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Old 02-01-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Winter Camping

I hope this topic hasn't been beaten to death, I've searched in this forum but haven't found too much. We've done lots of camping but we're new to rv'ing. We bought a 15 282RK Maxx this fall and would like to do some winter camping in the high desert Southwest. We've camped in temps down to freezing without any problems so far but expect to see lows in the teens or 20's on our next trip.

When towing at ambient temps below freezing should i run the furnace at a low setting? I'm a little uncomfortable with this but would like to hear from others.

Are there mods or aftermarket equipment I should look at to help freeze protection? So far all I've done is to seal holes and gaps in the underbelly with some gorilla tape and insulate the lowpoint drain lines.

Any help or comments would be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 02-02-2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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We also have a 2016 RKX and luv it. It's our 2nd MAXX trailer as we previously owned a 24RG which was also a great TT. I would, in addition to what you've done, suggest that you disconnect your water when it's freezing temps. Use your on board water system and keep the fresh water tank fairly full. Be sure to turn on your tank heaters as they are thermostatically controlled and will come on automatically when the temp reaches 40 degrees. Also be sure you have your water heater on. You could also have your facet's drip very slowly to keep the water moving thru your piping system. Good luck and enjoy your terrific new TT!
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