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5 Ways to Budget when Planning Your RV Trips

April 5, 2022
5 Ways to Budget when Planning Your RV Trips

One of the best things about owning an RV is that there are options for every type of budget and you are in control of many things, such as the type of RV you purchase, how far you travel and where you stay.

Here are five ways to help you budget your RV trips this year.

The Cost of the RV

Purchasing an RV is the most important cost to manage as they cost anywhere from $6,000 to $300,000. If you are financing, divide your total yearly payment by how many nights you plan on traveling during the year. The number should be far lower than what you would typically spend on a hotel room.

The Cost of Maintenance

Owning a RV comes with maintenance costs. Price out winterizing and de-winterizing as well as basic service cost at Earlton RV. The cost of maintaining a motorized unit versus a towable will vary, so it is important to do your research. Don’t forget to include storage costs if needed.

The Cost of Campground

This is one of the best ways to control the budget of your RV trips. Canadian and American campgrounds start at around $20 for no hookups whereas others might charge $90 for waterfront and full hookup sites. How much do you want to spend? Once you have made that decision, you can search for campgrounds that match your price point.

The Cost of Driving

The current gas prices are very high, so keep this in mind when budgeting the costs for driving your RV during trips. Your gas bill will also vary depending if you are towing a travel trailer or driving a motorhome.

The Cost of Food

With an RV, it is very easy to save money on food, because you can easily stick to your normal grocery budget while being able to try out new restaurants and experience local food culture. Meal plan ahead of time and pick a few special places you want to try out, and you’ll be in control of your budget!

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