Environmental-friendliness is rarely what people think of when RV trips come to mind.
But the truth is that RVing is one of the most environmentally-friendly ways to travel. It certainly beats flying and staying in a hotel in that department.
There are also a variety of tips you can follow to make your RV trip be as green and eco-friendly as possible, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.
Here are the top ways that you can make your RV trip as environmentally friendly as possible:
Keep Trash To A Minimum
This may sound obvious, but it’s definitely worth mentioning. There are a number of ways you can reduce trash. Instead of using paper plates and plastic utensils, for example, use real plates and real utensils instead. Use reusable water containers and refill them rather than using the disposable bottles.
You can also research ahead of time to confirm that your RV park or campground has a recyclable bin, so you’ll know that your trash will be recycled for the future.
Be Fuel Efficient
RVs are not exactly the most fuel efficient vehicles on the planet. On the contrary, they’re one of the least fuel efficient.
Fortunately, there are still ways you can maximize your motorhome’s fuel efficiency as much as possible. Not only will this be better for the environment, it help save you on money as well.
Examples of things you can do to make your RV more fuel efficient include inflating your tires all the way if they are not already, using bio-diesel over regular diesel, going slower over ascending roads and hills, and lightening the load in your RV.
Cut Back On Utilities
Cut back on your heater and AC, park in shady locations, and keep your windows ventilated. The idea is that you’ll reduce your dependence on utilities as much as possible in order to truly ‘live off the grid’ for the duration of the time you’re in your RV.
These kinds of small actions will actually be significant in regards to how much power you save. You can furthermore replace the existing appliances in your RV with more energy-efficient models.
Limit The Number of Campfires You Create
In a way, campfires are the center of camping. It’s often what people first think about when they think of camping.
But remember, campfires release toxins as well as ash into the environment. You don’t have to completely eliminate campfires from your trip (since they are understandably fun to create and sit around), but you can still limit the size of each fire or the number of them that you build.
Going Green In Your RV
These are just a handful of the many different ways you can go green in your next RV road or camping trip. By utilizing these strategies, you can take heart in knowing that it’s possible to have fun and enjoy using your RV while also being friendly to the environment around you.
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