One of the main appeals of traveling in an RV is that it is a far cheaper option in comparison to flying in an airplane and staying at hotels. That being said, just because RV traveling is cheaper than flying and hotels does not mean it is cheap and it is still a major expense that you have to set aside a fair amount of money for. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can dramatically cut back on your expenses for your next RV trip and that is what we are going to talk about in this article. Here are the top secrets for making RV traveling more affordable:
Choose Cheaper Places To Stay
The cost to stay a night at an RV campground or park range anywhere from $15 up to $50. Usually, the more expensive parks will have nicer amenities and luxuries.
But ask yourself, are these luxuries and amenities absolutely necessary to you? Are they worth the added expense? Even if it is between a park that costs $25 and another that costs $40, if you are going to be spending four days there hypothetically, that is still $60 you would have saved by going with the cheaper option.
Travel During Shoulder Time
The worst time to go RV traveling, besides winter, is in the middle of summer or peak travel season. Yes, the weather is excellent, but there are also a multitude of other travelers and fuel and RV park prices are always at their highest.
In contrast to this, traveling during “shoulder time” is much more affordable. Shoulder season includes April to mid-June and September through October, so if you leave in May or early June you should still get some nice weather while avoiding the large crowds and higher expense.
Actually Use Your Kitchen
When you bought your RV, do you know what you bought with it? That is right, a kitchen. So why not take advantage of it?
Eating out may seem tempting, and it is certainly fine to do it every once and a while, but eating out for every single meal is going to cost you a lot of money. So again, why not take advantage of the kitchen in your RV? You can easily make most if not all of your own meals for your trip, and you could potentially save hundreds of dollars.
Limit Your Purchases
Checking out the stores in the towns nearest to your campground is always fun, but the downside is it is very tempting to make impulse purchases of items you do not really need. Remedy this by setting a firm budget for spending purchases before you leave on your trip.
Join An RV Club
Finally, joining certain RV clubs can get you RV insurance, free towing should the worst come to worst, and certain discounts for staying at RV parks, golf courses, campgrounds, and so on.
Making RV Traveling More Affordable
Each of these secrets will help make traveling in your RV a much more affordable experience for you.