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How to Make Your RV More Fuel-Efficient

Posted on: February 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm, in

Buying an RV is a good way to save money if you often take road trips and vacations. You don’t have to pay extra for flights or car hire, or for hotels or other types of accommodation. But what you do have to pay for is fuel. If cost-effectiveness is on your list of priorities, then it’ll help to know some of the best ways to make your RV more fuel-efficient.

Reduce weight

Heavier vehicles are less fuel-efficient, which is also affected by the contents of the vehicle. The more people in your RV and the more things you pack, the more mass the vehicle is carrying around in total. Since you can’t just leave your travel partner at home to save on fuel, be conscious about what you pack and try to travel light. If you’ve got any unnecessary luxuries with you, then consider leaving them behind.

Check your tires

Underinflated tires can make your motorhome much less fuel-efficient, so make sure you check your tires and tire pressure before you set off on a trip. Add air to your tires and maintain the correct tire pressure to reduce fuel consumption.

Drive safely

Excessive braking and acceleration increase your fuel consumption. Always drive safely and be aware of the road ahead, especially any hazards that might occur. Don’t exceed the speed limit and drive more slowly, when necessary, to remain a safe and steady speed. If your motorhome has a cruise control setting, then consider using this when it is safe to do so.

Use less AC

Having your AC blasting for the entire trip will also make you use up more fuel, so try to use it sparingly. If you’re traveling in the summer, try taking other measures to keep your RV at a comfortable temperature. Installing a Magne Shade RV sun shade on your windshield and windows will help to keep the sun’s rays out, preventing the temperature inside from rising too high.

Maintain your RV properly

A finely tuned vehicle is also a fuel-efficient one. Perform the necessary checks and take your RV into the mechanic, if needed, before you set off on a long trip. Make sure your oil is at the right level and replace your air filters. A mechanic will be able to spot any problems with your vehicle that could place a strain on it and increase fuel consumption. Make sure these problems are resolved before your vacation.

Is your RV ready for the next big outing? Make sure you have your Magne Shade RV tire shades and windshield shade at the ready to protect your vehicle from the sun’s rays and heat. Get in touch to find out more about how our products can help you.

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