Helpful Tips For Winter RV Living

Helpful Tips For Winter RV Living

While many people winterize their RVs and store them away for the season, that isn’t true for everyone! Other people choose to live the “snowbird” life and head somewhere warm for the winter. But, again, that isn’t for everyone.

If you’re a hardcore camper or RVer and you want to keep driving through the snowy states this season, we’ve got some tips to make winter living easier for you. These ideas will keep you warm, safe, and comfortable all winter long, so you’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery and fun activities wherever you go.

Skirt Your RV

One of the best things you can do if you’re traveling in colder temperatures is to put a skirt around your RV. Don’t think you’ll necessarily be able to get away without one if you have a four-season rig. Those might be more insulated, but often not enough to keep your pipes from bursting and your battery from draining.

A good rule of thumb? Any time you’re camping or leaving your RV untouched for several hours in the cold, skirt it. If you don’t want to invest in a skirt (which you should!), you can pack snow around the battery bays. That might seem counterproductive, but actually works as a great insulator.

Keep the Heat Inside

It’s going to be important to stay as warm and comfortable as possible while inside your RV, especially when you have it parked overnight.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do just that.

The easiest way to keep more warmth inside is with extra insulation. You can choose options like foam insulation boards, bubble insulation, or solar blankets. Beyond that, make sure to seal up any cracks or anywhere cold could be getting inside, including your windows and doors.

Double check any weather stripping you already have in place. Even if you just installed some last year, it can go through a lot of wear and tear, and may need to be replaced.

Keep Things Cozy

If you’re looking for an easy way to boost the warmth and make things feel cozier, add a few personal touches to your RV this winter. Things like rugs, thermal curtains, and throw blankets can actually add more warmth than you realize.

Plus, they give the look and feel of warmth, making you feel cozier and more comfortable even when things around you are chilly. Lighting candles can be another great way to give off a cozy vibe. While they might not add much heat, they can help you to feel warmer from their simple glow. Let your personality shine and get comfortable while doing it!

These are just a few tips to help you get started. Creativity and ingenuity will go a long wayw hen it comes to staying warm in your RV this winter. With the right planning and preparation, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy RV living no matter where you go this season. 

Jan 5th 2022 Stacey Koziel

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