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Old 11-16-2014, 10:58 PM   #51
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I hope it works out for ya ! That would be a bad day for a dealer for sure.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:13 AM   #52
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its not a 90" interior. its 88. but i have plenty of room for the jeep, no need to make a bad day for any one.


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Old 11-18-2014, 07:57 AM   #53
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FYI, i am not super impressed with the insulation properties of FRP, but getting the extra insulation was worth the expense. I have had my furnace on in the trailer since Saturday afternoon set at 55 degrees. here on the west coast of MI its been cold, and getting colder. we have not used more than the first half of one of the 30lbs LP tanks. Our old 5ver would have used a complete tank by now.
so, while the foam underbelly isn't pretty, and foil insulation on the walls is marginal at best. its better than no insulation for sure.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:04 PM   #54
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How is the moisture situation when running the furnace. In my non four season trailer I tend to fog up my windows assuming you have dual pane windows?
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:38 PM   #55
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No fog issues at all that we have noticed.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #56
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FYI, i am not super impressed with the insulation properties of FRP, but getting the extra insulation was worth the expense. I have had my furnace on in the trailer since Saturday afternoon set at 55 degrees. here on the west coast of MI its been cold, and getting colder. we have not used more than the first half of one of the 30lbs LP tanks. Our old 5ver would have used a complete tank by now.
so, while the foam underbelly isn't pretty, and foil insulation on the walls is marginal at best. its better than no insulation for sure.

Agreed. I never had another camper/hauler to compare to, however ours seems to do pretty good. I have a spot to add a electric heat strip to my front a/c but haven't looked into it much as the few cold nights we have been racing it has stayed nice and toasty.

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How is the moisture situation when running the furnace. In my non four season trailer I tend to fog up my windows assuming you have dual pane windows?
I had a small amount of fogging with ours and the dual pane windows.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:04 PM   #57
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Ok we have a WP 25LUA.. which we ordered with the "Artic package.. i.e. dual pane winders (that work rather well) tank heaters, and the spray on insulation. The down side is it is NOT a 4 season trailer.

We live in north Georgia... just got back from a camping trip where the temps went down in the teens at night. We brought our water hose in at night so not to freeze. Filled the water tank with water (turned on the heated tank pad) just like we did on our other small trailer (much cheaper unit). And in the morning.. we had frozen pipes!! NO WATER!

We discovered that that great Artic package has a serious design flaw. The supply line from the heated water holding tank goes OUTSIDE from under the tank and back up into the unit to the water pump... total exposed line!! About two feet of the line is uncovered!! REALLY? So FR saved what $2.00 to run this cheap hose (braided white hose) outside in the elements? Why couldnt they have run it in the floor or inside in the wheel well like they did for the other water suppy lines.

Luckily we got it thawed... thanks to my hair dryed... ran to Lowes and got insulated pipe wrap and covered it. WHAT A PAIN!!

Additionally the furnace ducting leave alot to be desired. Furnace blows well... NO air comes out of the living room or hall vents. Have had it to the dealer TWICE to have this repaired... and still not heat!! The ducting is pinched somewhere or disconnected.

So NO Work and Play IS NOT a 4 season trailer! (FR told us people in North Dakota are living in them in the winter... I think NOT!)
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:12 AM   #58
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We have the winter package on our new 30WRS. I was surprised to see the foam underneath, but was told by the dealer that this would work better than the "cardboard covered" package many other brands use. Time will tell...


Question from the newb: If I use the heated tanks for an overnight enroute to destination, do I heat the tanks while driving the next day? Normally we would not de-winterize until we got to warm weather.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:20 AM   #59
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I was told by the factory rep to turn the tank heaters on when the temps hit 40 degrees, and leave them on until you winterize or the ambient temp rises above 40 and stays there.

I thought i had read that the heaters operated on a temp sensor. turn on the switch to supply power to the controller, the controller operates the heat pad. but i can not confirm that at this time.


i'll read up on that this weekend.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:44 AM   #60
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Are the tank heaters 12 or 120 volts? I would think if they are 12v they will really suck battery power real quick. And if they are 120v they will not work when you drive down the road...
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