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Without even thinking, we pretty much all know that when it comes to RVing across America in this day and age, we aren’t talking about fuel economy, we are talking luxury expense.
It didn’t used to be that way. RVing across America was a great way for families to travel – they could relax, play games, see the sights and hang out together while driving across the country. Then when they got to their destination, they didn’t have to pay extra for a hotel or motel. They didn’t even really need to go out to eat (if they had a kitchenette in their RV).
But with the current state of the economy, items such as an RV are considered luxury items. Add to that the cost of gas (even though it continues to go down), the RV is not widely known for its fuel economy. And even though a fuel additive, such as Green Plus™ would help make it more fuel efficient, a typical RV weighs more and gets worse gas mileage than an 18-wheeler truck.
To top it off, a regular size RV sometimes costs more than a quality car. Since most people I know wouldn’t want to be driving an RV to and from work on a daily basis, purchasing an RV tends to go on the back burner.
According to this article, major RV manufacturers have taken all of this into account due to the downtrend of RV sales in the past few years and have started manufacturing greener RVs. For example, Damon Motor Coach has an RV which apparently provides a 70% increase in fuel economy over other similar “Class A” RVs.
Now while I applaud RV manufacturers for wanting to create a greener RV and while I probably will take my kids RVing at some point when they get a little older…I don’t think I’ll be putting “RVing across America” on the list of Top 10 fuel economic activities.