Be Prepared!

One of the many perks to camping is the ability to camp all year round, but it is also very important to be prepared for the severe weather the seasons may bring.

Download the Apps

Before you leave download multiple weather apps, and make sure they are set to alert you in case of upcoming severe weather conditions such as blizzards, thunderstorms, high winds, or even tornados, depending where you are camping!

Make sure your RV insurance is adequate, and if it’s going to be wet weather try to book a campground with a gravel campsite rather than dirt to avoid a muddy trip.

A portable NOAA radio is a great item to have to get live updates of the weather and natural emergencies without having to depend on your cell phones service or battery life.

You should also have a stash of batteries, headlights or flashlights, and a portable charger inside your RV just in case.

📸 Ryan B

 In The Storm

Never try to outrun a storm last minute, it may end up with you being caught without shelter on the road.

An RV is not a safe place to wait out a storm because high winds could topple your rig. When you arrive at your campground scout out a possible shelter, such as a concrete bathroom.

 📸 Elisa H

Should you expect high winds put all your camping chairs, mats, and outdoor kitchen items away. Retract your awnings, close your windows and lock your exterior storage doors on your RV.

In the event of a thunderstorm unplug all electronics in your RV such as TV’s, coffee pots, or computers. Don’t touch any plumbing or metal, and avoid running water by doing the dishes or showering during the storm.

If you are camping in the winter always make sure you have proper winter tires, tire chains, and the correct tire pressure. Always bring extra fuel, extra blankets, and a generator.