Exploring the country behind the wheel of an RV can make for an excellent adventure, but when traveling via a large vehicle, you can also expect to experience higher fuel expenses. At Reliable RV, we want to help you avoid overspending on gas, so we’ve come up with a few tips on how to preserve fuel. From routine maintenance to light packing, you’ll discover many ways to evade the gas pumps and get the most out of your motorhome.
For years, it’s been said that traveling in an RV is much less expensive than traveling by plane. As of now, this rings true, but it doesn’t mean that roaming the country in an RV isn’t pricey. When driving such a hefty vehicle, money spent on fuel can add up quick; however, there are ways to avoid this. One of the top ways to evade frequent trips to the gas station is by packing light. Try buying certain campsite items, such as wood, at the campground and don’t top off your water tank. Also, make sure to empty holding tanks before you head back out on the road.
Another option for preserving fuel during your trip is by camping close to home. If you visit a nearby campground, you won’t have to worry about wasting substantial fuel. You’ll also still be able to enjoy the great outdoors with your friends and family. For those who prefer to get farther away from home, another solution would be to stay at a single campground for an ample period of time. With many sites offering pools, Wi-Fi, playgrounds and convenience stores, you’ll have everything you need in one location and still get the chance to take in the area’s sights.
Lastly, to save on gas it’s important that you bring your RV in for regular maintenance checks. Low tire pressure and engine problems can affect fuel efficiency over time if they’re not addressed. To ensure your motorhome is not experiencing any one of these issues, stop in to Reliable RV’s Service Center for a consultation.