When you’re an RVer, it’s easy to have a green perspective when it comes to our planet. After all, an RV gets you out into nature, taking you to places where you experience sunshine, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.
An easy way to be eco-conscious when you RV is to go green when you clean. Here are five green cleaning tips that you can take on the road.
Make your own: Cleaning green doesn’t have to cost a lot of green. There are many green products out there on the market but an easier and cheaper approach is to make your own cleaning solutions. All you need is good ol’ water, white vinegar, and baking soda. Between the three you can clean almost anything in your RV.
Reduce and reuse: Think smart when you recycle. Instead of throwing out spray bottles when you’re out of cleaning solution, rinse them out and use them again! Reuse plastic baggies, plastic food containers, water bottles, and aluminum foil. Recycle when you can, but reusing is even greener!
There’s nothing baking soda can’t do:Beyond being made into a cleaning solution, baking soda has tons of other uses around your RV (and your home). Sprinkle a little on your carpet or upholstery before vacuuming for a fresh scent, keep in your RV fridge as a deodorizer, and sprinkle into garbage cans to keep odors at bay.
Air freshener:No need to add chemicals to your RV to give it that fresh smell. In a 16-oz spray bottle, combine: 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 2 tablespoons of fabric softener (use a natural/organic softener) and 6 to 10 drops of vanilla or almond extract. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water and you’ve got your own, green air freshener.
Stains are out:Stains on vinyl are no match for a little lemon juice and elbow grease. Use straight lemon juice to rub out any stains on your RV’s vinyl flooring.
For more Green RVing tips, visit Jayco’s EcoAdvantage page. Learn about Jayco’s commitment to sustainability and find things you can do to be green on the road.
It’s time for an update on Jayco’s EcoAdvantage program. This program is our commitment to sustainability. We want to ensure your family — and future families — have a place to camp.
We launched the EcoAdvantage program in 2011 with ambitious goals. We want to become landfill free, consume less energy, reduce product weight, integrate more sustainable materials and reduce fresh water usage.
It’s been a year since we’ve reported on our progress, and we thought Earth Month was a perfect time to clue you in on our strides in the past year.
The following video sums up our goals and accomplishments. Take a quick watch:
To summarize, in 2012:
Jayco recycled more than 6,500 tons of wood, 2,100 tons of scrap metal, and 1,100 tons of cardboard and paper.
Enough electricity to power 1,500 homes for an entire year.
Enough gas for Americans to drive more than 750,000 miles.
Enough water to meet the daily fresh water needs of more than 104,000 Americans.
And enough landfill airspace to meet the annual disposal needs of more than 40,000 people.
And finally, our efforts saved more than 50,000 mature trees.
We plan to aggressively move forward with our EcoAdvantage program, and we hope you come along for the ride!
Jayco is kicking off the 2014 model year with something new and something big. How big? Class A big.
Say hello to the all-new Jayco Precept, a gasoline-powered Class A that is both affordable and full of high-end features.
Slated for early summer delivery, the Precept will be introduced with a spacious 31-foot floorplan, the 31UL. The introductory floorplan has a 3-slide design that includes:
A bedroom built with comfort in mind featuring a queen-sized bed with a Denver mattress, 22” LED TV, and Mega under-bed storage.
A compact but well-equipped L-shaped kitchen with a solid-surface countertop, 3-burner range, convection microwave oven and a large 8 cu. ft. refrigerator.
A hide-a-bed sofa opposite a Dream Dinette/entertainment center combo featuring a 40” LED TV.
A tech-inspired cab with 6-way power driver seat, back-up and side-view cameras with monitor and a touch-screen in-dash sound system with GPS, CD/DVD and MP3 input jack.
Beyond interior luxuries, Precept is built with the power and precision Jayco requires in all of our motorhomes. Powered by Ford’s 6.8L Triton 362 HP engine and equipped with two sway bars, Bilstein shocks and variable jouncer bumpers, Precept integrates Jayco’s JRide “Ride and Handling package” to provide the ultimate RV driving experience.
Our goal with the Precept is to provide an easy and affordable step up into a Class A. Featuring everything customers expect from Jayco’s Class C lineup, the Precept motorhome delivers in a completely new way.
More information about the new Jayco Precept and where you can find a dealer to take a test drive can be found at www.Jayco.com/Precept.
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