I have always been fascinated with the idea of RVing as a family. Maybe not living in an RV with all the munchkins but summer RVing sounds fun! A good friend of mine Rv’s full-time with her 2 kids and husband. How does a family Rv on a budget? How does a family Save money while RVing?
Ways to save money while RVing
Since you’re not able to get the average internet because you’re not staying in one location find a hot spot deal. If you have a phone plan, you might have some already provided through your cell phone provider.
If you don’t you can get unlimited hotspot through unlimitedville.com. The price will depend on which provider you choose.
To save money on TV while on the road use a digital antenna, Netflix, DVDs (a great place to get them is FB yard sale sites), and if you don’t want to buy DVD’s you can rent them from places like Redbox.
DIY fix stuff as much as you can. When I say Youtube can save you money I’m not joking! If something breaks see if there is a Youtube video showing you how to fix it.
While you’re planning your trip check the route. If there is any way possible, avoid toll roads. They can cost you a pretty penny.
Plan outings while you are at your destinations, but check for free things you can explore.
Kids need to burn off all that energy, so when you’re planning your activities look for free things you do. Things like local parks, hiking, free museums, local free tourist spots, or just adventure around town.
Use your RVing as a way to see the world. Use your family RVing adventure to teach your kids the history of the places you visit.
I didn’t know this but checking your tire pressure can save you money on gas! I found this on Procarmechanics.com “According to the US Department of Energy every one psi drop in the pressure of the tires is going to lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent.“
When you’re traveling the world, every penny adds up quickly.Finding ways to save money while RVing means your family can see more of the world.
Watch your weight
The weight of your RV matters. Every couple of weeks go through and clean out stuff you don’t need to help eliminate some unneeded weight.
Tips for Parking your family RV
Travel to your next spot during off peak hours. This will not only help you save gas by not having to stop as much, but you also can take advantage of discounts at campgrounds. Especially if you’re traveling in the off season.
Check for places that allow you to camp for free. Sometimes you can find a national forest that will allow you to stay without charge or a heck of a lot cheaper than a camp ground.
Take advantage of it. Your taxes already pay for it, and it gets you closer to nature. American is beautiful. If you’re already traveling it, you might as well see all of it.
Saving money on food while RVing
Skip the fast food
If your RV has a small stove use it! Plan your food around your trips. You can save yourself a lot of money just by skipping fast food. If you know you’re going to be traveling all day make food you can eat while you go like sandwiches and leftovers.
If you’re at your campground, use your resources. Cook out on the grill, hot dogs over the fire, easy chili, or spaghetti. While you’re cooking, make a little extra for the following day.
Learning to coupon can save you a ton! It doesn’t matter where you buy your coupons as long as they aren’t expired you can use them. Once you get to your camp ground look at the local sales and make a meal plan for your stay.
There are a lot of ways to save money while RVing can be more challenging because you’re always on the move, but luckily it also brings you more chances to save money. I believe Rving on its own is saving you money. You’re eliminating a light bill, you have less room for junk, less room for stuff, and it makes you double think every purchase.