WINTER RV CAMPING: THE ULTIMATE (HOW TO) GUIDE



🔥 Winter RV camping can be a lot of fun… as long as you have running water and you don’t freeze in your RV. This video is the Ultimate RV Winter Camping Guide to help you prepare your rig for the cold weather. As we mentioned in video, we quickly learned that moving every 3-4 days in cold weather was fatiguing. The setup & teardown process is longer and often too cold to use our water hose. So we changed our plans and booked 12 days at Tiger Run Resort http://bit.ly/tiger-run-resort in Breckenridge, CO. This is an exceptional RV Resort where you can rent or buy your own site minutes from downtown Breckenridge and close to Vail Resorts and all your favorite winter activities.

⏰ Topics covered in this winter camping video:
1:16 Upgrading propane tanks
2:10 Space Heaters
2:30 Using the RV parks electrical panels
3:15 Using the correct extension cord
3:25 Insulating your water hose with heat tape
4:23 Heating your utility closet
4:48 Using a Camco heated hose
5:35 Managing your sewer hose
6:26 Roof top vents covers
6:49 EZ Snap RV Skirt
9:12 Multi-sensor thermometer
9:43 Command strip coat hangers
10:17 Carefree of Colorado Slide Topper
11:00 Sealing open gaps on the rig

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49 thoughts on “WINTER RV CAMPING: THE ULTIMATE (HOW TO) GUIDE

  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    For those that think this is commercial… these are the products we found helpful for camping in the winter. We are not paid from these companies. You CAN winter camp without buying products, but it will not likely resemble a normal RVing experience. i.e. Water turned off or covering the windows is not how we enjoy living in our RV. These products help us live as normal as possible. For those that travel like us and are not appose buying products to make your experience easier, we hope you found this helpful.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Thanks so much information I did not know. I'm already looking to get away from people next winter.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    This is my first video watching of you guys but I was wondering what type of travel trailer you guys are in? And how many feet 🤔 just doing my research for my husband and I….we will be first time rvers soon

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Thanks! Researching challenges one might face and this has been helpful! As am thinking of living the coming 10 yrs roaming in an RV (yet to buy) away from corporate, careers & the whole rat race, into the wild 🙂 ..taking the time to plan this and hopefully spring 2021 the journey begins

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    We love your channel and our dream is to be a full RV family!! We just created our YouTube account t today hoping we start getting to know some new friends on our account The Are family!!!

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Seems it would be a suicide mission driving with a camper on partially snowy/icy roads.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    After a week of winter camping boondocking, dry camping on the Grand Mesa National Forest in Colorado. Temperatures were from 0-40s in the days, altitude was 1000 feet. One thing people do not realize when the sun goes down the thin air gets colder quickly. A few tips I found were to isolate and turn off outdoor faucet to avoid freeze up. I was even able to add more insulation behind the shower wall to help prevent freeze up. We learned to open our faucets with the pump off to prevent water line freeze up. we had one hotwater line freeze on us. we had to run the generator all night to supply power the furnace. We were warm and very comfortable for the week. Of course our camper (not going into brands) is winter rated, has the ducted holding tank heater, in floor heat an vent covers. We also would open the bathroom door and bathroom sink cabinets to allow for warm air.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Great Video. I'm a traveling Project Engineer and tired of wasting money on a rent. Ive decided to get a camper! not sure what kind but I definitely want a 4 seasons! I'm sure I'll watch more. Thank you for the video. Cheers, Miles

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    You never said any more about the heated water hose, did you not get to use it enough to form an opinion?

