RV Camping in the Winter (The Ultimate Guide)

RV Camping in the Winter (The Ultimate Guide)

On the Road, Recreational Vehicles, Winter Driving | January 5, 2023

Are you thinking of taking your RV camping during the colder winter months? While it may seem daunting, winter RV camping can bring unique and exciting experiences, from enjoying mesmerizing snow-covered landscapes to trying out new cold weather activities to appreciating cozy evenings by the campfire.

This guide will give you everything you need to know about RV camping in the winter, from what gear to bring to where to find the best campsites.

How To Prepare – When it comes to gear prep, there are a few must-haves for winter camping. 

1- Warm Clothes

2- Bring extra blankets and pillows

3- Perform a maintenance check

4- Insulate your drain pipes

5- Inspect your heating system (Bring an external heater if possible)

6- Inspect your electronics and battery level

7- Check your fluid levels

8- Use an RV skirt to keep it warm 

9- Bring entertainment (board games, playing cards, puzzles)

10- Bring a shovel

Now that you are ready and have gone through the checklist, it’s just a matter of choosing your destination.

Where to Find the Best Winter Campsites 

When it comes to finding campsites during the winter months, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

1- Search for the perfect campsite. 

You’ll want to find a campsite that has access to water and electricity hookups. This will make it easier to keep your RV warm and also give you access to amenities like heat and hot water. Click here to find campsites.  

2- Make sure your site has proper inclement weather shelter.  

You’ll want to find a campsite that is located near some type of shelter, like a shed or garage. This will provide protection from wind and snow if your RV gets too cold. 

3- Keep an eye on the weather. 

Make sure to check the weather forecast before you book a campsite so that you can be prepared for any severe weather that might be headed your way. 

Now that you are ready to go

Winter camping can present some unique challenges, but with the proper preparation, it can be just as enjoyable as any other time of year. By following our guide and being mindful of a few key points, you will be able to camp confidently during the winter in your RV. If you are looking for parts or have questions as you prepare for your trip, please reach out, and we’ll be happy to help set you up for success.