Winter touring hacks for a successful trip

Driving a campervan in winter conditions

Touring during the colder months in your caravan, motorhome or campervan can be particularly magical, but it’s important to be prepared for more challenging conditions.

Putting measures in place to stay safe and ensuring you can keep warm are vital in the winter, but once you’ve cracked it, you’ll have a great time.

With this in mind, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has put together some top tips for winter touring and here at CaravanTimes we’ve added a few of our own too.


  • Consider winter tyres for your towcar and caravan or motorhome to ensure a safer driving experience and prepare for difficult conditions.


  • Check the weather forecast prior to departure so you know what to expect.


  • Consider investing in a head torch for hands-free lighting and pack spare batteries.


  • Pack carefully, removing all your summer equipment from your leisure vehicle and replacing it with blankets, hot water bottles and winter clothes.


  • Create a stash of board games and books in your leisure vehicle for days when the weather is inhospitable.


  • Attach reflective tape or paint to your caravan hitch, water and waste containers, the edge of your entrance step and the roll-out awning supports to avoid walking into them in the dark.


  • Plan to do as much of the journey as possible during daylight hours and not arrive on site too late, as simple tasks associated with pitching up can be much trickier in the dark.


  • Create an evening and morning routine that promotes convenience when carrying out tasks, such as checking the fresh and waste water levels.


  • Sleep for longer to ensure your body is in a good position to deal with the cold and potentially more difficult driving conditions.


  • Be flexible and adapt your plans depending on the weather and the local knowledge of the staff.


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