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Old 12-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #91
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im a few hrs away from the yukon its winter and i have had temps dip down below -36c so far trailer is warm i do have insulted heated waterline to my trailer i have it skirted with a bubble wrap vinyl a heat lamp under the pipes and a heatlamp under where water comes in and a 1500 watt heater as well this is all on a 2013 blue ridge cabin edition 3600rs so far my water has only froze at temperatures of -24c or colder and its the daft idea that the water comes in the rear and has to travel to the front to a heated compartment???????? i dont get it i have techs coming to install a hose connection right at the filter as with a little insulation the filter is luke warm at -30c. key thing there is to use the furnace and not rely on electric heaters u need that heat in the front cabinets! another thing nobody wants to go threw is a frozen fridge and it always happens after a cold snap when it warms up u need to insulate the outside compartment for the fridge and if its real cold a clip on 100 watt light making sure its not touching anything.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #92
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biggest freezing problem we had was under the shower there was no air flow and it woudl cool down there and freeze up. solved that with a large 24" wide by 6" tall furnace air return vent put into the wall under the shower door. might see it in my pictures.

we still do use the furnace but we have a 240v construction heater as a backup and helper. power is cheaper then propane!
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #93
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im a few hrs away from the yukon its winter and i have had temps dip down below -36c so far trailer is warm i do have insulted heated waterline to my trailer i have it skirted with a bubble wrap vinyl a heat lamp under the pipes and a heatlamp under where water comes in and a 1500 watt heater as well this is all on a 2013 blue ridge cabin edition 3600rs so far my water has only froze at temperatures of -24c or colder and its the daft idea that the water comes in the rear and has to travel to the front to a heated compartment???????? i dont get it i have techs coming to install a hose connection right at the filter as with a little insulation the filter is luke warm at -30c. key thing there is to use the furnace and not rely on electric heaters u need that heat in the front cabinets! another thing nobody wants to go threw is a frozen fridge and it always happens after a cold snap when it warms up u need to insulate the outside compartment for the fridge and if its real cold a clip on 100 watt light making sure its not touching anything.
I read this whole thread and hereby crown you the most diligent, hearty, tough-as-nails living in a camper guys (you and the Stuff) in the whole world! Man, I couldn't live through half of that. I'd be...I quit! Kuddos and keep up posting, esp. picks...it's truly a feat and an enjoyable one to observe.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:38 PM   #94
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Yes I know its an old thread but its now a officially dead thread.

The "Villan" is sold. got a new camper that we are only camping in, not living in lol.

wife and I shed a tear as it went bye bye. it was just tooooo big to tow around and with the oil crash, nobody would give us an offer above 10k... So dealership gave us 30k for it towards a new rv!

(and yes the gf turned to wife while we lived full time in an rv!)
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Awesome to hear. Thanks for the cold weather I for. I stay in mine for work too with my wife and daughter most the time.
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