|1. Keep your RV on roads that it is equipped to handle.
2. Keep RV and tow vehicle engines well tuned to conserve energy and reduce emissions.
3. Always use marked RV campsites.
4. Recycle as you travel. Take note of campground recycling categories; they may be different from those you use at home.
5. Minimize the use of disposables. Mix your own cold drinks from powders, and assign a mug to each family member rather than using paper cups. Discard excess packaging at home.
6. Keep campfires small to minimize the amount of ash and pollution. Don't put anything into the fire pit that will not burn, such as plastics, foils, and metals. Observe fire rules, which may change each day with weather conditions.
7. Use nontoxic cleaning supplies and tank additives.
8. Where pets are permitted, keep them indoors or use a screw-in stake. Tying them to trees can damage fragile bark.
9. Your favorite music may be your neighbor's noise pollution. Observe quiet hours for generators, boom boxes, and noisy games.
10. Work with nature. In hot weather, use natural shade, awnings and canvas covers. In cold weather, park where the RV will be protected from north and west winds.
11. Leave campground showers, the dump station, and the campsite as clean as you found them.
12. At the end of your trip, dispose of all trash properly.
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Observing these simple guidelines will make you a Green RVer!
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