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Old 08-15-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Northernmost winter living?

I wonder what's the farthest north that it's possible to live full-time in an Airstream? What temperature is comfortable and what's too cold? I currently live in Maine - and it IS too cold! Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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northern most living

Probably Florida on the East Coast. Check on AccuWeather, or Weather.com or other weather sites and look at the temperature averages for some places that you are considering. wolf146
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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Yes, I understand that - but am curious as to where members have overwintered comfortably.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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No problem in Little Rock. I use the heat pump on my Carrier 15,000 Btu AC/Heat Pump and an oil filled electric radiator most of the time in the winter.
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Sophiefox I full timed in mine up here in the great white north for 8 yrs. In can be done in sub zero climates with a few extra measures taken. the water and sewer lines must have heat tape attached and must be wrapped with pipe insulation. the trailer must be skirted in to keep the cold wind out.I also put some 150 watt halogen work lamps under the trailer to keep the floor toasty warm all winter.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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Los Angeles... temp drops below 65 and we all run for our heavy winter coats.
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LA sounds just about right! Thanks, everyone.
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Mason-Dixon line, in general.

An Avion, Silver Streak or Streamline were much better at weather extremes than any A/S ever built. Know of several men who use them in the Wyoming oilfield (not that a more modern square white box can be better).
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For comfort with only standard Airstream equipment, I would recommend someplace where the daytime temps are always above freezing and the nightime temps are never below freezing for more than a day or two. Deserts - yes; mountains - no. Also, a non-windy site helps a lot.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:53 PM   #10
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Spent a winter in Utah near mountains north of Salt Lake (1971 29') . Used the gas furnace and an electric space heater. Challenge was keeping plumbing from freezing...ended up winterizing the trailer and using the camp bath house.
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Well, I haven't done it yet, but I will be spending this winter in our '68 Streamline Trailer, in Alaska. We will have a woodstove. I don't forsee a problem, as I just went through a really hard winter in a poorly insulated tiny cabin without running water last winter, I don't see how it could be that much different. I am not expecting running water in the winter, but It could happen if I insulate/ heat tape/ enough. I also plan on the heat lamp tecnique mentioned by wasagachris. So, heck tin cans are everywhere!
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Well, I haven't done it yet, but I will be spending this winter in our '68 Streamline Trailer, in Alaska. We will have a woodstove. I don't forsee a problem, as I just went through a really hard winter in a poorly insulated tiny cabin without running water last winter, I don't see how it could be that much different. I am not expecting running water in the winter, but It could happen if I insulate/ heat tape/ enough. I also plan on the heat lamp tecnique mentioned by wasagachris. So, heck tin cans are everywhere!
There are some good threads on this forum in re winter living. Recommend search. The biggest problem mentioned is interior condensation on all surfaces, a non-brand specific problem. Questions asked ahead of time while the weather is good (new posts to those old threads) may bring up some good ideas for you.
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