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Old 12-16-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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Winter Camping

I just returned from a 5-day outing with our Flying Cloud. First I had 8" of snow then the temps dropped to -8. I thought it was a good time. This is my YouTube video of my 12 reasons to go winter camping.
https://youtu.be/K0DGyLiaLd8
I hope you like it.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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I really enjoyed your video. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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That was a great video, thanks for the information and entertainment!!
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:19 PM   #4
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LOVED your video, thanks for sharing but most of all I love your adventurous spirit! I feel like I just went winter camping!

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Old 12-16-2016, 08:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for that video. I have never thought about winter camping at home, only down south somewhere. Maybe I will try it here in Canada.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting. I love to winter camp. Curious for some details, i.e., were you dry camping, leaving the plumbing winterized? Was there power available to use electric heaters inside or did you use your furnace?

Looked like a blast!
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:50 PM   #7
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We just bought our first Airstream. I was worried about having to drive it home to Louisiana, but you've inspired us! Thanks for posting!
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Winter Camping In Ontario.

We were winter camping in The Pinery Provincial Park in Ontario last February. The temperature dropped to -25.5 ° C (-13.9 ° F). Pugged into shore power so there was no drain on the battery and the furnace was adequate at night. During the daytime the sunlight helped warm up the trailer. The park has heated restrooms and showers. There are many Provincial Parks that have winter camping (and Yurts) if you don't want to take your trailer.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:40 PM   #9
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Minnesota shuts off the water and closes the bathrooms in October but some places make sure a few sites are plowed out for camping. Electricity is available and I used a floor heater that ran non stop. The furnace cycled on and off and over three nights I went through 2 thirty lb tanks of propane. Obviously the insulation isn't intended for below zero weather. The snow on the roof melted and I had quite a few icicles on the side of the camper. It can't be too good for it. The pipes were winterized and I'm sure it was too cold to use the plumbing plus there is no place to dump your tanks this time of year. Finally the electric jack moaned and groaned and blew a fuse in the cold. Its good to know that there is an in-line fuse on the jack and it is an uncommon size. I now have some extras. It was a fun trip and I would absolutely go again. I have another video that I'm working on that I hope to post fairly soon. Happy camping!
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:34 AM   #10
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your video made me chuckle...
however, I won't give up my winter residence in Florida just yet...
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:26 AM   #11
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Great video! We've late Fall, but no winter camping with the AS, yet. You've inspired me!

How were the roads getting to and from the campground?

Michigan has a similar setup at many SPs. Bathroom/shower facilities close at end of October but one loop remains plowed during winter and vault toilets are open.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:05 AM   #12
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Great video. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:38 AM   #13
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How were the roads? The roads probably would have been an issue if I didn't wait till they were plowed. Where it snows it always helps to be patient and give them time to be cleared. I'm continually amazed at how nice the AS is to be towed.
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I'd fight a man all day long before I'd camp in my Airstream in those conditions.
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