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How to Improve Your Motorhome Fuel Consumption

How to Improve Your Motorhome Fuel Consumption

How to Improve Your Motorhome Fuel Consumption
Now the Jubilee bank holiday weekend is behind us, many vacationers will be packing up their camper vans and motorhomes to make the journey home.

The pandemic resulted in an increase in motorhome ownership, but with fuel prices at all-time highs, it’s easy to be put off from taking a road trip.

SulNOx Group, a fuel technology company, has compiled a list of pointers and ideas to help you get the most out of your motorhome and make your vacation as money friendly as is possible.

Service your vehicle

Getting your motorhome serviced is crucial because it makes sure that it is in good functioning order, meaning it will be more efficient and less likely to break down.

You could do it yourself or take your motorhome to a local mechanic if you’re not mechanically inclined.

How to Improve Your Motorhome Fuel Consumption

Make sure your tyres are in good shape.

Because your tyres are the only portion of your car that makes contact with the road, they must be in perfect condition. This is especially critical in Motorhomes, where the increased weight can magnify any faults and make them considerably more harmful. Make sure your tyres have the correct pressure, this is probably the single most important thing that will affect fuel consumption after your driving habits.

Motorhome fuel economy is harmed by excess weight, so shed as much as you can. Carry the minimum amount of water and make sure your waste water tank is empty before setting off.
Check that your tread depth is greater than the legal limit, and that the rubber is in good condition, especially if you haven’t driven it in a while.


Reduce your weight

Fuel economy is harmed by excess weight, so shed as much as you can. This is true in any car, but it’s especially difficult in a motorhome, where you’ll likely have a lot of stuff needed for cooking, sleeping and outdoor items, but everything you can get rid of will assist you in the long run.
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Consider how you drive

Speed, like weight, has a significant impact on fuel economy. According to SulNOx, most campers will be most efficient between 55 and 60 mph, with every 5 mph over that reducing efficiency by around 10%.
Keep in mind that accelerating quickly consumes more fuel, so maintain a steady throttle and gradually increase your speed.

Some quick hints

Air conditioning can be a lifesaver when the weather is hot. Turning off the air conditioning while driving, on the other hand, can boost fuel use by as much as 10% if the summer is unusually British and you can get do without it.

Finally, when you come to a complete stop, do not leave the engine running. It’s fine for brief amounts of time, such as at traffic signals or junctions, but if you know you’ll be stopped for more than a few minutes, turn off your engine.

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