Have you ever thought about if you can take your teardrop out in winter? There are some important things to know before you do but it is definitely an awesome experience. We took the whole family out in our Braxton Creek Bushwacker teardrop to the beautiful snow filled mountains of the Medicine Bow-Rout National Forest west of Centennial, Wyoming.
Admittedly, we were a little hesitant about taking the Bushwacker out in the winter but after a little bit of “googling” and some videos on YouTube we were ready for our adventure.
Here are a couple of things that we were concerned with:
- Would we have enough propane to last the three days? Do I need to bring a spare propane tank?
- Will the pipes freeze or burst? Did I need to winterize it prior to going up there?
- Would the Bushwacker handle ok in the snow? Did I need different tires?
- Would the kids be bored or feel too cooped up in the camper?
After a tad of research, we were feel much better about it all.
- The propane lasted and we had plenty leftover
- You need to maintain the heat on in the camper whenever it will get below freezing. You can have some lapses in running your heat but maintain a comfortable living space and that will facilitate the appropriate temperature to keep the pipes from freezing. Another option is to go ahead and winterize your camper and then just not have to bother with it. But we enjoyed having the bathroom/toilet available for us.
- The tires on the Bushwacker are rugged and awesome! I never had any handling issues or felt that my control over the vehicle was lacking. I still brought some chains for my towing vehicle because I like to be prepared. Never got them out of the bag though.
- We were fortunate to have a decent weather. Yes, there was snow on the ground (some areas were more covered with snow than others) but the weather stayed in the 40s-50s°F. We packed gloves and coats to ensure the kids stayed warm and then we strapped on the hiking shoes and explored as far as our toddlers legs could carry them. (Or at least as far as we were comfortable with carrying them back if need be 🙂 )