SCOTT HEIMAN, HEIMAN HABI­TAT

Camper Trailer Australia - - BUDGET TOURING -

Un­der­stand­ing your us­age al­lows you make sav­ings in un­ex­pected ways, as Scott Heiman ex­plains.

WA­TER WORKS

“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.”

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