11 Trailers Made for Cold Winter Camping


There are a lot of RV’s that are made for all seasons, but does that mean an RV is meant for the cold? Here is a list of 11 RV’s that will help you know which are the best RV’s for winter.

When you buy an RV, it’s important to look for an RV that can survive the winter cold. Some RVs will say they can handle four seasons but actually can’t. In order for an RV to be a winter RV, the pipes and water tanks need to be insulated.

Water lines can be dangerous in freezing temperatures. It’s important to know that you’re taking the risk of these water lines breaking and damaging your RV.

Even with the insulation, it doesn’t mean the RV will stay home. When camping in areas that consistently are below 0, it can get cold even with a “4 season” or “winter” RV. Some RV’s come with a Polar Package of insulation which is helpful but they can still compare to regular RVs’ insulations.

So which RV’s can hold up the best in the cold? Let’s go and see.

1. Keystone Montana

The Keystone Montana was made for the cold. It provides some of the best warm features needed to assist you on your adventures in the cold. Not only does it cover your needs for the winter, it also comes with a three year limited structural warranty. The RV features enough room for a full fridge, microwave, oven, sink, and cabinet space. It has an entertainment set, ready for a TV with enough seating for five around it.

This RV offers some of the best insulation for an RV. See below for the incredible heating features.

RV Heating Features

  • Insulated floors
  • Insulated Slideout Floors
  • Fully Vented Attic
  • Insulated Double Layer Fiberglass Sidewalls
  • Heated Exterior Convenience Center
  • Heated City Water Low Point Drains
  • Insulated and Enclosed Tanks and Dump Valves
  • Insulated Heated Underbelly
  • Electric Tank Heaters (12v)
  • Foam Core Straight Lind Heat Duct System (3 by 14 inches)
  • Insulated Roof

Price

The price will vary depending on where you purchase your RV, if it’s used or new, or it can be different depending on what state you live in. On RV Trader it can be as low as $49,995 and go up to $106,197.

To build your RV, request a quote or contact a dealer, check out the Keystone RV Website where you can find a specific price for the style of RV that you want: https://www.keystonerv.com/fifth-wheels/montana/.

2. Forest River Arctic Wolf

Just hearing the name “Arctic Wolf” you can already tell this RV is a good option for surviving the cold. Not only that, but it’s a beautiful RV, ranked “Best of Show” in 2017.

One of the reasons why I love the RV is because it offers its basic arctic package and it offers the extreme weather package. In the extreme weather package, it includes plenty of insulation, heated underbelly, and more.

Besides all the insulation, the RV is filled with stainless steel appliances like a fridge, microwave, and even a 1000 watt power inverter for your fridge to keep it cold regardless if you are hooked up to electricity or not.

It also has a queen bed with a master lift system. This RV has all you need to go along with the heating features to make for a very warm, comfortable camping trip.

RV Heating Features

  • Enclosed and Heated Underbelly
  • Insulated Upper Deck
  • Upgraded Insulation
  • BTU Furnace (35,000)
  • Enhanced Fiberglass and High Gloss Sidewalls
  • Option for Fireplace (5200btu Heat)

Price

The price will vary depending on your state and if you buy used or new, but you can expect to find this RV starting at about $33,000 up to about $41,000 for a used RV. A website that offers quotes from dealers on new RVs is: http://www.forestriverinc.com/fifth-wheels/arctic-wolf. There are seven different Arctic Wolf Fifth Wheel floorplans to check out. By clicking on the floor plan you like, you can request information from a dealer to know how much it would cost for the package and style you like.

3. Starcraft Launch Ultra-Lite (Travel Trailer)

Now this Travel Trailer offers some nice advantages even though it is a trailer. For one, it is called Ultra-Lite because it was designed to be lightweight at 7,250 lbs for the gross vehicle weight. It offers a great kitchen area with a pantry, fridge, microwave and sink. It is spacious with a Queen bed, sofa, and a table for an eating area.

