If you’re looking to squeeze in at least one more camping trip before the summer is out, you’re not alone! But if you’re eyeing the travel expenses, keep in mind that it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a few ways you can save money on fuel while traveling.
Keep Your RV in Road Ready Condition
Don’t let your RV’s maintenance go unchecked. Routine service can go a long way when it comes to saving money on fuel. All of the following (and more!) can decrease your fuel efficiency:
- Batteries losing their charge
- Dirty/clogged air filters
- Underinflated tires
A routine RV service check can take care of all of these – which, in the long run, cuts your engine some slack. An engine that’s overcompensating for these minor issues is overworking – and using more fuel than it needs to.
Reduce the Weight
Every ounce counts when it comes to packing and loading your RV. Decrease your packing weight and try to distribute the weight you do pack. One of the best tips to reduce RV weight is to only travel with the amount of fresh water you really need to get to your destination, and refill the tank when you arrive.
You can also invest in high-quality, lightweight camping gear, like this 200-piece camping toolkit. It comes with everything you need in a pinch, and is as inexpensive as it is lightweight. Get it here.
If your camp chairs have seen better days, switch them out for something lightweight and collapsible, like these ultra-light camp chairs. Each chair weighs only 2 pounds, and collapses down to 14×15″. Find it here.
Keep Your Speed Steady
When you’re traveling, try to avoid rapid acceleration and/or speeding, as these lower your fuel efficiency. You can get better fuel efficiency when you keep your acceleration steady and ease out of full stops. Use overdrive and cruise control to maintain your speed!
Closer and Longer Trips
One of the best ways to save money on fuel or other camping expenses is to simply camp closer to home and stay longer! It may seem like a pretty obvious solution, but you’d be surprised at how much cheaper it is to do this than to take lots of shorter trips to destinations that are further away.
Holly Shores Camping Resort is a perfect location if you’re looking to enjoy the best of Cape May. There are incredibly fun local activities the entire family can enjoy, which you can explore here. And, we also offer themed weekends and camping specials all year long, so you can always count on use to have something fun up our sleeves!
Also, one significant way to spend money on fuel is to simply throw your duffel bag into the trunk and rely on one of our rentals for your vacation. Even if you have an RV, it may be worth it to let us provide the housing and you just show up to relax! Our tiny houses, cottages, and glamping tents are perfect for romantic getaways, family reunions, and girls’ weekends. It’s also hugely convenient if you’ve already put your RV into storage for the season.
Why not save some money on your fall vacations by staying with us? Contact us today to make a reservation!