Should You Upgrade Your Specialty Vehicle with a Winter Package?

August 15, 2016 | 0

We often get the question from our clients if they should upgrade their specialty vehicle with the “Winter Package” option.

All La Boit Specialty Vehicles come equipped with heated mirrors as a standard option, so you never have to worry about ice build up on your mirrors. However, our winter package comes with additional upgrades that can help your vehicle perform optimally in colder climates. It is available on all chassis and vehicle types.

These upgrades include:

Upgraded battery and charger – An upgraded battery and charger helps run the systems of the vehicle in cold weather, helping to ensure optimum performance throughout the winter.
Two electric tank blankets – Help prevent water tank issues with electric tank blankets.
Underneath Spray Foam Insulation – Increase the energy efficiency of your vehicle with additional insulation added to the undercarriage. Also helps with cooling in the summer.

Typically, we suggest the winter package for those who see consistent snowfall and cold temperatures throughout the winter, including the Northeast, Great Lakes, Northern Plains, and Mountain Regions. Also, it’s important to consider if your vehicle will be stored in a temperature-controlled facility or attached garage when not in use. If you store it indoors and only take it on short daily trips between clients, a winter package may not be overwhelmingly beneficial. However, if it’s designed to take longer trips and stay outdoors overnight, or idle outdoors for hours at a time, then a winter package may be recommended.

One final note on protecting your vehicle during winter. For those customers that do not have the option to store their vehicle indoors over the winter months, long exposure to below freezing temperatures could compromise the plumbing systems. The vehicle will likely need to be plugged into shore power to keep heat flowing through the coach at night. Operators could also place space heaters inside that run off extension cord. If the vehicle will be sitting for long periods of time without use in the winter, customers could also choose to winterize their plumbing system to protect it from freezing.

If you have questions about all the options available in a La Boit Specialty Vehicle, please contact us for a free informational packet.

About La Boit Specialty Vehicles

La Boit Specialty Vehicles president Gil Blais first started La Boit in his garage in 1981, where he hand-made organizational boxes for traveling veterinarians. Fast forward to today, La Boit Specialty Vehicles is now a leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing for the Veterinary, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Dental, Medical, Command, and Bloodmobile industries.

La Boit Specialty Vehicles offers a variety of vehicles to suit your needs, from 18ft pull-behind trailers to 40ft drivable coaches, none of which require a CDL to drive. Best of all, our vehicles are commercially-built from the chassis up for your specific needs, and are never converted RVs.

Mission Statement

Helping professionals around the world confidently deliver a higher level of service to their local markets by providing the highest quality custom mobile units in the industry!

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