The ideal RV vacation occurs in great weather where the sun is out and warming the earth or maybe a few drops of rain are felt. In both circumstances, the conditions are naturally regulated enough to give comfort. What happens when you decide to pursue a winter vacation or what happens if you are approaching a location that is locked in winter conditions?
Just as with all RV trips the preparation begins well before the first mile is done, while at home drain the RV’s entire water holding systems. Be sure to also empty the shower, toilet and all water faucets, the washing machine and dishwasher before taking the next step. Pump antifreeze through all of the RV’s water systems to keep the lines from freezing and breaking while on the road. In addition to washing and waxing the exterior, be sure to thoroughly clean the interior and remove all food and miscellaneous items from previous travels. Check the RV for tears, holes, and dents and have them all sealed to prevent insect infestation and water damage. Due to the cold conditions be sure to lubricate door hinges and locks and be sure to check your battery before heading out. Be sure to have your tires checked and changed before traveling; summer conditions and prices for repairs will be lower compared to a winter blowout.