Stretch Your Budget On Your Next Family Trip With These 7 Tips
Dreaming of a family road trip, but battling a tight budget? Caravanning is a cost-effective alternative for families with a love for exploring – without compromising on comfort.
And if you’re smart, you can snag a great deal on a used caravan for sale. That’s just one of our cost saving tips for family trips: take a look at all 7 below.
1. Buy a used caravan
Instead of shelling out for hotels or cabins on the road, look for a used caravan (from a reputable dealer). While you’re not getting the latest gear, buying second hand can save you thousands on a high quality caravan.
2. Make your own meals
Why pay $30 for a mediocre parmy when you can feed the family for that much by cooking in the caravan kitchen? Most caravans have a fridge, cooktop, microwave and sometimes even an oven to make home cooked meals on the road.
3. Use fuel efficiently
Fuel prices fluctuate during the week. And we all know the price goes up in country towns. Get petrol in bigger towns if you can, and research the cheap fuel days along your route.
4. Drive the best routes
Rough roads, steep climbs and high speeds all burn through fuel supplies. Feel free to take the scenic route if it means using less fuel to get there.
5. Get a good deal on insurance
Do your research and get a few competing insurance quotes. Don’t skimp on coverage but make sure you’re not overpaying for the essentials.
6. Stay a little longer
Plan to spend at least a couple of nights at each stop. Relax, refresh, get to know the local scenery and save on fuel costs.
7. Seek out affordable fun
Pull up and go for a short hike, play cards around the campsite with new friends, and share the costs of a communal BBQ by each contributing something to a larger meal.
How New Age Caravans Gippsland Can Help Get You Ready For Your Next Adventure
Looking for the best deal on a used caravan? Then look no further: our stock is always being updated with reliable models to suit all budgets.
2019 New Age Manta Ray 22BES2
Fit the whole family in comfort, and never worry about hotel costs on the road again. Less than two years old, with sleeping space for 5 and a fully equipped kitchen (including a 4-burner stove), the New Age Manta is ready to roll. There are loads of additional features making this a great deal for any family:
- Toilet and shower
- Reversing camera
- Queen bed and triple bunk
- Fridge, microwave, stove
- 24-inch TV
- Front load washer
- Solar power and gas connection
- 2 picnic tables and 2 tool boxes
- External speaker system
2013 New Age Jewel
An affordable way to discover Australia in comfort. Featuring a full-size kitchen with all the creature comforts to make you feel at home on a long journey, you’ll love pulling up and stepping into the stylishly fitted out Jewel.
- Fully equipped kitchen with oven/li>
- 2 single beds
- Internal and external speakers
- Separate toilet and shower
- Washing machine
- Diner style seating plus tri-fold table
- TV antenna
Ready to get out on the road? Contact our sales team for help finding the perfect used caravan for sale, and make your adventure dreams a road trip reality.