No doubt about it, Camper, your RV is a gas hog. In fact, fuel may well be a dedicated RVer’s #1 expense. The RV experts at Quality RV Resorts offer a few common sense tips to improve your gas efficiency while taking it easy on your wallet.
Improve Your Gas Efficiency
Check your owner’s manual to find the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. Tires that are under (or over) inflated waste gas. The correct PSI improves gas efficiency. So check the tire pressure cold – your tires will last longer and you will be able to handle your vehicle more safely.
Every little thing that’s out of whack affects gas efficiency. Change the oil on schedule and don’t forget the exhaust emissions. A faulty oxygen sensor can negatively affect your fuel consumption.
Drive at a Consistent Speed
That’s why you have Cruise Control. Use it! Accelerating and decelerating sucks up more gas. A continuous speed of 55 – 60 mph is the ‘sweet spot’ for gas efficiency. Every 5mph above those speeds can increase fuel use by 7%.
Avoid Hi-Octane Fuel
Premium gas doesn’t make your engine run faster or cleaner. Unless specifically recommended by the manufacturer of your RV, hi-octane fuel just wastes money.
Get a Gas App
Save your fuel dollar by finding the lowest price on the gas your vehicle needs to operate efficiently. Compare Gas Buddy, Waze, AAA and other gas apps here.
Quality RV Resorts – Your Home Away from Home
You’ll find friendly folks, excellent amenities, comfort, convenience, and a great place to work or play – whether it’s for a night or a lifetime at every Quality RV Resort in the Houston area. So check your tire pressure to assure safety and gas efficiency, get a gas app to save money, and come see us real soon.