Reasons to Use your RV in the Winter


Normally, we see RVs chugging down the road during the spring and summer months. And why wouldn’t we? The warm weather is ideal for special vacations and long road trips in our motorhomes. But when the winter weather rolls around, far too many start prepping their RVs for storage.

RVs may seem easier to use during the summer months, but they are also great for use in the winter months. People whoenjoy commuting to various snowy destinations for a bit of winter fun have every reason to use their RV as a home away from home during their travels.

1. Save Travel Time

For those who excitedly anticipate winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hunting, ice fishing, and other winter activities, having as much time outdoors is essential. But if there is a long commute involved in getting to and leaving the places where all the action is happening, you loose valuable time.

The best way to eliminate unnecessary travel time is to live out of your RV. By setting up your motorhome at a nearby RV park, or maybe onsite if it’s allowed, you can shorten your travel time and make it easier to soak in as much of the winter activities as you can get.

2. Save Money

Some of the best snow sport destinations are so distant that many travellers are forced to rent some kind of housing while they stay. Renting an apartment for a few weeks can expensive, and you still have the cost of food and driving to factor in.

A simple way to save money on housing and driving time is to bring your RV out. You will have to pay some money to rent space for it, but because RVing is not as popular in the winter, most lots have discounted rates for those willing to brave the cold. You could save several hundred dollars a month just by opting to live out of your RV than rent from the locals.

3. Personalize the Space

If you plan to visit a lot of slopes, then you must factor in the task of packing up, relocating, finding new housing, finding a place to store your gear, and settling back in again. With your RV, you have your very own home away from home.

A motorhome serves as your private, customizable space that doesn’t need to change unless you want it to. With an RV, you can personalize the space to make it as useful and comfortable as you like. Forget having to pack and unpack every time you want to try some new slopes; moving in is as simple as parking your rig at your new destination.

4. Move Wherever, Whenever

Most people want to get their money’s worth when renting a room for a month. Once people have had their fill of one location and want to explore a new area, they feel obligated to stay for the designated time. Theyend up counting down the days until they can leave.

An RV gives you a bit more margin when it comes to renting a lot. If you want some different slopes, all you have to do is pick up and head to the next one. “Should I stay or should I go?” is not a question for you anymore. You have total control over whether you have to stay or go.

5. Easy Storage

Most winter sports come with a substantial amount of gear. Not only do you have to bundle up in plenty of special layers to protect yourself from the cold, but there is plenty of equipment that goes into most of these activities.

Skis, poles, boards, boots, goggles, gloves, and more is required in order to challenge the slopes. Licenses, permits, tool kits, emergency kits, and backup kits are necessary for snowmobiles, and don’t get us started on what you’ll need to go camping, hunting, or fishing in the winter.

Relocating all of this stuff from spot to spot can be tiresome and frustrating. Keeping a majority of it in your RV, however, makes the whole process more manageable. RVs are full of all kinds of cupboards and cubbies that provide storage space for all your stuff. You can even mark and label various parts of your RV to manage all the stuff you have to bring.

New and Used RVs

If you’re looking for an RV that can help you weather the snowy storms and find the amazing winter action, stop in and view our selection here at Kirkland RV. We have a selection of RV models like Class As, Class Cs, Diesel Pushers, trailers, and more. These new and used RVs are in top shape and will give you an opportunity to experience winter sports in a whole new way.
For more information about our RVs, contact us today by giving us a call at (866)-710-0064 or by filling out our contact form.