RVing is proven to be the “Greenest” and most environmentally friendly way to vacation, so why not learn how to go Green RVing to make it that much “greener?” RVing beats (and generates less carbon dioxide than) flying in an airplane, renting a car, and staying in hotels.
Here are some ways to go Green RVing:
- Use an RV or tow vehicle that is diesel, and therefore promoting greater fuel efficiency.
- Use an RV that is lighter weight (hence being lighter to tow and uses less gas) that is made out of eco-friendly composites. Some of these compact RVs have even been known to have MPGs that rival those of large trucks and SUVs, making them more efficient.
- Use a smaller RV that is creatively designed to give you the feel of a larger RV and one with a more aerodynamic front end to help with wind resistance that larger, more boxy RVs battle.
- Use power-saving LEDs, renewable woods, green textiles, as well as other eco-friendly options throughout your RV.
- Go Solar! Use Solar Panels for powering some of your electronic systems on board.
To help preserve our beautiful outdoor areas, follow these conservation tips:
- Turn off your utilities at home before you hit the road and conserve water as much as possible when in the RV.
- Whenever possible, work with nature to avoid using the A/C and heater. For example, during the summer you can try to park in the shade or use your awning in the heat of the day. In the winter, park in the sun and where the wind will be resisted somewhat.
- Use non-toxic tank additives and cleaning supplies.
- Observe and follow fire rules, which can change from day to day (with the weather).
- Don’t put anything into the fire pit that will not burn and keep your campfires small to minimize ash and pollution.
- Recycle when possible and minimize use of plastic cups, plates, and utensils (which create a ton of unnecessary trash).
- Keep RV well-tuned to conserve energy and reduce emissions.
- Always stay in marked campsites so as to not disturb the natural habitat.
These handy tips and tricks will not only preserve our great outdoors for future generations, they can also save you money on your road to going Green RVing! And remember, every little bit helps!