Mud season happens around late winter and early spring when the snow begins to melt and rain is pouring on dirt roads, trails, and campsites. The slick mud can not only dirty your rig and shoes, but it can even cause your RV to get stuck. Make sure you have these products on hand while you’re on the road this season to keep your RV safe and clean.
1. Emergency traction items
If your RV gets stuck in the mud, putting something solid behind the tires can give you the traction you need to get going again. It’s a good idea to always carry a traction mat with you just in case of an emergency. They can also be used to save your RV in case it gets stuck in the sand or snow.
A cheap $13 traction mat could end up saving you from a very expensive tow bill. Tire chains, although better known for helping in the snow, can also be useful in muddy conditions.
2. An outdoor showerhead or boot scraper
It doesn’t take much to track mud and dirt in the RV. If needed, rinse off your muddy shoes with your RV’s outdoor shower, a portable showerhead, or just a water bottle, then leave them to dry on an outdoor mat. Pet owners can also use portable showerheads to clean off muddy paws.
3. RV step covers and entrance mat
If your RV entry steps don’t have rug covers or the existing ones are worn down and dirty, you may want to update them with some nice aftermarket step covers to keep mud and dirt from tracking in. An indoor entrance mat can also help catch dirt before you get a chance to take off your shoes.
4. A solid stepping path
Nobody wants to step out of their RV into a bunch of slick mud. Portable stepping blocks can help create a safe walking path at your RV entrance or even by the campground water source.
Camco offers portable stepping blocks in a set of 10. When it’s time to hit the road, the stepping blocks can easily be hosed off, stacked, and compactly stored away.