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Old 08-25-2015, 02:04 PM   #11
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We have a duraflame powerheat infrared quartz heater from Sam's years ago. We use it in the 5'er from March or until it gets warm. Then, in the fall, we use it on cool evenings/mornings until we winterize after Christmas.

It may get below freezing and snow in Oct, Nov or Dec, but unless we have a constant below freezing for more than 24 hrs, we have never had a problem. As long as it warms above freezing during the day and the interior warms above 50, we don't winterize. This heater is set on it's lowest setting and we open the cabinets that house our water lines (kitchen sink, bathroom sink and door to the toilet. We had a lightbulb that we burned in the storage, but it burned out and we just have not replaced it. We may do that this fall, but we will see how cold it gets.

We usually do a week-long trip around Christmas and before we return, wherever that may be, we will winterize.

Our 5'er is winterized for 3-4 months, according to when Easter falls and we have spring break.

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Old 08-25-2015, 03:52 PM   #12
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We have a 2010 2304s with murphy bed. Bought a different mattress right away after one night feeling like I'm sleeping on a hard surface - yep I'm like princess and the pea. Anyway we utilized this idea we found on youtube. Works great.

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Old 08-25-2015, 04:41 PM   #13
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We used our Wildcat last January on the way to Arizona from Upper Michigan in freezing nights. We turned on our electric fireplace, a small electric heater in the bedroom, and kept the furnace at 65. The key was to keep the furnace running so that heat is blowing in the belly of the RV to keep the pipes from freezing. As far as the outside hose disconnect it & drain it, or let your water trickle if you are on a full hook up site, or get a heated hose. DW doesn't like get up and finding out there no water for her shower.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:15 PM   #14
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CW sells a heated water hose for city water as long as the hydrant doesn't freeze up. You can buy all sorts of 12 volt heat pads for almost any pipe and joint in the water and waste water system as well as a heated sewer hose. Winter camping is a blast.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:38 PM   #15
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We have camped year around in a Rockwood Ultalite 2602. Nothing was insulated, so I built insulated and heated hoses (water and blackwater), insulated the exposed gray water and blackwater tanks and put heat tapes under the insulation, and insulated the connections with heat tape and foam tubing. No trouble down to -15 degrees F. But the Rockwood was NOT something you wanted to live in during bitterly cold weather. Still, the makeshift winterization worked very well and we took it apart when we rigged down and returned to Texas. We were in Golden CO hard by the mountain from. The sun went down REAL early in that place.

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