“Hey, Guys! It’s sub zero temperatures outside? What shall we do?”
Clearly the only answer is: GO RVING!
No, we’re not crazy. The popularity of winter RVing has been a growing trend for some time with a lot of people opting not to winterize and store their RVs, but keep them running all winter and venture to RV sites and campgrounds that offer year round hook ups. Or, for the brave adventurous bunch, some people are heading into the wild unknown can boondocking in the snow. The great thing about winter RVing is that you don’t have any camping crowds to worry about. If you’re looking for a quiet and cozy camping trip, winter is a great time to hit the road!
And, lucky for you, we have 10 helpful tips to help you along your winter RVing journey:
1) Whether you’re storing your RV or hitting the snowy roads, you should still winterize your RV! It’ll help prevent your water pipes from freezing and your RV will be better prepared for the weather, no matter where you are.
2) Sun is your friend! If you’re at an RV site or out in the wild, try to park in a spot that’ll still get sunlight. It’ll help keep the RV warm and melt excess snow.
3) Space heaters are also your friend! Especially if you’re at an RV park and have an electrical hookup. Electric space heaters will help keep your RV warm and toasty.
4) No hook up? No problem! You can also utilize a propane heater or a portable woodchip heater from your RV interior.
5) Make sure you are fully aware of how to use your RV’s forced air heater, as well as the amount of LP it will draw.
6) Curtains and drapes don’t just keep strange creepy people from peeking in your windows, they also keep the heat in. Make sure you’re using slightly thicker fabric for best results.
7) Get crafty and place cut-to-size foam in ceiling vents to keep heat from escaping. You’ll still get air flow, but you’ll retain heat for longer.
8) Skirting the exterior of your RV will prevent cold air from getting underneath, reduce the risk of damage from the cold, and keep your RV interior warmer for longer periods.
9) Consider using a heated water hose when connecting to the campground water supply to prevent freezing.
10) Make sure your vent covers are in tip-top shape! They help reduce the amount of condensation inside your RV.
*Source(s): Fmca.com, gonewiththewynns.com, generalrv.com