While it’s not exactly the holiday season people were expecting, there’s no reason to not celebrate at all. RV enthusiasts know you can make the best of wherever you are, so why not have yourself a merry little Christmas on wheels?
The first step to enjoying an RV Christmas is the same as a home Christmas – you gotta decorate! Once you’re not moving, don’t be afraid to decorate the interior and the exterior of the RV.
Space is limited, so make the most of the small space by going up the walls; put up some garland and string some lights around sleeping areas and storage spaces. Pick a special spot to hang some stockings. There’s also a ton of unused space on the ceiling of the RV, so hang some ornaments over your head; just make sure they don’t dangle too low and get in the way.
For many folks, it’s just not Christmas without a Christmas tree. While you’re not going to be able to fit a full-sized tree in the RV, there are pre-lit tabletop trees that take up little space. Or you could find a potted tree if you just have to have a real tree for the holidays. If you’re feeling extra creative, there are plenty of DIY tree alternatives out there made from wood and other materials.
Obviously, winter RVing is different from summer RVing, the main difference being the weather. Along with making sure your heater is working properly, you need good, comfortable, season-appropriate bedding. Thick, warm blankets will help keep things nice and cozy, and there are plenty out there with holiday themes, so don’t be afraid to pile them on. Also bring along comfy pajamas and slippers to keep yourself warm.
Many people associate the holidays with specific food. While making a full Christmas dinner might not be feasible in an RV, you can still ensure you have your festive favourites. When packing up your food, make sure to bring your favourite Christmas dinner food and other treats. If you have the means, pack along some cookie dough to have fresh-baked cookies. Not only will you have a sweet treat to go with a cup of hot chocolate, but the whole RV will smell amazing.
On top of all the fun stuff, make sure you have everything you need in case of an emergency. A repair kit for anything that may need to be fixed in the RV, extra batteries, a flashlight, more blankets, and bottled water are necessary no matter what time of year. Also be prepared for winter driving conditions; drive slow and safe.
Follow these ideas and tricks and you’ll definitely have a happy holiday in your RV.