Happy official first day of fall! We hope that all the RVers out there had a great summer filled with amazing memories, and we also hope that you’re excited for the RV adventures that fall has in store for you.
We’re coming up to that time of year when the weather is getting cooler, but it’s not quite cold enough to completely winterize your RV just yet. It’s that weird limbo state where you are not quite sure how to transition from those hot summer months into that chilly fall weather. In this blog, we’ll share some ways to make that transition smoother so that you can start fully enjoying the cozyness of fall!
1. Fall Cleaning
Many of you have probably accumulated a number of items during the summer that you bought to keep you, and your RV, cool during the hot summer months. Perhaps its fans, reflective insulation, cooling towels, etc… As the weather is cooling down, however, these items will just accumulate dust and take up space (and we all know how precious that is in an RV). This is why we suggest taking some time during September to do some fall cleaning and put into storage all these items that you won’t need until next spring/summer. Doing this will help you declutter your RV so that you can go into the new season with a fresh and organized space!
2. Set The Mood
One way to fully indulge in the coziness of fall is to make sure the atmosphere in your RV is cozy as well. If you are a candle person, then you can purchase some fall scented candles to maximize the fall atmosphere. You can also consider incorporating more fall colors in your decor, particularly yellows, oranges, and browns. If you want to go all out, then you can bring along some fun decorations for fall holidays, like thanksgiving or halloween.
3. Prepare In Advance
In most places, fall is a transitional season when temperatures gradually decrease and it is often characterized by sporadic weather. During fall, it tends to be warmer during the day time and cooler at night, often bringing rain, fog, and/or wind. This weather can sometimes make it difficult to properly prepare for the season, especially when you’re on the road. We’ve compiled a list of some things you can bring along that will help you tackle the chilly weather while traveling on the road:
- Layers, layers, layers! Bring zip-ups and sweaters that will be easy to put on and take off, depending on the weather.
- Keep lots of blankets around.
- Bring a heating bag; it’ll be a fast and easy way to warm up on an especially cold day.
- Pack some tea, coffee, hot cocoa or any hot beverage of your preference to keep you warm around the fire.
- Don’t forget your fuzzy socks and/or slippers!
4. Stock Your Pantry Appropriately
The gloomy, chilly, and rainy weather of fall usually makes us crave warm and hardy food that makes us feel cozy. So, before you set off on your fall RV adventures, don’t forget to stock your pantry with your favorite comfort foods. Here are a few ideas:
- Mac ‘N Cheese
- Hot beverages (tea, coffee, hot cocoa, etc…)
5. Soft Campgrounds
Fall is known to be quite rainy, and if you are a seasoned RVer, you know that rain usually means you are going to have to deal with soft campgrounds. This is a pain to deal with for any RVer, but Lynx Levelers can help alleviate some of this stress!
Ideally, you would want to use a solid, thick platform under your wheels to prevent sinking. However, a concrete pad is next to impossible to bring along on an RV trip. Leveling blocks can help prevent your RV from sinking into soft ground by dispersing the weight of your RV on a soft surface. With that said, at times, the campground may be too soft even if using leveling blocks, which can pose a safety risk. In that case, levelers are still useful as the blocks will be the first to sink and therefore alert you that the campground is not ideal, giving you extra time to move your RV before it’s too late.
We would love to see you on your RV adventures this fall, so don’t forget to snap some shots of you on the road and tag @lynxlevelers for a chance to be reposted on our Instagram account!