We got this press release from Beaudry RV in Tucson and thought you might like to review ways you can "green up your RV experience"...Here's their post...
It’s becoming a well known fact that traveling by RV is not only cheaper than traditional air/hotel travel, but it also has less of a carbon footprint. Airplanes contribute to pollution at a much higher rate than RVs. Hotels waste water resources cleaning towels and bedding daily. In an new RV or used RV, there are several easy ways to reduce pollution. While Kermit the Frog has said ‘it isn’t easy being green,’ Beaudry RV Company begs to differ:
1. Use solar panels – While the initial expense might be costly, the benefits pay off over time.
2. Use rechargeable batteries – For hand held electronics, flashlight and headlamps, using rechargeable batteries will not only save money, they keep harmful chemicals out of landfills.
3. Use LED lighting or CFLs instead of traditional light bulbs.
4. Change gas to propane - Propane burns less CO emissions than gas.
5. Use ceramic dishes instead of disposables - If ceramics get damaged too easily, consider recycled paper plates or plates and silverware made from corn that is biodegradable.
6. When customizing an RV, consider renewable wood resources like bamboo for cupboards and paneling.
7. Reduce speeds when driving - Just a few miles an hour can save a lot of money of gas.
8. Recycle – Instead of throwing everything in the general trash, sort recyclables for a recycle station. Be sure to sort them in the appropriate categories.
9. Buy local foods. Shipping and transportation pollution increases the carbon footprint of food. Buying locally helps the economy and the environment.
10. Use the environment – In the winter, park in the sun if possible to help reduce heating needs. When the summer sun bakes down, move parking spaces to shady areas to eliminate the need for air conditioning. If possible, position the vehicle to take advantage of natural breezes.
11. Keep your engine properly tuned and maintained for optimum gas mileage.
“There are so many ways to green your RV,” says Thom Sylvester of Beaudry RV Company. “The above is just a sampling of what you can do. It doesn’t take a lot of money to help the environment.”
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