Traveling for winter? Here are some suggestions and preparations to keep in mind for your RV or trailer.
Advice for getting ready for winter travel:
- Make certain your RV is in top shape, both the driving portion as well as the coach.
- Batteries are in good condition and are not nearing the end of their life —batteries can quit with no notice when they have reached their normal life span.
- The coach water system works well, the heating system (furnace) is in excellent operating condition. Your heating system should keep the RV livable at 0 degrees.
- The generator works and will start at 0 degrees.
- If propane is your source of heat, do not run out. You can expect to use 10 gallons or more per week in cold weather.
Planning and preparation are always necessary when traveling in an RV. But preparation for winter travel is essential to ensure a fun, safe, and enjoyable experience. Whether you are in for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months of cold weather, with a little planning you can stay warn and toasty in your RV at any temperature. Hike, sight-see, photograph, or simply stand and marvel at the majesty of a winter landscape.