Regardless if you are pulling a Motorhome or trailer, problems do arise when driving in the snow if you are not used to driving a large vehicle. Here are tips you need to know when driving in the snow or ice storms.
You should invest in snow chains
It can be difficult if you get stranded in your Motorhome on a road that is covered with ice and snow. However, if you prepare enough, you can handle these storms without any trouble.
You should never forget your set of snow chains when you are driving under the winter weather. If you are stuck in the middle of a storm without any snow chains, it will take longer than usual. You might even have to bet at a truck stop for quite some time.
The only good thing about being at a truck stop for some time is that you can gas up. This is why your gas tank should always be full, but it becomes more important during the winter when there is a possibility of a storm. If you get stuck, your fuel needs to be enough so that it will last you the entire night. This is also a good idea to have a spare tank of gas for emergency purposes.
The importance of your RV tires
Motorhomes already come with highway tread tires because this will provide you with lesser noise and more comfort during driving situations. A highway tread is not going to add traction noise lug during a driving environment. A highway tread tire is going to have better longevity which is always good when it comes to the price of replacement tires.
The difference between rear wheel drive and front wheel drive
The majority of current passenger cars now have front wheel drive and in the 30 years that have passed, a normal driver already knows how to control the vehicle again even if it skids with this drive train configuration.
Motorhomes on the other hand are rear wheel drive so the driving techniques of new generations become useless. It is about sliding and pumping the brakes to try and get back the control. Experiencing a slide can be dangerous if you are towing a trailer.
If you apply power manually, it can make it worse which is not like front wheel drive vehicles because additional power may let you get out of a slide that increases rear wheel power that will compound skidding.
Expect that you might have to pull over
Both motorhomes and travel can give you a hard time handling them even under good weather. Winter driving will only make it a lot more difficult. Allow yourself enough time to arrive at your destination and prepare to spend some nights off-road in case of a snow storm. You might not have enough time on the road, but remember to put safety first, especially if there are other travelers.