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6 Tips for RV Exploring & Storing This Winter

Just because the weather changes, doesn’t mean the adventure has to wait – especially when you own an RV. Some of the most beautiful places in the country are at their prettiest in the colder season, so don’t let winter keep you from your next destination. Check out these handy tips and tricks for prepping your rig and hitting the highway this season.

Have a Winter Prep Checklist

Aside from the routine essentials you normally have on hand in your RV, there are a few things to add to your checklist when prepping for a winter excursion, like:

  • Heavy-Weight Thermal Curtains
  • Small, Indoor Space Heaters
  • Extra Winter Clothing, Gloves, Boots, Socks & Hats
  • Extra Pantry Items & Bottled Water
  • Solar Blankets & Extra Blankets
  • Snow Shovel, Window Scraper & Bags of Salt
  • Extra Propane Tanks & Water Jugs
  • Freeze-Proof Water Hose & Tank Heaters
  • RV Skirt
  • RV Antifreeze & Extra Engine Oil
  • 2-Way Radio, Physical Map & WiFi Hotspot
  • Consider Switching to Snow Tires
  • Keep Your RV’s Manual Within Reach

Plan the Journey

When mapping your RV’s route, aim to stick with main highways and interstates as much as possible when driving. Typically, the smaller roads and less-traveled routes are not as maintained as the main routes. Always check in advance for the upcoming weather predictions, and turn on your phone’s weather alerts. Consider downloading a few of these apps to help you stay ahead of road closures, avoid winter hazards or accidents, and get real-time travel updates:

  • AAA Mobile
  • Waze
  • The Weather Channel
  • Honk (Roadside Assistance)
  • OnStar Guardian (Roadside Assistance)

Winter-Centric Destinations

Across the U.S., there are some seriously stunning places to see in the wintertime, from festive holiday resorts to snowy, low-key campgrounds. Have your pick of the lot. Just be sure to map out the route along open highways to ensure the safest travel to your destination.

  • Acadia National Park, Maine
  • White Mountains, New Hampshire
  • Mount Brighton Resort, Michigan
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Whitefish, Montana
  • Yellowstone National Park (Only the North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana)
  • Taos, New Mexico

Cheers to an Incredible Season

When the adventure is over and it’s time to call it one for the books, StorQuest Self Storage has the ideal place to park your RV. Just find a location near you today. And if you want tips on how to fully winterize your rig before storing, check out this blog post for a handy go-to guide.

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