Dos & Don’ts of Cold Weather Camping

DO stock your RV with a first-aid kit, charged batteries and full propane tanks, in case severe weather requires you to stay longer than planned.

DON’T drive on the same tires you use in the summer. Decker says heavy-ply tires will give you increased stability on snow and ice.

DO take your time when driving. “Patience, patience, patience,” cautions Decker.

DON’T fill your water supply, unless it has a wrapped underbelly and/or heated holding tank.

DO pack a shovel. Snowplows can sometimes leave huge drifts in front of your vehicle, making it impossible to get out.

DON’T pack cotton sheets or blankets, which hold moisture. Instead, look for wool bedding.


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Andrea Peterson
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