Three Ways to Cut Costs When Using Your Caravan

Feb 24, 2016

A caravan allows you to set-up a home-away-from-home while you are out on your travels. Some caravans will come equipped with kitchens, bathrooms, and even cozy bedrooms, so you can enjoy all your creature comforts without having to check in to a hotel. There's no doubt that having a caravan will save you money if you like to go on road trips, or travel to new places regularly. However, outgoings can still add up when it comes to things like food, heating, and caravan pitches. Read on to find out three simple yet effective tips that will help you to save some hard-earned cash when you are using your caravan.

Heating

Aside from fuel, one of the biggest outgoing for caravan owners can be heating costs. Built-in heating is often costly, while tings like electric heaters are sure to draw extra power and boost those bills. To cut down on your heating costs, it may be worth adding some extra insulation to your caravan. Things like stopping drafts from doorways, or insulating walls can make all the difference to how well you caravan keeps in the heat. While this requires an initial investment, the pay-off will be worth it in the long run. You can also include some additional cozy blankets, throws, and cushions, to keep you toasty inside your caravan.

Food

Another way to save money is by being savvy with your food shopping. Stock-up on food staples, such as rice, beans, and pasta, as well as condiments, so that you can put together a hearty meals using these ingredients along with whatever fresh produce you can get on the road. If you don't have a cooker in your caravan, then invest in a small portable gas stove, so you can heat up meals no matter where you are.

Pitches

When you park up a caravan in a designated spot, you will often be required to pay a fee for your pitch. Often this fee will grant you access to things like water, electricity, as well as washing facilities in a separate block. You can save money on pitch fees by doing some research before you set-off. Try searching for campsites that also have caravan pitches as well as tent pitches. National parks often come with the highest pitch costs, but you may be able to grab a bargain if you book your spot in advance.

Test out one or more of the above tips and you will be sure to notice a reduction for your caravan outgoings. Check out our website for the best deals on caravans. Enjoy!

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