Arctic Packages for RVs: What to Check Before Buying?
It goes without saying; having an RV out during the winter is not as easy as during warmer climate. It is for this reason that most people, at the onset of winter, choose to do one of two things: winterize their RVs and store them for the season or head out south.
The third option is set aside for us snow lovers who easily and happily succumb to the charm of cold weather. Winter camping can be a handful, to say the least, and those who have tried it know this all too well. For starters, you need a four-season, all-weather RV that handles the cold of winter, the heat of summer, and everything in between.
An online search of “four-season, all-weather RV” will result in a lot of motorhomes, campers, travel trailers, and toy haulers. And there is no saying with certainty that all those results deliver on the claims the manufacturers make. As such, it is important to do your homework properly before purchase, lest you regret that decision for the rest of the winter.
Below are tips that will help you choose the best RV with an arctic package.
As a first step, you should do an in-depth research on the manufacturer. Go to their website and read through, checking reviews of people who bought the same brand. This will give you some form of certainty that you are purchasing a good product.
Here is the list of the most popular RVs that includes arctic packages:
- Heartland’s Yeti Extreme Weather Package
- Lance’s Four-Seasons Certified Option (available for travel trailers, toy haulers, and truck campers)
- Keystone’s Four Seasons Living Package
- Northwood’s Arctic Fox Line
- Gulfstream Yellowstone’s Diesel Pusher
- Starcraft’s Launch Ultra-Lite travel trailer
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4. Insulations’ R-Value
- Plumbing trouble
- Mechanical failure
- Axel breakage
- Blown tire
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If you already have an RV with an unsealed underbelly you should buy woven, waterproof underbelly material.
- RV skirt – It is a special material that you can wrap around the RV including the wheels
- Dehumidifier – Prevent dampness and moisture to get in the RV.
- Electric space heaters in case you need them – which can warm up every room very fast.
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