Compared to the cost of the RV itself, high-quality RV products aren’t a major bank-breaking investment. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to save money on all of the cleaning and repair products you need. If you look around for the right products in the right quantities and utilize offers like free shipping, you can minimize your RV’s impact on your wallet while helping to improve the appearance and extend the life of your RV.
#1. Buy them all at once.
Really? Buy them all at once? How is spending more supposed to save money?
At first glance, this appears to be a tip aimed at getting you to spend more. But sometimes when you spend more now, you save in the long run. Here at RV Life, you can skip the shipping costs for our products if you make a purchase of $150 or more.
Consider it another form of “batching,” a productivity technique in which you tackle a lot of work all at once. Except in this case, instead of saving time, you’re really saving money. Instead, if you buy your products piecemeal online, it can often mean paying an extra $5 in shipping for every purchase. Don’t let the hidden shipping costs add up on you. Shop smart.
#2. Buy in larger quantities when you can.
If you know for certain that you’re going to use a product for a long time, then you can ultimately save more money by buying larger quantities at once.
Consider the Suds Quart. It’s a great product for someone who only needs a light cleaning for their RV. But if you know you’re going to use Suds again and again—and you should definitely have a regular cleaning schedule—the Suds Gallon gives you more bang for your buck. Use this tip together with our first suggestion and the savings can become even more significant—plus, you end up with more product on your end!
#3. Buy only what you need.
Although your RV is a highly dynamic environment with a lot of cleaning and repair needs, the truth is that you don’t necessarily need every single product there is. For instance, you don’t need to buy two 8 ounce bottles of Graphix Wax when you can save money on a 16-ounce bottle.
It’s true that you can save money by adding one or two products and getting over the “free shipping” line—and when that’s the case, it’s often a great buying decision. Look for other helpful products that affect different areas of your RV—like VinyLIFE or Stainless Steel Cleaner. By buying the right products, you’ll be able to cover more of your RV than you ever thought possible, with minimal overlap and maximum savings.