GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted October
    15th, 2020


    Camping 101: 5 Ways to Get Ready for
    Winter Camping in Your RV


    Happy Camper Blog



    Just because
    winter is coming doesn’t mean that the camping season has to come to an end.
    There are plenty of great places to camp during the winter. All it takes is a
    little advance planning so you can be well prepared to handle the colder
    temps. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

    1. Have your RV serviced for winter or do the work
      . This includes tasks like checking the window seals
      and weather stripping, wrapping your pipes and hoses with heat tape, adding
      antifreeze specially made for RVs to your plumbing system and ensuring that
      your furnace and appliances are ready for winter. Also, be sure to check your
      RV owner’s manual for tips and procedures on winterizing your specific model
      of RV.
    2. Add extra insulation where
      Consider adding insulated curtains, window film or
      foil-backed insulation to your windows, sealing off your ceiling vents with
      vent cushions or foam padding and placing heavy carpets on the floors. You
      can also add special RV skirting or foam boards around the bottom of your RV
      to keep the wind from freezing the components located beneath your RV and to
      help keep the cold from coming up through the floor.
    3. Pack extra gear. Anticipate any
      situations you may encounter in the cold weather and pack essentials such as
      a shovel, ice scraper, tire chains, extra blankets and warm clothing,
      sleeping bags, goggles, gloves, boots, extra food, water and propane and
      solar chargers for your devices and batteries. A blow dryer can also come in
      handy for defrosting pipes and other components and headlamps and lanterns
      can be very useful, too, since it gets dark earlier in the
    4. Keep close tabs on the weather.
      Winter weather can bring rapid changes, so be sure to keep a weather app on
      your phone or bring along a weather band radio so you can closely monitor the
      conditions at your destination.
    5. Know before you go. Not all
      campgrounds are open year-round, so before you leave home, check to see that
      the campgrounds you want to stay at will be open on your travel
      dates.  The easiest place to start your planning process is to go to
      and enter your destination(s) to see all of the options you have. Then you
      can link directly to the website for each campground to learn about their
      winter camping availability and amenities.

    Now, for the fun part. Don’t forget to pack your favorite winter
    toys like sleds, skis and snowboards. And, of course, bring along plenty of
    hot cocoa mix, too. Enjoy your winter camping!