3 Best Tips to Go Green While RV Camping
Whether you want to go off the grid for a while or just reduce your RV’s carbon footprint, there are a few ways to reduce the energy you use while RVing.
If we want to preserve nature and leave it in good condition for the next generation, we must take action now to reduce our emissions and keep our RV living as energy-efficient as possible.
At East Coast Campers and more we like to camp with our families and children and so we want to leave a healthy planet for our kids to be able to continue to enjoy nature long after we’re gone.
Here are the top 3 tips for living a green RV life.
Upgrade Your Battery System
Having the right battery system is the foundation of going green for your RV. Everything stems from the amount of energy you use, so naturally, the battery is where you should begin.
Having the right battery will be a bit of an investment, but well worth it in the long run if you want to have a strong energy source and go off the grid.
If you intend to make an investment in your battery, protecting and maintaining it properly will be important.
This video describes in more detail how to choose the right battery for you and your green RV living.
It is a good idea to consult with the maintenance department at East Coast Campers for their recommendation on the best batteries to use for energy efficiency. They have the most up to date information available.
Solar Panels for Green Living
It wouldn’t be a proper energy efficiency article if we didn’t talk about solar panels.
When purchasing a solar panel, make sure you have all of the proper equipment and accessories you need to mount them safely and securely.
Talk to our service department for help with installing your panels.
Not all solar panels are created equal and they are not 100% efficient.
Their efficiency often depends on a number of factors such as:
- How much ambient light there is
- If they are getting direct sunlight
- If the weather is overcast and cloudy
- The length of daylight
Most of our towables are prewired for solar panels. Talk to us about solar panels and we will help you get set up.
Check out this video for more information.
LED Lighting Can Have a Huge Impact
Simply changing all the bulbs to LED lighting can have a significant impact on the amount of energy used.
This will extend the amount of time you can spend away from connections.
LED lighting can have a major impact on how long your battery will last. In this video by RVtravel, you can see the difference between the amps used with incandescent (39 amps in this test) lights and amps used with LED lighting (5amps) by testing the battery after replacing all the lights in the RV.
It’s a simple swap that has a major impact.
Green RVing Is Worth It
Going green with your RV will save you money and energy over time, but will also provide the peace of mind knowing you are doing your part in protecting the future of our kids.
Find out other kinds of simple hacks you can do to make camping more fun here.
Call us today to talk more about how you can make your rig more energy efficient.
East Coast Campers and More is a Delaware RV Dealership. Call us today at 302-927-0541.
This article was written by Kristi Durham.