Not staying in a house this winter? More power to you.
We’ve put together a few helpful tips and tricks for insulating and heating your RV home this winter while you’re on the move.
First, work around the RV to avoid letting in cold air. A great tip is to use a cover or simple sheets of shrink wrap to convert your RV’s screen door into more of a window. That thin layer of plastic film will help keep cold air out of the RV while also letting sunshine in to warm the indoor space. Then make sure you set up ways to insulate your RV windows, especially at night. Window insulators are easy to come by in stores and online, and you can use them in both the summer and winter months.
After you’ve secured your RV from chilly winter air, consider where you park it. Orient your RV’s windows toward the south in the winter so they can soak in the most sunlight throughout the day. Of course, in the summer, the rule switches and it’s best to orient the RV with windows facing north to avoid that same sunlight.
Then, invest in a few no-vent propane heating options, and be sure to figure out ways to use your oven regularly to produce heat in the RV itself. From going so far as to install a propane fireplace to simply placing space heaters in strategic areas around your home, building heat from the inside after insulating the space will help keep the RV warm through all your camping adventures.
If you do plan to spend the winter in your permanent home this year and pack the RV away for summertime travel, call Right Away heating before the temperatures drop to inspect and maintain your home’s central heating system.