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Old 10-13-2020, 06:31 AM   #1
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Whats the Coldest you have camped?

About to take a trip around the country and we will be hitting some areas in the 30s. Whats the coldest you have camped in your hybrid?
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:43 AM   #2
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I've tent camped in when it was -20. How's that?
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:38 AM   #3
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High teens for a few days, with great care and without using the onboard water system.



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Old 10-13-2020, 08:50 AM   #4
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I know you said Hybrid and I don't have one of those but.... If it's gonna be below freezing when we go, we've been known to winterize the rig and use blue jugs for water.
Nights in the 30s are fine IF it doesn't get colder than that.
Just last Feb we were camping in a park near Mesa AZ and the night the forecast was for 34 it got down to 28 and froze my hose enough I had no water in the morning until the sun thawed it.
The next night it was forecast to hit 30 and I let it drip and of course it was 33 when I got up and it wouldn't have frozen.

Things that worry me are low point drains which are almost always hanging down and exposed as well as your dump valves. You can pour a bit of antifreeze down the john and sink but it's hard to freeze proof the low point drains unless you open them and let them drain! Thus the use of the blue jugs for potable water.

Also a tip. FLANNEL SHEETS!! Get some! And a down comforter or a down sleeping bag opened up flat to serve as a comforter.
We think camping when it's cool, near freezing at night is fun once in a while. We'll be doing that in a few weeks I hope.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:03 AM   #5
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About hanging drains and vulnerability to freezing...



I made an insulating thermal guard for mine by slicing a hollow pool noodle of the proper length, and slipping it over the drain tube & valve that hang under the coroplast belly.


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Old 10-13-2020, 01:15 PM   #6
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Cool night.

-50. In a canvas tent. Kept the stove going all night!
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:23 PM   #7
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I didn't have a Hybrid but camped 4 days 5 nights in our Coleman Pop-Up when it was 8ºF and woke up to about a foot of snow on the canvas one morning. We didn't use the galley sink/fresh tank and had a stand alone port-pot toilet. The furnace ran almost constant!

It sure was fun though! I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:39 PM   #8
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Not a hybrid: Surveyor 243RBS. -9F in Limon, CO. Plugged into power at the KOA. LP Furnace, Portable electric heater, heated mattress pad, and dog in bed. Very comfy.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:51 PM   #9
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cold weather

The twenties last month in Northern Minnesota.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:56 PM   #10
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Old 10-13-2020, 02:44 PM   #11
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In the teens in a motorhome. I put a trouble light with an INCANDESCENT bulb in the compartment with the water pump and controls to keep that area from freezing.
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20 degrees in a CUB hybrid. 25 degrees in a pop up. 10 inches of snow with pop up. It was magical!
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Old 10-13-2020, 03:50 PM   #13
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As others have said we are not in a hybrid, but here's Charleston, SC in Jan 18. Temps were in the 20s for four days. The area was crippled. We used our little space heater to thaw out the pedestal water valve every morning. We were the only ones in the CG that had running water. Even the restrooms/bathrooms froze up and had burst pipes! Created a small lake you could ice skate on. As we are from Upstate NY, we thought it was all a little funny! The locals thought otherwise!
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:26 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=HDHNTR Chuck Felton;2432789]Class C motor home
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Also had to put a heat lamp in propane compartment
to prevent propane jelling.
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We were covered in ice. Even the sand on the beach was frozen.
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Class C motor home
1983 Valley View Alberta
-52 Ice hanging from roof to ground
used 5 gallons propane every 20 hrs
Also had to put a heat lamp in propane compartment
to prevent propane jelling.
Ummm... propane doesn't freeze until about -300° so it wouldn't have been gelling. It does boil at -44° so the lamp would have helped the liquid boil and make gas at your -52°.
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We were covered in ice. Even the sand on the beach was frozen.
Same storm...it was fun!
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We were covered in ice. Even the sand on the beach was frozen.
We were at the KOA and there was a tree overhanging our trailer. We had them move us to another campsite out in the open. A travel trailer next to our old campsite ended up with a branch stuck through his roof!
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Old 10-13-2020, 05:51 PM   #20
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I dont remember exactly but it was near 0. My new sleeping bag is rated at -35.
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