Winterize Before Temperatures Drop
Can You Still Use Your RV In The Winter?
Don't let cold temperatures deter you from enjoying the great outdoors during the wintertime! If your RV has a heated and enclosed underbelly, or heated holding tanks, you'll have a lot less to worry about in terms of freezing. You can add extra insulation to an underbelly, and aftermarket tank heaters will help if you have an RV that didn't come standard with these features. This way, you won't really have to winterize at all!
It's also not impossible to use your RV after it has been winterized! You won't be able to use the water system in your RV, as antifreeze doesn't make for the greatest cooking base or shower liquid. Just reserve all your watery activities for the campground bathhouses, or plan to use the method above to keep your water lines from freezing!
What About Winter Packages?
These features will allow you to use your systems to full capacity, even in low temperatures! Jayco even boasts a winter package that is tested up to zero degrees, which can be found in models like the Eagle fifth wheels and travel trailers! If temperatures threaten to fall lower than what your winter package specifies, go ahead and winterize. If you are not planning on constantly using your RV throughout the winter, you must winterize to prevent damage! Hopefully this guide has helped to shed some light on when the best time to winterize your RV is! Just remember, it's best to do it before it's too late! Are you going to winterize, or are you going to brave the elements this winter? Let us know in the comments!