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Cold-Weather RV Camping Tips

Now that the weather’s begun to turn colder, some folks might choose to store their RVs for the winter. Other people may instead choose to keep on traveling through the fall and winter months. If you’re in the latter category, you’ll want to ensure that you and your family are prepared to travel and go RV camping in cold weather. Here’s what to do.

Pack Extra Supplies

Keeping some extra supplies in your RV can be beneficial if you get stuck at a campground or even stranded on the side of the road due to inclement weather. Make sure you’ve got some propane to fuel your RV, bottled water for drinking (keep it in your RV so it doesn’t freeze in an external compartment), non-perishable foods, blankets, rope, a knife or multitool, and the usual items like fire extinguishers, an emergency radio, a tool kit to make repairs to your RV, and a first-aid kit.

Layer Up

You and your family will need to pack extra warm clothing and layer up for your hikes and other outdoor adventures. Start with a base layer of thermal underwear or leggings and a long-sleeved top, then add your jeans and lightweight sweaters before you put on your overcoat or jacket. Make sure everyone has extra pairs of thick socks, waterproof boots, rain gear, hats, scarves, and gloves.

Use Caution on Winter Roads

Driving through the Midwest in the winter is no picnic, since blizzards are common and temperatures are always extremely cold. You may need to strap snow chains onto your RV’s tires and the tires of your towing vehicle (if you’re using one) in order to gain traction on icy and slushy roads.

You should also slow down your speed and turn on your lights in bad weather. Try to avoid driving after dark in the winter, since your visibility will already be reduced and driving or towing an RV is inherently more challenging than driving a car.

Come see us at one of our locations in Independence or Eldon, MO, to take a look at our wide stock of new and used RVs for sale. Let us know if you’d like to use our financing or consignment options to fund your purchase. Unlimited RV is proud to be an independent, family-owned and -operated business serving our Missouri customers in Osage Beach and the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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