RV Daily Tips Issue 395. May 30, 2014 | RV Travel

Who does not want to save money with todays poor economy, I know I do so here are a couple of more to save while you use your great rv.


RVing Tip of the Day

Money-saving tips on the road
by Bob Difley

Here are some ways to save money on the road:

• Stay longer in campgrounds with low rates. Stay a week for an even better rate.
• Drive 55 for better gas mileage.
• Use a gas app for cheapest service stations.
• Avoid jack-rabbit starts and sudden stops. It’s all about torque and kinetic energy.

• Keep tires properly inflated — your mileage will suffer otherwise.
• Lighten your load. Do not carry extra weight — it will cost you in mileage.
• Take advantage of tail winds to improve fuel mileage. Avoid head winds.
• Avoid ATM fees by getting cash with store purchases.

• Install CFL or LED interior lights. They last much longer and use less energy.
• Boondock more often.
• Install a solar or wind turbine system for renewable free power.
• Maintain your RV to save on repair bills.

• Eat out less — prepare your own meals.
• Treat your batteries right so they last longer.
• Buy from farmers markets, roadside farm stands, U-pick farms and orchards.
• Barter for a campsite if you have something to offer.
• Use FreeCampgrounds.com to find free or low-cost campgrounds.

• Reduce food costs by buying from bulk bins.
• Eat right and exercise (at least 30 minutes a day) to cut down on meds and doctor visits.
• Volunteer or become a camp host, which usually comes with a free campsite.
• Take a caretaking position for free rent. The Caretaker Gazette is a good resource.
• Shop at charity/thrift stores to save on just about everything.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on June 3, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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