The winters are cold and chilly, but this doesn't mean you can't have a wonderful camping time in your RV. This is the low season; camping grounds and accommodation motels are generally empty and fares are low. You'll have all the beauty and winter scenery to yourself. If you're thinking of taking such a travel vacation in the winter, then you're in luck. Here's a comprehensive guide to assist you in anticipating any major challenges and planning well in advance.
One of the major steps you need to take is to prevent your vehicle's plumbing system from freezing. Freezing water in the water heater tank or plumbing system could damage the pipes and cause you expensive repairs afterwards. A good tip is to add antifreeze in your water tanks. Add some antifreeze through the toilet for the black tank and some via the shower or tub drain to reach the grey tank. Don't let the tanks accumulate too much water before draining them; that's just a recipe for trouble. It increases the chances of freezing and damage.
You could also winterize your campervan before travelling in subzero temperatures. Expel the water from the system by blowing it with compressed air. However, you'll be limiting your water supply and have to use external sources.
Have a heating source
You need to ensure that you'll remain warm in the winter. The campervan's heating furnace is one of the best sources of heat. Fill up the gas to ensure you don't run out of it halfway during your camping trip. However, you need to be careful; constantly using the furnace may drain your batteries out. You could also pick a destination with electrical hook-ups to prevent you from using up all your gas and battery power.
Select your destination carefully
Before you leave, ensure you've planned ahead. Most sites are closed during the winter, so you'll have to do your research to get the year-round campsites. Have a number of sites mapped out and plan your routing to ensure you travel through the best areas. Aim to go through amazing scenes such as glaciers and mountain views while you're at it.
Once at your destination, you need to get the best spot. Target an area that would be hit by the sun's rays whenever they're out. Go for an open area and avoid trees or shady spots. Additionally, position your vehicle such a way that the wind hits its back or front. That way, you can be assured of a comfortable stay with no cold breezes sneaking through the windows.