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Old 09-06-2015, 09:41 AM   #21
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Well that teck is as wrong as can be. I have Rockwood and I have 2" duct to the belly, I also have heated tanks and my discharge lines have heat tape on them that is activated when needed. In the cold extended times I put a 1500 watt heater in the basement and run the plug to the 20 amp socket on the pedestal. I don't know who you talked to or if they changed something but this is what I have. All I do is fill my FW tank and store the hose in the belly. Never had a problem yet, but they are all 3 seasons....
Maybe the 2" duct varies by model or year? I see your trailer is 4 years newer than mine, a different layout but both 32'. Just for the heck of it I am going to call them again.

By discharge lines I am assuming you mean the drain lines for the black and grey tanks? Your FR trailer is the first one I have heard of that has heat tapes factory installed. I am not sure they would be needed on the drains but don't see where they can hurt.


A few members have said they have a 2" duct, but not a register, and it is not the same. I have a 4" duct which goes from one register to the next but no register according to FR. I have seen no reason to open up the underbelly to look, in fact, see very few reasons to do so unless one of your tanks break.

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Old 09-06-2015, 09:56 AM   #22
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Our 2010 Flagstaff has Factory Heated Tanks and Discharge pipes and Elbows also! It is a anything above 32DegF for a period of time camper! These are NOT Winter units,by Winter I am saying Below 32GegF for DAYs & NIGHTs in a straight period of Time! Youroo!!
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:58 AM   #23
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My 2010 Rockwood does have a heat duck in the pass-thru....only problem was when the under-belly was installed, 2 of the ducts were torn in half....so after I replaced them, all's well. Have camped in 20 degree weather, and use an oil filled heater..works ok for me. Only problem, was leaving awning out.....pivot points froze and had to thaw 'em out to retract. Will be addressing hose to pedestal soon.....
My Rockwood has a 4" duct that goes from the drivers side for about 5' then makes a turn to the front for a couple of feet to the bedroom register. This duct is run near the bathroom water lines but not sure I want to trust itto keep the lines from freezing. Might be OK if the furnace was running. I know a heat tape or small electric heater will keep those lines and pump safe though.

As for the awning, I can see those pivots freezing. If lubed with WD40 or white lithium grease that would provably protect them.

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Old 09-06-2015, 10:04 AM   #24
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We have a Prime time Sanibel we are full timers & this trailer is rated four season. Being Canadiens it has been tested & works very well
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:34 PM   #25
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2010 Rockwood 8280 (rear kitchen) has water pump in bottom cabinet next to fridge inside. Also has dedicated 4" furnace duct into pass-thru. Has heated tanks, but not protection on dump pipes or valves.
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:45 PM   #26
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We have a Prime time Sanibel we are full timers & this trailer is rated four season. Being Canadiens it has been tested & works very well
Really! Tested where? Florida? Bring it out here where we have real winter, the fourth season, and then let me know how it works out.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:07 PM   #27
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Maybe the 2" duct varies by model or year? I see your trailer is 4 years newer than mine, a different layout but both 32'. Just for the heck of it I am going to call them again.

By discharge lines I am assuming you mean the drain lines for the black and grey tanks? Your FR trailer is the first one I have heard of that has heat tapes factory installed. I am not sure they would be needed on the drains but don't see where they can hurt.


A few members have said they have a 2" duct, but not a register, and it is not the same. I have a 4" duct which goes from one register to the next but no register according to FR. I have seen no reason to open up the underbelly to look, in fact, see very few reasons to do so unless one of your tanks break.

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I have a register in the sidewall of the belly that is connected to a 2" duct. Also the heat tape is located at the three vales, so they will not freeze. FR doesn't do anything the same. They come on when I put the tank heaters on.You can even see the tape wrapped on my gray water from the galley the rest are in the belly..
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:58 PM   #28
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We have a Prime time Sanibel we are full timers & this trailer is rated four season. Being Canadiens it has been tested & works very well
We will probably Hear more of this with the Global Warming! Youroo!!
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Will be interesting to hear about those going to Alaska and how they adapt to unknown conditions....power/cold/tires/fuel.......money spent in prep, and trip.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:57 PM   #30
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I have FR Wolf Pack I spent the winter 5200' in Philipsburg, MT. two years ago(I won't do it again if I can help it) I found that anything under 22 deg. you are going to lose your water( I don't know if my tanks are heated or not) at 36" below you will have ice in the sink with the heater running full bore. The trailer is good to about 20-22 deg. I go south now to AZ.
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