Road Trip Guide - Page 17 - On the move, on a budget

Road Trip Guide
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On the move, on a budget
How to save money on an RV trip

By Lauren Schwahn
NerdWallet

Heading out on a road trip in a recreational vehicle allows travelers a unique opportunity to explore the nation while enjoying some comforts, too.

“It’s not so much about just getting to where you’re going and stopping when you’re there, but you really get to enjoy the journey,” says Julie Hall, a spokesperson for AAA. “It’s also a cost-effective way to travel, or it can be.”

But RV travel still comes with some expenses. Here’s how to keep them in check.

1. Choose a smaller vehicle
RVs range from small campers and towable trailers to grand motor homes over 40 feet long. Whether you rent or buy, the bigger you go, the more it will cost.

“People can opt for a big luxury coach