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Old 05-10-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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How do you make a 40 RV "Green".

<LI> Start with the most basic of tasks and check the air pressures in your tires.

<LI> Reduce the amount of time that you sit there and idle. When you get ready to move the RV, get in it, statrt up the engine, and leave! I know people who will just get in their vehicle start it up and let it idle while they are pickip up all their connections. Of Course this usually happens at 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning.

<LI> Use environmentally friendly chemicals - fomaldehyde free comes to mind.

<LI> Explore solar options.
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How do you make a 40 RV "Green".

<LI> Start with the most basic of tasks and check the air pressures in your tires.

<LI> Reduce the amount of time that you sit there and idle. When you get ready to move the RV, get in it, statrt up the engine, and leave! I know people who will just get in their vehicle start it up and let it idle while they are pickip up all their connections. Of Course this usually happens at 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning.

<LI> Use environmentally friendly chemicals - fomaldehyde free comes to mind.

<LI> Explore solar options.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by DriVer:
How do you make a 40 RV "Green".

<LI> Start with the most basic of tasks and check the air pressures in your tires.


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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dieselclackerriVer, If we can't do better than this, I think the planet is doomed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Grasshopper! The longest journey begins but with a single step.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DriVer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dieselclackerriVer, If we can't do better than this, I think the planet is doomed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Grasshopper! The longest journey begins but with a single step. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhh yes, a never ending journey with steps like this.

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As most of you know we are over the road truck drivers when not in our RV. The new regulation from the wonderful state of California about all commercial vehicles having Low Rolling Resistance tires is causing us some problems. As a lot of Class A MH use the same size tires we do, I thought I would post this here.
The new Low Rolling Resistance tires are give us about 40% less tire life than the one they replaced.Tires that lasted us 120,000 miles are now giving us about 80,00 miles It seems that you save about 3% on fuel only to have to buy tires that other than the steel belts are mainly petroleum. It seems that California passed the law before the tire industry was up to speed with these tires.
Just watch which tires you get. If it says economy I would say stay away at this time.
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Another valid reason to use a higher air pressure than the minimum stated in the load/inflation charts.
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Another valid reason to use a higher air pressure than the minimum stated in the load/inflation charts.
Ray, higher air pressures seem to make the problem worse. I have talked to Michelin engineers and they say it is the side wall on these tires that causing the lower tread life. I really don't understand their answers all that well. Just know the tires we are being forced to buy don't last as well as the old ones.
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In California we are so green we are saving everything except people and a decent way of life.
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In California we are so green we are saving everything except people and a decent way of life.
The Gov just signed a law making it illegal to sell pets in any public place!
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The Gov just signed a law making it illegal to sell pets in any public place!
This is the second time around for Ol' Gov Moonbeam. seems the yungens didn't know about him on his first go around so voted for the jerk. As for the rest of this save the planet stuff.............
I pick up my trash and recycle my bottles and cans and always have. The rest is BS. Your kids and grandkids will never have the same standard of living as you have enjoyed . All of this green nonsense just raises the cost of living.
Plastic bags were brought to us by the tree huggers to save trees which are a renewable recource. The leaf blower was to save water, we see how that has worked out. Nuclear power can be a bit of a problem on occasion, I could go on and on but you get the picture. So drive at 42,3/4 miles per hour, but please stay to the right because I'm coming on by.
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