When you’re taking a road trip in an RV, you want to save as much money as possible. You’ll get to see and experience more when you’re not spending all of your money on gas and snacks. A few tips can go a long way.
Download Travel Apps
There are all sorts of road trip apps that you can download to your smartphone before you get on the road. These will help you to get directions to a desirable attraction and avoid various road detours. You’ll also be able to find the gas stations that have the cheapest fuel so that you’re not accidentally spending more than necessary.
If you’re stopping at convenience stores for all of your snacks or going through drive-thrus for all of your meals, you’re spending a lot more money than you need to dish out. When you’re in an RV, you have the perfect way to store and cook food.
Take some time to go grocery shopping before you hit the road. Choose snacks that don’t require any refrigeration. Think about making your own trail mixes. Then, grab some ingredients so that you can make sandwiches when you’re on your trip. If your freezer is packed with burgers and hot dogs, it also gives you something to grill once you pull over for the night.
Put a Fuel Economy Chip in Your RV
A fuel economy chip is a performance technology chip that you can plug into your RV. It allows changes to be made to the overall performance of the engine. Not only will a fuel economy chip improve your gas mileage, but it can even increase your horsepower. It improves the atomization of fuel, increases the timing of how fuel is delivered to the engine and so much more. It’s well worth the investment up front in order to save on costs on all of your road trips.
Avoid High-Priced RV Parks
Just as there are really expensive hotels, the same goes for RV parks. Don’t assume that you’re going to save money just because you're staying at an RV park. There are some really affordable places to park your RV that can end up saving you quite a bit of money.
In the end, planning and research are key. When you can save money on the basics, it gives you more money for your adventures — and more peace of mind for thoroughly enjoying your vacation.