How to Drive an RV in Winter Weather
We're always excited to welcome the winter months at Ewald's Airstream. Some of our best Midwestern vistas are our wondrous winter scenery. So, before your winter RV travels, stop by your favorite Wisconsin RV dealer (that's Ewald's Airstream!) and have any maintenance performed at our service shop to keep your RV in top shape and drive safely in winter.
As a Wisconsin RV dealer, we want our customers to have a safe and fun winter adventure. So, if you get a chance, stop in, and look at our Airstream touring coaches for sale. Have a great season and follow some of our reminders to keep safe when getting here to see what RV for sale we have this month.
- Always use caution while driving in adverse weather conditions. Drive at safe speeds leaving plenty of room between you and the other vehicles on the road.
- Ensure your RV has all the proper winter driving gear, including chains/traction devices, windshield wipers, and a full gas tank.
- Keep an emergency kit stocked with blankets, food, flares, water bottles, first-aid supplies, and tools to help repair damage to your RV in case of an emergency.
- If you have a towed vehicle behind your RV, ensure it is appropriately weighted down and secured, so it doesn't move during severe weather conditions.
- Make sure all your tires are properly inflated. Underinflation can cause your RV to skid in the snow, while over-inflating can lead to cracking or even blowouts. Check pressure regularly and change tires when necessary. We always have motorhomes for sale but keep the one you have safe until you're ready to upgrade.
- Use extreme caution when driving your Airstream motorhome in slushy or icy conditions. Avoid turning sharply or making sudden stops, as these can create dangerous rink hazards. Be especially careful when passing other vehicles – keep plenty of distance between your RV and the car in front of you.
- Keep an eye out for ice patches and slippery roads – don't drive where you can't see clearly in front of you! If conditions become too treacherous, pull your Airstream RV off the road, and wait for conditions to improve.
- As always, be aware of local weather advisories before heading out – if you find yourself stuck in bad weather, don't hesitate to call for help.
- Avoid taking the long route if possible; take shortcuts only if you are sure the road is safe.
- Always keep your lights on when driving in snowy or icy conditions.
Keep Your Adventures Accident-Free with Ewald
It can be difficult to drive an RV in winter weather, but with a bit of preparation and following these ten tips, you should be able to get through it without any problems. Make sure to pack the right gear and remember to stay warm and hydrated – if you can do those things, you'll have no trouble getting around in Wisconsin's coldest months! So go ahead and make your first stop at Ewald's, your Wisconsin RV dealer. We have excellent motorhomes for sale you should check out.