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Old 10-28-2015, 08:54 PM   #1
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winter camping

this is a question for those members who live in Canada and the northern United States. How late in the season will you camp, what would be the coldest temperatures. How well do the holding tank heating pads work on a Rockwood 8285 IKWS etc.

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Old 10-28-2015, 09:29 PM   #2
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We did our last trip on the thanksgiving weekend. We usually quit when it gets to around the freezing point. Tanks and pipes in the trailer have not been a problem for us. The hose to the trailer freezes and you will get condensation on windows and cold walls etc.

But we were at a campground in Edmonton that is open all year long. Insulated and wrapped hoses and sewers. Taps on site are inside insulated boxes.

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Old 10-28-2015, 09:58 PM   #3
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We usually quit when temperatures are consistently at or below freezing. Typically late October but by then most parks are closed for the season. The tank heaters are good for consistent temperatures just below freezing. But then you'll need a heated city water hose if a connection is even available. Colder than that and there will other issues to contend with.

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Old 10-29-2015, 08:12 PM   #4
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we normally take our last trip around Thanks Giving (Canada) but will be extending the season this year until the end of November, I wasn't sure if I should even fill the fresh water tank, there is no water hook-up in Algonquin Park.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:33 PM   #5
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if you like to get out, ever thought of not using the water system...5 gal water jug from walmart and a porta potti sitting in the shower and a bowl for washing in. i spent many nites in a horsetrailer that worked....had propane heat...dont forget the 96 hour right guard !!
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