How To RV In The WinterTips For Surviving The Cold
Dreaming of a warm winter but seeing snow in the forecast? Don’t despair! Traveling south for the winter is always an option (goodbye snowbirds!), but here are some tips if you’re RVing in the winter in a cold environment:
- Protect your water hoses: wrap hose in aluminum foil – transfers the heat from the heat tape to the water hose, add foam tubes, heat tapes and sealant. Add a pressure regulator to the water line and check for leaks. Insulate larger piping and hoses with heat tape. Build a box around your hookups, and add a thermostat that activates a heater when the temperate drops
- Protect your systems from freezing: gray water must protect from freezing by flowing entirely downhill. No one wants a frozen sewer line! The gray valve can always be closed temporarily in extreme cold temperatures. Steel wool protects mice from getting in to water compartments and openings. Add a heat lamp to your water compartment (a 60 watt lightbulb will do the trick). Turn on your heater fan for your furnace.
- Break out the flannel sheets and hot cocoa! An external propane tank can be helpful for your BBQ too!
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