Preview and Navigate with Avoidances and RV Safe Preferences Applied

This article reviews how to preview a trip with routing options applied, GPS navigation with routing options applied, and what route warnings that pop up on your trip mean. 

  • Avoidances, including the option to avoid highways, boat ferries, toll roads, and dirt roads are available to Roadtrippers Pro and Premium users.
  • RV-friendly features, including vehicle height and propane, are only available to Roadtrippers Premium users.
  • To learn more about our membership tiers, click here.

Routing Options are managed on each individual trip you create. Routing Options are not automatically applied to all of your trips.

Jump to a section below, or scroll down to learn more:

Routing Options


The avoidances you select are applied to your entire trip. You can choose to avoid any or all of the following:

  • Highways
  • Boat Ferries
  • Toll Roads
  • Dirt Roads

On the desktop site, check the boxes next to the avoidances you want to apply. In the mobile app, toggle on the avoidances you want to apply.


If you're an RVer with a Roadtrippers Premium membership, you can add your RV height in the RV-friendly section and we'll try to find a safe route for your trip. Our RV safe routing considers low overhead clearances and propane restrictions to give you a route customized to your RV!

Keep in mind that you need to manually provide your vehicle's dimensions under Routing Options on each trip. RV-friendly preferences do not automatically populate by the vehicle saved to your Roadtrippers profile, which we use to estimate fuel costs for your trip.

US Routes Only

RV GPS is only available for U.S. routes. RV-friendly selections will not apply to route portions that extend outside U.S. boundaries. We're hoping to expand to other countries soon!

Propane On Board

The Propane On Board setting will attempt to route trips around specific areas in the United States where there are strict restrictions and limitations on propane on vehicles. These restrictions tend to apply to travelers regardless of propane volume onboard or if the propane valve is shut off and closed. Occasionally, these areas cannot be avoided to provide a trip route, in which case a warning will appear letting you know we could not avoid propane-restricted areas for your route.

In all cases, we recommend reviewing road information before starting your trip, as we do not independently verify the accuracy of such routing information. Use your independent judgment, and follow local laws and traffic codes while traveling.

Preview Your Route with Routing Options

You can preview your trip's route with routing options applied while using the Roadtrippers website or iOS or Android app. 

Website iOS App Android App

To preview your route with avoidances and RV-friendly preferences applied while using the Roadtrippers website:

  1. Open your trip on the map.
  2. Click the Routing Options button under the trip banner.
  3. Select avoidances and input any RV information.
  4. Click apply.



Navigate with Routing Options

You can navigate to a waypoint on a trip or directly to a new destination with avoidances and RV-friendly options applied while using the Roadtrippers app for iOS or Android. Roadtrippers does not yet offer full trip or multi-stop continuous navigation, but do let us know if this is something you're interested in by voting on the feature request here!

If you're using the Roadtrippers website, you can preview and print turn-by-turn directions for your trip with applied Routing Options before you hit the road. You can learn more about printing directions: Can I print my trip before I hit the road?

If you're an RVer, read the directions for launching the RV GPS below or watch this short how-to video. (Video Note: Our Plus membership is now called Premium!)

iOS App Android App

There are two ways to navigate using routing options in the Roadtrippers iOS app.

Using a trip you planned on Roadtrippers, open your trip's itinerary. Tap the waypoint you are navigating to. Once you've selected your destination waypoint, scan down to step one in the directions below the next paragraph!

To navigate without a planned trip, type your destination into the search bar then select it from the results drop down by tapping on the name of the destination. Avoid tapping the 'car+' icon, as this will create a trip. Tapping the destination name will open a screen where you should see the option to navigate! 

  1. Tap Navigate.
  2. Set Navigation to Roadtrippers.
  3. Input avoidances and RV information in the tabs below Navigation. Tap Apply in the upper right to activate your preferences.
  4. Tap Select Route. Choose your route by tapping the highlighted routes on the map or tapping the destination name card at the bottom of the screen, which will bring up those same options in card form. Highlight the route you prefer.
  5. Tap Steps to view step-by-step directions or tap Go to begin active navigation with voice commands. 

Route Warnings

After applying your avoidance settings and/or RV-friendly details, we'll work on updating your route to match your applied Routing Options.

If we are not able to find a route for any part of your trip that uses your avoidance settings or RV-friendly details, then you'll see a warning message and any legs containing a route that violates your Routing Options will be marked. You can learn more about these warning messages here: Routing Options Warnings 

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