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4 Things Every RVer Needs For Mud Season

This post was updated on April 23rd, 2024

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.

Traction mats can be used in the mud, snow, or sand. Photo via Amazon

A cheap 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.

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You’ll also want to have roadside assistance like Coach-Net or AAA that includes winching services. Check out this article on RV LIFE for more tips in case your RV gets stuck.

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.

Portable shoe scraper. Photo via Amazon

You can additionally wipe off your shoes quickly and easily with a folding boot scraper. Keep your shoes stored near your entryway to prevent mud or dirt from tracking in any further.

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.

Step covers will help keep your RV clean. Photo via Amazon

There are replacement step covers for both manual and automatic steps. The rug covers from Camco and Prest-O-Fit are two of the most popular options.

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.

Use stepping stones near your RV entrance

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.

Read more about Getting Your RV Stuck Is Not Fun—Here’s What To Do About It

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