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Old 02-18-2016, 05:37 PM   #61
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Hey WindJammer owners, Im currently in the process of purchasing a 3029W loved the lay out and the wife and I are planning to live full time in it for about 2-3 years where ever the military sends us. What kind of advice would anyone have from me from pulling, winter camping, full time living, so on and so forth. Excited to join the community!
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:59 PM   #62
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Windjammers are great TT and it should serve you well. I have a 3001w and like yours both slides are on the same side. When you level the trailer start with about 1/8" to the foot high on that side and after putting out the stabilizers then slides you should be just right.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:18 PM   #63
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Great advice thank you very much! Im looking forward to joining the community and sharing post with every one. All advice is much welcomed. every done any winter camping in your windjammer?
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:44 PM   #64
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Where are you winter camping? I am in TX so we don't worry much, in fact we aren't even winterized. If you are going to be where it is really cold you will need a water hose with the heat wire and make sure to keep the tank heaters on also.
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No Winter Trailer

We love our 3001W but it is no winter camper. When it got around 20 in north Texas we went through propane like crazy and we were pretty cold. If you are sent up north you may have problems. At least the tanks have warmers and you can get a heated drinking water hose. If you are lucky enough to stay in the sunbelt you should be good. Good luck and welcome to the community!
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:49 PM   #66
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The only place that we are really going to have to worry about is if we get stationed in Dayton Ohio, I'm from the area and know of people that live year round in their TT but unknown of what precautions are taken. Fingers crossed we stay here in Texas or go to Cali so we dont have to worry about the cold at all. She will be a happy camper that way also, cold is no bueno for her.
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:25 PM   #67
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The only place that we are really going to have to worry about is if we get stationed in Dayton Ohio, I'm from the area and know of people that live year round in their TT but unknown of what precautions are taken. Fingers crossed we stay here in Texas or go to Cali so we dont have to worry about the cold at all. She will be a happy camper that way also, cold is no bueno for her.
Hi there! Dayton is great! Our winter has been very mild this year. We have a windjammer 3029 too. Love it! If you find yourselves st WPAFB send me a pm as we are very close by.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:09 AM   #68
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Like Swift said, it is not a winter camper, but how many TT actually are. With some reasonable precautions, and keeping your tank heaters on you should be good. AND...as noted, it does eat the propane when it is below freezing outside. I would suggest a space heater for the really cold days to help the furnace out and reduce the propane used. We camped for a few days last month in AZ and NM where we had 20 MPH winds and it was in the high 20's overnight; about three days on a 30# tank was what we got; but we didn't have our little space heater to help out. Also, if you have the second (A/C only) unit, turn it onto "Fan" setting to help circulate the air in the TT and keep down the condensation on the windows. I discovered that it would do that by accident because I always sleep with some ambient noise and forgot my normal small fan. I turned the front A/C to fan and had a pleasant surprise the first morning, finding little to no condensation on the windows.
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We have a fireplace and it's electric so you don't have to use as much propane to heat. Unfortunately when we took our trailer out on it's maiden voyage on October-November, the fireplace wasn't working right and we weren't getting heat. The dealer replaced the fireplace and when we picked it up it cranked out a lot of heat. That should help with heating if you have a fireplace. Welcome to the Windjammer family. Hope to see some of you this summer as we're traveling some 5000 miles to the Grand Canyon and back to Maryland.
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Like Swift said, it is not a winter camper, but how many TT actually are. With some reasonable precautions, and keeping your tank heaters on you should be good. AND...as noted, it does eat the propane when it is below freezing outside. I would suggest a space heater for the really cold days to help the furnace out and reduce the propane used.

I discovered that it would do that by accident because I always sleep with some ambient noise and forgot my normal small fan. I turned the front A/C to fan and had a pleasant surprise the first morning, finding little to no condensation on the windows.
First trip out was in high 30's to mid 40, we used a 30lb tank in 4 days and of course I had the 2nd tank valved closed so I had to get up early in the morning in freezing weather just to turn it on. Our second trip in about the same weather we came prepared with two 1500 watt space heaters, that reduced the amount of propane usage for the furnace to almost nothing.

Nice tip on the AC fan. Thx!
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