RVing is appealing to families across America because of how affordable it is. While it allows you to save over 50% on the average cost of a vacation for a family of 4, RVing can be even more affordable if you plan ahead. With the accessibility of the Internet and the competition fiercer than ever, businesses are making it easier and easier to get great deals on items.
One of the best ways to save during your vacation is to check deal sites like Groupon. This site posts unique deals on goods, restaurants, and destinations at incredibly discounted rates (usually a minimum of 50%). Oftentimes these deals allow you to find interesting restaurants and unique boutiques that you might not normally visit during your vacation.
Another important part of saving and caring for your RV is to drive at the speed limit. This helps conserve gas and limits the wear and tear your RV experiences. Speaking of saving gas, consider meal planning. By knowing what you need you can pack lightly and pick up your groceries while at your destination. By packing lightly you save gas by lightening the load on your RV. Planning ahead also allows you to have an idea of what your meals will be, so you don’t feel compelled to go out to eat when you have an entire kitchen at your disposal.
Finding a campsite with electric hookups and modern amenities can be expensive. considering being super adventurous and boondocking it. When you boondock you literally park and plop. There is no hooking up to external amenities and you are likely in a more desolate area. This can save anywhere from $30 to $60 per night, which is money in your pocket that can be saved or used toward other activities.
Speaking of activities, many vacation destinations have low cost or free activities. Activities like hiking, biking, and enjoying the beach are just a few activities that do not cost anything, yet provide you with the opportunity make memories and enjoy time with your family, which is what RVing is truly about.
Saving money on your next RV vacation takes a little imagination. By merely trimming costs here and there and sacrificing on a little luxury, you’ll find yourself saving money and able to enjoy even more vacations throughout the years.