Rving during the winter is an absolutely delightful experience that provides you with a unique view of the landscape and experiences that you can only enjoy once a year. One of the best things about winter camping is that you can enjoy the quiet and stillness of the season and avoid large crowds. There are also fewer bugs and the unique opportunity to see wildlife that’s different than what you are used to.
But when RVing in the winter, how you prepare for your trip will differ quite a bit from your summer and spring travels. From the way you dress to how you prep your RV, things will be different, but so worth the fun.
Sure, your RV is heated, but the truth is you might not be able to run your heat as much as you want to. How often you can will depend on where you’re camping and the types of amenities available. Always pack clothing that can easily be layered so you don’t have to worry about freezing. Layers are great because you can add or remove them as you need to.
We also recommend you bring along extra blankets so that should you find yourself without heat you can cuddle under them without wishing you had brought more.
Windows and Doors
Once you decide where you are going, you’ll want to make sure you seal the windows and doors of your RV to prevent cold air and moisture from getting inside. We also recommend you use a good film or foil to insulate your RV. Heavy draperies are another great way to insulate your windows and prevent heat from escaping your RV.
Hopefully you’re planning to hit the road in an RV with a heated and enclosed underbelly. But just because you have that doesn’t mean you don’t need to do anything else. Add an extra layer of protection by using throw rugs and carpets inside of your RV. Add RV skirting to the outside of your RV so your water tanks are further protected.