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Old 01-09-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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Turtled in freezing temps

With the approaching winter storm, We put the slide out, and plugged in our trusty little 1300/1500 heater, set on middle temp to keep the chill off and pre heat some if we lost power and needed to relocate.
Last night temps dropped to 12, and without the furnace on the camper was a toasty 68 degrees this morning when I got home from work.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:29 AM   #2
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did you have the bunks in?
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:34 AM   #3
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where was it that it was that cold?
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:20 AM   #4
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where was it that it was that cold?
Most of North Carolina! I am right on the break between the Sandhills and the Coastal Plains and we saw lows near 10F That is about 20 below our normal for this time of year.

We use our RV as an emergency escape pod if the power goes out too. The electric heater I have can't quite keep up so I leave the LP furnace set on about 50.

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where was it that it was that cold?
It's been in the low single digits here in Massachusetts for the last 3 days.
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we got down to 33 here in Florida a few nights ago. Back to normal now.
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We are right at the base of the Blue Ridge in NC, 1000 ft hill top. 8 was the recorded area low, but mercury was hovering at 12 here when I got home. The bunks are closed and the slides out. We did camp in Feb last year and it dropped to 11, had the bunks out, PUGs and reflectix installed and stayed comfortable but the furnace was running a bit.
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We are right at the base of the Blue Ridge in NC, 1000 ft hill top. 8 was the recorded area low, but mercury was hovering at 12 here when I got home. The bunks are closed and the slides out. We did camp in Feb last year and it dropped to 11, had the bunks out, PUGs and reflectix installed and stayed comfortable but the furnace was running a bit.
That is awesome! We are about to relocate back to the RTP area. Will probably locate at a park in Garner, SE of Raleigh. We have been worried about whether or not the coach would survive the coldest nights. Your post makes us feel better.
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we got down to 33 here in Florida a few nights ago. Back to normal now.
We are having a heat wave today right now it is 20 above. last week 3 days in a row it never got above zero. I would tell you how cold it was but our digital thermometer quits at 22 below go figure. Good thing the MH is in Mission TX heading back down next week
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did you have the bunks in?
The term "Turtled or Turtling" means camping in a hybrid with the bunks in.
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