Traditionally, the best way to green-up an RV was to run it on or pull it with something running on biodiesel or WVO – which is still certainly possible while towing your Earthbound RV. But just greening an RV's fuel is so first-decade-21st-Century. Earthbound RV produces a line-up of towable RVs with all the comforts you'd expect from a veritable home-on-the-highway, but there seems to be something different about Earthbound's earth-friendly philosophy. For starters, they actually have an Earth Friendly Philosophy spelled out on their website.
The company is bringing that philosophy to life by eliminating one of the staples of RV-interiors, wood and wood by-products, in favor of composites, thermoplastics and "lightweight hybrid structural materials." Losing the lumber in favor of plastic saves a lot of weight, Earthbound claims their 30-foot model can weigh 1,500 pounds less than a traditional RV. Shaving that much weight allows the RV to be towed by a smaller vehicle, saving fuel. David Hoefer, Earthbound RV Co-founder, Chairman, CEO and VP of Sales and Marketing said:
So, if you're packing up the kids "Griswold-style" this summer, why not grab the greenest RV on the road, hitch it up to your biodiesel-burning something-or-other and leave home, without ever really leaving home.We have the potential to add 11 million new customers to the towable RV buying market. Our RVs are towable with vehicles that are already parked in many of today's family driveways.
[Source: Roaming Times]
Roaming Times Announces the Green RV of the Year Award - 2010
PHOENIX, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Roaming Times, the world's leading RV review and RV consumer report website for more than 10 years (www.roamingtimes.com), has announced the 3rd annual Roaming Times Green RV of the Year Award. The purpose of the Roaming Times' Green RV of the Year selection is to recognize and highlight innovation in the RVing industry that supports environmental factors for the world in general, and the RVing, travel and leisure industries in particular.
Roaming Times selects Earthbound RV as the 2010 Roaming Times Green RV of the Year.
"The RV industry is reinventing itself and starting to bounce back," so said Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels about Earthbound RV in 2010.
David B. Hoefer, Earthbound's VP of sales and marketing said:
"We're at the cutting edge. Instead of traditional RV-building methods, we've turned to experts in other fields, such as automotive and plastics..."
The V-2 Earthbound being produced has already eliminated all wood and wood by-products. "Earthbound has leaped ahead with the use of composites, thermoplastics, and lightweight hybrid structural materials. We've been partnering with major international composite suppliers for over 8 years."
Earthbound trailers are eco-friendly and lightweight. "We have the potential to add 11 million new customers to the towable RV buying market. Our RVs are towable with vehicles that are already parked in many of today's family driveways."
"We're in the 21st century. The consumer will not accept the status quo, why should we?" said C. David Hoefer - Earthbound RV Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO - who has had a hand in founding a number of companies over the years, including Dutchmen, Hart Housing, Four Winds and Pilgrim RV. The RVs now being produced represent the second generation of Earthbound's eco-friendly vehicles; the first was produced by Hoefer Sr.'s previous company, Pilgrim RV.
"This is eons ahead of Pilgrim," said Hoefer. "We've taken it five steps further as far as greenness."
For these reasons, and perhaps more, the Earthbound RV is named the Roaming Times' 2010 Green RV of the Year.
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