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Old 10-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #11
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What are some ideas to seal the bottom up so one could survive winter? We are in Tx but in the upper panhandle and it does get freakin cold here!! Especially when the wind is whipping around at 40-50mph winds!

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Old 10-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by woozy View Post
I don't want to go to Florida (just got back from "Lower Alabama"). I want to go to NC

Black Mountain is calling my name. Is THAT too cold?
Black Mountain usually won't get too cold until mid Jan. thru Feb.

Mid 50's day temps and into the low 30's at night until mid Jan. and then anything can happen.

Winters have been fairly mild lately. The good thing about Black Mountain is if a winter storm is predicted, you could "retreat" out of the mountains to warmer climates pretty fast.

I'm about 30 miles SE of Black Mountain and about 1400 ft. lower in elevation...Black Mountain is a cool town.

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Old 10-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #13
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We have camped year-round in North Carolina for the past 8 years with no problems. But hardly ever in the mountains in Jan or Feb. Our underbelly is enclosed with ducted heat but no heated tanks. We've often camped when the nighttime low gets to 15 or 20, but in this part of NC it usually gets well above freezing the following day. So typically, no long strings of temperatures staying below freezing.

We make sure our holding tanks are never close to full, so there will be room for expansion if they do freeze. We unhook and empty the fresh water hose on freezing nights and re-connect it the next day. That's it. Never a problem.

Lots of people freak out about winter camping, but in this part of the country just a couple of precautions will carry you through. We camp every month of the year, so we end up winterizing and de-winterizing 4 or 5 times between trips during the winter, which is a 10 minute job and well worth it to be able to camp year-round. Go for it.

We camp at Swannanoa often during the year at a great campground called Mama Gertie's Hideaway. About halfway between Black Mountain and Asheville. It's open all year.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #14
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Our WP25ULA has that spray on insulation. Our gray wold is enclosed with a black fabric opf some kind. The furnace is ducted in the floor.

We also have electrical tape we use on the water hose. Does not com eon until the temp drops to 35 degrees.

Look into getting add on tank warmed if you are concerned.

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Old 10-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #15
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Get whatever trailer you prefer as long as you have checked TV capacity and your OK. Most people under estimate how much 'stuff' they put in it so estimate high. As far as cold weather camping goes it is not a big deal with some simple precautions and/or some extra items. Don't have full tanks, disconnect your hose or buy a hose heater. You can add on tank heaters if needed. Extra battery power is really helpful if you are dry camping so give that some thought. What people plan to do and after traveling in an RV really do are sometimes different! Just saying plan but don't fret - it's fun!

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