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It's not too late to find the perfect RV for winter RVing!
The Battle Creek Camper & RV show is coming to the Kellogg Arena March 7-10.
Whether the peacefulness of snow covered campgrounds, cabin fever, or the joy of
traveling in your RV takes you out during the winter months, it is important to
keep these important tips in mind. Here are a few precautionary steps to make
sure that your RV is travel ready, and continues to stay that way:
Preparing your RV
Sit down before your trip and make preparation lists before you strike out on the road.
water heater, gas system, or furnace be in working order on your trip? Does your
RV have a broken seal causing winter air to creep in? Freezing at a campground
is not the time to find out! Whether you store your RV after the summer months,
or park it close by, make sure to do a systems check or take it into your
favorite service center to ensure your unit is in tip top shape. Taking time
before your trip can save you money and hardship while you're on the road.
Comfortable travel in your RV
Ever been passed on the road during a snowstorm by someone driving like a maniac and
thought to yourself, "Well, that's an accident waiting to happen!" Don't let bad
winter weather endanger yourself, your family, or other travelers. If the roads
or weather start to take a turn for the worst, slow it down and take your time.
Think of your RV as your home on wheels, and do not expect it to be able to plow
through anything. While RVs have come a long way in stability and handling on
the roads, it is important to stay in control and safe in bad weather. When the
worst weather hits, pull off to a safe parking lot or rest area, grab your
cards, your family, and possibly other delayed RVers and have some fun while you
The do's and don'ts of heating
Staying warm during the winter months is always a concern, inside or outside an RV. Coats,
gloves and boots are no brainers when it comes to staying warm while out
exploring. If your RV furnace is not performing to your liking, other options
are available to stay warm inside. Catalytic heaters or a hydronic heating
system are both acceptable choices to heating an RV. The important thing every
RVer must keep in mind is that most heaters require oxygen to work. Make sure
that your heater and RV are well vented to avoid any fire or carbon monoxide
related accidents. Smart heating is always best!
Trying to plan your exciting winter adventure? You can find dealers, service
centers, and campgrounds by using our NEW clickable map!
Happy winter travels!