Here are a few of my words of wisdom…mostly learned from my own mistakes. If you’re staying in your RV during cold weather, here are a few things to consider.
- Make sure you have full LP tanks
- Do not use space heaters and DO NOT use a portable gas heater inside the RV.
- Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Make sure all your heater vents are not blocked by bedding, storage containers or stuff.
- Make sure your LP/Carbon monoxide sensors are working.
- Use RV antifreeze in your system to help protect any water that may be in the holding tanks and lines.
- You will hate it when I say this, but it is a good idea to let a faucet drip a little.
- Leave your kitchen and bathroom cabinets open so the heat can get to the location of the pipes
- Make sure you have plenty of food and water
- Keep a few gallons of bottled water in the RV for coffee, brushing your teeth or drinking water in case your pipes coming into the RV get frozen
- Electric heated hoses are great
- Wrap the water inlet and water hose to help prevent from freezing.
- Be careful on RV steps entering and exiting the RV when it’s icy outside.
- Grab some extra movies, popcorn and/or a couple good books, snuggle up and be safe and stay warm.
If your RV is in storage, even inside a storage building, you should winterize the unit. No one wants a surprise sprinkler in the wall of their RV or under the sink when they get ready t o use it in the spring.
You may want to go back and listen to The RV Show USA Facebook live I did on the show Wednesday night. My segment started about 20 minutes into the show and I talk about being safe and staying warm.
Call if you need anything. We do have another load of RV antifreeze coming in today!