Originally Posted by rcase13
So my question is what if anything can be done to make my Microlite 21FB suitable for freezing temperatures?
You can always go dry camping.
Depending on the weather (some of our winters are
bad and some are mild) we might go out for a long
weekend in Jan or Feb.
If our schedule permits and we get one of those balmy
weekend forecasts with highs in 40s or 50s and some
chance of sun we have been known to hitch up and head
out any time.
We often go to Hooser national forest in southern IN.
They had no hookups but now have electrified 2
of the camp grounds. We haul drinking water in a blue
We plan meals so there is minimal dish washing.
Paper and plastic are often used on these trips.
They have modern vault toilets.
Nothing like sitting on a 30 deg toilet seat first thing
in the morning to wake you right up!
They also have a frost proof spigot so we can refill the
blue tote if necessary.
(I have been known to dump a bucket of dishwater
down the vault toilet but please don't tell on me......)
It's CAMPING. The camp ground can be VERY quiet in
the winter. Day hikes on deserted trails are almost a
spiritual thing for us.
Get an electric heater to save LP.
Use flannel sheets (We use these at home and on those
occasional winter outings.)
Use a down comforter on the bed or an opened down
sleeping bag for a comforter.
We take off the morning chill by lighting the furnace
if necessary. We rarely use our oven but biscuits and
gravy and coffee can really warm you and the inside
of your trailer first thing in the morning.
If the weather is right (doesn't happen every year) we
bug out once or twice in winter.
Give it a try!