Here’s how you can prepare for your winter camping trip.
While winter weather is at its peak, you shouldn’t let this stop you from venturing out and enjoying the great outdoors! One of the best ways to enjoy the season is by embarking on a winter RV camping trip. However, it’s important that you don’t set out on a winter camping excursion on a whim; these trips require careful planning and preparation. Here are some things you should do to prepare for your winter camping trip.
Seal Up the Exterior
Before you leave on your camping trip, check your RV’s window seals and re-caulk when necessary. You should also check the weather stripping on your RV’s external doors to ensure that it’s intact and will keep cold air out. You may also want to use insulating foam boards to sit between the RV frame and the ground around the base of your rig. Taking this step will help you insulate your RV’s tanks, water lines, and the floor.
Empty your black and grey water tank before your trip and add RV antifreeze (it should be pink, the green kind is made for cars) to each. This will prevent your dump valves from freezing. You’ll also want to insulate the pipes draining into the tanks with foam pipe insulation to prevent them from freezing over as well.
Most RVs have roof vents or skylights which can result in the loss of warm air. You can prevent this from happening by installing RV vent cushions which will fit most standard-sized vents. You can always create custom vent cushions out of thick foam padding if your RV has unusually sized vents.
Before you leave on your trip, test out your RV’s furnace to ensure that it is in good working order. Also, clean your furnace area to remove built-up dust, debris, and insects. If you RV’s furnace is not that powerful or if you simply don’t want to run it, you can use portable space heaters to warm your RV’s interior. Just make sure that you open a window or vent for ventilation if you do so.
These are some of the steps you should take to get ready for your winter camping trip. Want another way to prepare? Make sure you have the right RV insurance protection in place. For assistance with all your RV and motorsport equipment coverage needs, contact the experts at Powersports Insurance Agency today.
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