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Old 12-22-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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Winter camper use

I wanted to ask a quick opinion. My father is pretty sick and going to possibly be at the Cleveland clinic for awhile. The expensive hotel near campus is going to become a problem for my mother to afford. She asked me if I could bring a camper up for her to stay outside of town in...I have a 2001 cardinal fifth wheel with the article package (heated tanks). I am pretty sure it would handle the winter weather outside of Cleveland better than my parents 2014 rockwood 34' travel trailer..so I guess my question will either work...to much going to research this problem... Thanks
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Old 12-22-2014, 04:28 PM   #2
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We sometimes get a cabin at one of the few campgrounds open around here in the winter. They have winter seasonal sites. People use them, but it takes a fair amount of prep - especially skirting. And the CG shuts off the water. People with heated tanks fill the fresh water tank and tote the grey water or just use the cg facilities. The water system is the toughest thing in winter.


If your arctic pack includes double pane windows and insulation, that should help keep it warm and reduce condensation issues. Still, you have deal with high propane / electric costs too.


Winter camping is difficult - maybe the clinic has a person that helps families find more reasonably priced accommodations? My mother was in a similar situation last year, so I can relate. Hoping for the best for your father and the family.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thanks...yeah I think the camper would probable handle down in the teens...but a cabin is a thought I hadn't considered. Thank you very much for your reply and best wishes.
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Teens are one thing but last year here in northern ohio we had a week straight of minus 20 with wind chills down to minus 60 so be very careful.I wish your father all the best.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:26 PM   #5
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Thank you
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