"Green" RV Park - Vineyard

Just as RVers like you care about the environment and are doing your part, a growing number of RV Parks in California are also doing their part by focusing on sustainability.  An example is Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville.  4th generation RV park operators Carl and Meaghan Bertram run their park together and have recently expanded the park using sustainable elements in the expansion. Meaghan tells us, "Our family's hope is to run both parks that we have with sustainability in mind. We'd like the land to look better than it did when we bought it... so it's here for future generations." Watch the video below to meet Meaghan, take a tour with RV Dream Radio and learn about the many "Green" features of this beautiful park. Passionate about sustainability and the environment, Meaghan has also shared quite a few Green RVing tips with us.  Got a tip you'd like to share?  Email it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reduce Your Energy Usage

Energy Saving

Baby, It's Cold Outside! That time of year you can take a few simple steps to save on electricity and propane for heating. Whenever possible, put down the blinds to keep the warmth in and to avoid losing heat across single-pane windows. Adjust your thermostat one degree cooler. Each degree Celsius less will save about 10% on your energy use! Check the caulking around your windows. They may be drafty due to cracked or missing caulking. Put a towel at the base of your door to keep cold air from coming in under the door. If your RV design allows, only heat the part of the RV you're living in at the time ... the living space during the day, and bedroom at night (if desired).

Information provided by Meaghan Bertram of Vineyard RV Park.

Know What You're Putting Down the Drain

RV dump signAll RVers should be aware of what they are putting down the drain. RV parks don't have much control over what you dump into their septic or sewer system. Use biodegradable septic tank additives and cleaners when possible and avoid all chemicals that contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde not only interferes with septic systems but is a toxic chemical we do not want in our groundwater! Using bacteria-based holding tank products will help you have fewer problems with your drains and holding tank ... and the park will thank you!

Information provided by Meaghan Bertram of Vineyard RV Park.

Learn more about holding tank chemicals - What's In Your Tank?