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Old 07-20-2011, 12:12 AM   #1
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Winter Living in Forest River Motorhome

I'm a newbie to the forum. I live in Washington State and I was going to try and live in my Motorhome this winter to save on money. I have a 36 ft wingsong with one slide and it has an artic pack. Anyone out here on the forum ever tried to live in my kind of motorhome in the winter when it can get very cold ie 10F. Any advice? Does the artic pac really help, I know I have one only because there is a button with a light that says artic pack but I know nothing about it. Thanks Brenda

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:25 AM   #2
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The button probably turns on the tank and pipe heaters. If the heaters are turned on you must have water in the tanks. Be prepared to use a lot of LP gas to keep warm, also make sure that you let excess moisture out of the RV (moisture from showers, cooking, etc). A small electric heater can also help in keeping the RV confortable.

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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We have a 21-foot 2004 Lexington and did a couple of days in 20 degree weather. A 1500 watt electric heater going all out was barely enough. We had a second and the furnace in reserve. It was warm enough inside but the heat loss was severe, the walls were like ice. We did not have water onboard so we used a water antifreeze mix in jugs for flushing.

We would not have made it thru more than a week or so.

You might want to have a back up location or shelter if things do not go well.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:12 AM   #4
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We spend the winters in BC. You should have a dehumidifier, use pipe heater on your water hose covered with pipe wrap. We used 30# of propane a week. TT never went below 65 DEG.f. We are camping in Nanaimo at Living Forest Campground. If you are at a CG ask other campers what they do. You can also google winter camping in a RV lots of great info.
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