Category archives: RVing on a Budget

How to RV on the cheap

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Perfect Gift for RVers Who Don’t Want More “Stuff”

Most RVers don’t want more “stuff”; they just don’t have space for it. This makes them tough to buy for, doesn’t it? Why not choose a gift certificate for something that’s all about experiences, instead? One that’s tailored to RVers and that they can use, not just once, but all year round.

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Fixin’ to Boondock: Five Steps to Help You Prepare

“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.

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Our 6 favorite places in New Mexico

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.

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Marianne's Guide to Boondocking at the Grand Canyon

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.

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Guest blog: Boondockers Welcome vs. Harvest Hosts

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!

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Image: "Chevrolet 1956 210 Townsman Station Wagon Pulling Trailer" by bespha, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Image: "Chevrolet 1956 210 Townsman Station Wagon Pulling Trailer" by bespha, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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.