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Old 02-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Question How Cold is Too Cold?

We have been treated pretty nice in the St. Louis area as far as Winter is concerned. Not even a recordable snow fall of much significance.....Warm Temps including a few weekends in January that were in the upper 60’s. Todays low is 12 and we have been slapped back to reality. After just purchasing our TT, I am ready to test it out but don't think I will be able to for the next few weeks.

My question is how many of you in the midwest winter camp? Obviously you need certain provision and set ups but what is the lowest you will go? Assuming Heated and enclosed underbelly’s.

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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It really depends on the brand of RV you have. Some are far better suited to cold weather camping than others. Light weights and two season RV's are a definite no way. Higher end RV's generally have better insulation and enclosures. I guess with enough electricity and space heaters you could camp in almost any weather in any RV.

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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We were going to go to Meramec State Park next weekend for the 3 day. But since we are trading in the TT for a 5er we must stay home and prepare for it!!! Next year -- as long as there isn't any snow on the ground I want to try to go each month. No water during Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb or Mar. Just use the campground facilities!

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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I stayed in my camper last night in my shop how sorry is that !
temp was 5 or 6 degrees I turned the furnace on at 800ish and was in bed by 1000
im only a few hours north of you .

the hardest part is water .
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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We have survived -9F in Idaho so far. We're from the St Louis area also. Wanted to show the DW an Idaho winter but so far it has been fairly mild except a couple nights it hit below zero. We have an enclosed underbelly and tank heaters with a Pirit heated hose. Use about 30 fallons of propane a month. If you want to try, go for it, don't let people scare you out.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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Winter camping is a great time to enjoy nature. The campgrounds are quiet and you will have your choice of sites. Bring plenty of firewood with you if you plan to have campfires. Normally I only go on those days when I know the daytime temperature will get up into the lower 40's. When the night time temps get below 25 the furnace really uses up the propane.


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Old 02-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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this is my winter camping experience and we loved it. unusual for Virginia. Christmas 2010
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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I am sorry people, I am a sissy to put it lightly 45 degrees for me and that is it, remember you are not camping in an RV, you are RVing try camping in a tent in the super cold temps, that's camping

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