Tips to stay snug while caravanning this winter

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:49

With the cold season steadily approaching, we have come up with a few ways in which you can ensure that your caravanning holiday is equally warm and comfy. That’s because, contrary to popular belief, caravanning isn’t a fun activity only in the summer. In fact, with a few tweaks, you can set out on a caravanning trip and relish its seasonal beauty. 

Be prepared for the weather – a number one prerogative

Caravanning in the winter requires you to get prepared for the weather. It’s only fair, right? On that account, put some time aside to do a bit of maintenance work – being prepared is always a good idea. Make sure you check the following points:

  • Ensure that your caravan is both watertight and draught-proof. The seals should be in good condition as well.
  • The tyre tread and pressure should be appropriately measured to fit the cold weather driving conditions – icy and wet roads.
  • Set up winter-tight curtains on your caravan’s windows. At the door, don’t forget to place a “draught snake”.
  • Make sure you stay warm all night. Put a space blanket under your mattress, and a woollen underlay right on the top.
  • If you’re planning to go caravanning for an extended amount of time, it is essential and recommended to invest in insulating your roof, walls and floor.

Stay warm

In spite of the type of caravanning heating you opt for, there are plenty of other ways for you to ensure that you stay warm inside.

Stay comfy

  • Always park in sunny places for most of the day. As soon as the temperature diminishes, draw the curtains to keep the temperature steady.
  • Put thick rugs on the floor, especially nearby the beds. If you lay carpets on the entire floor surface, it will function as insulation.
  • Place your remote heater near your bed, so that you can turn it on first thing in the morning.
  • If you’re set on embarking on your big winter trip, and your caravan awning doesn’t have walls, it's an excellent idea to invest in this accessory, before facing the cold, wintry chills. Not only that doing so will provide you with some extra space to shelter from the cold, but will also offer adequate caravan insulation, protecting you from the sheer cold.
  • Hook up a draught skirt. It will prevent the rain and wind to get under the caravan.
  • Attach groundsheets with rubber flooring or mats. This way, your feet won’t touch the cold ground.
  • Having a fleecy rug over the camping chair will ward off the cold and keep you comfy.
  • Use a portable gas heater to warm up the space. It’ll feel like you’ve never left home.

All in all, probably, the best way to enjoy a great caravanning holiday in the winter is by setting out towards the warmer northern parts of the country. However, if you’re keen on relishing the Alps, nothing should stop you – as long as you’re prepared.

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