Winter RV Camping Guide
November 23, 2020 08:50 AM
Halloween has come and gone, Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and winter will be here before we know it. While many people may be packing up their camping gear, at Expedition Motorhomes – a leading provider of California motor home rentals – we would call those people foolish. In our eyes, winter is one of the best times of year to go camping, especially in a Calabasas RV rental. Sure taking a Los Angeles motor home rental out on the road in winter has its challenges, but you will soon discover that the benefits of winter camping in a Los Angeles motor home far outweigh them. What follows is a quick guide to winter camping with a Calabasas RV rental from Expedition Motorhomes.
Benefits to Winter Camping
When comparing a summer road trip in a Los Angeles motor home rental to a comparable trip in winter, the benefits will soon become obvious. First and foremost, there are far fewer campers and travellers on the road in the wintertime. This equates to less traffic on the highways, more open campgrounds, and uncrowded trails and parks up and down the California Coast. Further, winter weather in The Golden State is generally milder than the summer. Wildfire season has come and gone, and you can still enjoy the warm California sun to the south or experience a bit of winter in the Sierra foothills. Places like Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park are truly winter wonderlands once the snow starts to fall. Aside from that, RV rental prices and the cost of camping and other attractions are generally lower in the wintertime which means you can do a comparable trip to the summer for a fraction of the cost.
If you decide to venture into the colder California climes this winter season to give proper winter camping a try, you should prepare yourself ahead of time. Because the weather and temperatures are more demanding, here are a few tips and tricks to get you started.
Expedition Motorhomes does all of the legwork to ensure that all of our California motor home rentals going out on winter adventures are mechanically sound, insulated, and protected from the cold. That means all you have to worry about is packing appropriately and planning ahead.
It should go without saying that you should pack plenty of warm clothes for cold temperatures, but also make sure you have a shovel, headlamp, and traction pads on board in case you get stuck in some snow.
Additionally, to prevent such incidents, be sure to drive extra carefully in wintery environments, keep your gas tank full, and stay on top of the local weather forecasts so you know what type of winter weather is coming your way.
You should also plan well in advance for where you want to visit and remain flexible in real-time. Not all facilities will be open in the winter, and some may have varied hours. If you need to change plans last minute, try to have a good backup option in place so you don’t have to spend unnecessary hours driving around in the cold and dark.
Finally, don’t forget to have fun! Winter camping in a Los Angeles motor homes rental is a great way to bring the entire family together. Movie nights, board games, warm meals, campfires, and an unforgettable road trip adventure await you - don’t lose sight of that! Winter camping truly is something special, and Expedition Motorhomes is here to help facilitate your road trip every step of the way. With one of the largest inventories of rental motor homes in LA, there is no one better to get you started. Give us a call today to inquire about RV rental prices, reserve a motorhome, and get the wheels turning on the winter camping road trip of your dreams.
What Customers Say
It was awesome. It was so great. It was so fantastic. We loved the RV. It was so accommodating. It was only three of us: [me] my husband and my son and we had a wonderful time. Thank you for renting to us and we will definitely be renting again.
From Toronto, Canada. We came down to Expedition to pick up an RV for a special surfing vacation for my son here who turned 15 this week. I gotta tell ya, it’s been an awesome experience. We went up the coast to Santa Barabara and down. We had perfect sites of the beach; looking at the ocean. He got a chance to experience surfing the California way – an overall great experience. RV was just the way to go. Made it a beautiful experience for us. The people at Expedition were perfect; helped us out throughout… were very kind and generous and we just had a great vacation because of it. So I recommend anyone whose thinking about it… Definitely call Expedition. You’ll enjoy it and you won’t regret it.
We flew from Europe and rented a motor home from ExpeditionMotorHomes.com. And, it was a fantastic experience from start to end. When we arrived, we had… the staff was very friendly; taught us how to use the motor home. They had videos online you can practice with and look at. And the actual trip, the quality of the motor home was perfect. This was the first time for my family and I and it will not be the last. We will be doing this again and obviously from the same supplier because everything from start to finish was perfect.
I have rented from this company seven times in the last eight years. They do an amazing job. Most recently, I had errored on my departure date (I should have looked at the contract when they sent it to me!) and when I arrived a day early, they accommodated me. Thank you, Matt, for making a year without Martin easy! I recommend this company to anyone wanting to rent an RV. It’s so much easier than you think.
The Expedition Motorhome family took great care of our family. This is our third straight year renting trailers and RV’s from Expedition and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are a small shop with big customer service. The RV’s are in great condition on the inside and under the hood. We drive to the Tahoe area from LA every year and they make the long haul with no problems. We camped with other families who rented from other vendors and had nothing but problems. See you next year!
Was the first time we rented and RV and we had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. WE travel with the jamboree 23 ft for about 20 days around California and nevada without any problem.Everything worked the way it should. At the office Martin and Ilda where super nice and helpful with us. Definitely we are coming back!
We had a great experience with Expedition Motor Homes. My family and I rented an RV for a weekend camping trip, something we had never done before. The staff was extremely helpful and informative, and everything went smoothly. The RV was in great working order, very clean and great looking. We will definitely rent from the again in the future!
This was our first rental from Expedition. Everything went smoothly. They had excellent customer service from the beginning to the return. The RV we rented was in great condition, with the exception of a few minor issues. These issues didn’t cause any trouble, and I know they will have them fixed for the next renter. We are already looking forward to our next RV vacation, and we will be sure to use Expedition!