Can you live in an Airstream in the winter?
Welcome to Ewald's Airstream of Wisconsin! As an experienced Wisconsin RV dealer, Ewald's Airstream of Wisconsin has the experience to help you find the RV or camping trailer best for you. Services such as motorhomes for sale and service, RV fleet sales, pre-owned equipment, and new or used trailers are available. When deciding the best trailer for your needs, you must pay attention to one crucial asset: your camping trailer has to be suitable for winter camping. This article covers some of the most important aspects to consider when buying a trailer for winter camping in Wisconsin.
1. Add Extra Insulation to Airstream RV Windows
Winter camping can be delightful, with outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, and snowshoeing. However, heating an RV for sale in winter can be expensive. The best way to keep consistent interior temperatures is to add insulation between the windows and walls. The insulation should be approximately 1/2 inch thick and placed between every window frame or wall stud, or if using foam board insulating between all walls and the ceiling. Our RV dealer in Wisconsin, Ewald's Airstream of Wisconsin, can help you pick the proper insulation and install it quickly.
2. Add Skirting to the Exterior Perimeter
Our Wisconsin Airstream dealer can also install skirting to help keep the cold air out of the trailer. Skirting should extend outward at least 18 inches from the trailer and be 12 inches tall. Many types of skirting can be purchased online or at our RV dealer in Wisconsin. The best kind is metal or plastic that ties down tightly to prevent air from getting in under the skirt. When camping in Milwaukee, the easiest way to secure skirting is to lay bricks along the dress's sides and connect them with a brick tie. Brick ties are made of high-density materials so that they can withstand cold temperatures, and they also provide excellent insulation. Our Wisconsin RV dealer will be happy to make specific suggestions for your specific model.
3. Protect Your Pipes
Our Wisconsin RV dealer encourages you to pay attention to your pipes! The pipes inside of an RV for sale must be protected from snow, ice, and wind. The best way to protect the pipes in your motorhome for sale is to cover them with insulation. Many materials, such as fiberglass wrap, "Easy Care" vinyl wrap, or rubber booties, can be used on any RV for sale.
Most Wisconsinites looking for an RV for sale like to camp year-round, including in the coldest months of the year, with temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t worry, Airstream motorhomes make a perfect trailer to be used in the winter months. Airstreams are well known for their durability and ease of maintenance. There is no more significant way to gain experience than by camping in the winter, whether you choose a new or used trailer. Once you have used your new Airstream for several camping seasons and maintained its service needs, like tire replacement, motor oil change, and other regular maintenance, it will be ready for traveling during the coldest days of winter.