Originally Posted by carlb
Can someone verify the effective operating window for the artic package?
I was just told that it can be used or effective from 44 to 32 degrees F. Below that the furnace and other considerations must be made.
I have never heard of an effective range, and when I researched it I got all sorts of answers as to when the heaters come on and shut off.
I do not think of it as an effective range or window, they work in conjunction with the enclosure, insulation as well as radiant heat from running the heater. if you think about it why would the effective range be between 32-44? Those temps wouldn't let it freeze anyway.
Ive camped in trailers that didn't have tank heaters down in the 20s for a night. Ive seen people on these forums that have froze sub 30s in 2 nights while running the tank heaters.
They way I see it is tank heaters are an added feature but they alone do not ensure you wont freeze. There are other factors that play into it and other parts that can freeze, the bottom line is the full arctic package does not make it a 4 season camper, the arctic package gives you a little piece of mind that you can go late fall or early spring and probably be just fine.
These are my opinions and I opted to not get them and I firmly believe that I will be just fine without them for what I do. Hope this helps.