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Old 11-01-2015, 08:39 PM   #1
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Cold weather camping

Looking for input from those who do winter camping...
I'd like to be able to head into the Rockies on weekends when the weather is nice.
Seems like this should be doable if it stays above say 27degrees at night.
Have you added insulation?
Tank heaters?

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Old 11-02-2015, 06:37 AM   #2
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Depends- what do you have for a RV?

I am sure there are lost of opinions and solutions, So far, mine has all the FW pipes contained within the heated spaces of the MH. Except for external shower- not sure what to do with that. May put insulation around the taps and hope for the best- I wish there were turn offs inside the coach for those lines (may add them). The 2 holding tanks are exposed. I do have 12V heated pads on those (and I sprayed approx 1" of foam all over the tanks and pipes Problem is, if you do not have a hook-up for juice (or a genny) you can deplete the batteries using the heating pads. Some people winterize their system and bring water, dump water outside, etc. Some even flush their toilet with pink stuff if really cold.

It all depends on your set up, what you need to do to make it better, and if you have hook ups and or need to use plumbing.

If the weather gets cold, I do have my small compressor and we can easily blow out the lines. Then when warms up we start using again....


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Old 11-02-2015, 07:16 AM   #3
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As MarsMan said, It really depends on what RV you have and/or what you're willing to do to it to make it cold ready.

If you have an enclosed underbelly it'll stand a good bit of cold as long as the heat and electricity hold out. Our last RV had a heated and enclosed underbelly and we've camped in 8F for a few days.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:35 AM   #4
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My camper was not made for winter camping so this is what I did
Tank Heaters
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:04 PM   #5
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We have a 2015 28' Dbhd... Open underbelly.
Great input... Time to do some planning.

Just found out we blew the rear diff out on the tow vehicle... Winter camping on hold for a bit.
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