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Old 02-02-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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Smile How do you save money while on the road?

Camping season is upon us!

How do you save money while on the road?

I found this post with a ton of tips that were helpful.

https://www.roverpass.com/blog/tips-to-save-money-rving )
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:11 PM   #2
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Camping season is upon us!

How do you save money while on the road?

I found this post with a ton of tips that were helpful.

https://www.roverpass.com/blog/tips-to-save-money-rving )
Good one, thanks!

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Seems funny to see a photo of a $200K motor home on a post that has a tip to shop at Goodwill. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, just seems to be a strange pairing.
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We always seek out Goodwill stores when traveling. You find some buys there from time to time. We use coupons from the campground sometimes and when eating out, we eat lunch and stay in for dinner.

You develop your lifestyle depending on your preferences and where you happen to be.

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Old 02-02-2016, 06:30 PM   #5
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Seems funny to see a photo of a $200K motor home on a post that has a tip to shop at Goodwill. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, just seems to be a strange pairing.
X2 - I found it hard to take it seriously with that pic at the top!
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:37 PM   #6
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1. Try use gas stations offering a discount for "members" such as sheetz (northeast) and flying j / pilot

2. Try not to eat at the fuel fill up stations, but rather eat in the Rv with food bought at grocery store

3. Use rest areas or other free stops instead of short stays at campgrounds.
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Biggest money saver for us, eat in the rig instead of eating out. We have a full kitchen and pantry, we utilize it.
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If you're paying for electricity anyway at a campground, avoid using the propane supply and instead use electrical appliances (microwave, space heater, crock pot, electric kettle--which we use to heat water for washing dishes so we don't have to use the water heater -- Ninja cooker, etc.).

For four of us, it takes about 3 days to fill the black water tank. If we're staying one or two nights, we skip paying for sewer, which at some campgrounds can save us up to $10.

This issue is somewhat related, but I'll make it a separate post if need be: I've read on this forum about not stocking up on food in the trailer before a trip and instead buying what you need along the way. This is supposed to save on gas by reducing the weight of the trailer. Has anyone experimented with this and, if so, what were the results? I'm thinking that I'd rather buy as much as possible ON SALE beforehand. For example, I know I will want coffee, cereal and bottled tea while on the road. On sale, the cereal's cost drops from $4 to $2 each, while the tea is discounted to $4/5, down from $7. I could save more by making my own tea. Any thoughts?
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We take staples with us but seek out local fresh vegetables and meat at Farmers markets and such.

My wife can prepare a good many meals for the 2 of us with a rotisserie chicken that are available most everywhere.
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Save Money!!!!!! I have a wife, no such thing.
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