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Old 08-20-2014, 11:53 PM   #1
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I am interested in finding out if a Solera could be used for a ski trip. It seems from what I have read that RV's are a three season vehicle that need to be carefully stored in cold weather climates like Ohio Any thoughts?
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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We have driven during Feb with ours in Colorado. The cold weather pack on no freezing issues. About 30 F at night. No issues. If you have electric you could keep those on.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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I am interested in finding out if a Solera could be used for a ski trip. It seems from what I have read that RV's are a three season vehicle that need to be carefully stored in cold weather climates like Ohio Any thoughts?
Yes I think what you read is correct! Water freezes at 32F and you must have the furnace ON to protect the water system,just running (Elect. heaters) without the furnace fan running will NOT protect. Also your propane tank might Not last the whole trip? Youroo!!
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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A group of us camped at a year round site up northern NH . temps in -20 sometimes.... To keep pipes from freezing we used heat tape wrapped around the outside water pipes..... Under the grey and black tank we built a wooden box/chimney and placed a 70watt bulb in it..( heat from the bulb kept everything in the tanks warm enough) if we had sewer we just left valves open..... And you just connect a small compressor to blow the waterlines out before locking up for next time....

All in all pretty easy and comfortable.. And we were in a 17yr old 33ft FR TT......
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:51 PM   #5
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A group of us camped at a year round site up northern NH . temps in -20 sometimes.... To keep pipes from freezing we used heat tape wrapped around the outside water pipes..... Under the grey and black tank we built a wooden box/chimney and placed a 70watt bulb in it..( heat from the bulb kept everything in the tanks warm enough) if we had sewer we just left valves open..... And you just connect a small compressor to blow the waterlines out before locking up for next time....

All in all pretty easy and comfortable.. And we were in a 17yr old 33ft FR TT......
Come on guy. The gentleman was inquiring about going on a ski trip. Please read what the original poster was asking, after all it seemed like a reasonable straight forward question .Do you really think he will remotely use that set up in a ski resorts parking lot!
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:59 PM   #6
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Come on guy. The gentleman was inquiring about going on a ski trip. Please read what the original poster was asking, after all it seemed like a reasonable straight forward question .Do you really think he will remotely use that set up in a ski resorts parking lot!
So your the guy on this forum in charge of determining what is relevant and useful for the original poster....lol
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:15 AM   #7
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So your the guy on this forum in charge of determining what is relevant and useful for the original poster....lol
Nah, just someone who was reading responses to the OP's question. Just thought a cousin Eddy application response here, which i'm sure worked fine for you guys in your situation, wouldn't work in a ski resort parking lot. Thats all.
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I need to apologize.. I missed where the OP said that they would be actually staying at Ski resort... From the post I made the assumption they would be visiting a Ski resort....

In my defense .. me and cousin Eddy always camped at a winter camp ground in the area with the other skiers and there cousins.. Since overnight parking wasn't allowed in the ones we visited..

Off topic here.. Regardless hope the OP has a great time and stays warm ..
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If staying at resort. Just drain all the tanks before parking.
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I need to apologize.. I missed where the OP said that they would be actually staying at Ski resort... From the post I made the assumption they would be visiting a Ski resort....

In my defense .. me and cousin Eddy always camped at a winter camp ground in the area with the other skiers and there cousins.. Since overnight parking wasn't allowed in the ones we visited..

Off topic here.. Regardless hope the OP has a great time and stays warm ..
I'd love to camp with cousin Eddy, I love that guy. Yeah, i'm guessing our ilk, arn't quite ready for on premise at aspen or vale. Have a good one Jester.
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