The Winter Months And Frostbite New York!

The freezing temperatures of winter can bring with it some scary and severe complications from the cold. Generally, when you think of frostbite you may think of extreme sports such as mountain climbing or unexpectedly getting stuck in the cold for an extended amount of time and not being prepared for it. However, you can be at risk anytime you are exposed to temperatures below freezing.

Whenever you are in below freezing temperatures you can be at risk of frostbite. Generally, it affects your extremities including fingers and toes and hands and feet. However, it can also affect your nose, ears, cheeks, forehead and shins as these areas are generally exposed to the cold and they do not have as much blood circulating to keep them warm. You are also at an increased risk of frostbite in higher altitudes due to the cold temperature, hypoxia or reduced oxygen intake while breathing and dehydration from the drier atmosphere. Frostbite is considered a medical emergency due to the destruction of your tissues. You can take steps to prevent frostbite, especially if you will be RVing in the cold temperatures this winter.

• Protect any skin that is exposed to temperatures either at or below freezing. If it is cold enough your flesh can freeze, whether hiking, skiing or snowmobiling.
• Keep your clothing dry. Wet clothing does not protect your skin.
• Keep moving in cold temperatures. Physical exertion keeps the blood pumping and warming your body.
• Make sure you stay well nourished to give your body the fuel it needs to keep you warm.
• Stay hydrated. If you become dehydrated, your blood thickens and will not circulate as well.
• Cover all parts of your body including your head, ears and hands. You can also use neck warmers and hand and foot warmers to help keep you warm.
• Pack extra socks, gloves, boots, hats and other items in case those you are wearing get wet.

Follow the above recommendations when you head out this winter in your Used New York RV. For more information visit And if you need any help keeping your New York RV warm too, visit your local New York new and used RV dealer, Jim’s RV!


Find the best Snowbird destinations for this Winter


Winter is generally thought of as the slow season for RVers in New York, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. If you are a new full time RVer then you may have considered becoming a Snowbird. Like ducks and geese in the north, Snowbirds travel to warmer climates during the cold winter months. Not only does this allow camping throughout the year, but it also keeps your RV running smoothly. While you can camp in cold climates in your rig, it can add a lot of extra wear and tear to you RV.

So where are the best places to travel during the cold season? The two main kinds of destinations are either in the deserts of the Southwest or the beaches , but if you ask other RVers you will get a wide variety of responses. Each kind of camping has pros and cons that depend on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a quiet place to camp with other RVers that is away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then your best bet is the desert. If you are looking for a place to stay with many different activities to keep you occupied, then you should probably head to the coast. The good news about owning an RV is that if you get to one spot and decided it’s not the right one,  you can always pack up and hit the open road again.

There is no right or wrong place to go for the winter, and if you are a new Snowbird, don’t tie yourself down. Thankfully, being a full-time RVer means you have the opportunity to find whatever you are looking for, and finding the perfect winter spot for you a great benefit. When New Yorkers are ready to channel your inner-Snowbirds, do it in a new RV from Jim’s RV!