RVers are feeling the pinch at the pump just like everyone else. Gas prices have been on the rise for years, and there’s no end in sight. This is affecting how and where people choose to travel. As a full-time RVer, fuel is my biggest expense.
Some RVers are opting to stay closer to home, while others are looking for ways to cut down on their fuel expenses. Here are a few ways that RVers are dealing with high gas prices:
-Staying closer to home: One way that RVers are dealing with high gas prices is by staying closer to home. This means more time in one location, and less time on the road. For some, this is a great opportunity to explore their local area and discover new and exciting businesses and communities right in their own backyard.
-Working from the road: Many RVers are finding ways to work from the road, so they can cut down on travel expenses. This often means working remotely or taking on freelance work. This way, they can make money while still being able to travel and explore different parts of the country.
-Maintaining your vehicle: Another way to cut down on fuel expenses is by making sure your vehicle is well-maintained. This means regular oil changes, tune-ups, and keeping your tires properly inflated. By maintaining your vehicle, you can improve your gas mileage and save money at the pump.
-Reduce unnecessary trips: One of the best ways to save on gas is by reducing unnecessary trips. If you can run errands or do errands while you’re already out and about, you’ll save on gas and money. This means planning your trips ahead of time and combining as many errands into one trip as possible.
-Gas Savings Cards: There are a number of gas savings cards available that can help you save money at the pump. These cards offer discounts or cash back on fuel purchases and can be a great way to offset the high cost of gas. GasBuddy offers a fuel discount program, as do Walmart and Costco. If you are in a diesel rig, there are many programs available that can reduce up to $0.50 per gallon at various truck stops.
No matter how you choose to deal with high gas prices, it’s important to be prepared and have a plan. By being proactive, you can minimize the impact that high gas prices have on your travels.
What are some of the ways that you’re dealing with high gas prices? Let us know in the comments below.