I guess maintenance means filters and oil, etc. We just changed the oil and only ran the genie for 20 - 30 minutes for maintenance. Husband says he hasn't checked the air filter, so will do that before leaving for Acadia NP this coming Sunday. I'm guessing with traffic congestion up the east coast things will not improve. We do have the e350 with a slide. Any other thoughts will be appreciated.You are very welcome!
Rose & Earl
Rose & Earl
Yep, oil & filters, proper tire inflation, etc.
I have been using 5W-20 full synthetic motor oil since the second oil change. Around here where we live, Quaker State full synthetic can be purchased occasionally on sale with a rebate for $1.99 per quart at Menards. That brings the cost down to regular oil. I would like to think that full synthetic oil helps a little in fuel economy, but I can't say for certain. It does provide me with a little more peace of mind when engine braking in the mountains, watching the tachometer get near that red mark.
Full synthetic gear oil is available for the rear axle differential. That too might help mpg a bit. I would not change that oil until it's time, but am planning to use full synthetic then.
I do wonder if all the mounted RV accessories, roof storage, and things some people hang on their rigs, has a measurable influence on fuel economy. General "weight" is always a factor too. Don't bring along heavy things that you find yourself never using......but keep the spare tire and jack.