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The Essential Guide to Winterizing Your RV

You might think of the colder months as an off-season for RV travel and they typically are. However, there are still many national and state parks still open. This provides the perfect scene for a private family camping trip. 

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How to Get Your RV Ready for Winter Road Trips

If you’re a local Houstonian, you might not have ever seen snow… or maybe your kids haven’t seen snow yet. Take your family to the snow-covered mountains in Colorado or explore the beautiful icy desert in Arizona. There’s nothing quite as magical as seeing snow for the first time, but you want to make sure your camper is ready for wintery travels! Follow this guide to be prepared for the unexpected!

  1. Get Your RV Checked for Leaks
  2. Tire Chains for Slippery Roads
  3. First-Aid & Emergency Kits
  4. Keep Tabs on the Weather

1) Get Your RV Checked for Leaks

When was the last time you had your RV inspected for any issues including leaks? Leaks provide a perfect opportunity for cold air and snow to get inside your camper–resulting in an uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous trip. 

Pro Tip: At Camperland Trailer Sales, we have advanced leak detection technology! Come get your RV inspected today before you head out for winter travels.

2) Tire Chains for Slippery Roads

Tire chains will slow your RV down and keep you safe on icy roads. Practice putting the chains on and traveling with them before you leave! Tire chains are a good idea to carry with you for winter travels, even if you aren’t expecting a snowstorm. In many states, it’s illegal to drive in the snow without them. 

3) First-Aid & Emergency Kits

You should always have an emergency kit in your RV, but especially in the winter! The chances of getting stranded or injured are slim, but they are still possibilities, nonetheless. Here’s what to have in your first-aid & emergency kits:

  • 5 gallons or more of additional drinking water (consider getting a water filter that can make any water drinkable!)
  • Enough non-perishable food for two weeks
  • Weather alert radio 
  • Sufficient propane
  • Emergency GPS
  • Extra cash
  • Thermal blankets and sleeping bags
  • A generator
  • Socks, hats, and gloves

4) Keep Tabs on the Weather

Lastly, stay up to date with the weather. Use the weather app on your phone to track the radar. Be in the know about unpredictable snowstorms to keep you and your family safe! Always have a backup plan. 


Winter RV travel can result in some of the best times and fondest memories for your family. But, it’s crucial to properly winterize your camper to keep you and your family safe

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