One of the few criticisms you may hear about owning a Conversion Van or Motorhome is poor fuel economy. With gas costs always being a concern, it makes sense why one may be apprehensive to purchasing a larger vehicle. Campervans and Conversion Vans are fantastic vehicles for those who love to travel in comfort. In contrast to driving in a stiff SUV or camping in a tent, motorhomes and vans provide amenities and convenience.
Don’t let gas prices be the reason you miss out on all of the fun and excitement you will gain from purchasing an RV or van! Follow the quick tips bellow to improve your overall gas mileage and spend more dough on your vacations!
Check those tires!
Poorly inflated tires can play a big role in why your Conversion Van or Motorhome is not achieving optimal gas mileage. Checking your tires consistently will help you save money on fuel as well as overall wear and tear. These preventative measures can add up to a lot of savings.
Watch your speed!
In addition to preventing you from getting a massive speeding ticket
(speeding tickets can cost between $150 and $2400, yikes!), keeping your speed at 65 MPH (for a conversion van) and around 50 MPH (for a class B) will help you gain maximum fuel economy. For every 5 MPH your drive in your class B over 50 MPH will run you about 27 cents!
Keep your RV’s/Conversion Vans Service Current!
Regularly changing your RV and Conversion Vans oil (based on manufacturers suggestion) can help your engine run better and improve overall fuel efficiency.
Don’t neglect your air filter as well!
If you feel your RV or Conversion Van is slowly sucking up more and more gas, take your vehicle and have its engines plugs and wires assessed.
Beware of Idle Time!
If you plan on idling in your van or RV for an extended period of time, it is best to shut the engine off. Waiting in your van or motorhome with the engine running wastes a lot more gas than you might expect.
If the notion of downsizing your RV from a Class A motorhome to a Class B has ever crossed your, chew on this. A Class A motorhome (typically the largest type of recreational vehicle) takes up approximately 6-10 MPG. A Class B can increase your fuel efficiency drastically. Class B Campervans can increase MPG to approximately 15-25.
Thinking about purchasing an RV, Campervan or Conversion Van? Classic Vans is one of the Country’s largest dealers of new and used Conversion Vans, Motorhomes and Mobility Vans. For 30 years, Classic Vans has been family owned and operated. Call (866) 370-8222 or visit www.classicvans.com today!