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Old 08-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Arctic package

Looking at a 94 30' land yacht. Seller says is has the "arctic package". Anyone know what this includes? I am thinking heating blankets for thetas, or tanks nor exposed. Any info would be most welcome.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Not sure, might include heated storage and holding tanks, also duel pained windows.
Artic packages usually means it set up for freezing temperature camping.


Why not ask seller? If he is featuring that his coach has it, must know what it includes.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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I think it includes a parka, stocking cap, 5 buckle overshoes, and a pair of choppers. Also a propane torch to thaw out the pipes.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Brrr

Seller says tanks are inside, as long as interior is above freezing all is ok. Wil, have to see how drains are configured. Not sure where tanks are on a normal 30' land yacht. No dual pane windows.

I'm not looking to cross the frozen Bering sea between AK and Siberia but this would be an attractive option package. I know I can dry camp in it and that s fine. Was curious if someone else had it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Never heard of this package, I would like to see some pictues of the layout with internal tanks.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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Instead of everyone guessing, why don't you ask the seller what an arctic package is?
Then, once you have the answer, tell us! LOL!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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Have him show you location of tanks, if they truly are inside. Usually the water tank is inside, holding tanks (black and gray) are underneath, exposed to the elements. A quick look at the pipes leading to the dump valves will show you if the tanks are underneath, or come from inside the unit.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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There is some variation on Airstreams, especially the newer ones, it seems. Ours, a 67, has an enclosed and heated tank: Air is vented down and around the tank via large grooves in the surrounding foam insulation. Looking at newer Airstreams that come into the park, I had thought that all of them would have enclosed and heated tanks. Not. Some do, and some don't.


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Old 09-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #9
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I only have fresh water and black water tanks. Both are internal, so I guess that makes my Bambi II "Arctic" approved.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #10
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On our 1995 Cutter LE one duct pipe from the furnace feeds heat to the area where the tanks are under the floor. The area is enclosed and insulated. Maybe that is what the guy is referring to...
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Hi from GA/AZ. . . You know why they don't send donkeys to school don't you ? ? ? Nobody really likes a smart *ss ! Hope you get some helpful info out of somebody who actually knows !, regards, Craig
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #12
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If it were me, I'd call Airstream and ask them if and what the "Arctic Package" is for that year/model. That way you could confirm it when you inspect the MH. I wouldn't depend on getting accurate information from any current owner selling their MH. Maybe I'm just being cynical, but the way I see it his only objective is to sell the unit. Some might be tempted to “embellish” a little more then others.

Remember: Caveat Emptor… Let the buyer beware!
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:51 PM   #13
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My 1984 345 Classic has a vent that runs from the rear furnace into the bathroom, that blows down onto the floor, heating the toilet floor and even blows on your feet whilst you are sitting "On the Throne"...
And I thought that was fancy!
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Like a few mentioned here, my 97 Land Yacht WB diesel also has heated tanks....black and grey water only. It also has a vent that blows across from the toilet which heats the floor and into the water heater pipe area if you leave the cabinet door open under the sink.

What it does not heat is the freshwater tank or lines. While using mine on an extended stay in Montana in November, temps dropped below 5 deg during Thanksgiving weekend. Due to issues with the campground and their water hoses freezing, I was advised to simply keep my freshwater tank full and use the internal pump as needed. Everything was fine till the bottom of the fresh water tank froze due to exterior exposure under the frame. Fortunately it only froze inside the tank and not the interior water lines since they were not pressurized overnight. Had to use bottle water for about 3 days in sink and toilet till the tank thawed. This summer I plan to look into insulating options for the undercarriage and tanks.
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