Category: Fuel and Economy

RV Fuel Gremlins: 5 Major Wheel Factors

RV MPG gremlins — where the rubber meets the road. Part II in a series. One of the prime factors that affect a vehicle’s RV mileage is the rolling-wheel resistance. This is a force or drag that acts against the travel direction. The resistance measure is determined by a number of causes: The first, and most obvious,
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RV Fuel Gremlins —  Environmental Factors

RV Fuel gremlins — How RV environment impacts mpg. Part III in a series. Environmental factors play a major role in altering our fuel consumption numbers. The biggest of these factors is wind. This can drop your expected fuel mileage substantially, or it can boost it to surreal levels. It all depends on the direction
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RV Fuel Gremlins: Looking at Hidden Factors

RV fuel gremlins — finding the hidden factors that affect mpg. Part I of a series. RV owners seek to reduce fuel consumption — it’s one of the things we all have in common. The financial savings, reduction of carbon footprint and enhanced peace of mind that come from consuming smaller amounts of fuel make
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems — A Worthwhile Option

RV Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems— a key safety feature. Onboard real-time TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) technology has been around for years. The early generation type was ITPMS (Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems).  These systems electronically measured the tire rotations. This was designed on the principle that the inflation level of a tire changed the
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