Most folks who enjoy RV trips along America’s back roads and small towns and cities do so without spending a fortune. You can achieve the same results if you are planning a RV trip … with some simple planning and then … a bit of self-control. It’s true! All you have to do is set up your trip– whether it is one week, two weeks or longer – establish a daily budget, based on your planned activities, and then stick to it. Sounds easy … and it is … guaranteed.
You Can Keep Your RV Trip Expenses under Control by Pre-Paying for Events you Plan to Attend.
The benefit of doing this is obvious. If you purchase tickets for shows, carnivals, fairs and the like now – before your trip begins – you don’t have to bring money along to pay for those events when they take place. And the less money you bring with you … the less money you are likely to spend. And that’s only one way to control your spending. Here’s another …
Create an Ironclad Daily Budget for Dining, Lodging and Entertainment … and Stick to it.
It is too easy to spend freely when you are away from home, on a RV trip and having a good time. If you’re not careful, you may get “carried away” and “bust your budget.” So it pays to be careful. To do so, develop a fixed budget for daily spending in advance of your trip … put it down on paper … and bring that paper with you. Then, on each day of your trip or vacation refer to that paper in the morning … and live within your means. Believe it or not, you’re likely to have a great time, secure in the knowledge that you’ll have enough money for your entire trip or vacation – because “you’re on budget.”
Here is a Great Money-Saving Tip: Leave your Credit Cards Home.
The absolute best way to control your expenses – and spending – when you embark on a RV trip or vacation is to travel without credit cards. Instead, buy Traveler’s Checks and bring them with you. You can also bring Debit Cards along. If you do, you can only spend up to the limit of the Traveler’s Checks and up to the balances that exists in your Debit Card accounts. That is a sane, sensible way to travel … and to control your spending while you are “on the road.”