Now that we’re all free to move about the country again, gas prices are telling us otherwise. Whether towing a camper or driving an RV, skyrocketing gas prices have those with road trips planned this summer thinking again.
But there’s still hope for those who were looking forward to doing a little camping soon! RVshare, the peer-to-peer RV marketplace will deliver an RV to the spot of your choice.
That’s right, the company that brought you all of the fun of an RV without the maintenance and expense of ownership will also bring that RV to you! Not only do you not have to worry about filling up the tank, but you also don’t have to worry about how to tow/drive or park it. They’ll even set up the camper for you, so it’s ready when you are!
Save Money On Fuel With RVshare Delivery
Hillary White, RVshare’s PR manager, tells us how campers are saving money on fuel by using their RV delivery service: “At RVshare, bookings have continued to rise in line with seasonal expectations in March, despite higher fuel prices. Many travelers are considering having their RVs delivered to a campground of their choice or targeting trips closer to home to save money on fuel. March booked trips are on pace to cover 9 percent fewer miles per trip than trips booked in February.
With RV travel, groups and families make memories through the time they spend together and not so much because of how far they venture from home. The average RV trip is around 300 miles, and the average driveable RV gets 10 miles/gallon. So, with fuel prices up $2 a gallon compared to last year, an RV trip will cost an extra $60 this year. While this increased cost is certainly a consideration for groups and families taking RV trips this year, RV travel continues to be a great value travel option compared to flights, cruises, and other travel options.”
Explore Your Own Backyard
Local travel is budget-friendly, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Odds are that there’s a beautiful state park, beach, or cool landmark within a few hours of where you live. Exploring your own backyard has other advantages, too. Not only are you saving money at the pump, but it’s also eco-friendly. Sometimes you can spend a whole day just getting to where you’re going, but planning a trip to somewhere nearby means you can get away quickly, even if its just for the weekend.
Plus, having an RV delivered is much easier to plan than coordinating flights, hotels, and so on. There’s also always the option of renting a stationary RV. This means you stay in the RV wherever it’s parked — whether it be a campground or other cool piece of land or close to a popular event.
Top 10 States With The Highest Gas Prices And Where To Camp
According to AAA, gas price averages are the highest in the following 10 states. Here are some great places to camp in each state, and an RV rental with delivery available near each place.
One of the most visited national parks in the U.S., Yosemite National Park is home to numerous waterfalls, ancient sequoia trees, deep valleys, giant meadows, vast sections of wilderness, and an abundance of wildlife. The park’s world-famous granite cliffs, Half Dome and El Capitan, are its most prominent features. Note that reservations are required to camp in the park.
Recommended RV: 2020 Keystone RV Bullet Travel Trailer
Wake up to the sound of waves lapping up against the shore at Maui’s Papalaua Wayside Park. Purchase a permit online. Heads up: This park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and has a maximum stay of up to four days.
Recommended RV: 2013 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds 24C
Home to soaring mountains, alpine lakes, and fiery-colored cliffs, Valley of Fire State Park is one of the most beautiful state parks to visit in Nevada. While you’re there, be sure to hike the scenic Fire Wave Trail.
Recommended RV: 2018 Dutchmen RV Coleman Lantern Series
Open up your RV door to the smell of evergreens on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula. Olympic National Park features glacier-capped mountains, rainforests, and more than 70 miles of wild coastline. Most of the camping inside the park is limited to tents and campers 21 feet in length or shorter. Camp alongside alpacas, llamas, sheep, guinea hens, turkeys, and chickens at Run with the Alpacas Camp. Just 17 miles from the national park, the 20-acre alpaca rescue non-profit has 20 campsites.
Recommended RV: 2021 Forest River Cascade
Situated on the bluff overlooking the famous Kenai River and Cook Inlet, Diamond M Ranch Resort makes for a perfect home base for your Alaskan adventure with easy day trips to Seward or Homer. Offering full hook-up RV sites, it was named one of the best places to camp in 2022.
Recommended RV: 2021 Venture RV SportTrek 251VRK
Also named one of the best places to camp in 2022, Gorge Base Camp is actually located in Washington state, but it overlooks the Oregon town of Hood River, which is nestled between the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascades.
Recommended RV: 2019 Cruiser Fun Finder
Hike, mountain bike, and fish at Sedona’s Rancho Sedona RV Park. This upscale resort town is home to gorgeous red sandstone formations, world-famous vortexes, restaurants in spectacular settings, and other must-see spots.
Recommended RV: 2018 Keystone RV Passport Elite
About an hour and a half outside of Chicago, nearly 5,000 acres of preserved wooded trails and towering bluffs lie near the confluence of the Vermilion and Illinois rivers. Starved Rock State Park has 129 campsites with cement pads for RVs. Note that alcohol is prohibited at Starved Rock. If that’s an issue, check out nearby Pleasant Creek Campground.
Recommended RV: 2021 Airstream Bambi
Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the town of Lake George sits on the southwestern tip of the long, narrow lake of the same name. Lake George RV Park is a wooded retreat, boasting 400 RV campsites on over 120 peaceful acres. In the fall, families can go apple picking at nearby orchards.
Recommended RV: 2020 Grand Design Reflection 31MB
Whether you want to explore beautiful hikes or Connecticut’s largest cities, camping is a great way to experience New England. RVshare recommends staying at Charlie Brown Campground, which is nestled among rolling hills, sleepy rivers, and over 12,000 acres of forests and state parklands. Located in Eastford, Connecticut, this seasonal family-friendly campground is less than 40 miles from Hartford and Providence.
Recommended RV: 2022 Coachmen RV Catalina Legacy
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