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Old 10-27-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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winter camping

I have a 2008 bunkhouse, and I was told its a 3 seasons rv. I was planning on taking it hunting in Colorado in November. Temps could drop in the zero range. I haven't done anything additional to it as far as tank heaters or wrapping plumbing. Is this a bad idea? I plan on running the furnace constantly to ensure the basement gets continual heat. Any opinions would be great.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Climatech cold weather package is standard equipment/build on every Wildcat

Every Wildcat has a fully enclosed underbelly with ducted heating to the tanks and pass-through storage. Our walls are R-10 (including slide room end walls) and the ceiling and floor are R-14. Further, our upper bed/bath decks are also insulated (unlike our competitors). As for the question of 3 or 4 season camping, that's completely dependent on where you're camping. All Wildcats are weather tested, but add in high winds and variable moisture and your experiences may vary (one reason we offer dual-pane insulated windows as an option). We've read all kinds of marketing hype from our competitors with regards to cold weather, but we prefer to take a more realistic approach. With preparation, your Wildcat can winter camp -- obviously you've got the option to add on some aftermarket gear to help even more.

Since everyone's winter experience is different, please take a look at these links for more help!:
RV Winter Camping
How to enjoy your RV in the Winter
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Spending a Winter in an RV in a Winterized Campground
RV Modifications Tips - Winter Camping | Lolo's Extreme Cross Country RV Trips

See also this guide for winterization:
Step By Step RV Winterizing Checklist - RV Information (RV Maintenance)
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Thank you very much. I am still interested if anyone can share personal experience in their wildcat. I have read multiple websites that all say the same thing, but it sounds like most are people that stay at campgrounds. We will not be, so I'm a little concerned about having to use the fresh water tank and water pump as well as the water heater.

Thanks again for the information.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #4
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Wildcat Chris,

Do the insulation values, heated pass-throughs and other items you described in your post also pertain to Wildcats manufactured at the Oregon plant?
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Do the insulation values, heated pass-throughs and other items you described in your post also pertain to Wildcats manufactured at the Oregon plant?
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