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Old 11-17-2015, 09:42 PM   #15
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I've camped for long weekends…20 degrees

You really need electrical hook up. The furnace blower used up my batts in one or two nights. An electrical heater is a good way to go. But I kinda think using the furnace dehumidified my trailer in some situations.

No plumbing, I used bottled water and a porti potty

Keep in mind, I camped not far from a heated building and a huge campfire, and other campers with heat……so I wouldn't get dead

All that being said I watched the weather. I WON'T tow in the snow

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Old 11-17-2015, 10:00 PM   #16
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Jonnyo... I want you to be on the 2016 Wyoming Adventure next August. Even if YOU have to go in my place. If Airstream made an 8 footer... Winter camping would be possible. The two of you have that spirit needed to Try or Die. Good for you!

If you stick your tongue on the INSIDE of an Airstream in British Columbia during a sub zero evening... will it break loose after sunrise? Your tongue, not the trailer.
Gave your trailer a second look. Maybe a SIX footer? Eh?

Come down here to Boulder City, Nevada next Summer and I will see if you can pass the 120F USA Toaster competition. We survived... you might as well.

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that little trailer was for me and my wife when we had no kids. it was the ultimate towing trailer for trip in winter. I build it myself and it was extremely well insulated. 700 watts of heat was plenty to kick us out of the trailer in a -20 degres C.

I now have a argosy 24. As i said, with 2 1500 ceramic heater, i can do winter camping and i have fun. It s never been a issue. On the recent trip, i pass a few days with my little 2 year old daughter and we used catalytic heater. We only keep the front bedroom heated during the night but we had a great time. I still prever ceramic heater as a heating source.

While the airstream isnt a marvel of insulation, with a few modification and the right gears, it does work pretty well for us. But once again, my wife and my honeymoon was 3 weeks on Mt-Everest during the winter so i guess i m a happy camper in the cold!

PS: i dont camp in the heat....i HATE IT!!! if i have to use the AC... it s not camping!!!! i head up the mountain instead! i could not survive the toaster test!

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