Friday, May 16, 2008

Taking the High Road to a Greener Vacation

Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
Can you have a "green" RV vacation?

Erin Lehn Floresca, formerly the RV editor at and permanent resident in a recreational vehicle, weighs in with a resounding yes.

"RVs have gotten a bad rap as gas-guzzling hunks of metal," she says, "but many full-time RVers actually use less fuel per week than regular commuters.

"And because of the limited space and resources, RVers shop only for what they need, reuse containers, conserve water and battery power and use natural gas."

Andy Thomson, a "green" RVer and architect focusing on sustainability, agrees.

"It teaches you the limits of things," he says. "With tanks and batteries ... you become acutely aware of the need to conserve."
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RV Living in the 21st Century: The Essential Reference Guide for ALL RVers For anyone considering or experiencing the RV lifestyle, this book is a wide-ranging tour of things you need to know. Peggi McDonald, a Canadian with extensive (20 years on the road) RV knowledge; been there, done that. She shares the kind of information and advice that enable people to build their competence and confidence as part-time or full-time RVers. Fran and I are proud to have Peggi as our friend.

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