An RV rental is a great economical way to travel in the RV lifestyle, but did you know there are some factors you can use to cut your travel budget? Saving money in your RV rental is crucial, especially in today’s age of rising gas and other traveling expenses. The following tips can help you save some money. Some factors revolve around the RV rental itself, while others deal with what you do when traveling in the recreational vehicle.
Travel during off-peak seasons. The off-peak seasons, also known as the Shoulder Season, will be an immediate way for you to save money in your RV rental. Many dealers lower their RV rental costs to attract customers during this slow traveling time. Many motor home campgrounds or RV parks will also be less crowded during these times.
Avoid buying specialty items. As you approach your vacation travel dates, you may find yourself being tempted to buy extra equipment for the RV rental outside of what the dealer typically supplies. This is an unnecessary expense. Ask your RV rental dealer for any miscellaneous packages they may have that includes bike racks, etc. This option may save you money, rather than you purchasing something you can only use in your RV rental.
Utilize your kitchen. Eat in as much as you can to save money. Your rental will most likely have a stove, refrigerator, and pantry/storage space. Prepare ahead by chopping and putting foods in storage containers at home.
Have fun at the campground. As opposed to spending excess money on sightseeing, amusement parks, and shopping, you and your family have the option to utilize the games and activities your campground offers. Some examples of activities are: ping pong, swimming, volleyball, reading, hiking, etc. Ask the camp personnel for recommendations.
Use only the necessary hookups. Campgrounds all over the nation are offering specialty hookups, such as cable, satellite, etc. In order to save money in the RV you rented, use the electricity and water hookups only. Save your propane and use what the grounds have to offer.
Purchase supplies ahead of time. When you rent your motor home, make sure you buy all of your necessary items before you hit the road. Snacks, chapstick, sunscreen, etc. should all be purchased ahead of time in order to both save you money and stress. Such basic items may be more expensive at the campground or at boutique stores on the road.