As the days shorten and the weather cools, it's time for RVers to take action on their winter activities. How you prepare your RV for winter depends a lot on what type of RVer you are. Summer campers are busy winterizing their RVs, while snowbirds are focused on maintenance checks and preparing to drive to their winter destinations.
In this post, we're rounding up tips for both. Whether you're storing your RV for the winter or gearing up for a trip, these tips will help you on your way.
When summer ends, many RVers must winterize their RV in preparation for winter. Unless you live in a very mild climate or have a heated storage facility, winterization is a must.
We've already covered RV winterization extensively, but here is a quick recap of the basic steps to take in preparing your RV for winter:
Once the weather breaks at the end of winter and you're ready for another camping season, don't forget the steps to de-winterize your RV as well.
For some guests, the end of summer isn't the end of the season. There are many who continue RVing through autumn and winter, usually shifting to warmer states. But there are also snowbirds, who typically don't begin their RV travels until December and January.
Snowbirds have different steps to take when preparing their RV for winter, as they'll be traveling from colder to warmer climates. The first thing to do is a W.E.S.T. checkup:
Snowbirds will also want to consider the challenges of driving an RV in winter. Our roundup of safe driving tips in winter weather will ensure you're ready to hit the road in all conditions. And don't forget to assemble an RV winter driving kit before driving through cold climates.
We hope you've enjoyed these tips for preparing an RV in winter. Whether you're winterizing or gearing up for a snowbird trip to warmer weather, you'll be prepared to get your RV there in good condition.
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