For many a part-time RVer, colder weather means packing up their belongings, putting their vehicle into storage, and heading back to their permanent home until the snow officially melts.
However, those who live in their RVs full-time — or part-time RVers whose summertime travels just did not seem to last long enough — do not have such a luxury. Instead, they must cover their bases and ensure they have invested in a vehicle that can withstand winter’s harshest temperatures.
With that in mind, let us take a more in-depth look at the best RVs for winter camping.
Not only was this camper was designed to weather the extremes of all four seasons — from heat and high humidity to subzero temperatures and snow — but it also comes in a variety of designs and sizes to fit your spatial needs as well. The Arctic Fox comes well-insulated, comes in both wet and dry bath models, and wet bath models come complete with enclosed valves that are exposed to circulating heat to prevent any cold-weather-related damage.
Although the Yellowstone line has been discontinued by Gulf Stream, it is still one of the best motorhomes capable of withstanding harsh winters — especially since it boasts heated holding tanks, insulated floors, and a heated roof. Therefore, if you find yourself with the opportunity to purchase a used Yellowstone motorhome that is in good condition and has low mileage, you ought to seize it immediately.
This toy hauler may seem small, but it certainly packs a lot of punch, especially against frigid weather. Although every model comes standard with a Climate Shield insulation package, an electric fireplace, and an auto-ignition thermostat, prospective buyers have a plethora of upgrade options at their disposal — from thermal pane safety glass windows to an all-inclusive extreme weather package.
Manufactured by the same company as the aforementioned Seismic 4114, the Redhawk 26XD comes complete with many of the same weatherproof features. However, the greatest difference between this model and the Seismic is not only space, but the fact one does not have to tow their camper with a truck or SUV as well.
Regardless of which RV manufacturer or model you choose to invest in, be sure you are not overbuying. For instance, if you and your spouse are the only ones traveling, you should not purchase an RV that sleeps six to eight people. Instead, focus on your immediate needs and select the model that most effectively meets them — you will be thankful you did not splurge on unnecessary amenities down the line.