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Old 12-30-2010, 01:02 AM   #21
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Bill, thanks for the plug I think! :-)
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:07 AM   #22
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About 20 years ago, when our kids were small we started a tradition camping over Thanksgiving Weekend at Meridith Woods (Meridith, NH). The first year we were one of 4 or 5 units on Thanksgiving Day and maybe 8 for the rest of the weekend. By the end of year five our "secret getaway" was out and the campground was packed (which meant the pool & hot tub were also now crowded)!

My adult children still talk about those years. I highly recommend it!
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:54 AM   #23
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The coldest we’ve RV’d in has been 0 degrees, that was with a motor home, and to be honest not a lot of fun. We do head out of Minnesota most winters and when we are trying to get someplace warm always find places that are in the teens to freezing in our travels. We do have the arctic package and when it falls below freezing we just fold up the water line, turn on the tank heaters, making sure we have water in all the tanks and we’re fine. Of course the next day we pack up and start heading to someplace warmer.

Sometimes when we first pull out of Minnesota we do not de-winterize, but just use jugs of water and RV antifreeze for the head until we get someplace warmer. Even in the teens the rig stays warm, just need to wear slippers because the floor is a bit cold.

It is fun to get out and play in the snow, but a couple days of that is enough for me. Of course I’m older and have lived in the cold country all my life. Now that I’m retired I prefer to stay out of the temperature extremes and head south in the winter and up north for the summer. It’s the great thing about being retired, that and not working.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:11 AM   #24
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This morning was a balmy -33 windchill and we barely noticed it inside. The patio doors were nice and iced instead of condensated lol. I still have the dehumidifier going constantly and I have an infrared heater in the living room and a oil filled radiator in the bedroom and the furnace kicked on maybe 3 times over night.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #25
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Well we finally got out of chesapeae va and are in SC at my mothers house.Furnace went out last night. It was 49 deg in the camp. Pulled the furnace and took it to an RV dealer (masters RV ) in greenwood SC and it had a bad limit switch. Easy fix. Need to pick it up at 5 and reinstall it.on to florida next week. Bob that was a compliment. Its still working
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We do the same and have never had a problem. No enclosed belly. Just keep the heat on in the camper and use the water once or twice a night from flushing and washing of hands and you won't even have to disconnect the fresh water hose. We do keep the excess water hose coiled up and under the camper. As long as it's above freezing during the day you should be fine. We have never had problems.
Exactly. It takes us about 10 minutes to winterize, so we end up doing it and undoing it all winter long. No problem.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:17 PM   #27
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Without a doubt you'll need a tank heater, I strongly recommend you google UltraHeat. Or, visit UHI Worldwide Inc | Facebook
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:22 AM   #28
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I just got done reading your posts about winter camping and it has been educational. I would like to share our experiences during Christmas camping/cross country and our experience.

We purchased a Stealth 2612 TH a week before Thanksgiving and took it out on a test run Thanksgiving weekend...not too bad a leak here and there - dealer fixed it right away. A couple of weeks before school was out for break, we decided to embark on a cross country trip from WA to FL and back - fun stuff! Let the experience begin.

We stayed in MT, WY, and MO Walmarts and our generator saved us. We emptied both propanes in about two days due to single digit weather and the furnace running all day long for about 5 days straight. Having the furnace running pretty much 24 hrs a day kept our lines thawed inside the coach. We stayed at two camp sites (CO, and GA) in between. We relied on our tanks (fresh, gray, and black) the whole trip down. Thank goodness GA was a little warmer that we were able to finally dump. On the way up, we only encountered one day of freezing weather and that was in NM. We had frozen tanks for a bit due to windchill, but we managed ok.

I was looking at the Ultraheat heaters and I only have one empty DC fuse left in my 55-Amp converter. Do I need to replace my converter or could I tap into other fuses within the system? How're these pads protected from the elements?
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A good insulation wrap around the pipes will work to.
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I was looking at the Ultraheat heaters and I only have one empty DC fuse left in my 55-Amp converter. Do I need to replace my converter or could I tap into other fuses within the system? How're these pads protected from the elements?
My converter has 3 fused pigtails from where the positive lead of the battery hooks up. There are two screw clamp hold downs there (one for the battery and the other where the manufacturer hooked up the positive leads from the fused pigtails). Check page 5 of the attached PDF for the locations.

The pads are sealed and do not need protecting, per se. However the pads on my camper are on the bottom of the tanks under the Corplast(tm) belly cover. Hope that helps.
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