The reason why I suggest this as a good RV for the cold is because this trailer offers an optional arctic package that helps the Trailer stay warm. These features in the arctic package can help make a huge difference between freezing and staying at a normal temperature.

RV Heating Features

  • Insulated and Heated/ Enclosed Underbelly
  • Foil Insulation in Roof
  • Magnum Roof System (sturdy roof to uphold snow)
  • Artic Package

Price

Specific prices can be found by requesting a quote online through the Starcraft website or by talking with a dealer. Check out this link for the Starcraft website!

4. Northwood Arctic Fox

Northwood Arctic Fox is a nice choice for an RV because there are a variety of different floor plans. The different floor plans range beginning at 29’5″ long and going to as long as 38’11”. There are six different floor plan and each provide for the need of keeping warm.

Inside each of the floor plans, there is a full tub with a hide-away shower enclosure with a bath skylight, skylights in the kitchen, and a kitchen to meet your needs. There is a large fridge, microwave, sink, oven, and stove, all that make it look like a fancy home instead of an RV. You won’t be disappointed with its big dining and seating space, enough room to stay cozy on your winter vacation.

RV Heating Features

  • High Desnity Block Foam Insulation
  • All-Conditions/ Fours Seasons Insulation (With R-18 Ceiling)
  • R-15 Reflective Foil Insulation in the Roof and Sides
  • Thick-Wall Frame Construction
  • Fireplace (One of the features of the bigger RV’s)

This RV has the right walls and insulation that can help keep you warm in the winter. It is important to remember that if you are in major below freezing areas to keep the inside heated to keep the water pipes from breaking.

Price

To contact your local dealer and to see the different floor plans in detail for what exact price, check out this website for Arctic Fox RVs: https://northwoodmfg.com/5th-wheels/arctic-fox-grande-ronde-5th-wheels/

By seeing local Rvs, you can also check out r.campingworld.com where the prices for this RV can range from $50,995 to $64,502.

5. Jayco 327CKTS Eagle

This type of RV, one of the Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels, is a luxurious RV that has some of the features for staying in cold weather. There are several different features inside to choose from with the Eagle RVs. It comes with a large fridge, microwave, oven, sink and pantry. Along with a large sitting area around an entertainment center and a dining area, all looking up to date and style.

There are some floor plans that offer neat double bunks set ups too, be sure to check out the different floor plans to find which ones suit your wants and needs best.

RV Heating Features

  • Double-layer fiberglass batt insulation in ceiling and floor
  • Double-sided radiant-barrier insulation in roof and slide room floors
  • A Helix Cooling System with Jayco-exclusive insulated duct design
  • Water Heater Bypass
  • 17.8 gallons-per- hour quick-recovery gas/electric DSI water heater which is a 6-gallon tank
  • LED Fireplace (In the Luxury Package)
  • Girard Gen3 “Tankless” Water Heater with Digital Thermostat (Optional to put in)

These features make it possible for the RV to keep you warm in the winter. The double layer insulation is a good extra measure to keep the heat inside underneath the ceiling and above the floor.

Price

The MSRP price of this RV is about $68,967. There are more than eight different floor plans to choose from with different options which could make the price vary. It’s nice because the different plans can accommodate to whatever your needs may be. You can make the RV how you like it!

6. Heartland Bighorn

This RV not only features great insulation for the winter, but also a variety of styles and floor plans to accommodate to your wishes. This is the perfect RV to design because of the different floor plans. It comes with all your kitchen needs, great sitting area, and features. The Heartland Bighorn RV comes from one of the top manufacturers for all-weather vehicles so it is a trustworthy RV when it comes to living in the cold weather.

The way this RV is built, makes it perfect to keep in the warm or to keep in the cold if you’re camping in the summer. The RV also includes 2 by 15,000 BTU Ducted Air Conditioners that make living great also in the heat.

