We know the painful feeling of pulling up to a gas pump. Filling up an RV can be quite spendy. Consequently, you want to make the most of every mile. There are several ways to improve your gas mileage when hitting the road with your RV. Follow these tips to decrease your pain at the pump.
1) Keep current on maintenance
Thoroughly inspect your RV before each trip for common maintenance issues that can decrease your mileage. Over time tires lose pressure and seams and sealants need inspection. The air filters in particular can be guilty of impacting your fuel efficiency. Dirty or clogged filters can cause your engine to compensate by increasing the amount of fuel being fired into the cylinders.
2) Lighten up
Some small changes can go a long ways toward [...]
Many people enjoy taking their dogs or cats on the road with them. Fortunately, most RV parks and government campgrounds allow you to bring your pets (although some will require an extra charge for your pet). However, there are some guidelines and suggestions to follow to make sure you and your pet have a good trip – not to mention those sharing the campground with you. To ensure that pets continue to be allowed in campgrounds, it’s important to practice good pet etiquette.
Preparing to travel
When you are preparing to travel with your pet, there are a few things to get in order.
You will want to carry a valid rabies vaccination certificate with you. Many campgrounds require it. If you are traveling to Canada or [...]
Are you dreaming of summer RV road trips already? Due to all the restrictions with COVID-19 in the past year, many have discovered the freedom and the wonder of an RV vacation. If you’re looking for the best routes for your summer getaway, there are many free resources that may come in handy. Most navigation apps have a car in mind, so it is helpful to use RV specific resources. Some of our favorites are listed below.
RV Trip Wizard
With RV Trip Wizard, you can find your ideal campground, plan out your entire road trip and calculate all your costs along the way, including fuel, fees, food and even fun.
Here are just a few benefits of RV Trip Wizard:
Multiple device friendly interface – you can use it on a desktop, tablet [...]
Have you started to plan your spring and summer adventures yet? Here is our RV Travel Guide, laid out in 9 easy steps. If you’ve every wondered how to plan your route, timeline, budget, packing and weather – here’s your guide!
Step 1: Outline your route
Do you want to take the scenic route, avoid paying tolls, or get to your destination quickly? Answering these question will help determine your stopping points and the places you plan to stay along the way.
Step 2: Create your timeline
Once you know what route you plan to take, you should create a timeline. This outlines how far you’ll drive each day, the roadside attractions you want to stop and see, and the time of day you plan to arrive at your destinations. When you plan your RV camping timeline, [...]