Did you know that RV’s are already one of the most environmentally friendly ways to go on vacation?
It’s true. RV’s are already designed to enable you to live as minimally as possible (some models even allow you to live off grid with little more than a solar kit), and it’s a far greener way to travel in contrast to flying or even to driving in a car and staying at a hotel.
But despite that, there are steps you can take to make your next RV trip even more environmentally friendly then the last. If you’re an eco-friendly person, you’ll definitely want to become aware of these steps so you can apply them.
Here are five steps you can easily follow to make your RV more environmentally friendly:
Step #1 – Install LED Lights In Your RV
The first step you can take is to swap out the lights in your RV with eco-friendly models. LED stands for ‘light emitting diode’ and they are significantly more energy efficient than a normal bulb. In fact, an LED light only requires approximately 10% of the total energy that a normal incandescent bulb requires.
Step #2 – Be Careful About Your Tank Cleaners
The deodorizes and chemical cleaners present in RV tank cleaners are exceptionally harmful to the environment because they will pollute water and soil. A more eco-friendly way to ensure your tanks are kept clean will be to use enzyme based cleaners as an alternative.
Step #3 – Make Your RV Fuel Efficient
While motorhomes are not exactly known for being fuel efficient, there are a number of strategies you can use to improve their efficiency as much as possible. These include inflating your tires, using bio-diesel in contrast to normal diesel, reducing weight in your vehicle, and reducing speed when traveling uphill.
Step #4 – Cut Your Utilities
One of the simplest steps you can follow to make your RV eco-friendly will be to cut back on your utilities such as the heater and AC. Simply park under the shade and open the windows. You should also invest in solar kits to reduce your dependence on batteries, and replace your refrigerator with a more energy efficient version. These may seem like extraordinarily rudimentary steps, but they work.
Step #5 – Be Careful About Campfires
Finally, once your arrive at your travel destination, be careful about campfires. Campfires release toxins and ash into the air, so you’ll want to minimize both the size and number of fires that you create. As an added tip, never burn your trash under any circumstances, as metals and plastics contain the most toxins that will be released when burned.
Going Green With Your RV
RV’s are already a more environmentally friendly travel option than flying or staying at a hotel, and you can make your next RV trip even more eco-friendly by following the steps that we have just covered.