Tis the season for winter RVing and cold weather winter camping. This is the time of year when the weather is at it’s best. The air is clean and crisp and rv destination offer you a lot more solitude then at any other time during the year. For those of you who are sports enthusiast or outdoorsman winter RV travel offers you a great opportunity for skiing, cross country skiing and even hunting.
If you are going camping this winter you should take the time to make sure your RV is ready. Below are some of the things you should do to ensure you are prepared:
First always bring plenty of warm blankets, Extra fuel and extra food. If you are camping in the mountains, try to avoid periods of heavy snowfall or blizzard like conditions. (You may just get snowed in.) Fuel is especially important to help keep you warm during a crises. If you have a generator, make sure it is full and you may also want to carry and extra 5 to ten gallon with you. The same thing applies to propane heating.
Always have and emergency get with first aid, and emergency survival materials. Sometimes these include items to help people find you such as whistles, radios, compasses, and even a flare gun. You may also want to bring your cell phone. It may surprise you the coverage you van get in some areas.
Always make sure someone else knows where you are. Sign in with the national park you are visiting or have a friend or family member know where you are going or when you plan on returning.
Some RVs come with a winter package or an arctic package. This will provide you with better insulation against the elements and it should keep your what and plumbing from freezing. This type of RVs are definitely recommended if the outside temperature is going to be below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remember, Winter RVing is a lot of fun. Cold weather RV Camping is something that you should be well prepared for.