You and your used travel trailer can go green with sustainable camping, so begin your learning experience. Sustainable is defined officially by the UN Commission on Environment as “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Read more on how you can be green in your used travel trailer.
Your used travel trailer is a tool that you can use to help teach future children and grandchildren about sustainability and living green. Teach by example, and camp at sustainable campgrounds in your used travel trailer or recreational vehicle.
When you take your used travel trailer on a camping trip, make sure that you leave your camping spot in better condition than how you found it. You and your used travel trailer should support the natural environment.
1. Most sustainable campgrounds will have lots of greenery, allowing for privacy when camping in your used travel trailer. The greenery helps you feel secluded.
2. See if there are boardwalks made with wood. They should be above ground to help avoiding the ground and damaging it.
3. See if you can use the water from your used travel trailer shower or waste to help nourish the surrounding greenery.
4. Ask if the campground buildings are prefabricated. Also, ask if the is a lot of heavy equipment around. You do not want this.
Sustainable RV sites will also have resources to energy conservation.
Ask the campground to see if the lights are energy efficient. Make sure your own RV has energy saver lights and appliances.
1. Ask about labor saving devices at the motorhome campsite that they used to conserve energy onsite.
2. Check to see if the RV site has solar paneling. Do you use solar panels on your own new or used recreational vehicle?
3. Ask the site if they do anything specific for water conservation efforts. They may use water saving showerheads.
4. What are the water sources for the campground? Is the water available pure?
5. Another important question to ask when looking for sustainable RV camp grounds is ? do they have recycling efforts, recycling bins, or a compost pile for you to use when camping at the grounds.
Inquire about cultural and local preservation efforts
Many RV campgrounds are sustainable, and they are visibly offering a green place for you to park your used RV. It will be evident that the RV site respects its land.
1. Does the campground main store support local artists and the area economy?
2. Also, make sure you ask if there is a local farmers market that you can stock up your used motorhomes with. You will find fresh fruits and veggies that you can cook with in your motor home on your RV trip.
It is up to you and your RVing family to take part in the green and sustainable camping revolution. You will be teaching the young good camping habits that will make the world a better place for their kids.