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Tips for RVing in the Winter

Posted on: December 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm, in

The best part of owning a motor home is that you can take it out whenever you want for an impromptu vacation. You don’t even have to let bad weather stop you as long as you’re prepared for it. If you’re planning an RV trip in the winter, here are some tips for making it safe, fun, and comfortable.

Plan your wardrobe

The most common way people slip up in cold weather is by not dressing appropriately. With the right footwear, thermal clothing, plenty of layers, and waterproofs if rain or snow are forecast, you can stay warm and comfortable, even in freezing temperatures. Don’t forget gloves, scarves, hats, and any other accessories that’ll keep you wrapped up. Thick, thermal blankets and sleeping bags will also help to keep you warm inside the RV.

Prepare your RV

Check that your RV is well-insulated and prepared for the cold weather. Rugs can prevent the cold from being transmitted through the floor of your RV while curtains can help to insulate the windows. RV shades can provide some added insulation by trapping the cold air between the windshield and the shade, keeping it out of your RV.

For when you’re parked up in your RV, attaching an RV skirt can help to protect its external components from the harsh weather and aid in insulating the vehicle. You should also check that there are no gaps letting drafts into your motor home. Check windows and doors to make sure they are properly sealed and that the weather-stripping is tight and not damaged.

Prepare your pipes

Having frozen pipes on your RV trip could ruin the vacation. To avoid this, it’s important to insulate the pipes to prevent the water from freezing. Bring a supply of bottled water along, too, as a backup. For your waste water supply, you can use some antifreeze to keep it flowing.

Plan indoor activities

For those days when it’s just too cold to stay outside, even if you’re prepared, make sure you have some alternative plans that let you stay inside. Check out indoor activities and attractions on your route or nearby your campsite. And bring along plenty of travel games and devices to keep you entertained inside your RV.

Don’t let the weather hold you back from your next motor home adventure. Just make sure you’re prepared! And get a Magne Shade RV windshield shade to stay properly insulated this winter.

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