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Wintering with a camper in Spain: tips and tricks for a successful trip

Are you considering spending the winter with your camper in Spain? That's a great idea! Spain not only offers beautiful landscapes and beaches, but also a variety of campsites and places to stay with your camper.


The dream of many camper owners is to drive to the sunny south in winter and spend the cold season there in their mobile home. Spain is perfect for this because the country has numerous campsites and free parking spaces that are also open in winter. To find good free parking spaces, we recommend the Park4Night app. But before you set off, there are a few things you should consider.


Winter suitability of the camper: This is how you prepare for cold temperatures

First of all, you should make sure that your camper is winterized. This includes, among other things, that the heating works and that the mobile home has sufficient insulation (colloquially also called insulation) of sufficient strength. The VANUE Insulate is perfect for insulating your camper to stay warm even in cold temperatures and not to freeze. It is also advisable to fit all-weather tires suitable for winter, so that driving through colder countries is safe.


In order to prepare your mobile home for all eventualities, you should have your camper checked completely at least 4 weeks before the start of your trip in your trusted workshop. You should carry the most important spare parts and tools with you. You can find out which spare parts you should take with you, e.g. B. in forums for your vehicle or ask your trusted mechanic.


Where to buy or swap motorhome and camper gas cylinders in Spain

In Spain there are many ways to get gas cylinders for motorhomes and campers. There are numerous petrol stations and shops selling gas cylinders, especially in the tourist areas. It is also possible to buy gas cylinders at campsites or in special gas shops. There are different types of gas cylinders available in Spain such as propane and butane. Choosing the right gas cylinder for your RV or recreational vehicle is important to ensure it works well. It is also important to follow the safety instructions for gas cylinders and to transport and store them safely. In Spain there are also gas cylinder exchange systems that allow empty gas cylinders to be exchanged for full ones without having to buy them. This is a handy way to get gas cylinders when you're on the go and don't have time to visit a gas shop or petrol station. Overall, it is easy to obtain gas cylinders for mobile homes and camping vehicles in Spain.


You should have the following tools in your motorhome:

  1. Wrench Set: A wrench set of different sizes is essential for loosening and tightening nuts and bolts on your RV.
  2. Tongs: Pliers are useful for gripping, shaping, or positioning connectors, cables, wire, and other materials.
  3. Hammer: A hammer is useful for all sorts of repairs and assembly work.
  4. Duct Tape: Duct tape can be used for quick repairs and to seal cracks.
  5. Cable ties: Cable ties are constantly needed for a wide variety of tasks
  6. Multimeter: A multimeter is useful for measuring current flow in electrical wiring and diagnosing electronics problems.
  7. jack: Be sure to test your jack before you travel to ensure you can change your tire in the event of a flat.
  8. Screwdriver: A screwdriver set of different sizes and shapes is useful for loosening and tightening screws.
  9. Jumper cables: If your battery goes on strike, you can get your camper running again.

Even if you have no idea about working on the car, there are often people who are happy to help. It is therefore always worth carrying tools with you.

Find the best pitches and campsites for a comfortable trip

Find a suitable pitch or campsite in Spain that is open in winter. There are many pitches that cater specifically to winter campers and have additional facilities such as heated sanitary facilities and common areas. Also keep in mind that it can often rain in Spain in winter, so you should choose a pitch that offers adequate protection from the wet when it rains. With an awning or an awning, you can expand your living space even in bad weather.

Pack warm and waterproof clothing

If you are traveling with a camper in Spain in winter, you should also make sure that you have the right clothing. It is advisable to bring warm and waterproof clothing with you so that you can be outside in any weather. It also makes sense to stock up on hot drinks and food if you decide to stay at the campsite instead of eating out in restaurants or cafes.

Overall, Spain offers a great opportunity in winter to travel by camper and spend the cold season in warmer climes. With the right preparation and the right equipment, you can drive off without worry and enjoy the beauty of the country.

What should you consider? Rules and possibilities for camper overnight stays in Spain

But can you park your camper anywhere in Spain, or are there certain rules that you have to follow? The general rule is: In Spain, you can't just park your camper anywhere. There are certain areas where camping is allowed and others where it is forbidden. This is especially true in residential areas and areas where camping might be dangerous, such as on roads or near train tracks.

Campsites are one way to legally stay overnight with your camper in Spain. These are available in Spain in large numbers and in different price ranges. Compared to the summer months, the cost of camping in Spain is usually a bit cheaper in winter. It is therefore worth doing research and comparing prices in advance. The Park4Night app helps you find free parking spaces.

Traveling in a campervan in Spain during the low season: advantages and tips

Traveling by motorhome in Spain during the off-season can be a great way to discover the country's countryside and culture without battling large crowds. The low season in Spain runs from November to March, with most tourists staying away during this time. This means you might be able to visit campsites and attractions without experiencing long waits or crowded places.

Temperatures in Spain


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Please note that these are only average values and temperatures in Spain can vary greatly depending on the region. In the coastal regions it is

Generally warmer than inland and in the mountains. It is therefore advisable to find out about the exact weather conditions in the desired region before you travel.


We hope that we were able to help you with these tips and wish you a wonderful time with your camper in Spain!

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