Top 5 Helpful RV Hacks for Fall Adventures

By: O'Connor RV   |   30 Sep 2023

If you’re new to the RV life, you’ll quickly realize it comes with a bit of a learning curve. And even if you’ve been RVing for some time, you’d be surprised how many tips and tricks can make your life easier, especially if you’re keeping the good times rolling from summer right into fall. Thankfully, though, there are plenty of seasoned vets out there like the good folks at O’Connor RV, who’ve passed down some pretty handy tips, tricks, and hacks to elevate your RV experience without all the trial and error – although some trial and error should be expected!  Check out these helpful RV hacks that are sure to make you a happy camper this fall!

  1. Insulate Windows and Doors

Once the temperature drops, you’ll want to do everything you can to stay cozy and warm. While most all-season RVs are constructed with excellent insulation, if you’re using your seasonal RV in the fall, some extra steps can be helpful. Use window insulation kits or draft stoppers to keep the heat in and the cold out. This will help maintain a comfortable temperature inside your RV.

  1. Use Heated Mattress Pads or Electric Blankets

To stay warm while sleeping on even colder nights, consider using heated mattress pads or electric blankets. They can make a big difference if you still tend to run cold at night despite insulting your windows.

  1. Pre-Trip Maintenance

It’s always important to give your RV a good maintenance check before heading out on your great escape, but even more so if you’re camping out in the colder months. In particular, cooler temperatures can affect tire pressure. Make sure your RV tires are properly inflated to ensure safe and efficient travel. In addition, if you're camping in areas where temperatures drop below freezing, take precautions to prevent your RV's water system from freezing. This may include using heated water hoses or adding antifreeze to your holding tanks.

  1. Toilet Paper Tubes for Fires

Want an easy, sustainable way to start your fires? Rather than throwing away empty toilet paper tubes, fill the inside of the empty cardboard with dryer lint and wrap it with wax paper. When you are ready to start your campfire, use a match or lighter and boom! Instant campfire.

  1. Black-Out Curtains

Blackout curtains are one of the best investments for RVing. After a long drive, sometimes, you just need to go to bed, and the sun doesn’t always cooperate with when you would like to sleep. A great trick is to Velcro the blackout curtains to some nice curtains you like, so you get the best of both worlds without the hassle of putting up more curtain rods. Black-out curtains are also great for trapping in the heat and keeping out the cold!

Looking for more tips, tricks, hacks, or answers concerning the RV life in the fall? Don’t hesitate to stop by the O’Connor RV lot in Chilliwack, BC, with any of your burning questions! Feel free to browse our inventory of RVs, motorhomes, travel trailers and more in the meantime!


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