I am contemplating renting an RV and taking the family winter camping to Mew Lake for the February long weekend. With three young kids, we’re not quite ready for a tent experience. In your estimation, is this possible? We are experienced summer campers – we own an old Airstream trailer – but for this occasion I would be renting a Class C or Class A RV down here in Toronto, then drive it up.
Yes, it’s not only possible but can be a marvellous experience. With your children, you must ensure that it’s a positive experience, and that means a warm place to retreat to. Write in the rental contract: your rig MUST be able to keep above 10C with -25C outside. Further, ensure that your rental for the campground includes electrical access.
I operated off-grid with my own Class C for many years, but rental RV’s usually aren’t owned by people who love our Canadian winters 🙁 Get everything in writing! See http://johnsankey.ca/rvwinter.html for more hints.