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Important Points to Consider for Winter RVing

Important Points to Consider for Winter RVing

Will you be RVing during the winter season? Do you know how to prepare for a winter RV vacation? Let’s take a look at RV winter tips.

According to an article at kirklandrvsales.com, “RV Winter Preparation Tips”

8634165_s“As you might expect, winter RVing presents some challenges in preparation, maintenance, and overall comfort. Simply put, it’s cold. The ice and snow are beautiful, but seeing and experiencing that beauty takes a little more effort than RVing in the summer. Pipes and fuel lines need proper care, the interior of the RV needs to be heated, and you want to be safe about the methods of preparation you use.

Listed below are ten pain points and potential issues that may come up during winter RVing. We have provided tips on each of those areas in the hope that you, the RV adventurer, can get out and enjoy the season without interruption.

  1. Sealing and Insulation

One of the most important things you can do to ensure a comfortable winter trip is seal and insulate as much as possible. Keep cold air from seeping in the entry door and windows by insulating these areas with curtains made from heavy, durable cloth. Seal the curtains to the wall with velcro, snap-on fasteners, or other removable products. On the exterior, consider adding thick plastic panes or Lexan to keep in even more heat.

Several tips in the rest of this article involve keeping your RV’s inner workings warm and functioning. Sealing and insulating, however, is all about keeping you warm, so don’t neglect this side of winter prep. Take the time to seal every potential crack and crevice through which freezing air might seep, and don’t be cheap in the materials you use. This is your comfort we’re talking about—it’s worth it.

  1. Plumbing and Water Tanks

Keeping your water and filters from freezing is critical. Line the floor of your RV’s water bays with a layer of safe insulation, and purchase a small space heater that will fit inside the bay. Both of these items will keep the plumbing and freshwater bays from freezing without running the expensive propane heater. To monitor the temperature inside the bays, consider buying a thermometer that you can check from a device inside the RV.

Quick tip: detach and store your sewage hose after use. It will get brittle and freeze in the cold temperatures.” To read the entire article click here.

The professionals at A1-RV make buying a pre-owned RV or new RV a pleasant experience. To speak to an RV expert contact A1-RV at 775-348-0909 or visit a1-rv.com.

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