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    So it has been a few years since you made this video, and you have been to a lot of places since. What I would like to know is about the RV skirting. We are looking to head up to CO this winter and I was wondering if it is really a necessity. TIA

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    4:47 Those heated water hoses are a life safer even for non rv… I have a water well on a separate building to the house and on two separate occasions (both well below -30C) the heat in the well cabinet failed and the underground line to the house froze… using one of these hoses I was able to install an above ground bypass into the house and restore water… true the flow is less than the proper waterline but at least there is water… and it works below -40.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    I have been contemplating to go live tiny, and for a good year or two, I have been browsing videos here and there. but with your content and links and amazon store, I have learned more in an hour than all those months of viewing. Thanks.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Wow this video is a ad for winter RV products. I'm sure you all make a commission on each of the products you mentioned. Dude

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    The propane tanks arent supposed to be filled to more than 80% capacity by law. That is why you noticed the tanks were filled to 3.8-4 gallons instead of 5

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    I know old but I’m catching up with your channel. I was a blue Rhino delivery drive. That’s 4.7 gals not 3 in a 20 lb I’m sorry but a 30 lb only gives you 2.4 more gals of propane. And you said they are a rip off. Well let’s see what you’re paying for your paying for a driver like me to provide a service at your campground now what that service entails a certified tested insured propane tank. With blue rhino each tank comes with a 1 million Dollar insurance policy that if the fire marshal says the fire was caused due to the propane tank malfunction Blue rhino will pay up to $1 million for repairs or replacement. let’s see about your tanks if something goes wrong with them do you know how to fix them.I do. You have to get them tested every five years. Needs to be tested by a certified testing facility. And don’t let them refilling stations employees tell you otherwise. And just a tip check the dates on your tanks because a lot of times by time a customer buys the tanks like you did 1 to 2 years is already gone from the certification date that’s on the handle. So you may have 3 to 2 years to use those tanks and then if the refiller station is knowledgeable and they check that once the date is expired they are no longer allowed to fill them tanks until they are re-certified. So wow you’re saving a lot of money and putting a lot at risk. For a couple extra bucks in your pocket. But I’ll help you out if you’re planning to be there in the cold for a period of time call up the local propane company and ask them If they have 100 pounders that would probably be a lot cheaper and they deliver and pick up and that would have 23.6 gals per 100 lb tank.
    PS yes I seen it if I was you stick with the heated hose you shown in your vehicle I live in a mobile home in Pennsylvania that heat tape is a fire tape when you’re not expecting it it will catch on fire. And because it uses very little draw power wise it doesn’t trip the breaker when something goes wrong. If you’re going to continue using heat tape like that every day check the foam insulation around the heat tape in the water line for melted spots if you see that in the insulation where it looks like it melted a little bit replace the heated tape.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Hi there, and greetings from the Carriboo up here in Canada. Well I live full time in a 29 ft Regal . A 1988 model trailer. Up here this winter we got to -42.6 Celsius. One tip for you is that Propane will be a problem as it needs warmth to boil, and in -36.6 to where we got to -42.6 you will need a way to keep your bottles abit warmer. A heat blanket that wraps around the tank called a Power blanket will be a great asset, it plugs into a standard power plug and draws only 1 amp which is equal to 120 watts.
    Being in that kinda cold air the regulator will need to be kept from freezing to. Another thing to take care of is the R.V batteries need to be kept out of the cold as they too will lose capacity of charge.Another thing that will stop working is your RV Fridge, – because it has a water liquid ammonia mix. in – 30 degree Celsius or colder it will stop circulating due to the water content in the cooling unit. You can help by insulating the access door and keeping as much draft out as you can…

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    THIS IS NOT WINTER CAMPING!!! This is hauling a house behind you and staying in a house in a diffrent location….in the winter

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    You guys crack me up! Thanks for all these great tips! We are planning on getting an RV to park in Vail area. Keep them coming! We might be getting a generator or 2, but do you guys have some rv parks you like in Eagle County?

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    By BL- saw a remark about getting an RV. If you love big bathrooms ?? Check out the Intrepid Travel Trailer 260 by Riverside Mfg. Large rear bathroom with a huge 🚿 shower. Just make sure your RV dealer really does a check for prepping the trailer. Glen who is a great RV repairman had to install 2 vents on either side of heater fireplace for air flow, add a vent for air flow for furnace, add a screw to bottom of kitchen cabinet, add a block to hold up bathroom shelf, the dining table top had to short of screws and came off, bezel in shower leaked, had to adjust refrigerator door wouldn't open all the way, tape underneath for tin door came loose, TV antenna has a hard time picking up channels for some reason by our house, but other than that it is a great trailer. Just make sure it really is checked out and get little defects fixed. The RV dealer was really good about fixing everything.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    By BL- On our travel trailer the underneath is insulated and that makes a big difference. Would still get a skirt but my thought is to use additional foil foam board with the skirting. Ceramic heat lamp is maybe safer for water area. We do have a heater fireplace .🔥We stayed in our trailer and it was about 35 degrees outside with no skirt. With the furnace and fireplace heater it was warmer, like 76 degrees inside the trailer. 65 degrees would be too cold for me.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Wrap your water supply hose, not the heated one, just the white one, with tin foil and then stuff it and the heat tape into the insulation tube. A water hose is not going to be a good conductor of heat but the foild will and will keep the water heated better.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    This is by far the most useful winter RVing video I've seen. Thank you, I'm bookmarking it to refer back to!

