If you’ve never taken your American Coach out on the road in cold-weather regions, there are some basic things (beyond having your RV winterized, which is the most important thing) that can make the experience safer and more enjoyable.
We put together a short list of essentials below. Read through it, then let us know what you can’t travel without during the winter!
A supplemental power source One of our favorite cold-weather travel tips is to take full advantage of the power of the sun. Simply finding a sunny campsite can help save fuel and battery power. Pair that with a supplemental solar kit, and it can do even more – giving you enough power to charge your battery banks and ensure your cozy heated blanket won’t drain your power supply.
A way to dig yourself out of a drift You find the perfect out-of-the-way spot to park your American Coach. The forecast calls for a clear, snow-free night. Except while you were sleeping, the wind did its thing with what’s already there, and now your RV is surrounded by a wall of snow. Packing a sturdy portable shovel is another cold-weather no-brainer. There are plenty of great options out there (including this one that doubles as a saw!), and it’s worth investing in one that’s more durable and reliable.
A way to keep the water running
Want to make sure you have running water on your cold-weather camping trip? Help your pipes survive brutal below-freezing temps with a heated water hose. This worthwhile investment is usually a very easy install and helps ensure you can shower, wash dishes, and stay hydrated without draining your power supply. This one from Camco comes in a variety of lengths and freeze protection levels.
What other cold-weather essentials would you recommend for your fellow American Coach travelers? Share your suggestions on our Facebook page!