How To Prepare For Winter RV Camping – It’s Cozier Than Summer RV Camping

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winter-rv-living-by-j2davis2005.jpg Winter RV living takes a little more effort than camping in the summertime, but it’s definitely doable.

Winter camping – you’re guaranteed some tough times, fighting the battle for preservation even in a $200,000 motorhome. But the solitude alone is worth it. The untouched scenery ain’t bad, either, especially if an afternoon snowshoeing excursion is in the game plan. However, tackling Mother Nature at her blustery worst isn’t for everyone.  Source

We lived comfortably in a large 5th wheel RV for 2 years and in a motorhome through one winter.

Both times, there was plenty of snow and temperatures dropped down to well below zero.



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What better excuse to snuggle up to each other than to have a cold winter night with the wind howling and the snow falling?  A little romance can make winter RV camping just as much fun as in the summer!


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4 thoughts on “How To Prepare For Winter RV Camping – It’s Cozier Than Summer RV Camping

    1. Some1shouldcare, if you click on the links in this post there’s plenty of information that pertains to all RVs. 5th wheels are no different from other types of RVs when it comes to winter living.

  1. 70 mph winds blew our 30′ RV coach off its blocks bending over and ruining 3 out of 4 of the stabilizer jacks. For a quick and inefficient fix I bought some 1.5 ton scissor jacks from Wal Mart. I also purchased the smaller wheel chocks. Not sure if they will help that much. We are planning on living through the winter, it is now 9/1 and am thinking about skirting it with insulated styrene board. but since the RV moved almost 6 inches are there any other measures I should take before I build the skirting? Also we have too many windows many of which are too big and it can get way below zero here in MT. I am thinking about storing it for the winter and finding an apt for the winter. My wife wants to try to winter in it and even the manufacturer said he wouldn’t do it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Rick, With the winds you seem to have it may be prudent to stabilize your RV with cement blocks similar to how mobile homes are set up. As to the over abundance of windows one method I used was to cut out 1″ styrofoam panels to pop in and cover some of the less wanted window glass. As to living in it through the winter do you have what is commonly called an Artic Package in your rig. Meaning, double layer glass on the windows, and much better insulation than standard models. I lived through 2 North Texas winters (down to -5 temps) in a 5th wheel with single pane windows. We stayed comfortable but used 2 portable electric heaters and a catalytic propane heater to do so. The standard RV furnace will use a heck of a lot of propane causing you to refill your tank weekly.

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