SCOTT HEIMAN, HEIMAN HABITAT
Understanding your usage allows you make savings in unexpected ways, as Scott Heiman explains.
“Most of us fill up our water tanks at home or only in more densely populated areas to avoid dodgy water. But by adding a good quality water filter to your camper, we can fill the tank up with water at a location closer to our destination, which saves you dragging 100200L of water half way across the country and reduces your fuel bill.”
TAKE WHAT YOU USE
“How many of us fall into the trap of packing the same gear every time we head out on the road? In reality, we should be taking only what we need for each particular trip. If it’s not recovery gear and it hasn’t been used in the last 2-3 trips, maybe it needs to be left behind. Efficient packing saves space, weight, vehicle wear and tear, and fuel.”
SLOW IT DOWN
“By slowing down and sticking to the peak torque range of our vehicles, we’ll drive more economically and efficiently. If we’re on dirt and sand, we can save up to 40 per cent on fuel by staying within a 60-80km speed range. On these figures, we may be able to save as much as a quarter of a tank of fuel a day for the cost of an additional 30 minutes in travel time.”