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Old 11-30-2013, 09:39 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by GalsofEscape View Post
We have been camping in temps down to about freezing or just below and have been fine. I do have heated mattrress and highly recommend them. We run an electric heater at night to keep the propane use down but the furnace does an real nice job when you use it, just expect to use a lot of propane. Oh and about the wind, do note that I have a heavier PUP the HW277 is 3800 lbs gvwr.
Do you set your electric heater on the low setting vs. the high wattage one?

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Old 11-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tinsu View Post

Do you set your electric heater on the low setting vs. the high wattage one?
I have a Vornado brand that has a thermostat. I run it on high and set it for about 70. I do not think it actually gets it to that temp as it seems to run all night. The camper is not toasty warm but it is not a huge chore to get up (and with the heated matress we are fine in bed all night). We then use the furnace in the am if we want to take the chill off.

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Old 12-02-2013, 06:33 AM   #13
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I will chime in. We have only taken our Rockwood out one time, but the first time was very windy. 25-35mph winds all day and that night. Like Gals said, it was a bit noisy at times, but we felt secure. My wife made the comment that this camper didn't' seem to sway as much as our old one did, and I agree. The temps got down to upper thirty's the first night and upper twenty's the second night so we got to try out the furnace. Used almost an entire tank of propane that weekend. We do also have the heated mattresses and an extra space heater that we used to supplement the furnace so we could not run it as much. All and all we felt this camper to be much more stable than our past ones in the wind.

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