Did you know RV vacations are more environmentally friendly than fly/drive/hotel vacations? PKF Consulting, an internationally recognized consulting firm with expertise in travel and tourism, found that families of four taking RV vacations generate less carbon dioxide than families traveling on a plane, renting a car and staying in a hotel.
Check out the new ideas and technologies being employed by the RV industry to create a growing market of products that are more environmentally friendly.
Lighter: Aluminum, fiberglass, renewable bamboo and other eco-friendly space age composites are used to build lighter RVs, making a difference in fuel efficiency and tow weights.
Smaller: While there will always be owners looking for the large models, manufacturers’ creative floor plan designs efficiently work many desirable on-board amenities into smaller footprints without feeling cramped.
Efficient: The lighter building materials coupled with more fuel-efficient chassis production means compact RVs rival the MPGs of some large SUVs and pickups.
Aerodynamic: Manufacturers are designing stylish, sleek front-ends to address wind resistance.
Eco-Friendly: RV manufacturers are making increased use of green textiles, renewable woods, power-saving LED light fixtures and eco-friendly sealants and components. And not only are the RVs earth-friendlier, but manufacturers are employing green practices in the manufacturing process.
RVers have always had a love of the outdoors. Almost 20% of RVers say they use solar panels to power some of their on-board systems. You can help preserve the great outdoors for future generations by following these conservation tips.