Apache Village RV Blog

  • Published on Nov 05, 2016

    RVers all across the country are enjoying these low gas prices, but what if you could lower your gas expense even more? The more you save on gas, the more you can spend on quality experiences during your travels. Here are our tips to put more money back into your pocket.

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    Get a Tune Up

    gas-money-pumpThe condition of your RV has a lot to do with how much fuel you use. Make sure that your RV has been serviced as recommended by the manufacturer. If you get a little slack on this, over time you may see significant diminishing returns on your fuel mileage. Tire pressure can have a big impact on fuel efficiency.

    Plan Your Route Carefully

    If you're driving on a flat and straightU.S.-Map-Money-Public-Domain road you'll see good fuel efficiency. But most of the country has hills and mountains that can quickly turn the rpm gauge up and the fuel gauge down. When you're planning your trip, avoid routes that will cause excessive braking and choose routes that will keep a steady speed.

    Use Gas Buddy

    phone-money-hero-100018793-galleryGas Buddy is a phone application that tells you based on your location where the cheapest fuel is. If you use it just before the low fuel light comes on you'll be able to navigate to the savings on your route.

    Drive Your Other Vehicle as Much as Possible

    If you pull a 5th Wheel or Travel Trailer you will have a vehicle to run errands or go on day trips. If you're in a Class A or Class C RV, pulling a car by flat towing or a tow dolly can significantly keep money in your pocket with fuel savings.

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