Just because the weather starts to get colder, it doesn't mean that your family's adventures need to come to a screeching halt--the contrary. Canada is a marvellous wonderland of beauty waiting to be discovered all fall and winter; however, it's not business as usual all year-round, especially where your RV is concerned.
Whether you're RVing to your favourite town for a skiing excursion or trekking to Yellowknife to take in the northern lights, you should take the time to ensure that your vehicle is ready to handle all the elements you plan to take it through.
Here are three items to add to your checklist to help you prepare your RV for frosty up north trips.
Keeping things warm
One of the biggest things you need to get a handle on is keeping warm; as the harsh winter winds blow, you want to ensure that your RV is a safe, comfortable, livable space. This can be achieved in multiple ways, such as increasing insulation (like rugs, blankets, and curtains) or even parking your RV in a direction that allows the warm sun to flood in during the day; it also doesn't hurt to add a small heater to your space.
It's also crucial to find and fix any leaks or drafts you may have around the vehicle. A great tip is also to use something like plastic wrap--or possibly something more sophisticated--to wrap the RV's screen door to help reduce the wind that blows inside.
Keep things dry
Another essential thing to consider is the general climate of your RV. At the same time as your heater keeps things toasty, you'll want to be highly conscious of the moisture you bring in from outside, as it can lead to excessive build-up of condensation, which can cause mold to spread.
To keep moisture out, you'll need to reduce indoor humidity and the number of cold surfaces in your RV. Solutions can be as simple as using vent fans to distribute the air in the living space better or running a dehumidifier.
Keep water flowing
Simply put, you don't want your water freezing; not unlike the outside taps on your home, you need to keep your vehicle's plumbing above freezing temps and use antifreeze in your gray and black water--which is the wastewater expelled from your RV.
You might also choose to forgo using any water during the winter and instead bring a supply of bottled water.
Above all, ensure you pack appropriately for the elements and prepare for the unexpected. Are you looking to get into a new RV this winter or upgrade your current RV? Contact LendCare today to see how we can help turn enormous upfront costs into smaller payments.