Before you store your RV away for the winter, it’s a good idea to consider all that the colder months have to offer. Campgrounds are emptier, the scenery is gorgeous, and a cozy camping trip might be just the thing to bring your family together. However, while we love a good winter RV trip, figuring out how to stay warm makes all the difference between a great trip and wishing you had stayed at home. That’s why our team at Unlimited RV has put together a few tips to remember before planning a cold weather RV trip.
1. Insulate, Insulate, Insulate!
Our first tip is to try and use any method possible to trap the heat inside your RV. Use a thick rug as a barrier on the floor, to stop heat from seeping outside and to feel more comfortable on your bare feet. Cover the windows in bubble wrap or foam to keep the heat inside, and hang thermal curtains for even more warmth. However, remember to uncover the windows when it is sunny outside to utilize the sun’s natural warmth. Finally, add weather-stripping to your doors to prevent drafty air from disrupting the warmth of the interior.
2. Bake a Cake!
This is one of our favorite ways to warm up on those cold winter camping days. To supplement your heat, turn on the oven, bake up some yummy treats, and then leave the oven door open to fill your RV with the residual heat. As an added bonus, eating fat gives you the feeling of being warm because it takes longer to digest.
Finally, instead of bundling up in a blanket fort on a chilly afternoon, get out and exercise. Taking a long hike and working up your internal body temperature will actually help you maintain your heat longer than just hunkering down in your sleeping bag. Plus, after eating all those baked goods, it’s a good idea to work off those extra calories.
Winter in Connecticut is a stunning time to camp and explore. By following these tips you’ll be sure to have a wonderful winter camping trip in your RV rental from Unlimited RV. Contact us today at (203) 527-7026 to book your RV rental and start planning your winter camping trip.