Budget Friendly RV Travel Tips in Reno Nevada
Are you finding it a struggle to travel as much as you’d like in today’s economy? Here are budget friendly RV tips to keep you happy on the road.
According to an article at seniortravel.about.com, “How to Save Money on Your RV Vacation”
“Traveling by RV can be a great way to save money. True, you must buy or rent an RV and pay the associated expenses, including campground fees, but in return, you save on hotel and restaurant costs. Here are some resources for finding low-cost RV campgrounds and parking places.
Escapees RV Club costs $60 per year ($70 for Canadian members). Escapees members can choose from almost 1,000 RV parks that have agreed either to charge $10 per night or provide at least a 15% discount on their regular rates. The club’s online message boards are extremely informative. As a member, you can join local SKP (“Es-cape-ee”) chapters and attend Escapades, which are five-day events featuring activities, presentations and entertainment. Escapees also operates eight RV parks for full-time residents.
The National Park Service’s Senior Pass, which costs just $10, gives park visitors over age 62 free admission to U.S. national parks and federal recreation lands for life. Pass holders can bring up to three guests to sites that charge per-person admission fees. Pass holders also get a 50% discount on camping fees within the parks.
National park lovers who aren’t yet 62 can buy annual admissions passes for $80 per year. These passes do not include camping discounts.
Military RV parks are open to active duty members, military retirees and their immediate families. Many also accommodate reservists, National Guard members and Department of Defense civilian employees. Per-night fees for RV pads range between $10 and $20 per day. Many military campgrounds require advance reservations. Facilities vary, but you can find information on the Army’s Paths Across America website. The website lists details for each campground and provides links to the websites of military bases with RV pads. Since most military campgrounds are on base, you’ll need your military ID card, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to use them. ” To read the entire article click here.