Gas Saving RV Tips


Everyone is feeling the tight grip at the fuel pump these days. Espeically devoted RVers. Most motorhomes average 7-10 miles per gallon. RVers are now being forced to find ways to save money at the pump. Here are some gas saving tips from your Oklahoma City RV dealer.

A small thing to do that goes a long way is proper tire inflation. Not only does it improve your MPG, it also improves your steering, breaking, traction, and load carrying capabilities.

Explore what’s around you. Try camping closer to home. There are more than 16,000 campgrounds nationwide. Remember, you, as an Rver, have the freedom to enjoy the outdoor experience whether traveling 50 miles or 500 miles.

Slow down and enjoy the scenery to save money. Every mile per hour over 50 cuts your fuel mileage by 0.1 mpg. That can add up to as much as 10 cents per 5 mpg you go over. In addition to reducing your speed, try setting your cruise control. Keeping your speed consistently lower saves you fuel.

Travel lighter whenever possible. Instead of loading up on fire wood, wait until you get to the campground and purchase firewood and other camping goods to help keep your camper lightweight when traveling. Keep your freshwater tanks at a minimum when traveling and then top them off when you get to your destination. Dump holding tanks before heading out to help further lighten your load.

Fill your gas tank up at night or early morning when temperatures are still cool. Service stations have their storage tanks buried underground and the colder the ground is, the denser the gasoline is. When temperatures start to rise, gasoline expands. So if you’re filling up in the afternoon, what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon.

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