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Better Mileage

05.06.2008 · Posted in Fuel Savings, RV Travel

Gotcha! Here’s one we are all interested in. It’s the first word in every RV related conversation these days. Apparently fuel savings are important to others as well. Check this out:

“JetBlue’s aircraft are 1,079 pounds lighter after removing extra trash bins, flight kits, supplies and seats — “all the little things that, when combined, make a decent difference,” JetBlue spokesman Bryan Baldwin said.

The weight loss will save the carrier roughly $16,000 for a three-hour flight, he said.”  You can read the whole article here . They go on at length about what steps the airlines are taking to conserve fuel.

So let me ask: When was the last time you took something out of your RV? Come on now, I see all the stuff you pack “just in case”. We pack too much stuff too. What would happen to your fuel economy if you left an extra thousand pounds at home (Oops,Sorry,  there goes the Mother-In-Law).

So now in addition to checking the tire pressure, reducing our speed, cutting back on the air conditioner, only running the gennie when necessary, using the Economy mode on our Allison transmission, staying closer to home and all the other little tips to save fuel we can leave some stuff at home.

You’re welcome, glad I could help.

What are you doing to save fuel? Comment or drop me an email mrmotorhome@yahoo.com

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