Traveling with RVs in the colder weather comes with a unique set of difficulties that you’ll have to plan for ahead of time. If you’re looking for ways to make camping in the colder months more comfortable, check out these RV tips from a full-time RVer. We’ll share our best advice after 18 months in a fifth wheel.
1. Check the Weather
You’ll want to check the weather before leaving to ensure that the road conditions are safe for traveling with an RV in tow. Secondly, you will need to keep an eye on the weather during your stay to ensure the temperatures don’t drop low enough to put your pipes in danger.
2. Basic Insulation
Bring along some basic things that will help to keep your RV insulated, like rugs, which are perfect for lining your floors. The floors of the RV can get chilly overnight, so laying down rugs throughout the trailer will help to keep your RV better insulated during the night. Additionally, you can bring along towels to use inside the RV doors. Just roll up a towel and place it at the bottom of your RV’s door to help cut down on any cool air leaking in.
3. Insulate Your Windows
We use foil insulation to keep our windows from letting out too much heat at night. Foil insulation works great because it is thin enough to fit behind the blinds, and it will help to keep your RV warmer overnight.
4. Pack Layers
Whenever you camp in cold weather, you’ll want to bring along a lot of layers to wear. This will allow you to bundle up during the chilly parts of the day and still be comfortable during the hottest times of the day because you can just take off some layers.