Another RV season is finally here! With the cost of everyday items like gas and groceries increasing, are you looking for easy ways to save money on your adventures this year? What about starting with your RV campsite? Be sure to read these tips on how to save money on RV sites before you leave your neighbourhood for the next trip.
Sign Up for a Credit Card with Travel Reward Points
Canadian credit card issuers have studied travel data and know that travel by RV is extremely popular. The result has been that many offer the highest number of points on travel-related purchases, including stays in RV parks. You could be eligible for more points, cash back, or discounts than you realize. Even if you already have a major credit card, it pays to shop around to see which one offers the greatest incentives for frequent RV travellers.
Take Advantage of Multi-Night Discounts
Staying at an RV campsite is already much less expensive than staying at a luxury resort. However, you may not be aware that you can enjoy a deep discount on your cost per night when you book for a week or a month at a time. The savings can be significant because the campsite owners do not have to advertise your spot to others or have it remain unfilled for several nights. They pass the savings on to campers to encourage them to book for more than a few days at a time.
Staying parked in one location for a while also means that you save on the cost of gasoline and have plenty of time to explore the area. You will never drive away feeling like you missed something because you must leave to reach the next campsite.
Book a Campsite during the Off-Season or Join a Timeshare Community
If you like to avoid crowds and do not mind camping when the weather is less than ideal, look into reserving a campsite during off-peak times. The towns you visit will also be less crowded, which means area attractions could also have a discounted price. Just keep in mind that most RVers head south when the weather is cold and north when it is hot.
Some RV park communities are part of a timeshare that rewards you with free nights for staying at various campgrounds within their network. You might want to check into this option if you are willing to sit through a presentation from the timeshare company for a few hours.
Join the Explorer RV Club
For only $47.99 annually, members of the Explorer RV Club enjoy discounts on campsites, RV insurance, and much more. Here are some of the benefits you will enjoy as a member:
- RV Insurance discounts with us, Wayfarer Insurance Group!
- Discounts on RV parts and supplies at participating dealers throughout Canada.
- Save money on RV sites at campgrounds across Canada and the U.S.
- Low-cost Emergency Roadside Service for your RV and other vehicles.
- Savings at Petro-Canada
- And more!
We hope these tips will help you save money on RV sites this summer so you can spend more time enjoying your adventure. Happy travelling!