RV Fuel Economy

When devastating events such as Hurricane Sandy take place, people across the nation can see a ripple of impact. From humanitarian efforts to stock prices, everyone seems to get involved in some way. One of the major price differences can be in fuel. In some places, the price of a gallon of gas is around $5! These times are when RVing is at its lowest. Don’t let gas prices keep you off the road. Here are some tips on how to get more miles from your gallon.

MPH

As nice as it would be to pass 100 miles per every hour you’re on the road, it just does not help your tank. Speeding in such a massive vehicle as a motorhome keeps a lot of pressure on your engine. The more pressure, the more fuel is burned. While you may shave precious time off of your driving, you will cut chunks from your trip budget. Set your cruise control in action and enjoy the ride at a more reasonable pace.

Road Ready

On your checklist of trip preparations, getting a thorough run through of your Oklahoma City RV is a must. Having all the fluids in the right place and tires inflated has an impact on the gas. Low tires, low fluids, and gunk in your engine comes out in the gas mileage.

Carry Capacity

Pay attention to your owner’s manual. There is load capacity for each type of RV. That means packing your motorhome to the brim is unwise. There is already more than enough weight as it is without you including the kitchen sink from your standard home. Lighten the load by bringing only the necessities.

Have you been discouraged by the fuel crisis to take your motorhome out? Are you a full-timer who has learned to adapt? Share your comments or suggestions with us in the comments below!

RV Lane Changing

From state to state, or even city to city, roads are different. Whether it’s the amount of lanes or the way the stoplight hangs, there are differences to be found when RVing. The emotion elicited from these changes can range from pleasing to frustrating. To help you stay vigilant, we’ve listed a few examples of how lanes can alter your driving experience.

Exits

One mode of travel that can’t be avoided while driving in your Oklahoma RV is the highway. Not only is it the easiest way to get around having to stop at a light, it’s the quickest way to get to your destination. As most drivers know, exiting off the highway usually takes place on the right. What drivers usually aren’t looking for are the left exits. Most areas have left exits as a rarity but they definitely do exist. It is most common to overlook at night because highway signs can be few and far between. Some don’t provide travelers enough warning to get over in time. To avoid accidently missing an exit, drive in a middle lane. Being between will offer you more time when coming across one of these on the left.

Alternating

Perhaps more frustrating than left exits are alternating lanes. These lanes usually take place on regular roads in the city and can cause major headaches, depending on the time of day. The set up is usually for heavy traffic periods. The signs are up high over the roads, sometimes not until you are in the intersection. During these busy times, the middle lane is converted to do something different such as act as a turning lane or be extra flow for a specific direction. This happens when there is not enough space, or money, to expand the roads.

What route alternating road changes have you come across in your new OK motorhome? Let us know your story in the comments below!