Everything You Need to Know About Gas Mileage and RVing
- November 21, 2018
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With gas prices projected to climb it’s time to examine the way you RV?
RVing is a great way to cut down on your travel expenses. Once you have bought your RV you no longer have to worry about hotel accommodations or expensive plane tickets. You simply stock up your RV and take off. However, with gas prices projected to increase in 2019 RVers everywhere are looking at their options. Gas is one of the most expensive things for RVers and it’s not optional if you want to hit the road for vacation.
What is the best way to save on fuel in my RV?
- Keep your RV serviced. Making sure that you keep up on regular maintenance can help improve the efficiency of your miles per gallon. Your service station can provide you with the specifics on how often you should be having the different parts of your RV serviced. Once you have this information add your maintenance schedule onto your calendar so you don’t forget.
- Know your driving pattern. Are you a speeder? Or, are you more of a slow and steady driver? Knowing this will help you get a clearer picture of what type of mpg you can expect to get and plan accordingly.
- Check out the sites such as www.GasBuddy.com. There are apps that will show you fueling stations across the nation along with their current gas prices. This can help you plan accordingly so you can hit the low spots and avoid paying the higher prices.
I need all of the features of a Class A RV. Which ones get the best gas mileage?
If all you’re worried about is gas mileage smaller RVs will serve you best. But, there is a lot to be said for what a Class A has to offer. If you want to take advantage of the larger size and features of Class A Motorhome then you will want to check out the Thor Palazzo or the Newmar Dutch Star.
USA Today reported on this topic earlier this year and these were two of the models that made their list. They reported that the Thor Palazzo, “gets between 7.5 and 12.9 miles to the gallon, in addition to the following features: six-floor plan options, full-body paint, remote, heated exterior mirrors, solar and privacy roller shades for the living area, and LED ceiling lighting.
When it came to the Newmar Dutch Star, USA Today stated it, “gets anywhere from eight to 11 miles to the gallon, and you can choose from any of its 18 floor plan options. With the Dutch Star, you can also expect the following features: large storage tray with access from either side, solid counter tops in kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, USB chargers in night stand and dinette, and LED ceiling and overhead cabinet lights.
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