Stay Safe While RVing This Winter
Driving your RV during the winter months is far trickier than it is during the summer. While snow and ice are formidable foes, you can prepare for the elements by creating an RV winter driving kit. These emergency supplies will keep you safe in the event of an unfortunate situation this winter.
Here’s how to make your own RV emergency kit:
1. Have a Snow Shovel
One key to a good RV winter driving kit is a snow shovel. Keep one in the trunk in case you get in a snowy situation where you need to shovel your tires free.
2. Keep Sand on Hand
Going hand in hand with a snow shovel is sand. Bring a bag of sand whenever you travel during the winter. If you get into a situation where your tires start to spin, you can use sand to provide the traction needed to get you going again.
If you don’t have sand, kitty litter is an excellent substitute!
3. Pack Warm Clothes
If you’re traveling during the winter, you’re probably already packing warm clothes. But if not, be sure to have a coat, gloves, a hat, and maybe some sweatshirts in your RV.
4. Bring Blankets
In addition to warm clothes, bring some blankets with you. These will help you retain heat in case you get stuck in a snowstorm and need to pull off.
5. Own Jumper Cables
It’s easier for car batteries to die during the colder months. To prepare for such a mishap, keep jumper cables in your car. If your battery dies, any Good Samaritans nearby should be able to help if you have jumper cables.
6. Snacks are a Staple
Create a special reserve of non-perishable snacks for your RV. Healthy and hearty snack options include granola bars, dried fruit, nuts, and jerky. Bottled water is also an essential item and you’ll want at least a few bottles in your RV winter driving kit.
7. Don’t Forget About Emergency Signals
If you’re in distress, emergency flares are a great way to alert others that you need immediate assistance. Plus, they warn others that your vehicle is parked alongside the road.
Emergency flares are fairly inexpensive and long-lasting, so they can be a permanent fixture in your RV winter driving kit.
This winter, make sure you’re prepared for whatever weather you may encounter. If you found this guide to creating an RV winter driving kit helpful, share this post on social media and spread the word!