4 Reasons Why You Need to RV This Winter 9320

As fall comes to an end, many people are winterizing their RV and preparing to store it away for the long, cold winter. Their RV is going into hibernation until springtime. But what if camping season didn’t have to end?

What if instead of bundling up and riding out the winter, you could hit the road and enjoy your RV? Not only is it possible, but winter RVing is also as a great time to RV!

If you need a little convincing, here are four great reasons to RV this winter:

1. Take That Dream Ski Vacation

There’s something so magical about a winter vacation, especially if skiing is involved. Whether you love to ski or snowboard or just enjoy the feeling of being cozy and warm while watching the snow fall outside, what better way to experience the mountains than in your RV?

Surprisingly, there are many wonderful ski towns/resorts that have RV parks. Staying in your RV is a cost-effective way to enjoy a dream ski vacation. Here are a few RV parks near popular ski resorts that might be the perfect place for you this winter:

Tiger Run RV Resort in Breckenridge, CO
Park City RV Resort in Park City, UT
Whitefish RV Park in Whitefish, MT
Jackson Hole Campground in Jackson, WY

2. Avoid the Crowds

Yosemite National Park during the winter

Spring and summer are the most popular seasons for many common RV and camping related activities – hiking, biking, fishing etc. Sure, spring and summer bring warmer weather, but they also bring larger crowds.

RVing in the winter still allows you to experience many of these activities but with fewer crowds. Visiting destinations, especially the national parks, during all the different seasons can be so rewarding. You’ll experience the beauty and attractions from a different perspective.

3. The Holidays

Holiday decoration

With winter come the holidays. For many, the holidays are synonymous with hectic travel and hilariously uncomfortable sleeping arrangements. The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to take your RV to your family gatherings for many reasons.

You can sleep comfortably in your own bed instead of on the couch or an air mattress, and if you need to, you can retreat to your own space when you need a little peace and quiet. Or perhaps you have the responsibility of hosting your family this year. Having an RV could allow for more comfortable and private sleeping arrangements for your holiday guest.

4. Escape the Cold Weather

rv by the beach in florida

If a cold weather RV trip isn’t your cup of tea, hit the road and escape to warmer weather. RVing to warm weather destinations is a tried and true way to enjoy your RV year-round. Luckily, the US has many destinations that stay nice during the winter months and these places tend to be very welcoming to RVers.

As shorter days and colder temperatures approach nearer, remember the fun doesn’t stop just because winter rolls in. There is lots to do and many places to go this winter in your RV. If you don’t already have an RV and are looking to enjoy do some of these activities, winter is also a great time to purchase.

Where would you like to RV this winter? Leave a comment below!

Lindsay McKenzie Contributor
Lindsay McKenzie travels full-time in her Winnebago Navion with her husband Dan and their 2 dogs. Originally from Colorado, they have been seeking adventure together for 10 years now and have done a lot of international traveling, including living in Costa Rica. They took the leap into full time RVing after experiencing life-altering news. They viewed the news as a life “detour” and started a travel and inspirational blog called Follow Your Detour. Lindsay has grown more passionate about pursuing her dreams and a leading a fulfilling life, while inspiring others to do the same. She loves that RVing allows her to be in nature and do more of what she loves. You can usually find her on the river fly fishing, hiking to sunset spots, or at a local brewery. (All photos by Lindsay McKenzie, except where noted.)


  1. I truly would, and I think it would be a Wonderful Experience. To get away from the everyday routine, and being able to see the Winter Beauty!!!!

    1. Wrap the outside pipes with insulation. The inside should be fine but if really cold, keep cupboards open a little at night. Helped me.

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