RV Camping Hacks: 3 Ways to Save on Gas

So, you’ve just found the RV of your dreams for sale at Trailer Hitch RV, and you’re planning the perfect fall retreat.  You’ve set the destination, but you’re concerned with the travel expenses.  Well, you’ve come to the right place,  we’ve compiled a list of 3 genius RV camping hacks that will save you big on your next trip!

RV Camping Hacks - On the Road
Get ready to hit the road!

Know Your Vehicle

It’s important to take into consideration the towing capacity of your vehicle, along with the weight of the RV you’re towing.  Many fifth wheels require a heavy-duty truck to pull easily, so you should always consider your vehicle’s towing capacity before hitting the road.  You can also save on your gas mileage by keeping up with your truck’s regular maintenance and checking the tire pressure before you leave.

Adjust Your Driving

Towing an RV will require you to adjust your driving naturally, but you can improve your fuel efficiency, too!  First, accelerate slowly, your engine will need time to build up speed with the extra weight attached, so be mindful of that when you’re starting from a dead stop.  Second, break ahead of time, whenever possible, start breaking much before you need to avoid damaging your brake pads.

RV Camping Hacks - Driving
Just small changes in your driving habits could save you big!

Plan Your Route

A little time on the computer before you head out and save you a pretty penny on the road.  Take a while the night before to look at your route, plan your stops, and prepare for any detours for construction.  Most GPS navigating systems are kept up-to-date, but it’s best to prepare just in case you lose signal, or there’s a change in your route that hasn’t updated yet.
Get out there and live a little, the open road is waiting, and now you won’t have to worry about the long drive ahead.  If you’re looking for a new fifth wheel, travel trailer, or toy hauler to make your vacation complete, contact us today!

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