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Old 10-06-2010, 10:30 PM   #11
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #12
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:44 PM   #13
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those of you without a hybrid or popup, please realize that staying in a trailer with canvas ends, is much different in cold weather than a TT, MH or 5th wheel.

the OP is looking for feedback for a hybrid, not a fully enclosed RV. big difference.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:53 AM   #14
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My SIL has a Rockwood 1980 pop up. That thing will roast you out of there. Full furnace system and heated matresses.

I couldn't imagine it being a problem unless there is no power.

Bring a second propane bottle.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:18 AM   #15
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those of you without a hybrid or popup, please realize that staying in a trailer with canvas ends, is much different in cold weather than a TT, MH or 5th wheel.

the OP is looking for feedback for a hybrid, not a fully enclosed RV. big difference.
Back in '06 the 1st spring I had my popup I was camping on the May 2-4 weekend in Algonquin Provincial Park. We had flurries 1 evening. I had an elec' heater that ending up being unusable. It would sense an overheat condition (from the small enclosed area) & not start back up.

I replaced it that weekend w/ another brand of heater & it worked fine. I still use it in my TT. I'll post the brand & some pics when I get home.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:26 AM   #16
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We also had a 1998 Coleman Bayside pop up. Camped in November one year and the night time temperature went down to 21 degrees and very breezy. We had a ball, making soup and playing games with our girls. Unfortunately our rig didn't have a switch over regulator for propane. I manually had to disconnect one bottle and connect the regulator to the other. When did it run out, 2:30 in the morning. I had to wake up the girls to move the front bed in to gain access to the bottle. Froze my once warm butt off in the wind but once it was hooked back up we were warm again in a few minutes. That little furnace was great. I loved that pop up, but no bathroom and three daughters, didn't work for too long. That's when we upgraded to the Hybrid- Keystone Litehouse.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:21 AM   #17
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We will have one electric tower heater with us that we have used already. So far the coldest it got on is this last trip was in the low 40's. Stayed nice and warm. Thinking about getting a second heater (can run separate power cord for it) if we need more heat. And then again there is always the furnace that is in the Roo... will have two FULL bottles of gas when we go down to set up. I always use the covers on the outside ends..... that has to help some. Guess we will see just how much cool weather we can stand in it. Don't think I'll push my luck and try for December, January or February! hehehe This past spring we did go out in the PUP (still had that at the time) for the first trip out on March 19. It was the first NICE weekend we had here.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:59 AM   #18
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Do they give you an allowance to pay for propane used? Some campgrounds do for the hosts.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:23 AM   #19
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Nope, not that I know of. Electric is FREE...... I'll just buy another heat tower and use it. I can use it here at home too.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:27 PM   #20
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We had a pretty cold winter here and it hit the 20s a few nights on some of our camp weekends. The heated mattresses came in very handy. The ceiling in the queen slide got a little drippy a few times when the heat was on. We usually only camp 2-3 nights at a time because work gets in the way.
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