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Old 12-10-2018, 12:04 PM   #1
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Palomino TC Pop Up And Cold Weather??

So I'm getting closer to pulling this off and buying a TC to go along with a 3-5 year old Ford F250 to haul it. I really like the 2018-2019 Palomino ss1251 Pop Up and it fits my budget best. But what about cold weather camping in one of these units? Other forums seem to talk trash about Palomino in many regards, cold weather being one such topic. That banter doesn't bother me so much. I used to own a Hunter34 sailboat and was used to similar bashing from the boat snobs most of which owned more expensive boats but never left their own cruising grounds. I took my Hunter up and down the east coast on a few occasions from the Long Island Sound to the Florida Keys without incident. Proper and timely maintenance was the key.

So what about Palomino? How do they do in 20* for an extended period? I don't see myself being in weather any colder than that but I'm thinking its a possibility for days at a time. What would I need to do if anything to handle those temps? The unit I'm considering would have a 20,000 BTU propane heater. I think I understand the water issues in the cold. Does anyone have any real life experience in a Palomino Pop Up in cold weather?

Should I be looking at other manufacturers if I want to do some cold weather camping? Not sure I could afford that if I wanted to buy new.

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Old 12-10-2018, 01:40 PM   #2
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If you want a true 4 season truck camper, get a Arctic Fox, not a Palomino. A popup TC won't be easy to heat in cold weather.
SIL and her husband have one and live in Eastern Washington, at the foot of the Cascades. They often camp in the teens.
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I had the old style 1251 with manual crank roof. We were out in near freezing temps a couple of times and stayed nice and warm. All of the water is inside since there is no basement and we had no problem. The old two piece door probably let in more cold than the soft sides. You will use a lot of battery during the night to run the furnace fan. Also the first time you use the furnace you may set off the alarm. We did and also did the first time in our 6601. The only real issue we have run into is condensation.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:58 PM   #4
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I can't figure out how to edit my post. It should have said condensation.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:32 PM   #5
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I can't figure out how to edit my post. It should have said condensation.
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Thank you. The 1251 is still my choice.
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Thank you. The 1251 is still my choice.
Post a picture when you get it.
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Will do. I have soooo many questions. Stay tuned ��
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Will do. I have soooo many questions. Stay tuned ��
When i had my northstar pop-up truck camper i would put the reflectx around the canvas for added insulation . during elk camp it worked great and the furnace worked half as much
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