5 Tips To Improve Your RVs Fuel Efficiency
RVs are known for being gas guzzlers. As a family who travels full time, we drive A LOT and gas is by far our biggest expense, so we’re always looking for ways to save on fuel costs.
Here are our top tips to improve fuel efficiency in RVs.
1.Check Tire Pressure
Make sure you check your tire pressure before every trip! Running flat means wasting fuel. Make sure to check the pressure when the tires are cold, BEFORE a trip, for an accurate reading. We realized right away we needed a reliable tire pressure monitor with all the traveling we were doing. It has been an invaluable asset!
You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3% in some cases by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by about 0.2% for every 1 psi drop in the average pressure of all tires. Plus, properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.
Important Note: The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver’s side door jamb or the glove box and in your owner’s manual. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire’s sidewall.
We originally wrote this article for RV Repair Club. You can read about the rest of the Fuel Efficiency Tips HERE.