As for the cold, you can see that it has the necessities for keeping you and your family warm as you travel. It even has a power theater seat with heat and massage in the living room!

The insulation helps keep in the heat but also helps it become more quiet inside and sound absorbent compared to other RV’s.

RV Heating Features

  • Insulation Values in the Floor, Sidewall, Roof, Bath Deck, Front and Rear Cap, and Side out Floor
  • Thicker Insulated Slam Late Baggage Doors
  • Welded Aluminum Walls for the Floors and Roof
  • Double Insulated Front and Rear Cap
  • 40,000 BTU Furnace
  • 12 Gallon Hot Water Heater
  • 36′ 5100 Elextric Fireplace
  • Enclosed and Heated Tanks
  • Water Heater Bypass

The Water Bypass Heater is a system that protects and winterizes valves to protect your water system even when it’s in storage.

Price

Prices will range between $54,000 to $94,000 depending on what features you choose to add or what floorplans. Like I’ve stated before, there will be different prices for different RVs from different dealers and if it’s new or used. To ensure you get what you want, you can speak with a dealer and design the RV the way you like.

7. Keystone Raptor

The Keystone Raptor RV comes with a variety of floor plans with excellent kitchen and living arrangements. This makes for a nice camping unit, but the Keystone Raptor is special because it comes with an artic package too. This package ensures that your RV will keep warm and survive through the cold.

RV Heating Features

  • 12 Gallon Gas/Electric DSI Water Heater
  • Enclosed and Heated Underbelly
  • Heated and Lighted Pass-through Storage
  • Gray High-Gloss Exterior Sidewalls
  • Ducted Heat into Garage
  • Ram Air Ventilation System
  • 35,000 BTU Furnace

Price

Since this RV offers different options with different floor plans, the price can vary. You should except for the price to range between about $45,000 to over $107,000 depending upon the model and different options you choose.

8. WindJammer 3008 With Travel Trailer

This option is similar to an RV but not an actual full out RV. It does make it a cheaper option that also provides warmth during the cold season. Don’t let the title, “trailer” confuse you, this trailer is big large with different features such as a kitchen, microwave, closet, wardrobe, and more.

Some of the other great features besides keeping you warm are: Linen closet, wardrobe, refrigerator and hook ups for microwave. It offers a great entertainment and sitting area as well.

RV Heating Features

  • Water Heater By-Pass Kit
  • 6 Gallon Quick Recovery Auto Ignition Gas/Electric
  • Thermostatically Controlled Heated Holding Tanks
  • Interior Gas and Electric Switches
  • Insulation Facrotrs R-7 Side Wall, R-12 Floor and R-14 Roof
  • Fully Aluminum Frame on Floor, Sidewall, and roof
  • Heated Floor Ducts

Price

The newer models can be a little bit more pricey, but compared to the other winter RVs, this one has one of the best deals for its older models. For an older model, it can cost about $15,000 and go up to about $45,000 for a newer one.

9. Heartland Landmark Arlington

Not only is the Heartland Landmark Arlington RV a luxurious RV, it also has comes with the Yeti Extreme Cold Weather Package which can make it durable during the cold season. If you choose to include this package, it will add heating features such as heated tank pads, heated water line to protect the water lines from freezing, and radiant insulation. Compared to other RV’s, this one is one of the best for the cold because it offers this Yeti Package. It’s not included with the original RV, so you must pay extra for it, but it is worth the cost.

RV Heating Features

  • In-House Fully Laminated Floor- R38 Equivalent Insulation
  • Laminated Walls- R11 Equivalent Insulation
  • Roof Insulation
  • 5100 VTU Fireplace/Heater
  • Theatre Seating with Heat and Massage
  • Water Heater Tank and Bypass
  • Add an optional Heat Pump

Some other features that make this RV nice is the power tilted bed, stainless-steel oven, USB ports, and the options to add a 40-inch TV.

