A crackling fire, the warm glow of twinkle tights, and winter in all its glory, there’s something special about spending the holidays at the campground. From cooking the perfect Christmas turkey to warding off the dampness, we’re sharing tips and tricks for enjoying this season in your RV.
Preparing your RV for the Cold Weather
The age and make of your RV are going to play a big part in how easy it is to use your water system in the winter. Some RVs will have insulated or heated holding tanks to help prevent freezing. If you’re not sure, talk to your RV Care dealer about your specific model.
This time of year, your RV is probably already winterized, and it’s important to keep it that way while you travel. When you reach your destination and the tanks are still empty, pour half a jug of RV antifreeze down the sink drain to the grey tank, and the other half down the toilet to the black tank, to ensure the drain valves are protected from freezing.
Improve your RV’s insulation with RV with roof vent cushions. An inexpensive addition, the foam making your ceiling more energy efficient and prevents heat loss. Then, to reduce humidity inside, use dehumidifying crystals to soak up any moisture.
It’s also wise to have back-up heat. An electric space heater can supplement your furnace, and act as a backup if you run out of propane.
Choosing the Best Spot
While many campgrounds close during the winter months, there are parks across the country that welcome winter campers with year-round sites. Check out some of our past articles for great off-season spots to enjoy the snow, or destinations for a milder winter camping experience without leaving the country.
Also, don’t forget about ski hills as a winter RVing destination. Some ski resorts welcome RVers and offer long or short-term overnight parking, so you can ski all day and then stay right in the comfort of your own RV.
Cook Camp-friendly Holiday Comfort Food
If you’re planning a traditional Christmas meal, turkey and all, check out the campsite turkey methods we shared at Thanksgiving. Be sure to warm up with cozy drinks and plan easy, delicious comfort foods.
Where will you head this holiday season? Stop by your local RV Care dealer to stock up on supplies and get their valuable advice on winter RVing. And, as always, share your adventures with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!