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Old 01-12-2016, 02:07 PM   #11
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Great adventure! We have only winter camped once. Coming back from Florida last year we overnighted at a year round KOA in Corbin KY just after they had been hit by a big storm. Felt like a pioneer jumping over the snow bank to get to the heated shower house. Nice to know we can do it if we have to but I'll leave that kind of camping to the younger campers if possible.
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:47 PM   #12
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There is a KOA near New Stanton open year round near older but well kept. The camper was all ready winterized for our Texas winters get cold. We hooked to electricity but left the water off and are using bottled water. Between the electric heat the furnace and heated mattress no problem. Woke to snow this morning. Only problem is the window sweating need to get some insulation for the bubble Windows.
Some advice for winter camping; make sure you leave at least one roof vent slightly open, you will loose some heat out of it, but it will help immensely in controlling condensation, which can be a big problem when outside temp. are below freezing, and the inside of the rig is 70+. In fact it is not a bad idea to have a vent cracked opened year around, it really helps in letting out moisture. This one little trick could add years to your rig, moisture from any kind of source, mold, and mildew are RV murderers!! Have fun, my Wife and I love spending time in our RV in every kind of weather :-)
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:04 PM   #13
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I have a reservation for the Hot Spring AR KOA coming up soon. I'm mixed about getting snow. While it would be beautiful it would make hiking more difficult. Some of the group are planning on tent camping, brrrrr.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:28 PM   #14
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We actually set our rig up at Pinch Pond near Manheim Pa. just for winter, do not use water in the camper but makes for a nice weekend getaway.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:22 PM   #15
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Some advice for winter camping; make sure you leave at least one roof vent slightly open, you will loose some heat out of it, but it will help immensely in controlling condensation, which can be a big problem when outside temp. are below freezing, and the inside of the rig is 70+. In fact it is not a bad idea to have a vent cracked opened year around, it really helps in letting out moisture. This one little trick could add years to your rig, moisture from any kind of source, mold, and mildew are RV murderers!! Have fun, my Wife and I love spending time in our RV in every kind of weather :-)
I had it open a crack but must not have been enough with the wife and me and two labs. Got some insulation for the Windows and open the vent a little more will see how that works. Been real happy with how warm the camper has been and how well the heated mattress works
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:11 PM   #16
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I must confess, I am really am missing my aframe this week. Hotel beds just don't cut it anymore.
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:24 PM   #17
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No sweating on the Windows last night not sure if opening the vent more or insulation helped more Temp 6 degree this morning but camper at 75 really impressed how well the AFrame stays warm
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:49 PM   #18
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No sweating on the Windows last night not sure if opening the vent more or insulation helped more Temp 6 degree this morning but camper at 75 really impressed how well the AFrame stays warm
Wow that is really cold, sounds like you have things under control, stay warm, and remember by taking the path less traveled, part of the fun is figuring stuff out as you make your way along. This is a great way to share oneís experienceís and Macgyver jury rigs.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:57 AM   #19
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Made it back to Texas without problem camping over night at a rest stop which was interesting camper cleaned and ready for Sherwood Renaissance Festival next month
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:07 AM   #20
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Glad you made it back safely and got out of Dodge before this weekend's winter storm hits.
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