Take a frugal trip in your RV in the USA and experience some of the most memorable moments in your life. You don't have to spend a fortune on your trips and you can save money for later use. Frugal RVing is the way to go in the USA so get started now.
RV traveling in the USA has become a passion for me today. The thought of getting into my live-in vehicle and heading off into the sunset is a dream comes true for me. However, traveling from place to place in the USA, as you know, can be expensive. And so to go easy in my pocket, I choose the option of traveling 'frugal'. Here are some simple ways to travel frugal from one destination to the other in the USA that I would like to share with you.
Choose your destination wisely
As you might already know, some cities in the USA are more expensive than others, which means it will cost you more money to get around in the more costly ones. Take for example, New York City requires you to spend more money than Mobile Alabama when you are short-visiting or staying for a longer extended period. Therefore, if you really want to save money while touring the USA in your RV, then you should consider using some flexibility on your part and take into consideration what it will cost you to visit or stay in one place for a few days. In general though, if you would like to spend less and save money, it’s better to avoid the big cities and coastal areas. To know which cities are pricier than others, you can carry out research and know what deals are going for campground fees, grocery items, and so on. Even knowing the cost of a beer can tell you how pricey the city you are planning to visit is.
Buy less expensive fuel
As you know, your RV needs fuel to get around and so in order to save money it’s best to shop around a bit until you find a suitable place to purchase your gas. The RVs they are manufacturing nowadays can guzzle gas pretty fast. In fact, their fuel capacity reaches up to 150 gallons. This is no joking matter when it comes to spending money on fuel to see the USA and so you should consider finding some possible ways of saving cash on your trip. To find a gas station that offers affordable fuel, you can go online and use the GasBuddy app to do so. By locating a reasonably priced fuel outlet in the city that you are visiting, you will be able to remove some of the stress of spending an excessive amount of cash to fulfill your dream. Less money on fuel means more money left in your pocket.
Avoid eating out at restaurants
The nice-looking RV you choose to tour the USA in has one of the best kitchens in it that money can buy and prepare your own meals. This means that you can save more dough for a later date. One of the best advantages of cooking your own meal is that you have leftovers to eat later or the following day. Another advantage is that you can cook and eat as much as you like. In addition, since you choose to prepare your own dishes, you are allowing yourself the benefit of eating healthy meals. Many people are drawn to RV rental because they provide the convenience of having their own kitchen space. So why not take advantage of having your own kitchen in a moving vehicle and prepare your own meals yourself? The benefits of cooking and feasting on your own food are numerous and you can always feel in charge.
Food is more expensive in some states in the USA than others. Before packing up and driving your RV all the way to your location, you may want to check online to see the various food prices first. If the items are a bit expensive for you to buy then try shopping at a reasonably priced farmers market where you are at and bring the food along with you. Freeze what you can and carefully store the rest. When you are ready to do your cooking, just take them out from where you keep them and get the fire going. You might not be cooking farm fresh food all the time, but it sure beats going hungry.
Avoid expensive parking camp fees
Although some camp parking areas are cheaper than others, still paying a lesser amount of cash to park your RV during the nights can add up to a pretty penny. Those $10 or $15 per night when they add up can really dig a hole in your pocket. Therefore, try finding a suitable and safe place to park your RV whether day or night. One way in which you can find a reasonable parking spot is by talking to landowners and asking them permission to park on their property. Ask them if you can park for free for a night or week if you have to. If they should charge you a fee, it will not be a big one anyway. You can also try taking advantage of camping grounds that offer minimal fees for an extended time, say about for 14 days or so. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm or leg to park your RV. Frugal RVing around the USA is a great way to get to know the country better. You can spend a day or more at one location and never get tired of the scenery.