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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to RV on the Cheap

TITLE: How To RV On The Cheap
Living on the road in an RV is paradise. You have the freedom to roam, and your only concern is what beautiful part of the country to see next. Going by motor home is also the cheapest way to see the country. Lately, with the rise in gas prices and drop in the dollar, traveling is becoming a luxury. Still, there are lots of ways to RV on the cheap.

Save On Oil by Being More Gas Efficient Slow down there buddy, do you have a lead foot? The best way to save money on gas is to drive a little slower. Instead of pushing it 5 above the speed limit and watching out for Johnny Law, why not stay 5 below the speed limit and keep your eyes on the rolling landscape?

Another way to save on gas is to take advantage of cheap gas websites. If you have Internet access, check out sites like Gas Buddy (, MSN Auto (, or Gas Price Watch ( These sites allow you to search by state, so you can plan your next trip's gas stops at the cheapest pumps possible.

Cut Down On Accommodation You can cut down on accommodation costs by joining an RV club like the Happy Camper Half Price Club There are RV parks across the nation that will let you stay for just half the cost. When you are living the motor home life and staying somewhere every night, that really ads up!

Another way to stay cheaply is to extend your stay. Most parks offer deals for weekly or monthly guests that are much better than the daily rates. Kick back, relax and stay for awhile. It'll save you money.

How about staying for free? Try boon docking, the most back-to-basics RV living. Boon docking means just parking out in the wilderness somewhere and getting back to nature. It's free, but rugged. There aren't any hook-ups or showers, but there are miles of miles of pristine natural beauty. You can cut down your total living costs by as much as 30%.

Eco-Friendly Camping to Save Money A simple and effective way to save money camping is to bring your own dishes and silverware, instead of buying and throwing away disposable stuff. Turn off the heater or AC and open the windows to let some fresh air in. Green RV'ing is not only nice to the earth, but a nice way to save money. Learn to do without a few things, and you'll save bucks.

Fix It Yourself Finally, learn as much as you can about your motor home. If you can do your own RV maintenence, you will save BIG bucks. Learn also about RV generators and other important accessories. You'd be surprised at how simple much of it is. You can find books in your local library or a whole lot of information online. Fix it yourself and you won't have to pay a mechanic to do it.

You can still live like a king of the road, and not break the bank doing it. Learn to RV cheaply, and you can live the life of your dreams cheaply and easily.

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