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3 Tips to Save Money on Your RV Camping Trip!

Posted on Nov 11, 2019

Hey all RV-lifers, first-timers and everything else in between! Why not try an unconventional way of seeing the world in the comfort of your own home on wheels and with the convenience of driving around?

Costs can add up, and information gets lost among all the various websites offering deals. It can be daunting as a first-timer and frustrating for all choosing the best fit RV type, best routes for RVs, cheapest gas, accommodations and food without breaking the bank. 

We want to make your experience easier for you, so that you can relax and enjoy more of your vacation. Check out our 3 tips below on how you can save money on your next RV trip!

1. Rent an RV from a reputable dealer! 

Avoid unexpected problems by renting a well-maintained RV from Expedition Motor Homes. We can help you pick the right size of RV to save on fuel, to drive on different types of roads, and it will come equipped with a supplied kitchen. Our shared expertise will help you plan the best routes, where you can find the best value campgrounds and the best meals to cook on the road to save you more!

2. Gas, Gas, Gas – to the ABBA song “Money, Money, Money.”

It is the ultimate question “where do you find the cheapest gas?” This is an important question for your budget when you are hauling a large vehicle around. Thankfully, there are ways to save on fuel, and reap the rewards for paying for gas. 

Gas Buddy App: the best app to find cheap gas. 

    Gas Buddy is truly your best friend when it comes to finding nearby gas     stations and their prices, giving you the option to shop around for the     cheapest! 

Copilot GPS App: the best app for RV GPS if you do not have a navigation device for RVs.  

    Copilot GPS offers thousands of maps offline for when you’ve lost     connection, and can help you plan which routes are best for RV driving. 

Slow down! 

    Trust us, the tortoise wins the race! You are in no rush, so keep it nice  and steady. Experience shows that keeping RVs at a steady pace can save on gas!

Credit card perks!

    Don’t forget to take advantage of the rebates, points or other rewards     your credit card has to offer. You might as well get the points to use  them on a future vacation.

3. Save on Accommodations!

Camping is often perceived to be relatively cheap, but campground fees can give you sticker shock. 

Boondocking

Have you ever heard of or tried ‘boondocking?’ If you want to enjoy all the benefits of vacationing in an RV, this is not one to miss! Catch that picture perfect moment out in the middle of nowhere for FREE! You would be surprised at how many public places, parking lots, parks or roadside stops allow you to drive on up for the night. Just make sure your generator is set and your water tank is filled. 

Passport America Membership

Boondocking isn’t for everyone; get the best discounts on campgrounds across the U.S., Canada and Mexico by joining the Passport America camping club. 

How long has that little voice in your head been telling you to take an RV vacation? Explore RV vacationing for unforgettable experiences with a little twist for your next vacation. 

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