RV Tips: How to Take a Road Trip on a Budget

Wherever you plan to take your next trip, these RV tips can help you to save big on your road trip! Load up your Tiffin Motorhomes Open Road Allegro class A motorhome from Pontiac RV, and start planning your next adventure! Learn more about how to budget and what expenses to expect when you travel below.

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Determine Your Expenses for the Trip

Before you leave, it’s a good idea to figure out how much it will cost for your trip so that you can plan accordingly. A few of the things you’ll need to consider are:

  • Your RV’s gas mileage
  • How many are in your party
  • Distance to your campground
  • How long you’ll be gone
  • Campground prices

Motorhomes usually get around 10 miles to the gallon, but it will vary across makes, models, and RV types. Learn your RVs gas mileage or figure out how many miles to the gallon you get while towing your RV to determine how much the drive will cost you per mile. Next, you’ll need to take a look at how far it is from your starting destination to your campground.

You’ll need to budget for food for your crew, so get a headcount of who will be traveling with you and budget around $40 a day per person for food. Determine how long you’ll be gone so that you can figure out how much to expect to pay for your campsite. Some campgrounds offer discounts for longer stays.

How to Budget to Save Money

Once you know how much it should cost you for your next trip, you can start making decisions that will help you to save money while still enjoying your stay. One of the best ways to do this is to set a budget and stick to it. Traveling during the holidays is always more expensive; whether you’re camping or going overseas, try to avoid taking your trips during these times and look for off-season pricing at the campground to save on your stay.

Packing everything you need, including food and entertainment like cards and board games, can help you to spend less while you’re away. When you’re visiting National Parks or State Parks, there are plenty of free activities to enjoy with your family and friends.

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