How To Keep Your Motorhome Warm In Winter

Perhaps you’ve tucked your RV in for the winter and are waiting for spring before taking to the roads again. However, if you’re one of the hardy souls willing to keep your motorhome on the road during the colder months, here’s our guide to keeping warm. 

Heat Retention

Heat goes right through glass, so purchase a silver thermal blanket that fits your vehicle. This should cover the inside of the windscreen and the driver's and passenger door windows. Fit thermal curtains or blinds if you don’t already have them. Check your door and window seals regularly to make sure that all windows and doors are closing properly to prevent draughts.

Think about how you use your storage. Cupboards and drawers that are located on the exterior walls of your motorhome or caravan are dead, unheated air space. Consider filling them with clothing or bedding to provide extra insulation and always keep them closed.


This is very important as hot air rises. Open your roof vents slightly as this will allow the warm air to circulate. 


Choosing the correct heater can be critical. 

The two main options when purchasing a heater for your RV are LPG gas and diesel, which are both great because neither require mains power supply, so you can wave civilisation goodbye! Additionally, both options are safe and highly efficient. 

LPG heaters tend to be the cheaper option and run off the same source as your cooking and hot water system. These heaters may be more suitable for travellers who aren’t on an extended trip, as LPG is not always readily available and can be expensive if used for longer periods of time. 

Diesel heaters can run from your vehicles tank or from a fuel tank of their own. They are a larger upfront investment than LPG, however they are significantly cheaper to run. They are also quieter, and can be used while you’re on the move! Diesel heaters are ideal if you’re spending a lot of time in your vehicle, especially in winter. 

When weighing up which heater to go with, ensure it reflects how much time you spend travelling to justify the initial &and ongoing cost comparisons. 

Parking Up

A main perk of travelling in the winter is being out of the high season. This means you’re going to have far greater choice when it comes to parking up your RV. With warmth in mind, you’re best off having the prevailing wind hitting the rear of your vehicle, and trying to park up in a relatively sheltered spot. 

For more information on Burnsco's range of products to keep your motorhome warm this winter, phone us on 0800 10 20 41, email us, or Livechat with one of our staff via the website.