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Old 06-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #21
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We camp year round here in the great white north. We started winter camping back in our Pop Up days, but we've since moved to a fifth wheel. The basic procedure stays the same. Staying comfortable and warm requires only a few changes when camping during the winter. It's often not about generation of heat, but it is about retention of that heat. If you are camping with electricity augment your furnace with micro-furnaces, or an oil filled heater if you have the floorspace. Using your LP furnace only to provide initial heat upon arrival and then only when needed.

Insulate, insulate, insulate. Before the weather gets cold look for places that will let that heat out and the cold in. Gaps, voids, you name it. Expanding foam and reflectix will go a long way to help this out.

Also get that air moving inside of the trailer. Keep it moving to avoid condensation.

Using your onboard water system can also be done without issues in cold weather (we routinely camp in temps as low as minus 20C and use our water system). That is another post though and likely beyond the scope of what you are asking anyway.

Winter camping has turned into our favorite time of year to get out there. 2 major advantages, no bugs and less people! However, autumn camping can provide amazing scenery and great cool crisp air for campfires also.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #22
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Ohhhhhhh. I don't think I am nearly that hardy of a person to attempt winter camping like that. I like my big stone fireplace in the winter.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:25 PM   #23
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Another-Newfie, what is reflextic? Ty.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:13 PM   #24
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Annamarie- see if this link helps:

Refliectix: a Must Have!
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:20 AM   #25
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Our early spring camping was cold windy and rainy weather. Furnace was in full use. Some condensation occurred even with window cracked and hard walls around us. Kept Damp Rid in the trailer to help pull any moisture in the air inside the trailer. Had to wear thick coat, beanie cap and gloves when outside.
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There is something to be said for fall camping. Crisp mornings, the fall colors, the smell of leaves after a light fall rain and the smell of wood smoke from a warm campfire. We spend a week every fall in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Reservations already confirmed.
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We don't have a fireplace in our new trailer, but on our first trip early this spring with the Windjammer, we took one of those Franklin stove-looking heaters. We have the prefect spot for it when the large slide is out and it really does look like a real fire. In addition to putting out a pretty good amount of heat, there is just something about a fireplace on a cool night that makes you feel warm and cozy.
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Winter is one of the best times to go. Only serious campers around you.




Fall is great, too!



And Spring...

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