Keep camping sustainable and green
November 23, 2022 09:07 AM
Keep Camping Sustainable and Green
At its core, RV camping is about spending time in nature, yet sustainable camping is not something that comes easy. As a leisure activity Los Angeles RV rental road trips are not without their footprint, but here at Expedition Motorhomes – your California RV rental headquarters – we encourage all of our clients to strive toward green camping as much as possible. While maybe a bit more work, eco-camping is undeniably rewarding. There is nothing quite like enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature on your RV trip while simultaneously doing your part to protect it. Below are five attainable sustainable camping goals for your upcoming Los Angeles RV rental road trip.
Recycle and Dispose of Trash Properly
Hopefully, you are doing this at home already, and there is no reason you cannot do it on the road as well. When it comes to green camping and recycling, familiarize yourself with the recycling regulations of your destination. They could be different from home. Dispose of waste in the appropriate manner and in designated areas, and do a thorough sweep of your camp before continuing down the road in your California RV rental. Finally, while it may be tempting to burn packaging and wrappers in your campfire, this actually creates a form of air pollution. Sustainable camping practices mean packing out all of your trash and disposing of it appropriately.
Eat Healthy and Buy Local
Food is a major source of waste in our modern world, and eating healthy and buying locally are two great ways to reduce your impact and embrace eco-camping strategies. If you can, try to limit single-use items and prepackaged foods from the grocery store. Not only will this reduce the trash in your California RV rental, but you will be reducing waste as well. Additionally, California is loaded with farmers' markets. They are not only a fun way to spend your morning or afternoon, but you can buy many very healthy hyper-local food items for your motorhome meals.
Use Eco-Friendly Products
When possible, do your best to use eco-friendly products. This is especially important for things you are putting on your skin and stuff that will end up going down the drain. There are plenty of effective and eco-friendly options when it comes to mosquito repellent and sunscreen. Similarly, there are a lot of environmentally conscious soaps and shampoos, which are critical in helping protect the beautiful and pristine waterways that you may be visiting on your RV trip.
Arguably the largest impact of a Los Angeles RV rental road trip is the energy used getting from one place to the next. Instead of rushing down the road, do your best to enjoy the journey and keep your RPMs down. 60 – 65 mph is the most fuel-efficient in many of our vehicles, and if you are motivated by green camping then don’t leave your environmental ethic in the campground. Bring it with you on the road as well.
Another beauty of RV camping is the ability to leave the “real world” behind, and at Expedition Motorhomes we couldn’t encourage this anymore. Hopefully, you are already traveling to places with spotty cell service but, if not, do your best to leave electronics and the internet behind for a while. Not only will this create time for you to recharge and connect with those around you, but staying off of electricity is also a great way to embrace eco-camping.
We have been in the RV camping business for quite some time, and the experts at Expedition Motorhomes have always encouraged our campers to be green and sustainable while on the road. With a full fleet of RVs to choose from at affordable prices, Expedition has cemented itself as the leading Los Angeles RV rental provider. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to begin planning your next sustainable camping adventure.
What Customers Say
It was awesome. It was so great. It was so fantastic. We loved the RV. It was so accommodating. It was only three of us: [me] my husband and my son and we had a wonderful time. Thank you for renting to us and we will definitely be renting again.
From Toronto, Canada. We came down to Expedition to pick up an RV for a special surfing vacation for my son here who turned 15 this week. I gotta tell ya, it’s been an awesome experience. We went up the coast to Santa Barabara and down. We had perfect sites of the beach; looking at the ocean. He got a chance to experience surfing the California way – an overall great experience. RV was just the way to go. Made it a beautiful experience for us. The people at Expedition were perfect; helped us out throughout… were very kind and generous and we just had a great vacation because of it. So I recommend anyone whose thinking about it… Definitely call Expedition. You’ll enjoy it and you won’t regret it.
We flew from Europe and rented a motor home from ExpeditionMotorHomes.com. And, it was a fantastic experience from start to end. When we arrived, we had… the staff was very friendly; taught us how to use the motor home. They had videos online you can practice with and look at. And the actual trip, the quality of the motor home was perfect. This was the first time for my family and I and it will not be the last. We will be doing this again and obviously from the same supplier because everything from start to finish was perfect.
I have rented from this company seven times in the last eight years. They do an amazing job. Most recently, I had errored on my departure date (I should have looked at the contract when they sent it to me!) and when I arrived a day early, they accommodated me. Thank you, Matt, for making a year without Martin easy! I recommend this company to anyone wanting to rent an RV. It’s so much easier than you think.
The Expedition Motorhome family took great care of our family. This is our third straight year renting trailers and RV’s from Expedition and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are a small shop with big customer service. The RV’s are in great condition on the inside and under the hood. We drive to the Tahoe area from LA every year and they make the long haul with no problems. We camped with other families who rented from other vendors and had nothing but problems. See you next year!
Was the first time we rented and RV and we had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. WE travel with the jamboree 23 ft for about 20 days around California and nevada without any problem.Everything worked the way it should. At the office Martin and Ilda where super nice and helpful with us. Definitely we are coming back!
We had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. My family and I rented an RV for a weekend camping trip, something we had never done before. The staff was extremely helpful and informative, and everything went smoothly. The RV was in great working order, very clean and great looking. We will definitely rent from the again in the future!
This was our first rental from Expedition. Everything went smoothly. They had excellent customer service from the beginning to the return. The RV we rented was in great condition, with the exception of a few minor issues. These issues didn’t cause any trouble, and I know they will have them fixed for the next renter. We are already looking forward to our next RV vacation, and we will be sure to use Expedition!