Most RVs are not equipped to handle extremely cold weather off the lot. If you will be RVing in sub-freezing temps by choice or not, a little preparation can make or break the experience.
Adding insulation to your RV's walls, windows, and doors can help keep the heat in and the cold out. You can add thermal curtains or blankets to windows to further reduce heat loss.
The following articles provide tips on methods and materials that you can use to insulate your RV.
You can winterize your RV's water system or use a heated water hose or heat tape.
If you live in your RV and can't winterize it, heat tape is a common solution for RV plumbing.
Have a well-stocked emergency kit on hand, including: -Emergency blankets -Extra batteries -First aid kit -Flashlights -Generator or other power sources -Weather radio
Many RVs come equipped with heat pumps. However, they tend to only work well down to 40°F.
Many alternative heating methods can be used in extreme conditions.
In addition to keeping your RV warm, layering your clothing and using blankets and sleeping bags can help. Warm beverages and food help raise your body temperature too.
Dress in layers and cover exposed skin. Use hand and foot warmers, and be mindful of the risks of hypothermia and frostbite.
Other RVers love sharing their knowledge about their past experiences. Hearing their stories can help you avoid making the same mistakes they did.
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