You know that water conservation is important at home, but it takes on a completely new meaning when you hit the road in your RV. You have a limited water supply from the tanks. Even once you park and hook up to city water, you will have limited space for the used water in your gray tank. The natural inclination is to skip a few showers when traveling, but this isn’t very healthy. With the right habits, it is possible to stay clean and conserve water.
Turn off the Tap
It’s been said a thousand times, but it can always be repeated again. Turn off the tap as often as possible. Soap up the dishes at one time, and then rinse them all at once. Wet your toothbrush, and then shut the tap down to brush your teeth. The more you shut the tap down, the less often you will have to empty the waste tank.
Invest in the Right Commode
The cheapest commodes feature a single lever that runs water into the bowl and opens the valve in the bottom at the same time. They are not eco-friendly as they are notorious for wasting water. Spend a little more money and upgrade your toilet. Look for one with two levers. One fills the tank with water, and the other allows the valve to open. These are able to clear the tank while using less water, and they are more pleasant to use.
Understand How the Shower Works
You achieve the perfect shower for the temperature and climb in. You know that you should take military showers where you shut the water down while you lather up and clean yourself. However, turning it off and adjusting the temperature is inconvenient, and you’d rather avoid the hassle. Fortunately, RV manufacturers understand your desire to maintain that perfect combination of hot and cold. That’s why most showerheads in recreational vehicles feature a handy switch on the back of the showerhead. Turn the switch and the shower will turn off at the head, so you don’t have to adjust the temperature. It makes it easy to conserve water while keeping yourself healthy and clean.
Traveling in your recreational vehicle is a treat, and you look forward to taking your trips. The one thing you don’t look forward to is emptying out those tanks when the time comes. Your solution in the past may have been to ration showers, but you don’t have to resort to this. With the right steps, you can stay clean and minimize water usage. It’s healthier, and you’ll enjoy each other’s company more.