How to Winterize Your RV

How to Winterize Your RV

The summer is finally here. Don’t get me wrong. I still have summer fever, heat in the 90’s, sun in the neck, nothing to do but hang out in my RV/Camper and roll out of the driveway in the mornings with a fresh cooler filled with breakfast meat and beer.

However, with the economy the way it is today, people are again looking for cheaper ways to spend their summer vacations other than the expensive national parks and resorts. And summer vacations are no longer the preserve of the baby boomers, but are instead open to everyone.

No matter your reason, there is no excuse to not properly winterize your RV. By properly winterizing your RV, you will not have to worry about flooded power poles, frozen pipes, and power Guru replacement costs.

1. Fuel comes in varying amounts

Now days, fuel comes in Multiples of cans. However, it will always be the same amount. So no matter what the fuel, winterizing will help.

2. Water will freeze before fuel

Once your water runs out, it will not be able to receive any more fuel. This is why it is recommended to carry a water filter when stopped at a rest stop. Even if you do not filter the water, a lot of people do not think of filter quality until it is too late. The problem here is that the water found in streams and lakes may not be Very safe to drink.

3. You can’t run your RV/ camper on heating fuel

Staying warm while you’re camping in your RV or camper has to be your number one priority. Even if you have a RV capacity of ten people, you can not allow heat to be a factor in your decision to continue camping. Since winterizing will allow you to run your RV, you can allow a bit of extra luxury while camping.

4. Mosquitoes and other bugs around

Another thing that you need to consider is the surroundings. Since you’re RV or camper trailer is exposed to the elements, you must be aware of the bugs and mosquitoes that can nest in the nooks and crannies.

5. Expensive appliances

Buying expensive appliances for your RV can be a waste of your money. These devices are often beyond repair and will never be as good as older versions. Why not wait for up to two years to see if you will be needing these in your RV? Research your options.

6. Your keys and locks

One of the most important items in taking the RV out of storage is having the proper keys. Having the locks on the doors and windows won’t be open for any activities while you’re on the road. Once you get to your destination, you’ll need to open the windows and leave the door open for ventilation.

7. Your Cooking Location

If you’re going to be doing some cooking, have your reservations and license plate information handy. Also, have items such as ketchup, mustard, and sauces scattered throughout the interior of the camper. When you’re finished, wash dishes in the bathroom and store the scraps in a sealable plastic bag.

8. Who will look after the camping gear?

People who are familiar with their own camping gear are less likely to leave it for long periods. Overseas campers are often relieved to find that people they meet are dedicated to camping and are always on the lookout for ways to help the elderly and others take care of their camping gear.

9. Lesser known camp spots

Unknown camp spots may be great camping spots, especially for the green bug hikers and backpackers who don’t want to spend a fortune. Look for less crowded camp spots that aren’t near the main trails.

10. Lesser accessible camping areas

Have you ever been to a place that seemed so primitive and yet had so much to offer? Especially if you live in the city, you probably get a lot of access to primitive spots.

A lot of people are excited about the technology of camping, but often times it’s the challenges of putting up tents, cooking with limited equipment, and moving on once your camping gear is complete that get people excited.

serveral factors that may not have been fully considered when you were picking the perfect place to go camping may end up mattering more to you after you set up camp. Keep your camping gear in good condition, stay active, and relax are your camping tips for staying happy in the great outdoors.