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Old 03-21-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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1st timers wintering in Kremmling Colorado!

Hey all,
My fiance and I and our 2 labs just setup in Kremmling 3 days ago and we have a 71 Excella 31'. Just learning this gig, we came from our cabin in southern Colorado at 8500' and we were getting board so this beauty fell in our lap and here we are. Just figuring out the systems and all, this morning was 9 degrees out!
We will not be hooking up our water as of yet, still using a water jug with a tapper for the sink and flushing with a hot stock pot of water. We are plugged into shore power and have batteries and solar for backup, just like at the cabin. I put up some 2" pinkboard for the roof vents and cut the same for the access hatches and that seems to do the trick. We were running the heater unit and the propane leaks/smells were too much, so we plugged in our little ceramic heater and we are using a brick on top of one of the burners set on low at night. We do have carbonmonoxide/propane and smoke detectors on and functional, just in case. So far so good, no condensation, but there are a ton of little gaps here and there to plug.
This is an awsome sight, I'm glad we were able to get wireless access here at the RV park.


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Old 12-08-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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ya'll be carefull and make sure the detectors are in good shape
I have used co sticks that will measure the co for a extended period (usually a week)
they work good and will set your mind at ease.
we got them at a fire fighting equipment store
Take care and be carefull
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:34 PM   #3
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If you have shore power go and get yourself a little electric heater. We have a small one that cost us $15 at the wally world and it heats our 28' all night in 25 f weather.


You are going to have to heat your water tanks and the water coming in or it will freeze.

We know the people who run the RV park on the Grand Mesa. They had someone try and stay there last winter and he got froze out and went back to Denver.
Good luck. I like to here how it all goes. Good info for the rest of us....
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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It really gets cold there in the wintertime, best of luck
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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That sounds like great time. We do the same thing...water from the jug and hot water from the coffee pot except mine's a busted plumbing and water heater issue.

Good idea putting insulation in the roof vents. Be sure to look around the water heater as well. You may want to block of the exterior furnace vent too since you're not using the furnace. Just be sure you keep an eye on your gray/black tanks as they could freeze at these temps.

Add a bottle of wine and some cheese...I'd say you're living the high life...in a roughing it kinda way...

Have fun,
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:47 PM   #6
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Pssst...the originator of this thread started it back in March. Wonder how it went? 3 posts...maybe not so good!

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Old 12-09-2008, 05:26 AM   #7
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Maybe his internet connection is reallllllllllllllll slowwwwwwwww.
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Yikes, keep an eye out for frozen artifacts ...
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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I was in Kremmling once. It's not on the way to anywhere, as I remember. We even spent the night in a motel there...at least they called it a motel.
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I was in Kremmling once. It's not on the way to anywhere, as I remember.

The people of Steamboat Springs might beg to differ with that comment!
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The people of Steamboat Springs might beg to differ with that comment!
Yea, they might, but like I said, "It's not on the way to anywhere, as I remember".
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