RV Information Tips
By Mark Polk
Deadliest Days to Drive:
In a recent study these dates, ranked in order, were identified as the 10 deadliest days of the year to drive. Mark these on your calendar and stay put on these dates. One more day at the campground or getting to your destination one day later can't hurt you, but driving on these dates could do much worse. As you can see most of the dates are close to, or on a major holiday. The reason for the August dates is because August is the busiest traveled month of the year.
Safety during a Storm:
When you arrive at a campground ask at the check-in desk about an emergency plan in case of a bad storm i.e. tornado, or high winds. If they donít have a plan, make your own. Locate a structure that is safer than your RV, like a bathhouse or the campground office. Brief everybody with you on your plan. RVís are not safe in damaging storms!
Fuel Economy tip #1:
Speeding and rapid acceleration reduces fuel economy anywhere from 5 to 33% depending on your individual driving habits.
Fuel Economy tip #2:
For each 5mph you go over 60mph is equivalent to paying 10 cents more per gallon. So if you're traveling down the Interstate at 75 mph add 30 cents to the price on the pump! Wow, that can add up quick.
Copyright 2006 by Mark J. Polk owner of RV Education 101
RV Expert Mark Polk, seen on TV, is the producer & host of America's most highly regarded series of DVD's, videos, books, and e-books. http://www.rveducation101.com/
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