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Old 06-30-2017, 09:02 AM   #1
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Spending winter in 5ver

I have a 2016 Sierra 355re, I will have to spend the winter in Oklahoma I am wondering if anyone have lived in this model 5ver in the winter. With 5 slides I don't want to have to put on a skirt. Did anyone experience any frozen water lines or dump valves? Do I need to put a heat lamp in the cargo bay? DW and I are going to tape the corrugated plastic sheet on the bottom to the frame to help keep out cold air and also make a heated water hose.

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Old 08-15-2017, 11:30 PM   #2
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I spent last winter in mine. It's a 2017 Model with the upgraded insulation package having R38 or something like that in the floor and ceiling. As long as you run the furnace to push warm air into the sub floor, I think your tans and hoses will be fine within the enclosed space. If you have a residential fridge with icemaker in a kitchen slide, then there's probably a drain point and a small bit of exposed water line that needs insulating. I'd cover the low point drains along the whole trailer as well.

I did just fine in North Texas without a skirt, but I'll be dealing with Montana's winder this year.


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Old 10-27-2017, 03:21 PM   #3
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Hi Jason - Question about the resi fridge: We have one in ours, kitchen slide with icemaker. We were out for a few days in hot weather, last week; all dry camping and went through a lot of cold drinks. Got home and the tilt caused a lot of water to drain out. Didn't see where it came from. Is that from the fridge draining? I was trying to figure that out. It would make sense I guess from the fridge defrosting, but why leak only when it was tilted, backing into the driveway?
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:14 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:23 PM   #5
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I did just fine in North Texas without a skirt, but I'll be dealing with Montana's winder this year.


Fortunately, a foot or two of snow on the roof will provide some insulation.

I don't know what part of Montana you are looking at, but personally living in an RV when it's 30 below outside is not my idea of fun. Hopefully you can find a partially heated building to park inside of.

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Old 11-04-2017, 02:49 PM   #6
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Being 41' long and 5 slides that is going to take SOME PROPANE! The 2 bathroom sinks and Res Refer with water in the Slides is another matter as well as the OS Shower and LP Drains! Lots of people have "Tried" to" Super Cold Weather Live" in a RV,some have spent a lot of $$$$ and still Failed! Lots of Reading on Failures! You don't want to "Skirt" that is one of the First Mods needed,plus Lots of Insulation! Youroo!!

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