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Category archives: RVing on a Budget
How to RV on the cheap
“Fixin’” is a real word here in the South! It’s a word that conveys intentionality and serious purpose with a commitment to follow through. Don’t confuse it with “fixins”, which means the dozens of side dishes you plan on serving with Thanksgiving dinner.
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico is probably one of the most popular festival destinations for RVers every year. If you’ve not been to it, I’m sure it’s on your bucket list. If not, it should be! It also provides the perfect excuse to spend a few extra weeks exploring New Mexico. They call it the land of enchantment for a reason. New Mexico is possibly the most colorful and interesting state in the union.
Grand Canyon National Park is 100 years old this year! With all the added publicity, it may be even more difficult than usual to land a campsite in the park or a permit to hike and camp in the canyon. Straight from the pages of my Frugal Shunpiker’s Guide for RV Boondocking in Arizona, here are some tips that are sure to help.
We have been living full-time in our RV for over a year now and, though we are retired, we must still work to maintain our lifestyle (someone has to pay for all the maintenance and repairs).
While many Texans flock to the beaches of South Padre Island to escape the summer heat, there are less-crowded beaches just a little farther north, where RV camping on the beaches of the Gulf Coast is permitted and encouraged. Better yet, camping is either free or included with a low-cost entry pass.
This week we have a guest post from member gypsynaround who have a blog of their journey over at https://gypsynaround.wixsite.com/gypsynaround. Here, they give us the low-down on the differences between Boondockers Welcome and Harvest Hosts, and some of the pros and cons of each as they've seen them. If you like what you read be sure to head over to to their blog and follow the rest of their journey!
RVing can work for almost any budget. You can buy a brand new diesel pusher bus for half a million dollars… or you can buy a used pop-up trailer for $1000 and tow it with the family minivan. If you’re looking to get started RVing on a budget, then a trailer will definitely be your cheapest option, but if you don’t currently own something that you can tow a trailer with, buying a second hand tow vehicle may also be in the cards.