The 3 Ways To Save Money When Traveling in Your Motorhome

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Traveling in your motorhome is sort of like seeing the country from the comfort of your own home. You can customize it any way you like and you never have to unpack it when you get to your destination. It is so much nicer than staying in a hotel as you can make it very comfortable. 

Even though it is cheaper than staying in some hotels, it can get expensive. Considering how expensive gas is these days you can end up spending quite a bit. The nice thing is that there are ways to save money. For instance, you can use a solar panel attached to a 24v deep cycle battery to power your trip. This means that you don’t have to pay for hooking up to electricity at a campground. 

In this article, we will give you several tips on how to save money so you can get the most out of your RV trip. 

1. Go Boondocking

Boondocking is essentially setting up a pitch wherever you see fit. Many people stay in campgrounds so that they can take advantage of the electrical hookups and water access. By using solar and batteries, you don’t have to stay at a campground. If you are efficient with your water use then you don’t have to worry about not having access.

The trick is to plan ahead and know when you can empty your blackwater and fill up your water tank. Do some research and you will find areas where you are allowed to stay overnight in your motorhome. Then, the plan stops along the way where you can empty the blackwater and fill up your tanks. 

Estimate how long you can go with the water that you have stored before you need more so you know how long you can stay in that spot before you need to move on. 

2. Cook Your Own Meals

Eating local food is all part of the adventure of traveling. You definitely shouldn’t miss out on a meal at an iconic restaurant at your destination. That being said, eating out too often is going to get very expensive. It is a good idea to cook your meals at your RV as often as possible. Then splurge on dining out once or twice at your destination to enjoy the area to the fullest. 

3. Save Fuel

Fueling up is likely to be your biggest expense when you travel by RV. There are ways to save fuel if you can be creative. For instance, make sure to plan your route well so that you can take the road that is going to save you the most on gas. If you can drive at a moderate speed without too many traffic lights then you will save money on gas. If you take the highway, make sure to use cruise control set at the speed limit. 

Tires that are not filled properly end up being inefficient and using more fuel. Make sure to fill them to the specifications in the owner’s manual. 

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