Many people think that RVing is just for spring and summer, but did you know that you can have just as many adventures in fall and winter?
With all the makes, models and brands of RVs, there’s a unit for every lifestyle, budget and family, and whichever RV you choose can provide a warm retreat for any activity.
Here are just four ways you can have a fun fall and winter with your RV!
- Hunting. If you like the ruggedness of hunting but would love to enjoy some comfort afterwards, an RV can provide all that and more. With storage for your guns and gear, a hot shower, a kitchen and a warm bed, you truly can enjoy the best of both worlds.
- Rustic Thanksgiving feast. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to be out in the stillness of nature! You can either prep your meal ahead of time or cook a full feast at your campsite. Talk about a great way to wrap up the camping season and give thanks for all the adventures you had this year.
- Cook-off with other RVers. Do you have friends with RVs? Go on a group outing and have a fall cook-off challenge! Form a panel with a person from each party and vote on the “best dish” – then celebrate with a group potluck!
- Snow fun. With so many sizes and types of RVs, you can pack along anything from skis and snowboards to snow shoes and snowmobiles for your favourite winter activities. Or maybe you just want to make a great snow angel! Whatever the sport, you can pop inside right after and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
RVing is all about fun, but your engine will be working harder in colder weather. Here are a few tips to keep in mind during fall and winter:
- Use your furnace according to your RV owner’s manual.
- Have enough propane.
- Bring a generator or solar panel and inverter for dry camping.
- Install a carbon monoxide detector.
- Inspect your seals.
- Winterize your RV if you’re in freezing temperatures.
- Keep the heat inside using weather stripping around exterior doors.
- Fight off moisture and condensation.
- Switch to weather-appropriate tires – and bring along a set of tire chains if you’re out in the snow.
- Bring plenty of winter clothes – the warmer you feel, the less heat you’ll need!
Want to know more about how to set yourself up for hassle-free RVing in the fall or winter? Don’t hesitate tocall your friends at Fraserway RV – the place for everything RV since 1969.