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Old 11-13-2020, 04:19 PM   #1
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Winter use questions

We have a 2018 Sunseeker and we're thinking about using it this winter, as long as we can do so safely temperature wise. We have the Arctic Pack but have never used it. My question is for those who winter camp. What kind of temperatures can we safely camp in? We can activate the Arctic Pack and use the inside furnace for our own comfort, but what kind of low temperatures will the Arctic Pack safely handle? 25 degrees? 20? Lower?
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Old 11-13-2020, 04:25 PM   #2
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We have a 2018 Sunseeker and we're thinking about using it this winter, as long as we can do so safely temperature wise. We have the Arctic Pack but have never used it. My question is for those who winter camp. What kind of temperatures can we safely camp in? We can activate the Arctic Pack and use the inside furnace for our own comfort, but what kind of low temperatures will the Arctic Pack safely handle? 25 degrees? 20? Lower?
We have a Vibe 32 bh with the all weather package. I still. Goose to blow all my lines out and purge with RV anti freeze. Because I donít want any troubles. We camp all year long at state parks here in Va. Iím just not sure Iíd trust it. I know it was added for that reason though. Down to 25 -28 with out much wind would most likely be ok. In transit is the problem with all the air being pulled. Thatís why i donít risk not winterizing.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:20 PM   #3
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We are skiers, and have travelled across N America skiing with our 24R solera. And I agree that you should NOT use the rig in winter with water in the plumbing. We blow the lines and travel with a jug of water for coffee and cooking. We use toilets at rest stations and campgrounds for cleaning up. Condensation is the biggest problem inside. Using propane to cook is killer as the products of combustion are CO2 and water. So keeping a vent open when cooking helps. If we continue to winter camp I'll invest in an induction cook plate to reduce propane use. And carrying an extra propane tank and connection kit to tap into the propane line has been helpful when staying in one place for any length of time.
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Thanks good info to consider.
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I will be traveling in mid January from NY(Long Island to Tampa). I am already winterized. Do I keep winterized until I hit warmer weather down south or de-winterize before I leave. What would also be the recommended scenario on the way back north. Thanks for your input.
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I will be traveling in mid January from NY(Long Island to Tampa). I am already winterized. Do I keep winterized until I hit warmer weather down south or de-winterize before I leave. What would also be the recommended scenario on the way back north. Thanks for your input.
I'd keep winterized until you hit the warm weather in the south. Carry bottled water for drinking, flushing, etc.
On the way back, it's going to depend on if you camp on the way back. It'd probably be easier to winterize at your southern campsite unless you're going to be camping on the way back over several days. In that case, I'd winterize before you hit cold weather.
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