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Affordable GPS Tracker For RVers Has Many Uses

Published on May 31st, 2021 by Patrick Buchanan
This post was updated on June 6th, 2022

Several RVs in covered storage facility.

GPS Tracker Offers Next Generation Awareness & Security

As any iPhone or Android user will tell you, GPS tracking isn’t all that mysterious. No longer the exclusive domain of covert operations or spy novelists, a GPS tracker is fairly commonplace in automotive applications…just ask your insurance carrier. WhereSafe is looking to do even more by providing several interesting options for keeping track of your RV, your power toys, and even your kids.

Why A GPS Tracker is Perfect For RVers

Great for Renters

An RVer’s greatest material asset is of course their motorhome, 5th wheel, or travel trailer. When they are not using their RV, they are either renting them out or storing them. For those RVers that are listing their RV through RVezy or a similar peer-to-peer service, keeping track of that rental unit with a GPS tracker is a nice way to keep everyone honest. Should there ever be an issue, it’s one more asset to use in the event of an insurance claim.

GPS Tracker for Storage

For the rest of us that are storing our RV when not in use, you don’t always have the luxury of storing it on your own property. If you do store your RV offsite, be it in a field, a temperature controlled warehouse, or anything in between, a simple GPS tracker let’s you know if that RV is being moved, or has been moved for any reason. 

RV Thefts Are On The Rise

Due to the popularity of RVing and the demand for RVs, thefts have increased as well. Storage facilities that were previously adequate are now vulnerable and unsuitable. A very secure RV storage facility often comes with a steep price tag, making it unaffordable. Knowing the moment that your RV moves is key to a quick recovery, and/or a quick insurance claim. WhereSafe offers a variety of GPS hardwired, plug-in, or portable/rechargeable trackers that can do just that.

A GPS Tracker for Toys and Kids

RVers often travel with ATV’s, boats, motorcycles, golf carts, and other items that can’t always be watched with an eagle eye. A small GPS tracker can be discreetly added to these items to locate them in the event they get misplaced or “borrowed”.

For families that RV, letting kids safely enjoy the campground amenities is a throwback to simpler times. Some campgrounds properties are huge, and while you may be perfectly comfortable knowing they are safe somewhere, it wouldn’t hurt to know exactly where that somewhere is. Being able to toss a GPS tracker in their backpack or attach one to their bike is an easy way to show them you care and put your mind at ease so you can enjoy camping.

The WhereSafe smartphone app keeps in constant contact with your tracker to provide access and updates at a glance or by push or email notifications, if a set parameter has been violated. Perhaps you have a speed limit threshold set for your teen driver, or want to know if they are driving at night. Perhaps want to know if your kids leave or enter a certain part of the campground, or if you are home, go beyond certain boundaries in your neighborhood.

Real Time Tracking vs Location By Request

In the GPS tracker space, WhereSafe really shines on the strengths of two components, their mobile app, and their real time tracking. Real Time tracking means that their small GPS devices ping back every two minutes, so your app is always up to date. Compare this to a location by request ping that only updates when asked to, typically when you start wondering or worrying, and it’s already too late.

Using their highly developed and simple to use mobile app, you can keep track of any of the assets you have attached one of WhereSafe’s GPS trackers to, and the result is never more than two minutes old. Perhaps you aren’t as worried about your snowmobile as you are your 13-year old, but either way, you get real time tracking.

RV Storage Plan

For folks that are storing their RV or other important items over a long period of time, particularly those living in the northern regions where your camping season might only be April through September, you might go with a Seasonal Plan from WhereSafe. In the seasonal plan, you only pay for 8 months of tracking. The other 4 months tracking is suspended. You can have those 4 months be the active summer vacation months, where you are frequently utilizing the RV and don’t need to track it during that time.

GPS Tracker Devices

There are a variety of personal GPS trackers offered by WhereSafe. Magnetic trackers are just that, magnetic…and can be mounted almost anywhere and utilize rechargeable, long lasting batteries. On the WhereSafe BAT Standard model LL01 for example, an optional adhesive mount provides a suitable surface when attached with automotive grade double-sided tape in the event a suitable magnetic surface is not available.

