Beginner Video on How to RV in Winter
Learn the basics of winter RVing in an easy-to-understand way.

By: James & Stef Adinaro

Learn the basics of how to RV in cold weather in this video that explains important steps to prepare yourself and your RV for winter RVing.

Important winter RVing topics included:

  • Benefits and challenges of winter RVing
  • What to know before RVing in winter
  • Winterization overview and tips
  • How to keep you and your RV warm
  • Interior moisture management
  • Tips for safe winter driving

Please note that winter RVing does come with additional risks. It is also important to read your RV's manual for specific details since RVs may differ slightly in winterization processes.

If you have questions after watching the video, please head over to this page on The Fit RV's website to join the discussion! 

Want more beginner tips? Watch these other RV basics videos by The Fit RV: electrical systemsfreshwater plumbing, and dumping your RV tanks.


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User commented on December 17, 2023 7:47 PM
Very informative video James. Thanks. I've got a 2022 EKKO in Anchorage Alaska. I've put remote temp sensors in the battery, side storage, water, back gear and Truma compartments. What are the lowest temperatures you've been in wet in winter. Aren't all water lines/tanks within the insulated envelope except the drain outlets?
User commented on December 17, 2023 8:55 PM
Good work James and Stef! As winter RVers for about 8 years, we really enjoyed your video - you packed at lot into 33 minutes and made it fun, and easy to watch! We have a few tips to add, based upon our winter experiences: 1. If your rig is winterized, you can still use the toilet (sparingly) if you pour a couple gallons of pink anti-freeze in the black tank. Use minimal toilet paper, and keep a jug of waste wash water to rinse the bowl. 2. Ask your Winnebago dealer (especially if you're buying a new rig) about double-pane windows for the coach (they are usually part of any "winter package.") We have them in our 2015 Minnie Winnie 31K, and they make winter camping waaay easier! 3. Your cab/coach divider looks great - very attractive and professional looking! You can also zip a couple winter sleeping backs together and drape them over the bunk, and across the opening. If you make a good barrier, your can afford to crack the cab windows and plug in a small USB fan to keep down the condensation in the cab. 4. We use AGM batteries because they don't require ventilation, and when they're at room temperature they perform 100% better. We doubled-up on solar panels to compensate for low sunlight in winter. Solar charging keep the batteries in good shape during winter, even when the rig is not in use. Four 100W panels and four 70ah AGM batteries run everything with power to spare. 5. When it was time to replace our original LT tires, we opted for "winter rated" all-season tires (you can regognize them by the three mountain peaks on the sidewalls. We chose Michelin "Cross Climate" tires. They run quiet in the summer and chew through snow like a winter tire. 6. If you have room somewhere in a storage compartment, a couple bags or a pail of "picked sand" (road salt and sand mix) can save the day! Thanks again for the great video! You're right - it might take take a little effort, a little planning - but the rewards are definately there! Gil & Kathy Brighton, ON Canada
User commented on December 17, 2023 9:58 PM
Winter camping is the best!