Recreational vehicles, more commonly known as RVs, camper vans or motorhomes, are becoming more popular by the year as vacationers look for more comfortable and affordable ways to travel. But between gas costs and camping fees, travelling by RV can sometimes cost more than you bargained for.
However, there are ways you can cut down on the cost of RVing by camping for free, or for a very low cost. In Canada, this means you will very likely be giving up a power hook-up for the night, so it's something you would probably only want to use every other night. But if your vacation takes you south of the border, there are quite a few opportunities to camp for free with power.
The website freecampgrounds.com
is a great resource for tracking down a place to park your RV for free, or for under $10. It has an interactive map of the United States with listings of campsites and reviews. Many of the sites are free and some include power. The website also has a link to a forum
where people can discuss places to camp for free in Canada, however, not many opportunities have been listed.
That is not to say that there are no opportunities in Canada to pull up the camper for a free night.