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Old 08-15-2019, 07:08 PM   #1
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How cold?

Hi all, new here. I have a Catalina Deluxe 29 DDS. Plan on using it this fall, November, in Ohio for hunting. How much will the enclosed underbelly protect the tanks from freezing?
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:27 PM   #2
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Just realize that your RV is, at best, a 3 season RV.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:00 PM   #3
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Plan on running the furnace a LOT for the 'heated underbelly' to even take off any chill in that area. Have lots of propane on hand.

Use your tank heaters if you have them.

Add water to your fresh tank and don't use a hose connection or just carry water jugs.

Outside shower is VERY susceptible to freezing. No protection there at all.

As mentioned, these things are really 3 season campers in the northern states.
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No heaters and don't think I want to try removing underbelly to install. Fortunately will be at campground with full hookup. Hopefully it doesn't go full winter on me. Wasn't sure how much heat the ductwork would provide. Evidently not much, thanks.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:50 PM   #5
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Grab some political vote for me signs of your choice and place them around your TT, from the side to the ground. Thus "enclosing" the underbelly. It will keep the wind from sucking out the heat in the underbelly area and also keep the living area warmer. Try to seal off the underbelly as best you can.


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You can tell 5picker has done it before.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:02 PM   #7
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You can tell 5picker has done it before.
Many times and with the things I mentioned, we're usually good down to about 20° to 25° for several days. Beyond that, unless you wrap the lower exterior and add some sort of heat there, you fight a losing battle.
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People live in RVs all over the West in the coldest parts of the country. Twenty degrees is nothing.
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