Your RV is much more than a summer toy or just for a snowbird escape. It can be used all year long, a four season toy.
You say,” no way its too cold and what are we gonna do when it rains.”
Many people use their RVs in the winter, for skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting or to attend an out of town convention, or a weekend tournament their grand child is participating in. It’s a hotel on wheels that enables you to do things that otherwise may be too costly.
A few years back in the fall our 11 year old grandson had open heart surgery at children’s hospital, it was 5 hrs from our home so we camped out in the parking lot. We wanted to be close. It worked out well, our daughter and our other grandson could take a break and have a nap and a meal. Our grandson recovered it was good to be close.
This particular hospital actually had RV spots with power.
Your kidding…. right????
Unless the temperature is way below freezing an RV can be quite comfortable in the fall, spring and even in the middle of winter. You will need to alter some routines when using your RV in freezing temperatures.
You obviously should not fill your fresh water tank or pressurize the water system, you will need to bring water containers. The toilet can be used if necessary but flushed with windshield washer fluid or anti-freeze instead of water. The anti-freeze will prevent the holding tanks from freezing until you can dump…… I learned this trick from my brother in law, thought I better mention that, if you know what I mean.
You will be able to sleep, cook and do the dishes, heat water in a kettle and dump the dish water outside. You could probably have a sponge bath, a PTA as our friend calls it. Not sure what it means, but my wife says I shouldn’t include it, yes dear.
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Most RVs have a decent furnace, the only issue is during the night you may be awaken when it cuts in, in time it will deplete your batteries. A small propane powered indoor use heater is a solution, they are quiet, safe and of course will save your batteries. Click here to check them out. You may want to get a longer hose and a larger tank if you plan on using the heater often. That way you can put the larger tank outside, run the hose through a window, the tank will be out of the way and it will be cheaper than the small propane bottles.
A quiet weekend.
The fall or spring can be a perfect time for a relaxing getaway. The weather can be decent, with a little planning a short excursion can be fun. It doesn’t have to be hours away, several places are probably close by, a lake, river, state or provincial park, and only a few other campers.
You can curl up by a warm campfire, enjoy your favorite book, have a nap, or whatever. If you don’t have access to firewood a propane campfire is a good alternative. Chick here to check them out.
Just relax and indulge in some quiet time. My wife and I will often escape for a night or two during these shoulder seasons. There’s a nice camping spot along the river where I can throw in a line, sit by the fire waiting for the bell on the end of the rod to tingle.
Stitching or reading are my wife’s choices, and then when the sun goes down or if the rain arrives it’s into the RV for………
An RV presents many possibilities for adventure or relaxation regardless of the time of year.
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