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So you’re reminiscing about your recent trip in your RV, but the bills from the journey are making your heart beat a bit too fast.
If your RV adventures are giving you financial concerns, well you’re not alone. Living the RV lifestyle can be a dream, but the reality is it’s not cheap. If you don’t watch your budget and try to plan out the details of the trip, you could end up by spending way more than you thought.
Here at Crossing Creeks RV Resort, we made a list of the best tips to lower your expenses while enjoying your RV & doing what you love the most:
Fuel is one of the biggest components of your budget. Saving money on fuel may be tricky, but if you do some research and incorporate our tips in your daily routine, you will see how you can stretch your budget.
Using a trip cost calculator like the Gas Buddy app can let you quickly calculate fuel cost in advance or find stations with the lowest price.
If driving more than expected and wasting additional gas is not in your plans, try to spend some time memorizing the map and make sure you understand the directions.
Also, when selecting the route, try to prefer flat roads as you can save a significant amount of fuel. Driving through mountains consumes a lot of gas.
Watching your speed is another important factor. The faster you go, the more fuel you consume. That means more cash spent :(
Getting to know your RV from a technical perspective can save you thousands of dollars in maintenance costs. We suggest you buy a simple tool set and get to know your RV’s mechanical parts in detail.
Keeping your RV in good condition with scheduled service will save you from having to spend thousands of dollars on surprise breakdowns.
The first thing you should check is if you can locate free parking spots near the attractions you’re going to visit during your trip. If you don’t find any free option, make sure to check a listing of RV Clubs you can join. This kind of memberships will offer you consistent discounts for parking at hundreds of parks across the country.
Eating out every day can be fun but is a good way to spend more without even noticing it. Cooking your meals in your RV can be fun too. Think about purchasing fresh food every day at the local organic markets and experiencing a wide variety of food every time. Also, it’s a healthier way of living since you know all the ingredients and you can control what you’re eating.
Do you really need all those Music, Cable and Magazine subscriptions? Everybody loves Netflix but checking how much you are spending for entertainment may save you a couple of hundred dollars. We suggest you make a list of all the subscriptions you don’t use and get rid of them. Think about which subscriptions you won’t be able to use while on the road.
We hope you found helpful our tips. If you use other tricks to save more money while on the road with your RV don't hesitate to let us know!
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