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Old 08-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Ski Trip Winter Worthy Globetrotter


Plan is in place to take family skiing in the GT. The following upgrades are to made by a RV shop

1. Tank Heater - for Water Supply Tank

2. Heat Tape on all exposed Interior water lines and wired with control panel

3. tune up to heater

4. install radiant heat for engineered wood flooring w/ controller

5. 2 new small portable heaters

6. Heated water hose / but disconnected overnight

7. Anything missing

aside from the usual, you are doomed, it can't be done feedback, has anyone RV'ed at a Ski area RV resort, lived to tell about, and is willing to share some practical advice.

I believe this is the future for Rving. Resorts out east, in colorado and utah have RV resorts near them exclusively for Winter Rving. It drastically expands travel options available, and is a perfect family RV activity

Thanks, Pat

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Old 08-30-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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Here's a blog about two Airstreams camping/skiing.

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:39 AM   #3
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There was a First Ascent Airstream blog that outfitted an airstream for skiing. I believe it was a specially designed airstream but you may get some good ideas from it! Crists Kick off Ski Season in First Ascent/Airstream Mobile Lab
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:04 PM   #4
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I'm not a "fella" but...

One other thing to consider is condesation, it's a big problem with sub-zero eweather snow camping, mostly noticeable in trailers without "mouse fur" on the walls. Just 2 people breathing causes enough moisture to freeze on the windows into a layer of ice...not to mention cooking, bathing or more people (family ?) & everybody's wet clothes in a small trailer like a GT.

Most Airstreams especially vintage ones for the most part are considered 3-season trailers in thier construction - some of the moidifications you have made will help - but the insulation will probably be lacking.

Good luck - let us know how it works out for you ~

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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IronGiant, A couple of years ago we did stay a couple of nights at Tiger Run RV Resort in Breckenridge CO (very close to lots of skiing), but it was late fall, not snowy winter. Nice place, pricey (but better than hotels in the area), but very clean, wide, level parking, cable hookup, indoor pool etc ... here's their website if you want to check it out: Tiger Run Home Page Wendy
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:25 PM   #6
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We used to run this place during ski season, and we required visitors to havfe four-season rigs. I sure wouldn't have wanted to use our vintage rig in those conditions, even though the tank is heated.

Son of a gun! The server still has our old document on "winterworthy RVs" out there:

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Old 08-31-2011, 04:07 PM   #7
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I've gotta give you credit for being adventurous! I too own a Globetrotter and learned first-hand this spring that they are not an all-season camper.

On the last day of April I was traveling home on I-70 in Colorado and got caught in a winter storm warning. Let me tell you, towing a vintage unit through snow and ice that has your heart and soul in a renovation and thats nearly irreplaceable is no fun.

I got stranded on the top of Battle Mountain Pass for hours with near white out conditions and freezing temperatures. At one point in my journey home, I was sitting inside the Globetrotter when it was 7 degrees outside. That Olympian cat 6 heater won't even begin to keep you warm.

As tempted as I am to share your passion, I'm getting a hotel!

Good luck and post some pictures this winter.

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