Eco-friendly tips for touring

Rowena replied on 12/02/2020 17:15

Posted on 12/02/2020 17:15

We are putting together some advice on our website for eco-friendly touring and would like to share top tips from our members.

If you have any energy saving and eco-friendly touring tips please post them below. smile

takethedogalong replied on 12/02/2020 18:16

Posted on 12/02/2020 18:16

Ours are so simple no doubt many use them. If it’s cold in the van, put a lightweight layer over your t shirt rather than turning up the heating! A simple throw over your legs is another cheap option. We hate heating on overnight, find it too drying, but we do carry a small oil filled thermostatic radiator in MH, which keeps the chill at bay on very cold nights. Cold feet cure is a simple hot water bottle. 😁

AnotherDavid replied on 12/02/2020 18:40

Posted on 12/02/2020 18:40

Instead of adding formaldehyde to the water courses when using chemical toilets use Bio washing tablets that  start the breakdown of waste.

MichaelT replied on 12/02/2020 19:14

Posted on 12/02/2020 19:14

Offer members the option of EHU or no EHU how ECO friendly is that, but of course too much of a hassle for the club to actually do like HS pitches were.undecided

Wherenext replied on 12/02/2020 19:19

Posted on 12/02/2020 19:19

The biggest eco friendly action that could be taken would be to stop touring, and sell the gas guzzling vehicle but somehow I don't think that's quite what you're looking for Ro.smile

Johnny57 replied on 12/02/2020 19:20

Posted on 12/02/2020 19:14 by MichaelT

Offer members the option of EHU or no EHU how ECO friendly is that, but of course too much of a hassle for the club to actually do like HS pitches were.undecided

Posted on 12/02/2020 19:20

I agree with MichaelT, he beat me to it. Cant be anymore ECO friendly than having your own solar panel/s and making your own electric, rather than plugging in the orange lead smile

Merve replied on 12/02/2020 19:49

Posted on 12/02/2020 19:20 by Johnny57

I agree with MichaelT, he beat me to it. Cant be anymore ECO friendly than having your own solar panel/s and making your own electric, rather than plugging in the orange lead smile

Posted on 12/02/2020 19:49

I would not normally comment  but I have been banging on about this for years! At the risk of boring the pants off some, I have contacted the club on many occasions and asked for a full and in depth look at the new technologies and how they can be used to amazing effect for caravanner and Motorhomer alike. I have been consistently ignored. They promised a full colour article but preferred to do a half page article by themselves which really covered no new ground on this up and coming awareness.  Off grid, for the first time in many a year, actually, for the first time ever, is now able to be carried out at a comfort level compatible with the great EHU. The other thing about Off Grid is that you have to think about water and water will become a major issue in future years. Rather than go to the toilet block and have gallons of hot water at your disposal, my wife or I are able to have a perfectly good shower with approximately 10 litres of water or even less.  That is eco friendly. Free power from the Solar Panels into a lithium battery which powers all the appliances you need. I hope the club really starts to encourage the members to start thinking about being self sufficient in power. That will take a monumental effort and will involve the manufacturers as well. When EVs are parked outside every pitch - what then? 

hja replied on 12/02/2020 20:14

Posted on 12/02/2020 20:14

Use public transport where ever possible.  Club could help by giving more information about this on the site info on the web site.  Bus stop within a mile tells you nothing - is it near or far?  is there a footpath?  Arre the buses more tna once a week (& yes, I know this can change).

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