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How to Cope with Rain on Your RV Trip

Posted on: November 22, 2019 at 4:01 pm, in

Traveling and taking vacations in an RV gives you lots of flexibility to see more of the country and do lots of fun things. But what happens when your hit with a rainy day? Don’t let it put a damper on your trip. Here are some tips to help you get through the rainy days smiling.

Pick the right place to set up camp

If you know rain is expected, then make sure you pick your spot strategically, especially if you’ll be camping in tents. This isn’t as important if you’re sleeping in your RV, but you still don’t want to be waterlogged when you step outside. Try to avoid setting up camp at the bottom of a slope, for example, where water will be settling.

Bring indoor entertainment

If you find yourself stuck in your RV during heavy rains, make sure you have plenty to do. Cards, board games, portable games consoles, books and e-readers, and your favorite movies or TV show downloaded to a tablet can all keep you entertained for hours from the comfort of your RV.

Pack tarpaulins

Tarps can really save the day when it’s raining. Putting them up around your motorhome provides you with shelter from the rain and means you don’t have to stay cooped up inside the RV. You can sit outside watching the rain, as long as you bring camping chairs or waterproof groundsheets to sit on. You can even fire up a BBQ and cook outside or a campfire to keep everyone warm. If you’re RV has an awning, then this can provide you with shelter, too.

Waterproof clothing

If you’re determined to enjoy the great outdoors despite the weather, make sure you wear your waterproofs to stay as dry as possible in the rain. A good raincoat or poncho is a must, as are waterproof boots. If you’re carrying a backpack on your trip, you can get waterproof covers to keep your belongings dry.

Keep your RV ventilated

It can be harder to keep your RV well-ventilated in cold and wet weather because you’re reluctant to open windows. Vents and fans can help you keep the air flowing. If you have an awning over a window, then setting this up may stop the rain from getting in if you open the sheltered window.

Down let the rain make you call off your next RV trip. Just follow these tips to stay happy and comfortable on your motorhome vacation. And be prepared for all weather with RV shades and tire shades from Magne Shade. Get in touch for our support around Winston Salem, Mocksville, Lewisville, and Bermuda Run.

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