Once upon a time recreational vehicles were considered to be a cheaper way to travel. This is because they saved travelers from paying for both hotel, and air fare. Now that gasoline prices are getting higher, and higher there are fewer, and fewer people who are taking their recreational vehicles out. There are many things you can do to cut the costs of a road trip. You might see that if you do not pack as much in the caravan, and find great insurance rates that the savings will add up enough for you to take that vacation you have been putting off.
Yes a caravan does consume a lot of fuel, the reason you should not pack very much in the caravan when you go on vacation. If the vehicle is heavy, it will consume more gasoline. If you limit the amount of luggage each person can take to one piece, and you do not take any recreational vehicles such as bicycles, or ATVs you will find that the weight of the caravan is quite a bit less than previous vacations and you will then see the savings at the pump. If you do not drive through to many mountain ranges, you will find that you are saving on fuel prices.
Because your caravan is considered both a home, and a vehicle insuring it might be costly. There are caravan clubs you can join to help cut costs. If you join purchase caravan club insurance you will have accessed to the group rates, and not be charged individual rates. Most caravan club insurance companies make you pay a membership fee, but the membership will usually give you big discounts at caravan parks. Before you purchase caravan club insurance, you should read through the policy thoroughly. You might find that the policy you were offered is not going to be enough coverage and you will have to add to it.
There are some very popular areas for caravan travelers, but you might find that taking a different route will be more economical. If you go to a campground, or a RV park, you might find the rates more reasonable. Going this route might also save you some money on restaurants and amusement parks in the area of the campground. The lines at the campground and RV park will not be as long as they are at the more popular destinations.
You might find that planning a caravan trip is exciting, and that the savings you see will have made it worth your while. The most important reason for you to go on a caravan trip is for the relaxation, and enjoyment. You will have fun and enjoy your caravan trip together, with family, or friends.