One of the main things that puts people off travelling in their camper through winter is the cold weather. Nobody wants to sleep in a cold vehicle that’s covered in condensation and patches of damp, and they don’t have to! It’s time to scrap that idea that campervans are always cold and horrible through the winter, because they don’t have to be. Just like your house, there are things you can do to ensure your camper is warm, welcoming and cosy.
More often than not, the main cause of a cold camper is a break in the sealing on the exterior of your vehicle. If the seals are damaged then they aren’t going to do their job and keep the cold air out, so it’s important to check that the seals are in good condition and working properly. If the rubber is torn, cracked or simply missing then you must replace the whole area of sealing so that you can keep your camper warm. If you don’t feel like the seal is physically broken in any way, but it still feels cold around that area of the vehicle, then it may be that the rubber has simply hardened too much and the cold is cutting straight past and into the camper. In this instance, you should also replace it and use some softer, fresh rubber to seal the area.
When you start to use electricity to warm up the camper you need to decide on the right products for you to use. The most popular item for campervans is a diesel heater, which will keep the interiors warm and cosy for the time you spend in there. The benefit to a diesel heater is that you can control the amount of heat that is let off, turning it on and off when needed and preventing the campervan from being overheated or too cold. Simi9larly, there are electrical heaters available that are ideal for quickly warming up the camper. These products are also small in size so they fit perfectly in smaller spaces. When warming up your camper you’ll also notice that there is much less space to heat up, so you don’t have to wait as long for the space to feel cosy and comfortable.
This feature often shocks people at first, but we don’t mean an actual snake. Door snakes are a long cushion that has been designed to sit in front of the doorway to prevent draft from entering into the vehicle. Whilst your normal door snake may be designed for a household door, you can find special designs suited for smaller doors used within a campervan. These door snakes are also ideal for introducing a little character to the camper, as you can find them in a range of different styles and colours too.
Curtains and Screens
Keeping the curtains within your camper closed throughout the day will help to keep the warm air inside the vehicle. Once you turn on your heater, the curtains or silver screens will work as an insulator to keep the interiors warm and cosy. The beneficial thing about camper curtains and screens is that they also add privacy to your camper which is also ideal when travelling.
Introducing candles to your campervan is not only perfect for creating a gorgeous scent that will fill your camper and make it feel like home, but the heat from the candle will also help to warm up your interiors. They may only be small, but candles are perfect for warming up small spaces without having to use any electricity or gas, which is also a bonus!