The WhereSafe BAT Mini is ideal for those purse and backpack applications, and with the optional magnetic cradle can be used with bicycles, RVs, ATVs, and other items. The XT Extended Battery GPS Tracker provides a larger battery for more charge time.

The WhereSafe Sport Tracker is a wired GPS tracker that is powered from your asset’s battery. You never have to worry about charging the Sport Tracker. The plug-in Vehicle Tracker uses your vehicle’s ODBII port to power itself, again negating the need for batteries or battery charging. The WhereSafe Vehicle Tracker is also great option to keep an eye on those new teen drivers in your family.

WhereSafe Service Plans

Service plans offered by WhereSafe are offered as Monthly, Yearly, and Seasonal plans. All plans are in addition to the purchase of the WhereSafe GPS tracker, and include built-in alerts right on your phone, as well as these important features:

  • NightWatch – After hours monitoring keeps an eye on your device and let’s you know when it moves
  • RideMonitor – Be aware of high speed driving and take action. Even get harsh driving alerts with the Plug In Tracker.
  • SafetyNet – Set a geofence boundary around your city and know when your device leaves the area.
  • TamperGuard – Know right away when your device needs a charge and is unplugged or removed.

For a reasonable monthly fee, you can have the peace of mind knowing you have a second set of “eyes” on your RV, even when it’s in storage. At that price, you can buy another one, like the Mini for example, that you could use for a variety of kid tracking uses.

Excellent Add-on Features 

WhereSafe provides some great add-on features to help you get even more out of your GPS tracking experience. Perhaps you want to include other caregivers, family members, employees or staff with private and secure access to your vehicles’ live location details. Or, you want to know when a vehicle enters or leaves a particular “safe zone”. This Custom Safe Zone is a customized GeoFence around your home, where you store your RV, or even an entire neighborhood or city.

You may even wish to have a location history report emailed to you each day. These add-ons and more are available on the WhereSafe Add-on page.


If you have an RV or any other asset you want to keep track of at all times, WhereSafe has a GPS tracker and a reasonable service plan for you. Visit WhereSafe at

10 thoughts on “Affordable GPS Tracker For RVers Has Many Uses”

  1. Neither your $20 cell phone nor your dog tracker will do you any good if you are off the grid – beyond cell coverage.

    • It uses satellites, not cellular networks. To see the rig’s location on your phone though, you’d need to have at least 1 bar of cell signal. I’ve used a competing product called Drone for several years and love it. It shows me the exact physical address, on a map, where my rig is.

      • It uses GPS satellites to determine it’s position, but to send the position information to your phone (via the Internet) the tracker needs a cellular connection.

  2. I don’t understand how a GPS receiver will work. It’s NOT a transmitter unless you embedded a cell phone in it, did you?

  3. I hate to be a downer on this, but there are better options. I do not really like the inReach system and how much it costs per month, but after seeing this, it looks like the inReach is better deal, because not only do you know where your rig is, you get a solid Topo map when you are hiking, plus, the ability to send an SOS if you are in trouble and let others know where you are. What good is a system that only tells you where your rig is, when what’s more important is to get help if there is a problem? If you really want to know if someone has moved your rig, leave your inReach in your rig, and then set the inReach to send a check-in point once a day. But in the high season when you are using your rig, take the inReach with you for emergency use on the trail, or on the road.

    Again – I’m not selling the inReach, and I have a lot of concerns about the cost, but the inReach is a lot more useful than what they are “offering” here (which looks to me a lot like an advertisement for an inferior product).

  4. Is this an paid advertorial?
    It would be nice to provide a disclaimer for your readers so we can judge content accordingly.

    • Hi Ken, this one was not a paid content piece. It was as much about it being a new service as anything. We do provide a prominent notice of sponsored content if applicable, usually above the hero image at the top. That is not to say that this article and others might not have affiliate links that draw a small residual income. That disclaimer is just above the title.


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