A couple of years ago when gas prices neared $4.50 per gallon, we embarked on a 5800 mile trip to the west coast,(from Illinois) which included two ScampCamps, Mt Saint Hellens, and the Columbia river- Bridal Falls area. The savings in meals and lodging made the trip affordable even in the face of those fuel prices. In most cases you can save up to 20% on fuel simply by observing speed and accelleration habits. Also packing light
That is the advantage of owning a Scamp
, we towed with a 4CYL Ford Escape
and averaged 22.6 MPG on that trip overall and 24MPG on the flats.