Consumers focused on environmentally friendly RVs can look for TRA green certification
Another sign that the RV industry is embracing the going green movement: consumers can now look for TRA Certification on motorhomes and other RV products.
TRA Certification is a green certification company affiliated with T.R. Arnold and Associates. Buyers can look for TRA certification stickers to confirm that they are getting an environmentally friendly product.
"There are a lot of companies making green claims right now, sometimes on a very flimsy basis," said TRA Certification president Tom Arnold. "Customers find these claims often don't match expectations. They don’t know who or what to trust."
Arnold says the RV industry is making more environmentally sound products than in recent years. They include more aerodynamic designs and lighter weight materials to reduce fuel consumption and more fuel efficient engines. RV and park model suppliers have catered to the green demand with items such as low-flow fixtures and more efficient appliances. And, other companies have committed themselves to internal sustainability practices such as reducing paper in favor of more electronic communication.
"Our certification provides the recognition that a company's efforts deserve. It's also great marketing leverage," said Arnold.