Eco Friendly RVing

Protect the Environment While You Are Having Fun on the Road

Camper BikeWhen you first decided that you wanted to travel and live in your RV, what were your main reasons for wanting to do so? More than likely, one of your reasons is the fact that you love nature and the outdoors. So, if you really do love nature, you probably want to do everything possible to protect it, right? Well, if you are eco-friendly at home, there is absolutely no reason why you can't be eco-friendly while RVing. This way, you can enjoy the great outdoors, and leave it exactly the way you found it.

There are all kinds of things you can do to make sure that your RV living is eco-friendly. The most obvious is to not litter, no matter where you are. If there is no garbage can nearby, bag up your trash and take along with you until you can find an appropriate place to dump it. Other things you can do to be an eco-friendly RVer are:

  • Avoid anything disposable as much as possible. You have kitchen facilities in your RV, so use them. Get plastic plates, cups and other dinner ware that can be washed and re-used over and over again. This will eliminate a lot of packaging that comes from disposable meals.

  • Treat waste with natural products instead of chemicals. You will really be doing your part to protect the environment when you treat biological waste with products that are not harmful to the environment, and of course, follow the proper dumping procedures.

  • Avoid using air conditioning and heaters. When it is nice out, open the windows if you are warm and don't turn on the air conditioning. If you are cold, bundle up with extra clothing and blankets. This way, you are going to save a lot of electricity.

  • Conserve your fuel. Did you know that if you do not drive too fast, you can actually conserve your gasoline? With the cost of gas today, this is something to really think about. Driving slower will help you to conserve gas, protect the environment, see a whole lot more and save money too.

  • Cook outside. If you have a barbecue, or are staying where there is a fire pit, conserve energy by using these facilities to cook your meals, rather than using the stove in your RV. If you travel to warmer states for the winter, you can cook outside year round. Just imagine...delicious barbecued food cooked fresh every single day of the year!

  • Always try to use green products. Whether you are a full time RVer or living at home, using green products is an excellent way to do your part for the environment. Some of the products you should be using include toilet tissue and other paper products.

Basically, we should all be doing everything we can to protect the environment, and this is true for full time RVers as well. You can make your journeys much more enjoyable when you are making sure that you are cleaning up after yourself, and making sure that you are always leaving the environments you stay in just the way you find them. If you are staying in RV parks, doing your part to keep things clean will go a long way toward making new friends.