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4 Tips for Eco-Friendly RV Enthusiasts

How to travel by RV and not destroy the environment too.

Campervan Travels

Any RV enthusiast knows there is no better way to see a country than from the comfort of your own vehicle. These homes on wheels offer a leisurely way to take in the scenic splendors around you, allowing you to enjoy spontaneous detours to explore hidden gems and impromptu pit stops to behold a spectacular sunset or a starry night sky. 

Equipped with kitchen essentials and bathroom and bedroom amenities ranging from basic to luxury, passengers can enjoy their travels with greater comfort and convenience, arguably making this one of the best ways to travel today.

Most RV enthusiasts are also great lovers of the environment and the awe-inspiring sights Mother Nature has provided us with. In an effort to be more conscious of their carbon footprint and impact on their surroundings, this article sets out four tips to make RV travel more eco-friendly.

Plan Your Route

Devising a well-planned route before setting off allows you to spend less time driving and more time finding the best locations to park up at and enjoy. By choosing campgrounds, secluded spots and RV parks such as Midland East RV Park, you can ensure RV travel with less fuel consumption and lower emissions, making it better for the environment compared to longer road trips with excessive driving.

Lighten the Load

One of the best ways to make your RV more fuel efficient is by lightening its load. The more weight your RV is carrying the more energy, or fuel,  is needed for it to move. This is especially so when it is driving up hills, accelerating or maintaining a constant speed on the highway.

By limiting the amount of stuff you bring to the essentials, you can help keep the load light and reduce the amount of fuel needed to power your vehicle. This not only costs less but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Remember to check the tire pressure, as under-inflated tires can also reduce the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.

Boost Energy Efficiency

You can make your RV more energy-efficient by making certain upgrades or adjustments to it, such as the following:

  • Change the light bulbs to energy-efficient LED lighting.
  • Install energy-efficient appliances such as microwaves, portable induction cooktops, and refrigerators.
  • Keep your RV well insulated by taking measures to prevent heat loss. This includes installing RV skirting, sealing windows or fitting double-paned glass.
  • Install solar panels to provide a clean and renewable source of energy to power your appliances and RV generator, and charge your equipment while cutting down your electricity usage from the grid.

If you are in the market for a new RV make sure to look for some of these features as standard.

Use Biodiesel

RV’s mostly cause harm to the environment through their gas or diesel fuel emissions. Biodiesel is a renewable and more eco-friendly alternative made from natural resources such as animal fats and plant oils. It is also compatible with existing diesel engines so there is no need to modify or replace a diesel engine.

Making the switch to this more eco-friendly fuel option can help your RV lower its greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional diesel fuel, contributing to cleaner and more sustainable RV travel.

By putting these tips into practice you can ensure your next road trip is enjoyable as well as good for the environment. 

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