Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Road Trip

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road and explore, but any vacation can be a strain on your bottom line. Stay within you budget and still have tons of fun with these money-saving tips for your next road trip:

Save on Gas

You may already use apps like GasBuddy to find the cheapest gas nearby, but there are many other steps you can take to minimize your expenses at the pump as well. Pack light, follow the speed limit, make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended pressure and avoid aggressive maneuvers that burn up gas, like excessive braking or rapid acceleration.

Snack Smart

Those bags of chips and bottles of water at gas stations really start to add up after a few days on the road. Before you leave, buy economy-size bags of snacks like chips or trail mix and portion them into smaller bags. Bring reusable water bottles, too, and refill them whenever you’re near a faucet.

Skip the Fast Food

Believe it or not, drive-thrus are not the most budget-friendly option on the road. Save money by eating at mom-and-pop places instead, which will probably serve large-enough portions that you can bring leftovers with you in a cooler. Keep an eye out for early-bird specials in the early morning and late afternoon.

Bring Your Accommodations With You

With a Meerkat Trailer, you’ll never have to worry about booking a hotel. Just pull up to a campsite and relax! Best of all, these trailers are small enough to be towed with nearly any four-cylinder vehicle. Call (866) 977-7607 or contact us online to learn more about the Meerkat way of life today!