One of the best advantages of RVing is how much money you can spend on vacations! Conventional traveling methods and lodging choices – like flying and staying in resorts – just can’t beat saving thousands of dollars by traveling in a new or used RV instead. Here’s how you can save even more. Check out our RV tips for saving money on your vacation!
Borrow, Don’t Buy
If you’re new to RVing, or staying in a place with a terrain and climate you don’t normally vacation in, don’t drop tons of money on camping equipment you may only use once or a few times. Get a handle on the gear you actually need by asking to borrow from friends.
Make a Better Upfront Investment
If you do purchase new camping gear, make the decision to invest in a high quality investment. It may cost more initially, but purchasing a single item that lasts you for years could ultimately be less than having to repeatedly replace junky versions that are cheaper both in cost and quality.
Make a Meal Plan & Stick With It
Eating out at restaurants will run up your food expenses exponentially. Make a meal plan ahead of time, and prep everything you can in advance. Choose simple options that won’t have you in a bind or abandoning the plan when you get to the end of the day and it’s time to cook a meal but you feel too tired to make something complex.
Camp in the Off Season
Camping in the off season is a great way to save money because admission and reservation prices tend to soar during peak traveling months. You’ll likely find off-season discounts in the spring and fall – and you get the perks of prettier weather, too!
Stick Close to Home
Let’s face it. Gas prices are high now and usually go up even more in the summer. One way you can save money on your camping trip is to pick a place that’s a bit closer to home. Even with higher gas prices, you’ll still be able to travel in your RV for less than traveling other places that will also be hit by inflation, but you can pocket even more savings by choosing state parks within a day’s drive.
Pick Low-Cost or Free Attractions
Believe it or not, there are loads of free attractions your family can enjoy! Enjoy what public parks, beaches, zoos, and museums have to offer. These are often the hidden gems of vacation destinations, so scout out places you want to see or ask locals for their recommendations. And federal initiatives like Every Kid Outdoors gets 4th grade kids – and their families – into national parks for free!
We’d love to help you save even more on your vacations this year by helping you pick out a new or used RV that’s perfect for your needs and budget! We offer tremendous savings every day, so stop in or contact us today!