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    One thing that I wanted to share about winter camping and it may not be of interest to RVers with heaters but as a Boycott growing up I loved winter camping in the snow. It is because I new haw to keep warm in sub below temperatures. Remember the number one thing to keeping warm is to keep dry. So b4 go to sleep at night you strip down and get your dry towel out and dry off your body moisture. In between your toes and where you sweat. Then you dress into your dry clothes for the next day. Your body will have a chance to keep warm with out being cooled down with your moisture.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    I love winter snow and all the winter activities better than summer!..I must have the metabolism of a polar bear cuz I never feel that cold, but its extreme heat that kills me! Helps to put on 10 lbs in the winter & depending on ur height go 20lbs the fat is a great insulator of cold, that's why ya never see a skinny bear! lol…Thanks for all your tips, that place looks beautiful ..btw….I just seen a great travel doc on the Tetons in Wyoming and wow! wow!!! now that place looks like my idea of heaven on earth!! check out here on YT Triangle X Ranch! Ya might want to check it out its super-duper family-friendly!

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    We are new RVers. We bought our little RV in October and LOVE it! We camped Dec. 23- 27, 2019. It was warm, 50s. But that was winter camping 🙂 We live in Central IL and were lucky to get the nice weather. When you come through IL, let us know. Weldon Springs is a great place to camp. Lots of history and fun to be had.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    This is funny winp camping last time i went hunting it was great 12 below we stayed in tents i love roughing it if i want luxury all the time id just stay home

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Were is the rest of the view of the video??? Spend all this time watching it and it just kept off not only the video but the sound also.?¿?

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    All European caravans cone with a built in channel to slide a skirt into. Come on who builds caravans that are not water tight, don't young age consumer laws. Why don't the use one piece moulded units for the front with s built in locker for gas bottles it much easier

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Why do Americans still use F for temp come on get wuth the global standard of C

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    All well and good for you youngsters. As soon as I get my rig, I'm heading to a warmer climate. This 71er don;t do cold.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Should use a 90 degree hose connector when using the Camco heated water hose. You can purchase one at Wal-Mart. Otherwise you will put a strain on you hose connector leading into your trailer causing leaks and ice forming. I found this out last winter when I took my new trailer out in January. Also wrap heat tape around your sewer lines tho prevent the valves from freezing closed.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Just bought a Imagine 22MLE Travel trailer and expect to use it during winter months. This video is great and informative thanks.

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    OMG You guys are friggen ADORABLE!😘 Thats it- Im subscribing to your guys channel😉

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Wow you two are so helpful and I'm buying from your link. Thank you so much!
    PS what about the windows? I'd like to insulate without blocking the view!

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Many thanks for the super helpful videos. We are learning bunches!! I'd like to buy the 30lb propane tanks and 3/8" rod, but could not find them in your Amazon store. What brand do you recommend? Which store has the best price? How long is the 3/8" rod?? Thanks again for being mega fun RV educators!!!

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Maybe long in the tooth, but we are new to the TT world. We live in COS and find it easy to get to Tiger Run or whatever in Breck. I've winterized our trailer, so what am I looking at to get back out there. Also what does it take to meet you guys?

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  • May 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
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    Good stuff. I love snow. Any Idea on how a person would go about having there awning out during snow fall ? My roller keeps un rolling if I don't have awning fully extended(are all models like this or is myn broken ?). I was afraid to have 100% out du to snow w8.

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