How To Stay Warm In Your RV and Protect It In The Cold!

How To Stay Warm In Your RV and Protect It In The Cold!
RVing in the winter can have its challenges but you can heat your RV and protect it from the cold using these tips. Staying warm in your RV is key to having a …

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  • What about mention of 3M (or other ) thin film shrink wrap window sealing film… use a hair dryer to shrink…. That will cure the window problem. for most part. ANd maybe vents if never needed in the cold.
    If not using any propane with fridg…. just DC or AC fridge, maybe close off the exterior venting panels, of course with Propane totally off, and maybe the heat that is put off that in summer you WANT to vent out, then may be captured/vented inside? somehow???? All heat helps.

  • I am not an RVr yet, but bought one… How does the factory furnace/ propane heater work? in my little cabin, the BlueFlame type ventless heater puts TONS of moisture into the space and condensation results.. THAT cannot be good for ANY RV, the way they are cheaply built. So, is the furnace utilizing a heat exchanger to xfer the flue heat to the recirculation, like a forced air oil furnace???? Just wondering.

  • OK… water hose/line heater cable… Sure, but where the heck could one find the water source? Except maybe coming out to the RV from INSIDE a heated building. Can't be just anywere as Parks shut down and drain their systems. Cold is cold and Freezing is just that. A No Go. Am I missing something?

  • In freezing temps wouldn’t it just be easier to fill your fresh water tank and use your onboard pump rather than staying connected to city water and trying to keep that hose warm?

  • I full time rv !! Thanks for sharing !! I also switched my rv to except 100 lbs propane tanks they don’t loose pressure and don’t have to change them often

  • FYI – All electric space heaters from the least expensive to the most expensive are 100% efficient ! So just pick one that has the features you like.

  • I'm cold right now running two heaters !!!! It's like freezing in here … Pillows in the top vents.

    This did not help at all. I just carry water by hand inside.

  • Try what I do. I live YEAR ROUND in a trailer in Alberta Canada. I built an addition on the side of my trailer , insulated it and installed a wood stove. Believe me, I stay warm to the point where I have my windows open and I'm SWEATING. Maybe I'll watch this video later

  • most full hookups have a 30 amp supply.By the time I have two electric heaters (on low) the water heater, the ac/dc converter, My computer running, and occasionally the microwave running, three heat tapes.The result is using the microwave results in a popped circuit breaker on the power pole.
    Any ideas I can incorporate to keep it all working with out popping the circuit breaker?

  • Seedling grow/heat mats put off about 70 F of heat and can be affixed to bottom of black/water tanks with velcro squares instead of heaters. I'm always paranoid heaters under a trailer (unless skirted) might catch debris on fire that could blow under a trailer. A large heating pad in the front storage bay will keep area above freezing if insulated. Pool noodle with hose and heat cable shoved through is thicker than the the pipe insulation at hardware stores and at the end of summer can be dirt cheap. If you can't find one with big enough hole, it can be sliced lengthwise and contact cement or duct tape used to seal up.

  • Once an RV is "winterized" just about everything is still usable except for the shower and the water taps. You can still use the toilets as long as you add RV anti-freeze at roughly 50% of your usage. Separate water containers, placed inside the RV, can supply fresh water and a portable toilet or liquid waste container can be used for grey water.

  • I find it easier to just carry a water container inside, along with a portable toilet. You can buy a battery powered shower hose that you can sink in the hot water you prepare on the stove and turn on for use. Any waste water goes into the portable toilet and is dumped at gas stations or camping grounds. It's just too easy for a portable heater to go dead and then the area you THINK is being heated is not. In my opinion its just too easy for something to go wrong and, as a result, you'll be looking at expensive pipe and valve replacements.
    BUT if you want all the conveniences you have during the summer…you have some good suggestions.

  • My 44ft voltage toyhauler can burn a 100gallon tank in 4 days just using the furnance. Its cheaper to use the electric fireplaces in our unit, we run 3 and the furnance will kick on when the electric heaters cant keep it at 65 degrees. We never have insulated the outside bottom. We can't get the vent insulation because our vents are bigger than normal.