Price

Prices may vary depending upon where you purchase your RV from. You can look at different websites for different quotes depending on the State you live in as well. Remember to look into the addition Yeti package that will cost more, but will ensure good heating for your RV.

There are six different floor plans to look at for this model. The LM Newport, LM Charelston, LM Oshkosh, LM Lafayette, LM Louisville, and LM Phoenix. All have 18,000 GVWR and 8,000 Axiles Gawr. They vary from 37″10″-43’9″ for length and all offer luxiourous living. You can’t go wrong with any model, they all offer incredible features!

10. Lance 4 Seasons Travel Trailer

Yes this is a RV trailer that mentions “4 season” and actually works! It has the features needed to make it successful in winter living. It still means to be careful about how you live with your trailer because if it continues to be cold outside, chances are the trailer can become cold. It’s important to keep things heated inside and not let the cold get inside.

RV Heating Features

  • Heated Tanks
  • Dual Pane Windows
  • Advanced Ducted Heating
  • Water Bypass and Winterizing Valve
  • Insulated Hatch Covers
  • Insulated Bed Pad

These heating features are not only available in the Lance 4 Seasons Travel Trailer, but also all of the other Lance campers, trailers, or fifthe wheels. These are some other good options to look at for winter RV choices.

Price

For a used Lance Trailer the price can start at about $14,000 and go up to about $40,000. If it’s a new model, it can be about $45,000 with its MSRP price at $45,999. What makes the Jayco Redhawk 26XD so great is its the perfect RV for the cold and for living in. It comes with your full kitchen needs like a stove burner, microwave, fridge, and cabinet space. It has a queen bed and all the space you need to pack for an adventure.  It is the perfect setup for living and camping out in the cold.

For a used Lance Trailer the price can start at about $14,000 and go up to about $40,000. If it’s a new model, it can be about $45,000 with its MSRP price at $45,999. What makes the Jayco Redhawk 26XD so great is its the perfect RV for the cold and for living in. It comes with your full kitchen needs like a stove burner, microwave, fridge, and cabinet space. It has a queen bed and all the space you need to pack for an adventure.  It is the perfect setup for living and camping out in the cold.

11. Jayco Redhawk 26XD

What makes the Jayco Redhawk 26XD so great is its the perfect RV for the cold and for living in. It comes with your full kitchen needs like a stove burner, microwave, fridge, and cabinet space. It has a queen bed and all the space you need to pack for an adventure.  It is the perfect setup for living and camping out in the cold.

RV Heating Features

  • Heated Holding Tanks (12V pads)
  • 6 Gallon gas/electronic DSI auto-ignition Water Heater
  • Bead-foam Insulation
  • 6 Gallon Gas/Electric DSI Auto-Ignition Water Heater
  • Vacuum-bonded, Laminated Roof, Floor and Sidewalls
  • 4,000 WAtt MicroQuiet Generator
  • 30 BTU Auto-ignition furance

Price

For the 2019 Redhawk floor plans, there are seven different ones to choose from. The different floor plans with pricing are shown below. https://www.jayco.com/products/class-c-motorhomes/2019-redhawk/floorplans-and-prices/

22J 2019 RedhawkAbout $96,068
24 B 2019 RedhawkAbout $102,068
25R 2019 RedhawkAbout $101,318
26XD 2019 RedhawkAbout $100,943
29XK 2019 RedhawkAbout $102,330
31F 2019 RedhawkAbout $104,993
31 XL 2019 RedhawkAbout $103,118

Winter Camping

Going forward, be careful as you purchase your Winter RV. Some RVs will say “Four Seasons” but this doesn’t mean the RV can manage in the cold weather. It is important to take precautions before setting out so you are prepared to camp in the snow and the cold.

Whichever RV you choose, it can be a great adventure with one of these warm campers. Happy camping and stay warm!

Geoff Southworth

I am a California native and I enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. My latest adventures have been taking the family camping, hiking and surfing.

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