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Old 03-01-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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Sunseeker experience in freezing temps?

2014 Sunseeker 2500TS. The water routing seems mostly inside. I can feel heat applied to the water filter area when propane is heating. Anyone have any experience camping in this rig, or similar, in sub-freezing temps? If so, how cold and what were your precautions? It's COLD down in the Great Basin where we want to go in March. Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:10 PM   #2
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I have been out while in the low 20's at night with it getting into the 40's during the day. We stayed warm but it does chew up some propane. You could run through a tank of propane in a weekend.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:37 PM   #3
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The coldest we camped was 15F with high winds.. Had bottled water and empty water system. The coldest camping with the systems wet was like Osgood said, 20's at night and above freezing during the day. We used a small electric heater to help the furnace. We used about a half tank of propane for that weekend.
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I have dry camped before like MrJoe said. We put a few gallons of water in the shower and a gallon of anitfreeze. We add a little antifreeze with every flush.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:23 AM   #5
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We've been in 19 F with a 20 mph wind and had no problems. Kept the coach about 65 F with propane. The water pump/filter compartment and the holding tank drain compartment were both about 55 F.

If you use an electric heater in the coach to reduce propane usage, be sure the propane furnace runs some to keep heat going to the compartments.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll set a low limit at maybe 22F for now. See how it goes, and see what the propane duration is with cooking, etc.
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Cooking, hot water, and refrigerator use little propane. The furnace is the big user.

I have an Extend - a- Stay kit and use a grill gas tank to supplement the coach tank. It's easier to get it refilled or swapped than to pack up the coach and drive to a refill station.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:33 AM   #8
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Yeah, considering an extra fuel source. Wondering where/how to haul an extra 5-gal.
Propane bottle.
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I put the grill gas tank in the front of the rear compartment. I have a cardboard box that just fits in the step down well. The box is just right for the tank and a small charcoal grill, so the tank can't move around.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:40 PM   #10
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Sunseeker experience in freezing temps?

I checked a few weeks ago when it was 10 degrees. The antifreeze in the toilet was actually a little slushy. Not frozen solid or anything. I was surprised as I thought that stuff was good to below zero.

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