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Old 01-03-2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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Winter Use

How many people use their Crusader during the winter in snowing states? What tips do you have to do or things to avoid?

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Old 01-05-2016, 10:42 PM   #2
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Absolutely. We are huge winter campers. Have camped down to as low as Minus 20C without issue. We use our water system year round.

I have added tank heaters to help with freezing.

There are loads of tips and tricks.

How cold are you looking to go? How about snow depth?

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Old 01-06-2016, 10:29 PM   #3
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MN/WI winters have been known to hit -15 to -20 regularly, probably won't use it much below 0f. We did winterize the trailer and don't plan on using the water system.

We would only use it once a month with heat shutoff when we are not there.

I hear some people use dehumidifiers in the winter, not sure how effective that would be.

Snow can get up to 3ft but I would probably brush it off if it gets more than a foot.

We did use it last weekend and noticed a lot of ice buildup down the sides from melted snow, not sure how big of an issue that will become.
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