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Post 021: Practical Ways for RV Owners to Live More Green

Going green doesn’t have to be a hassle. There are plenty of small changes you can make to your lifestyle that will have a significant positive impact on the environment. And as an RV owner, there are plenty of opportunities to live an eco-friendly life! Johnnie Walker RV is happy to show you a few tips on how to go green as an RV owner:

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home on Wheels

There are a few different features to consider when buying or owning an eco-friendly home on wheels. First, consider solar panels. Solar panels are an excellent way to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and save money in the long run. If you come across an RV that already has solar panels, it’s a good sign that it has other environmentally friendly qualities as well. 

Dual-pane windows are another feature worth considering, as they will help insulate and keep the temperatures consistent. This is better for both the environment and your energy bill!

Eco-Friendly RV Modifications

Even if you don’t want to purchase a brand new home on wheels, you can still benefit the planet and save money by installing solar panels on your current camper. The cost of solar panel installation continues to decline, making it more practical for the average RVer than ever. Keep in mind that the amount of wattage will impact the solar panel’s price, along with the specific type and size of the panels. What’s better is that if you’re a full-time RVer, the panels, install and repair costs are reduced because the size of your Home-on-Wheels is drastically smaller than your average household!

How to Live an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

In addition to choosing an eco-friendly home or RV, there are also many ways you can live an eco-friendly lifestyle. One way is through the decisions you make when planning travel. When planning your next RV trip, look for campgrounds with solar power and other green amenities. You can also compost while on the road — just set up a small bin in your RV and toss in your food scraps!

Here are a few other ways to make your daily routine friendlier to the planet:

  • Avoid using plastic bags. Bring reusable bags with you when you go shopping.
  • Recycle as much as possible while living in your RV.
  • Reduce your reliance on fossil fuels by carpooling, biking, or walking when possible. Or, consider an electric truck.

You can also save water and money by making small changes to your daily routine, such as fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, and using a low-flow shower head. And don’t let the tap run while brushing your teeth or washing dishes, even if you are connected to city-water!

Finally, try to cook in batches when possible and eat leftovers throughout the week. This will help you waste less food — and save money on groceries!


Making small changes in your everyday life can have a big impact on the planet. And as an RV owner, you still have plenty of opportunities to go green. Remember to research solar panels, dual-pane windows, and other features that can save energy. And follow the rest of these tips to create an eco-friendly RV and lifestyle you can be proud of!

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