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Old 10-08-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Want to use it in winter!

I'm a completely green TT noob.

I'm supposed to be getting a Wildwood 28-DBUD (29'10"), as in; contract tomorrow.

In my fantasy trailer life, I planned to travel all winter, but mostly in the lower half of the country.

I'm shaking in my boots about this "winterizing" thing. Is there a different trailer I should get? I shopped some of the arctic-y types, and they are expensive and not really available here in Texas. Even if I stay in climates similar to North Texas, it gets freekin COLD here. A bad day in Dallas is either 20* or 110*.

Is winter travel is not logical in a trailer with so little insulation?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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I'm a completely green TT noob.

I'm supposed to be getting a Wildwood 28-DBUD (29'10"), as in; contract tomorrow.

In my fantasy trailer life, I planned to travel all winter, but mostly in the lower half of the country.

I'm shaking in my boots about this "winterizing" thing. Is there a different trailer I should get? I shopped some of the arctic-y types, and they are expensive and not really available here in Texas. Even if I stay in climates similar to North Texas, it gets freekin COLD here. A bad day in Dallas is either 20* or 110*.

Is winter travel is not logical in a trailer with so little insulation?
If you stay in the southern part of the southern states, you shouldn't have any problems. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and don't winterize as we go to FL when the temps here get down to the 40's (which is usually around Thanksgiving) and don't come back until mid Mar.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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We winter camp in the North GA mountains with no issues, a heated water hose might be a good investment for you though.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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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?
Right now and until around Christmas might be ok, but after Christmas, it is questionable with the weather, i.e. ice/snow, etc. They get snow when we don't down in the Charlotte area. Had snow here 2 yrs ago, but we were in FL and our son sent us pictures.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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That is beautiful. I just love NC.

I'm happy to go elsewhere to stay off the icy roads, I guess I'm more curious at what temps the water system in the TT becomes a problem.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #7
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Welcome and we will terach you ALOT of usless but good info...Woozy!

We live in north Georgia and LOVE winter camping. Have been out when the high temp during the day only got up to 34 degrees. Just have to take a few precautions and extar woolies.

We did a lot on winter camping in our little Gray Wolf 19RR. Just took delivery of a NEW Work & Play 25 ULA with the ARTIC package. CANT WAIT to try that puppy out this winter.

Down side to winter camping? Not as many great places open. However here in Georgia we do have several State Park that are open during the winter. LOVE IT! No bugs, no snakes, no kids and no people! Usually just us and the camp ground hosts.

ENJOY!
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #8
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My salesman is trying to get me into a 29'10" trailer (28DBUD) since I have a TV with a 10,800 towing package.

I may want smaller, and I want an Arctic pkg. Yup. I do.
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With a few precautions you won't have any problems with winter camping if you have at least a heated enclosed underbelly.

I'm a little concerned about your tow vehicle however. Don't worry about the tow capability (GCVW). You need to look at payload.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #10
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Payload is 1425#. The Wildwood I'm looking at is 5895#. I can tell I need to get a lot smarter about this stuff.

I'm getting a topnotch WDH regardless of which trailer I get. I just think I'll be happier with a lighter and smaller unit.
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