Eco-Friendly Tips to Stay Green in Your RV

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As RV travelers, we tend to appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors more than others. By following a few simple eco-friendly tips, we can do our part to preserve what we appreciate by living greener year-round.

Buy Quality Products

The fewer items you have to buy, the fewer items have to go in the trash. Make all of your major material purchases with longevity in mind, and you can greatly reduce the amount of trash you put into the Earth.

Ditch the Plastic Bags

Although some areas of the United States have actually banned plastic bags, the trend hasn’t crossed the nation just yet. Make your mark by taking your own reusable grocery bags to the market to reduce the amount of plastic bags that end up in landfills.

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Many major companies have started making cost-effective cleaning products that are phosphate free, biodegradable and never tested on animals. Do your part by choosing these products over others that are harmful to animals as well as the atmosphere. If eco-friendly products aren’t available, vinegar and baking soda are two earth-friendly (and extremely effective) cleaning items you probably already have in your RV’s cupboards.

Reduce Your Use of Electricity

Although it feels nice to have the interior temperature of your home at 75 while the snow is falling outside, you can save tons of energy (and big bucks on your electricity and gas usage) by choosing a blanket over turning up the thermostat. Use fans instead of air conditioning (whenever possible) in the summer, and always turn the lights off when you exit a room.

Visit Gardner’s RV Center

Traveling in an RV is the perfect way to live a greener lifestyle, so come down to Gardner’s RV Center¬†to browse our huge selection of new and used RVs for sale or to shop all of our eco-friendly RV parts and accessories.

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