Category: Fuel and Economy

Beware of B20 Fuel for Your Diesel Vehicle

Beware of B20 fuel. If you have a diesel-powered motorhome, or tow vehicle, you are probably used to seeing fuel pumps labeled with biodiesel content. Typically, they are marked with B-5 and up to B20.  This is the percentage of the oilseed produced biodiesel that is in the fuel.  Like the “E” (Ethanol) that many
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Engine Tuning: Spit and Sputter Costs You

Most RVers buy their rigs to hit the road for camping and exploring new places—not to spend time in a repair shop. It’s not fun when you are excitedly nearing your park destination and your engine starts to spit and sputter. However, after 10 years in the RV sales and rental business and 17 years of full-timing on the road, I learned that
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Class A Performance Specs for Buyers

When most people do research prior to buying a new vehicle, they generally compare the models they are interested in. For this evaluation, they probably should look at performance specs in the following areas. • Engine Horse Power and Torque • Acceleration Performance • Braking Distance from 60 mph • Fuel Economy • Number of Forward Gears
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Dinghy Decision: To Tow or Not to Tow

Motorhomes pulling autos—so-called “dinghy” vehicles—are a common sight on the nation’s highways as another summer nears. Dinghies are four-down flat-towed, two-wheel dolly-pulled or carried in an open or fully enclosed trailer.  All of these to provide a vehicle to get around at various destinations. Flat towing, that is towing with all four wheels on the road,
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