Regardless of your vehicle, gas prices don’t come cheap, no matter how big or small your car is.
When going on a vacation using an RV, it’s automatic that you have to factor in the fuel your RV would be using, aside from the vacation plans. Here are some fuel-saving tips to help you maximize your fuel especially on long trips:
1. Drive Properly
With the stretch of a long highway, with no pedestrians or road works to hinder you, it’s natural to go at a faster speed than usual. This, of course, applies to the RV. RV drivers feel that they own the road because of how big their vehicle is. To avoid spending too much fuel, drive properly. Avoid speeding, braking too often, and aggressive driving since it costs a lot of gas when you do so.
2. Observe Speed Limits
Every driver should observe the speed limits when on the road. This does not only avoid accidents on the road but also saves you a lot when it comes to gas.
3. Avoid Travelling With a Full Tank of Freshwater
Bringing along a full tank of freshwater would hinder the fuel efficiency of your RV, causing more fuel to be used during the trip. It’s best to pack what is only necessary and refill it once you reached your destination. It’ll save you enough fuel.
4. Find a Camping Ground Near Your Home
You’d be surprised at how many campers camp their RV within a 100-mile radius of their homes. Camping somewhere near would save more fuel because you won’t be spending too much time on the road. Not only would you save up your fuel but also save up a few bucks from spending the nights on motels and hotels.
5. Turn Off Your Engine When Possible
Fuel is being consumed as long as the engine is running. If you plan on stopping and staying there for a few minutes, make sure to turn off the engine. It helps save fuel for you RV and save the environment by not letting out fumes from your RV, that causes problems for the environment.
6. Maintain Your RV Regularly
Before heading out on the road, first, make sure to check everything on your RV. Check if the tires are fully inflated, the engine properly running, the brakes working properly, and the air filters are clean. A Proper vehicle would yield better performance, and save up some fuel in the process.
To know more about how you can improve your RV and its parts for better fuel performance, visit The RV Parts Shop’s website.