Living Green in an RV?

Why is it everyone thinks that RVing and living green are oxymoron’s?

Lets look at a few details here.

1. RV’ers conserve resources better
2. RV’ers are the biggest users of solar
3. RV’ers use natural gas witch burns clean
4. RV’ers tend to drive for better fuel economy
5. RV’ers use less water, electricity
6. RV’ers tend not to buy stuff that they don’t need
7. They live in smaller homes
8. The RV’s today are better insulated
9. They use less land for their living
10. They tend to drive cheaper cars because they are lighter to tow
11. They tend to live (snowbird) in areas that need less heating and cooling.
12. There vehicles are usually better maintained.
12. They create less trash.
and much more.

So again why does everyone consider RV’ing and living green an oxymoron?

I am just curious because I am moving into an RV to stay green.
Sorry for double 12
oh yea also how much fuel do you use if you need to move? I don’t have to make 5 or 6 trips. I use one vehical, I don’t have to pack up, I just start the motor and go. I use the same or less then a moving truck.

5 thoughts on “Living Green in an RV?”

  1. Our family vacations with an RV, so vacationing uses lots of gas, but Ive noticed we tend to stay where we are, rarely driving to shops or driving to restaurants once we are in our camp site. I also learned to conserve resources better, because we don’t have electricity everywhere we are and don’t want to run out of water. There is also a tendency to wear clothes more times without washing them, we also use the clothesline a lot. Living in one full-time would be greener.

  2. You present a good case, although I’d like to quibble about number 4. You want to conserve because the gas milage is below par! But that’s offset by the rest of your points, for the most part, depending on how often the RV is on the road. And the size of some RV’s, like the ones with expanding walls, are like small homes, and you can store a ton of junk in those, I’m sure.

    But I hate to get trapped behind one on a windy mountain road. It seems 2/3 of them won’t pull over and let the line go by!

    Good luck!

  3. I live in a RV (have for 15 years) you didn’t mention that it is cheaper and you can change your View whenever you want

  4. Most people think that because they get such bad fuel mileage. If you want to be more ecofriendly, make your home more green. Recycle, not only plastics and paper, but also water, have a compost bin, buy solar panels, etc…etc..etc.. I dont think living in an Rv is the way to go

  5. I think you make some very valid points, you can virtually move to where more efficient environmental conditions exist rather than being stuck in an over sized in efficient home that cannot adjust for conditions.
    Overall, living smaller is by its nature living smarter, because you have too.
    Am considering the same myself with the side benefit of getting out from under the ever increasing property taxes.

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