Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2016, 12:23 PM   #71
Junior Member
 
Hendricks42091's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: texas
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by D_B Travelers View Post
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.


The fan on the second A/C is great advise! I was worried about condensation and was wondering what else I could do other than dehumidifiers. Also looking into how to make a nice insulated skirt to wrap the trailer for the winter and also give more storage. I have seen some nice self made skirts that work multifunctional for keeping heat under the trailer to prevent freezing along with making a nice finished look/trim to the ground creating under belly storage.
__________________

__________________
2016 Forest River WindJammer 3029W pulled by 2015 GMC Sierra All Terrain 5.3 V8 EcoTech 3.42 axle ratio
Hendricks42091 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 04:38 PM   #72
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 89
Also the second A/C is a heat pump and will also help heat your unit.
__________________

__________________
dkkirkland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 08:20 PM   #73
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 20
DB, thanks for the tip on the fan - I'll try that. Of course we use a dehumidifier, which pulls a lot of water out of the air. We discovered the outside walls behind the cabinets getting wet within a couple of days after the cold hit. On cold nights we leave the cabinet doors open at night. After going through both 30# tanks in a week, we also got an electric space heater and use the furnace only when needed. We moved south as soon as we could, right after Christmas.
__________________
Jim & Sharon
2016 WindJammer 3001W
2002 Ford Excursion 7.3L Diesel
Full-Time since 10/29/15
Swift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 07:48 PM   #74
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grn_Mtns View Post
We will head out to Fl in 10 days for our third trip in our 3025. We have had on major issue and FR just replaced both axles this fall after I found some bad welds. We switched to LRE Carlisle tires as a 10,000 pound trailer with C range tires is nuts. Other wise it has been great and the quality is above average for a TT. It tows like it is not there with our 3/4 GMC
What size and rating are those tires?
__________________
Carrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 07:52 PM   #75
Member
 
Grn_Mtns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northern Vermont
Posts: 92
Carlisle Tires

ST23515E Wearing great after 10,000+miles.
It's hard not to jump the occasional curb with the 35' TT :!) they don't complain much.
__________________
Best,
Grn_Mtns
____________________________________

2014 3025 Windjammer/260watts solar
Grn_Mtns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 08:01 PM   #76
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grn_Mtns View Post
ST23515E Wearing great after 10,000+miles.
It's hard not to jump the occasional curb with the 35' TT :!) they don't complain much.
Our 2015 3008 has C tires from the factory and it is not that stable. We had it at a seasonal site last year so wasn't a big deal. We are going to do some traveling this year and I'm looking for some decent tires.

Also what air pressure do you run in them?
__________________
Carrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 08:02 PM   #77
Member
 
Grn_Mtns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northern Vermont
Posts: 92
75-80 #
__________________
Best,
Grn_Mtns
____________________________________

2014 3025 Windjammer/260watts solar
Grn_Mtns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 08:08 PM   #78
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grn_Mtns View Post
75-80 #
Thanks
__________________
Carrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 08:13 PM   #79
Member
 
Grn_Mtns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northern Vermont
Posts: 92
Anytime,
What will you be towing with?
__________________
Best,
Grn_Mtns
____________________________________

2014 3025 Windjammer/260watts solar
Grn_Mtns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 10:57 PM   #80
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grn_Mtns View Post
Anytime,
What will you be towing with?
We bought it late summer in 2014 and have put a couple thousand miles on it since as well as being at a seasonal 4 months last year.
Been using a F150. It took a bit to get it working right but got it setup now and it works ok. I wouldn't want to go on a cross country trip with it but with the short trips we took it works.
I'm hoping that a set of E tires like you have will stiffen up the trailer as the Trail Express C tires on it sure squirm around. Even when my brother in law pulled it with his F350 he said I should get rid of those tires as he felt it wandering compared to his trailer that has E tires.
__________________

__________________
Carrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
windjammer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.