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Old 09-07-2015, 08:51 PM   #41
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:52 PM   #42
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A few years ago there was a FRF Member who had a BIG NEW F/R Trailer and a F/R Ice Cabin both in Minnesota, they Prepped and tried to live in those 2 units during the Winter! Complete FAILURE! There is a LONG post on their attempt! The F/R Dealer was in Duluth,MN. Youroo!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:39 PM   #43
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A few years ago there was a FRF Member who had a BIG NEW F/R Trailer and a F/R Ice Cabin both in Minnesota, they Prepped and tried to live in those 2 units during the Winter! Complete FAILURE! There is a LONG post on their attempt! The F/R Dealer was in Duluth,MN. Youroo!!
Any chance you could supply a link to that thread? Might be interesting reading.

I have no intentions of living in my 5er but want it to be safe if I decide to go out and the temps drop.

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Any chance you could supply a link to that thread? Might be interesting reading.
Northern MN in 385BH Full Time!

Here's one winter nightmare thread. There are some others.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:46 PM   #45
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Here's one winter nightmare thread. There are some others.
Thanks, I read 12 pages and found it interesting. However, I will NOT be going out in -40 degree temps! He said it was -55 one night. I know those temps would cause problems even with my house!

I am looking at using my trailer at 15 to 20 degrees at the coldest nights. Those are not temps I will go out in unless I get caught by surprise. If I know it is going to get that cold I will cancel and stay home.

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Old 09-08-2015, 05:10 PM   #46
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The only thing that keeps the water staying in is the valve itself, so water could freeze the valve being it having constant water from gray or black against it. I would think it is standard on any heated tank option. But you know FR. NEVER the same....
True, guess I will find a way to put heat tapes on them. As we have said "NEVER the same...." Look at these photos. The two valves for black & grey in front are in a foam filled insulated housing, the gallery valve isn't. LOL! Not even on the same trailer!

While taking these photos I noticed there are no shutoff valves on the outside shower. I have to add them so I can disconnect those lines to drain.

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Old 09-08-2015, 05:17 PM   #47
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Noth'n say'n the pump has to stay there.
You are right but would have to redo 2/3 of the existing plumbing. It would be more trouble than its worth. I would still have exposed pipes in the bathroom sink, shower and outside shower.

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Thank you KMP44 for finding this Post! I now see where Members are saying If I know it will be that cold I will stay Home! I Posted this because FULL Time Members from COLD Areas have stated that their F/R RVs are 4 Season and they Live in them,they DONT have a Choice about staying Home They Are HOME! Youroo!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:55 PM   #49
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Thank you KMP44 for finding this Post! I now see where Members are saying If I know it will be that cold I will stay Home! I Posted this because FULL Time Members from COLD Areas have stated that their F/R RVs are 4 Season and they Live in them,they DONT have a Choice about staying Home They Are HOME! Youroo!!
If you read that thread you saw where he was talking about -50'. Did you read far enough to see he moved into a motel? Some times dreams just are not possible. Seventy degrees colder than what I am thinking about..

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If you read that thread you saw where he was talking about -50'. Did you read far enough to see he moved into a motel? Some times dreams just are not possible. Seventy degrees colder than what I am thinking about..

Jim
I followed that Post in REAL time! If you read the Post we are in NOW there are Members saying they Live in Canada and they have a 4 season F/R unit! I was pointing out a TRUE LIFE situation in a Cold Area! Youroo!!
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