Big RVs and Stress at the Pump
Are you an RV owner ? If so, then rising gasoline prices must give you an increased heart rate also known as stress. So what can you do to continue your travels this spring and summer without breaking the bank? There are a few things you can do short of selling your RV:
1. Research gas prices along your route ahead of time and only got o the pump where the prices are the lowest. This can be done at www.gasbuddy.com
2. Read the manual for your towing vehicle to find out at what speed it reaches its ideal mileage per gallon. Usually, when you are towing a heavy RV then driving a bit slower will save you some gas.
3. Decrease the load in your RV. I know that it is easier said than done, but if you don’t need to have all these extra sheets, towels, dishes and cases of bottled water on your trip, then leaving them at home can save you money.
4. Stay close to home. Do not plan trans-American journey, but instead stay in your area. I am sure that you can discover many interesting places to visit right outside your city or town.
5. Are you going back to the same park year after year? Leave your RV there and become a seasonal. You will save on gas and fees.
6. If you do not plan to become a seasonal you may still consider an extended stay. If you are going back to the same park this year you may get a discounted price for let’s say a month, and leave your RV there for that period of time. Many parks offer great deals for seasonal/ extended stay campers. You park your RV on the site and go home in your car. Saves you money and lots of hassle. Kids usually like to go back to familiar places, where they know the campground and where they have friends.
7. Save in other ways. Take advantage of all the free events offered by your campground as well as local festivals. Your family may have lots of fun for very little money.