip without getting lost or kicked out of the RV (talking to you, husbands).

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Personally, one of my favorite features about the new app by CoPilot is the fact that I can download all of my maps to my phone and not use cellular data. Why? I’m a millennial and cell phone data is like gold to me, that’s why. Plus, when you’re visiting national parks or remote areas where cell signal is weak or nonexistent, you’re going to want a GPS you can rely on.


Download the CoPilot RV Navigation app before you hit the road this summer. It will help you avoid sketchy back roads, getting lost, and potentially fighting with your spouse.

Get it today for 30 % off!

(limited time offer)

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CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series: Part 2

Last week you heard about our guest blogger Heath Padgett and his podcast-The RV Entrepreneur. Heath and his wife took CoPilot RV on a trip…check out the first part of this series:

What Happens When You Don’t Have a Good GPS While RVing

But did they ever make it to their destination? Heath continues his journey below: 

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We eventually made it to Project Dojo Martial Arts for my first job, but not after thoroughly stressing each other out and causing multiple arguments.

I wish I could tell you that in two years of living and traveling full-time in an RV that this was one of our only arguments over the GPS, but that would be a big fat lie. I would calculate that approximately 63% of our first-year marriage arguments were GPS related.

This is what happens when you don’t have a good GPS.

Do yourself a favor. Before hitting the road in your RV this summer, download the CoPilot RV Navigation App and decrease marriage arguments by 63% (obviously this is a made up stat).

But in all seriousness, RV roadtrips are bound to already have plenty of stressful moments, but the GPS doesn’t have to be one of them.


Travel More, Travel Better

CoPilot RV’s powerful route planner allows you to plan a trip of a lifetime with up to 50 stops, automatically calculating the best route. This helps prevent stressful wayward journeys, kind of like what Heath and his wife went through before using CoPilot.

Keep your focus on your adventure as you hit the road with confidence, knowing that CoPilot will keep you out of trouble and heading in the right direction.

Get it today for 20% off-limited time offer! 



CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series- Part 1

What Happens When You Don’t Have a Good GPS While RVing…

One of the best things about launching an awesome new RV Navigation app is partnering up with people who are doing cool things…like Heath Padgett and his podcast-The RV Entrepreneur.

Check out his CoPilot RV story below:

My wife and I have lived in an RV for two years. We’ve driven well over 40,000 miles and visited all 50 states (we flew to Hawaii, drove to Alaska). I can say that without a doubt, one of the most important factors for mine and my wife’s sanity (and happiness) while RVing is having a great GPS system.

To illustrate just how important having a GPS is, I’m going to walk you through a situation that unfolded during the first week that we were full-time RVing.

Quick backstory: During our first year of marriage, my wife Alyssa and I filmed a documentary called Hourly America where I worked a different job in all 50 states.

We were in Albuquerque, NM and we were on our way to my first job at a place called Project Dojo Martial Arts.

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Alyssa was navigating me from her phone’s GPS.

“You’re getting on the freeway, you’re supposed to be on that road right there.” She pointed to the road on the left.

“Cool,” I responded.

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“Can you even see me in the camera?” I asked. Alyssa mounted our GoPro on the dashboard and I thought it was pointed more at her than it was at me (I should have just kept my mouth shut).

Alyssa gave me a I-know-you’re-wrong-and-it-isn’t-my-fault-look. I didn’t see it at the time and just kept running my mouth.

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“Ah crap,” I said after exiting the highway and turning left to get heading back in the right direction. “That was my entrance ramp. Let me just pull a u-turn,”

“He is going to wreck this RV,” Alyssa mouthed to the camera.

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U-Turn #1

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“I typed in Project Dojo on the GPS, and it’s taking us to Los Angeles now,” Alyssa said to me.

“But we’re in Albuquerque?” I asked.

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U-turn #2

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U-turn #3, made 30 seconds after U-turn #2, as Google Maps directed us.

After 3 U-turns and being redirected to Los Angeles, do you think Heath and his wife eventually made it to their destination? Stay tuned for more of the CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series and find out how Heath’s trip ended.