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Old 10-27-2014, 10:41 AM   #11
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Not a meteorologist, but I don't think wind chill has anything to do with this - it is only a gauge of how cold we "feel". Air temp is the only number to worry about. Is anyone with more credentials able to confirm or refute this thought?
That's true....wind chill or "feels like" temperatures are just for people, doesn't effect anything else.

The gas furnace in a camper can really burn through some LP, I would suggest a couple of electric space heaters.

(I assume your camper has the heated tanks??)
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:53 AM   #12
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For a few degrees below freezing I don't worry. Even if something freezes it will thaw as the temp comes up during the day. The dump valves don't freeze that quick and it won't be a hard freeze to do any damage. The only thing that we have had freeze up was the water hose to the trailer.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #13
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That's true...(wind chill) doesn't effect anything else.
True and not true. It affects how fast anything that has heat loses it. (E.g. coffee cup, plate of food, Dutch oven, camper windows). No effect on the dump valves as you said.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:24 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

enclosed underbelly, no tank heaters but supposedly heat in the tank areas. Friend and I are going to try using my camper as 'base camp' for deer season this year. I have an extra 40lb lp tank in case my 2 30's run dry running the furnace. No water just electric where we are parking it.

Last year opening day of deer season temps were 7 degrees in the mountains where we were... but that was unusual and the rest of the week was 20's then 30's. will take a ceramic heater also just in case, depending on if we have enough amps to run it where we are plugged in (won't know till I get there).
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Are you going to state park, dispersed site, or private land (basecamp/hunt)?


I live and hunt in wmu3d, my ideas of basecamp is 5 miles into public land and carried in via frame packs. I pack a tent and sleeping bag and overnight if I get a deer at 430pm. 5 mile walkouts in the dark suck and throw a deer into the mix and it gets interesting.
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:38 AM   #16
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Are you going to state park, dispersed site, or private land (basecamp/hunt)?


I live and hunt in wmu3d, my ideas of basecamp is 5 miles into public land and carried in via frame packs. I pack a tent and sleeping bag and overnight if I get a deer at 430pm. 5 mile walkouts in the dark suck and throw a deer into the mix and it gets interesting.
I am way too old for that but I admire your spirit !

Normally bunk in the old farmhouse on the property we hunt, but it's getting worse each year from neglect. not sleeping on the ground but not much above that. No heat no water and pretty infested with mice and other critters. My neighbor has had a couple cases of Lyme in their family and really concerned with the ticks on the mice in the farmhouse. We're going to try using my camper for base camp this year, we have permission to park it at a friend's business and plug in to their electric. we'll ride the 4 wheelers the 8 miles into the property each day and haul out anything we get. I was just concerned about freezing pipes, last year opening morning was 7 degrees. I have an extra 40lb propane tank so I should be able to run the furnace for the week. the underbelly of my Salem is enclosed and supposedly heated so fingers crossed everything will weather the cold OK.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:18 AM   #17
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December rifle can be -15 to 60 Rain or heavy snow. I live north of route 80. The PGC and pa fish and boat all recognize land north of 80 as different climate.
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