Simple Ways to Save While RVing
You may think that getting into the RVing lifestyle is out of your price range, but there really is an RV that can fit into just about any budget. RVing can be a cheaper alternative to traditional vacations and in this blog, we’ll reveal the true cost of RVing compared to other vacations, as well as some tips that can help you save big while vacationing in your RV.
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Did You Know
You may feel that the RV lifestyle is too expensive for you, but that is often times not true. Despite the rising price of gas, RVing is still a great option for families to get away. And when compared to other traditional vacations and costs, RVing often comes out ahead.
For a two-to-four-person travel party, fuel prices would need to rise between $5.50-$13 per gallon for RVing to lose its economic advantage.
How to Keep RVing Within Your Budget
Your vacation does not have to break the bank. Traveling in an RV is a great way to see the country for less. Some simple things you can do to save money while RVing are to stay closer to home. Driving fewer miles allows you to still get away while reducing gas costs.
Once you get to your destination, stay there for a longer period of time. Instead of several short trips- throughout the year, spend more days at the campground.
By doing this, your adventure is still the same length of time, but the infrequent trips will help you reduce your time at the pumps.
When shopping for a motorhome, one thing to consider outside of the brand and features is the weight of the rig you want. The lighter your rig, the fewer times you must fill up at the pumps.
After purchasing your RV it is important to save for the future. There is maintenance you’ll have to do to keep your motorhome in great condition. Life also happens and unexpected expenses may pop up, and that could be costly.
Start an RV maintenance savings account. This could be a lifesaver if there is an unexpected issue or if you want to upgrade your motorhome. This fund acts as a buffer, so everything doesn’t hit all at once.
RVing vs. Traditional Vacations
RVing is a great alternative for a traditional vacation. You can save a lot of money by going this route. For couples, RVing can save up to 20% to 43% compared to car and hotel vacation costs.
You’ll save between 34% and 53% on airfare and hotel vacations. And couples can save 23% to 46% on air, rental homes or condo vacations.
Families can also save big by RVing. It is 21% to 50% less expensive than car and hotel vacations. Air and hotel getaways are between 43% and 64% less expensive. And families can save 28% to 54% on air and rental home or condo vacations. Statics are based on a study from Go RVing.
To take a deeper dive into RVing and the costs for each type of RV, read our blog How Much Does an RV Cost.
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