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Money-Saving Tips for Your Next International Caravan

or RV Adventure

Article Contributed By Sharon Wagner One type of travel that has remained steadily popular over the years and is now seeing a huge spike in interest is RVing. Whether you choose to take a camper van or recreational vehicle or hitch a caravan or trailer to your automobile, the concept is pretty similar. For those looking to travel and live on the road, here are some ways to do so on a budget. Get a Good Deal on Your RV/Caravan Life on the road can be inexpensive if you’re smart about it, so most of the costs associated with caravaning/RVing are upfront costs — your equipment. You’ll want to do plenty of research (for example, click here to find some great deals on caravans or RVs) depending on your preference. Always buy used — the savings here are immense. The Balance suggests that you always hire a licensed RV inspector to check out anything you buy used (it’ll only cost around $100 and can save you thousands). ou can find one in your area here. To save money in the long-run with an upfront decision, you need to consider gas costs. The heavier your rig, the more you’re going to spend on fuel. Be realistic about how much space you truly need and do not pay for the excess. If you’re new to buying a mobile living unit, don’t go into it blind. Be sure to brush up on some dos and don’ts for novice buyers. Without a reasonably priced and reliable unit, your budget trip is potentially doomed from the outset. Camp Where It’s Cheapest This tip is location-dependent, but for the most part, one thing is uniform across all countries in the world: camping is cheaper on public lands. Reserving a campsite will more often than not be less expensive in national parks; private camping can be costly. With a proper RV or caravan, you won’t need to ever pay for a hotel. Even if your rig isn’t equipped with a full bathroom, showers and toilets can easily be found at campsites and other stops along your journey. So, if you find cheap places to park your rig, you are pretty much done with lodging costs. Every Cent Matters When It Comes to Gas If you’re filling up a small car, it doesn’t matter all that much whether you pay $2.15 or $2.20 per gallon — there’s really no need to go out of your way to find the cheapest gas station. However, if you’re RVing, those cents add up fast. RVShare notes that some big RVs and camper vans can get pretty poor gas mileage (just 6-10 MPG), and the tanks can hold triple or quadruple of what a standard gas tank holds. That makes finding the cheapest gas option paramount. Use one of the many apps out there that help you find cheaper gas. Another gas-saving tip? Don’t drive too fast on the road. Take it slow and try to enjoy the ride. That Kitchen Isn’t for Decoration Your RV or caravan has a kitchenette in it, so use it! Caravaning on the cheap requires you cook the vast majority of your meals. If you do this, there’s barely anything you’ll have to spend money on (other than gas and camping) while you travel. Remember: Don’t rely on having a lot of room for reliable refrigeration. You should always think shelf-stable when packing for an RV trip. Think about the kind of meals that can be prepared without a lot of fuss or wasted energy. Beyond saving money, RVing and caravaning have numerous benefits. They provide ultimate travel flexibility, convenience on the road, and plenty of opportunities for family/friend bonding. Beyond that, this lifestyle is perfect for those who want to experience a country at its most natural. Do it smartly and you’ll have some great cost-efficient adventures.
Money-Saving Tips for Your Next International Caravan or RV Adventure
Learn about being a work camper and work camping jobs on our Work Camper Jobs page.

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next

International Caravan or RV

Adventure

Article Contributed By Sharon Wagner One type of travel that has remained steadily popular over the years and is now seeing a huge spike in interest is RVing. Whether you choose to take a camper van or recreational vehicle or hitch a caravan or trailer to your automobile, the concept is pretty similar. For those looking to travel and live on the road, here are some ways to do so on a budget. Get a Good Deal on Your RV/Caravan Life on the road can be inexpensive if you’re smart about it, so most of the costs associated with caravaning/RVing are upfront costs — your equipment. You’ll want to do plenty of research (for example, click here to find some great deals on caravans or RVs) depending on your preference. Always buy used — the savings here are immense. The Balance suggests that you always hire a licensed RV inspector to check out anything you buy used (it’ll only cost around $100 and can save you thousands). ou can find one in your area here. To save money in the long-run with an upfront decision, you need to consider gas costs. The heavier your rig, the more you’re going to spend on fuel. Be realistic about how much space you truly need and do not pay for the excess. If you’re new to buying a mobile living unit, don’t go into it blind. Be sure to brush up on some dos and don’ts for novice buyers. Without a reasonably priced and reliable unit, your budget trip is potentially doomed from the outset. Camp Where It’s Cheapest This tip is location-dependent, but for the most part, one thing is uniform across all countries in the world: camping is cheaper on public lands. Reserving a campsite will more often than not be less expensive in national parks; private camping can be costly. With a proper RV or caravan, you won’t need to ever pay for a hotel. Even if your rig isn’t equipped with a full bathroom, showers and toilets can easily be found at campsites and other stops along your journey. So, if you find cheap places to park your rig, you are pretty much done with lodging costs. Every Cent Matters When It Comes to Gas If you’re filling up a small car, it doesn’t matter all that much whether you pay $2.15 or $2.20 per gallon — there’s really no need to go out of your way to find the cheapest gas station. However, if you’re RVing, those cents add up fast. RVShare notes that some big RVs and camper vans can get pretty poor gas mileage (just 6-10 MPG), and the tanks can hold triple or quadruple of what a standard gas tank holds. That makes finding the cheapest gas option paramount. Use one of the many apps out there that help you find cheaper gas. Another gas-saving tip? Don’t drive too fast on the road. Take it slow and try to enjoy the ride. That Kitchen Isn’t for Decoration Your RV or caravan has a kitchenette in it, so use it! Caravaning on the cheap requires you cook the vast majority of your meals. If you do this, there’s barely anything you’ll have to spend money on (other than gas and camping) while you travel. Remember: Don’t rely on having a lot of room for reliable refrigeration. You should always think shelf-stable when packing for an RV trip. Think about the kind of meals that can be prepared without a lot of fuss or wasted energy. Beyond saving money, RVing and caravaning have numerous benefits. They provide ultimate travel flexibility, convenience on the road, and plenty of opportunities for family/friend bonding. Beyond that, this lifestyle is perfect for those who want to experience a country at its most natural. Do it smartly and you’ll have some great cost-efficient adventures.
Money-Saving Tips for Your Next International Caravan or RV Adventure
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Learn about being a work camper and work camping jobs on our Work Camper Jobs page.
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