Though the New Year is already in full swing, it’s not too late to make some RV resolutions for 2015. Last week’s blog, “ Making the Most of Your RV this Year (Part 1)”, suggested a couple of resolutions for RVers interested in customizing, upgrading, repairing, or otherwise creating or purchasing their dream RV in 2015. After all, in order to live your ideal RV lifestyle, you need your RV to be in tip-top shape and suit your individual needs. So what other resolutions can RVers make in order to maximize their RV fun this year? Here are two more suggestions:
1. Go Green in Your RV and Save
Making their lifestyles more environmentally and budget friendly is an important resolution for most people. The good news for RVers? There are plenty of steps you can take to go green in your RV. Check out “ Our Top 5 Fuel Efficiency and Money Saving Tips for Boondockers and Snowbirds” for a few examples. In fact, many people are choosing to live full-time in their RVs as a way to scale down their lifestyles and decrease their environmental footprint. But transitioning to full-time RV living can be a big undertaking. If you’re just looking for a few simple ways to improve the energy and fuel efficiency of your RV, there are a few manageable options.
Try these mini resolutions in 2015 as part of your larger resolution to go green in your RV:
Have solar panels installed.
Repair or replace any worn-out seals that are interfering with the heating or cooling of your RV.
Make sure to complete regular RV maintenance to improve your fuel efficiency, including tuning up your engine and checking on your tire pressure.
Write a note to yourself to turn off your inverter when you don’t need it and post it in an obvious place in your RV.
Manage the weight of your RV. The heavier your RV, the worse gas mileage you will get. As you’re packing, identify your needs and try not to bring too much more than the essentials. Also, don’t forget to factor your holding tank contents into your overall weight. Dump and flush your tanks before you hit the road.
Some of these mini resolutions are things you can easily take care of yourself, but don’t hesitate to contact the Guaranty Service Department for those bigger jobs. Here’s a list of other available services. To keep track of your maintenance schedules and make sure your RV is all tuned up, try the RV Owner app for your Android device.
2. Become an RV Expert
Are you the kind of person who likes to learn everything you can about a topic that interests you? If so, then you’re an enthusiast. Or perhaps you’re simply practical; RV owners can make the most of their investment by learning the ins and outs of RVing. Owning, maintaining, and making the most of your RV can take as little or as much work as you would like to put into it, but you’ll want to make sure you’re well-informed about all of your options. At Guaranty RV, we offer free seminars for RVers of all skill levels, from beginners to RVing veterans. Our next RV seminar in 2015 will be February 14 and will cover RVing basics.
Still want to learn more? Well, you’re in luck. The world is filled with other RV enthusiasts like you, and thanks to the Internet, RVers can share their experiences and knowledge more widely than ever before. Among these online resources are dozens of worthwhile blogs including one we recommend called Gone with the Wynns, which covers one couple’s experiences with full-time RV living, RV travel, and common RV challenges. You can also refer to our blog, of course, for RV lifestyle suggestions and Guaranty RV updates. Keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, too, for more information, RV inspiration, and chances to participate in exciting promotions and events.
Go Forth in Your RV in 2015
Whichever resolutions you make this year, don’t forget to keep maintaining and making the most of your RV. Unforgettable RV road trips, back-to-nature camping trips, and plenty of adventure—both spontaneous and planned—await you in your RV this year. Contact us at Guaranty RV if we can assist you in keeping your RV resolutions this year, or swing by for a visit any time. Here’s to 2015!
Photo: Elizabeth Budd