6 Tips for Winter RV Camping

Salem, Oregon’s top rated RV parks

Phoenix RV Park – one of Salem, Oregon’s top rated RV parks – is a fantastic stop for those seeking a fun winter RV camping experience. Are you interested in winter RV camping, but uncertain where to begin? Then you’re in luck. We’ve put together the following six important tips to consider for a successful winter RV camping trip in the Salem area.


  1. First, before embarking on your trip, make sure that your RV is ready for winter travel. Check the engine’s antifreeze, topping it off (if necessary) with the right concentration of antifreeze and water.
  2. Make sure that the RV’s tires are in good condition and properly inflated.
  3. Next, check the RV’s built-in furnace to ensure it is clean and in good condition. If it isn’t, you can remove any dirt and debris with compressed air or a soft brush.
  4. To protect your RV from the cold, install and/or upgrade insulation. This will help create a warm and comfortable living space. Insulating the base of the RV can also shield it from cold winds and keep the pipes from freezing.
  5. Another tip to help prevent pipes and hoses from freezing is to insulate them and/or use heat tape. You can also use your internal freshwater tank and add antifreeze to the holding tank to keep water flowing smoothly.
  6. Lastly, there are a variety of things you can do to stay warm and comfortable in your RV, such as using a good quality heater, closing window shades (or insulating windows) to prevent cold drafts from coming in and packing warm winter clothes and gear.  


With these six tips in mind, you can have a more comfortable and enjoyable RV camping trip even in our colder months. For more information about Phoenix RV Park and our amenities, go here. Note: If you’re renting an RV in a cold weather state, be sure to ask if it will be winterized for you.