If you are an avid RVer, you probably love to go on road trips year-round. Winter is the off-season in many areas, so you can enjoy less activity in places that are usually busy the rest of the year. However, winter RVing presents the challenge of keeping warm in your RV. Here are a few simple tricks that will help your RV stay cozy and warm on winter nights.
Keeping Warm in Your RV at Night With an Electric Blanket
An electric blanket will keep you warm on chilly nights while using much less energy than a space heater. If you are camping in an area that is mild during the day but cold at night, an electric blanket may be all you need for keeping warm in your RV. When purchasing an electric blanket, check that it will work with the type of sine wave inverter you have, or choose a battery-powered blanket.
Park in the Sun
Even though winter is chilly, the sun may still be shining. When parking your RV, stay away from shade so that the sun will shine in the windows during the day and heat it up. Passive solar heat can make the difference of several degrees inside an RV. Use it to your advantage on clear, sunny days.
Stay Warm in Your RV With Window and Floor Insulation
Insulating the floor of your RV is as simple as laying down some rugs. Thermal curtains over the windows help keep warm air in during the night. Open up the curtains when the sun is out, especially on south-facing windows. Place vent covers over all vents to keep warm air from escaping.
Keep it Dry
Moisture and dampness make fabrics and upholstery feel cold. That is just one of the reasons why you want to keep the interior of your RV as dry as you can. Moisture causes mold to grow, which causes allergies and makes the RV smell like mildew. Run a dehumidifier in your RV to keep the air dry. Dry air also feels warmer than cold, wet air.