I gathered together some great ideas on saving money while you’re on vacation or traveling around in your RV. It’s always nice to have a little extra cash on hand.
#1. Camping on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land is often cheaper and a nice alternative to regular camping facilities. Some camp sites are primitive so it’s a good idea to check ahead of time to see what amenities are available. They are often in very scenic areas and would provide a unique experience. http://mayoddsandends.com/BLM
#2. Getting a National Park Pass can allow you access for 1 years worth of visits. It’s inexpensive and worth the money if you’ll be traveling around. http://mayoddsandends.com/National Park Service
#3. Golden Age Passport (if you’re 62yrs or older). This allows for reduced fees at a lot of campgrounds. There is a one time fee of $10. There is a lifetime pass if you’re disabled.They also have a Volunteer pass (special requirements 250 hours of service). http://mayoddsandends.com/Passport
#4. Farmer’s Markets often have great deals on locally grown produce. Plus you’re helping the local economy! A win-win situation. Watch for those road side stands!
#5. Walmart has an open door policy for any RVs to park in their parking lot! You can save a lot by stopping there on your way to your final destination. It’s also easy to get those forgotten items, or just to stock up.
#6. If you can afford to, use solar. It’ll pay for itself in a short amount of time. Industries have made a lot of improvements on the quality and function of solar panels. Other campers would also appreciate the lack of noise pollution.
#7. Fishing license. If you like fish you can save a lot on meals by catching your own. It’s also a great pastime while you’re camping. A lot of lakes are stocked making fishing a lot of fun. Often children can fish for free! A good time to learn how to fly fish or to just try something different.
#8. Yearly pass. Some states like New Mexico offer a yearly pass for campers. If you’re planning to camp for more than a couple of weeks, it’ll pay for itself in fees. You pay only for extras (like electricity).
#9. Join an RV club. A lot of clubs offer discounts and services. AAA has camp ground listings and tour books. They also have RV towing. http://mayoddsandends.com/AAA
Most of all just have fun! Do you have any money saving ideas? I’d like to hear them.