Fuel can be a major expense for RV owners. Towing a heavy, un-aerodynamic RV unit over long travel distances can add up to a lot of gas station stops. The following are a few tips that can help improve your RV fuel economy.
Go easy on the throttle
One of the best ways to save fuel while towing an RV or driving any motor vehicle is to accelerate gently. Keeping your RPMs low and reducing your top speed will go a long way toward improving your mileage.
Use cruise control
By automatically maintaining a constant speed, cruise control prevents you from making those small throttle adjustments that can add up to extra fuel used. We recommend using it on long stretches of flat highways. For non-flat roads, use your foot.
Check the tire pressure
Too low tire pressures are a safety hazard. And they also happen to reduce fuel efficiency. Overly high pressures are not good either. Make sure the tires on your vehicle and RV unit are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended level for the best all-around performance.
Making sure your RV is up to date on maintenance can also go a long way toward helping you save money on gas. Schedule a service appointment at RVs of West Texas in Baird, Texas, to ensure the budget for your next big trip isn’t all spent at the gas station.