Each Spring we set about finding new ways to make our RV travels more friendly to the natural environment we’re driving through. A big start is to always perform required RV maintenance and utilize your RV Extended Warranty for any issues you find—keeping your vehicle running clean and proper is a great way to prevent damaging fumes and toxins from leaving your rig and entering our atmosphere!
It is wonderful to find that with each passing year comes new and improved methods of making your motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel or pop-up camper more eco-friendly. While RVers often get a bad rap in the area of “Going Green”, primarily due to fuel usage, life in an RV actually uses far less resources than that of a typical sticks-and-bricks household. So feel free to make peace with nature on your next RV camping trip with the knowledge that the short showers and limited water supply are actually working to preserve the very land you’re parked on!
The Top 3 Golden Green Rules of RVing!
1. “Leave your campsite exactly how you found it.” While you have undoubtedly heard this rule before, it actually takes on a double meaning when looked at through an eco-friendly lens. On the surface, the rule points to basic RV campground etiquette, but it is also the easiest way to begin greening your RV lifestyle. When you pick up your trash and recyclables, and leave nature in a virtually untouched state, you are doing your part to help preserve our environment. This task is simple, easy, and free!
2. “Chase the sun!” This option will cost you money upfront, but pay you back in heaps later on. Adding solar panels to your RV helps limit your generator usage, saving you money in fuel, and saving our precious natural resources. The most popular form of RVing is fleeing the colder states and chasing the sun–why not add solar panels, and save money and energy while you travel? Even better, when add-ons like this are installed by your dealer or licensed repair facility, their mechanical components will be covered under your motorhome extended warranty or travel trailer extended warranty.
3. “Stop to smell the roses!” Driving at or just under the speed limit is not only safer, but also uses much less fuel, reducing your carbon footprint each time you step behind the wheel. So take your time! Enjoy the RV road trip with good conversation and good music, and allow for stops to visit some of the gorgeous countryside just off of the pavement!
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