This post is contributed.
Mobile homes, RVs and caravans have many wonderful benefits. Owning your own mobile home, of any kind, gives you a great freedom. It means that you can hit the road and take a break whenever you’ve got free time. It gives you a way to see more of the world without massive plans and preparations, and an excuse to do so. It’s a much cheaper alternative to air travel and hotel stays. It’s also a way to meet new people and inject a more social element to your travels. On top of all of that, having your own holiday home gives you a place to keep luxuries and home comforts, so that you can take some of them with you wherever you go.
But, it’s probably fair to say that we go on the majority of our motorhome breaks in the summer months. The idea of spending your nights in a caravan when it’s freezing outside might not appeal. But, summer isn’t the only time that you should get away. Many places, all over the country are at their most beautiful during the colder months, and with so much going on in our lives on the approach to Christmas, it can be the perfect time to take a relaxing break. Let’s take a look at some tips to help you to enjoy your motorhome all year around.
Check Your Furnace
A good mobile home furnace will last for around 15 years if you look after it. This can be considerably less time that the furnace in your home may be expected to last. But, you can’t just replace it with a home furnace. Small furnaces for mobile homes are specially designed to give your motorhome what it needs. Check it, have it serviced, and replace it with the right furnace to suit your needs if and when you need to.
Check Your Pipes
If your motorhome has been sat for a while, you might find that your pipes have frozen while it’s been unused. Check your pipes and thaw them out before you leave if needed. Then, take a large water bottle with you in case they freeze while you are away.
Invest in Winter Tires
Winter tires are a cost, but, they keep you safer and having a set for the summer months and a different set for winter time should mean that each set lasts for twice as long. Winter tires will make your journey more comfortable and help to keep you safe on the roads in icy conditions.
If your home isn’t carpeted, adding a rug can make a massive difference to the comfort and warmth. A thick curtain between the cab and the living space can also help to trap warm air in, and you can never have too many blankets.
Cover Your Windscreens
Just like in your house, a lot of the heat escapes your motorhome through the window, especially at night when the sun goes down. Close the blinds in the living area as soon as it starts to get dark, and invest in a cover for the inside and outside of your windscreens to minimize heat loss.
Other essentials like a snow shovel, winter boots and clothes, hot water bottles, antifreeze, and an electric heater can also help to keep you warm and comfortable on your journey.