Most people aren’t aware of this fact, but an RV vacation is far friendlier to the environment than a vacation that involves you flying or staying at a hotel.
The reason why is because an RV camping trip will generate a significantly less amount of carbon dioxide in comparison to if you were stay in a hotel or travel in an aircraft.
As Outdoorsy points out, there are also numerous cheap and easy ways that you can make your RV trip even more eco-friendly too.
Here are the top five ways you can go green on your RV camping trip:
- Invest In A Dependable Water Filtration System
By investing your money into a reliable water filtration system, you will save dramatically on water costs while also using less plastic for bottled water. You can further become even more eco-friendly by avoiding disposable water bottles and only using a reusable bottle that you can fill up repeatedly and bring with you wherever you go. You’ll save money and be friendlier to the environment at once.
- Invest In High Quality Solar Panels
So long as you use electronic devices in your RV (such as a TV), you’re going to have to use the generator. But as an alternative to the generator, you can also use solar panels instead. Solar panels will cause significantly less air pollution than your generator.
- Recycle Your Trash
This is maybe the most clichéd and most talked about way of staying green on a camping trip, but it’s still worth repeating. Examples include washing out and flattening empty canned goods, and having a storage compartment purely for recyclable materials such as cans, paper, or plastic.
- Save On Gasoline
The cost of gasoline is one of the biggest expenses that you will incur on your RV trip, but conserving fuel isn’t just good for your wallet, it’s good for the environment as well.
The best way to save on gasoline costs will be to bring bikes that you can use for secondary transportation when you arrive at your location, rather than just driving your RV around everywhere. If you need to pick up groceries, for example, ride your bikes into the nearest town rather than taking your entire motorhome (and you’ll get great exercise in the process).
- Clean Up After Yourself
Finally, one of the golden rules of camping is to leave your campsite a cleaner place than you find it. This means cleaning up everything you bring with you as well as some of the things that the previous campers may have left behind (such as empty beer cans, plastic bags, or so on).
Not only is this the green thing to do, it’s simply the polite thing to do as well.
Going Green On Your RV Camping Tri
Overall, these are the top five cheapest and easiest ways you can make your next RV trip as environmentally friendly as possible.