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Old 01-25-2003, 10:35 AM   #1
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The little heater went right to work and thawed us out. Lucky the tanks didnt freeze inside.I have been keeping the shades open at night so we will see.Having small fan blowing is helping to keep air circulating.Life is good once more. John...good idea on the coffee can.Old Girl Scouts should remember this... Today we are doing some real soul searching on whether we should keep our "cream puff" or sell and find something that was made to do harsh winters.This RV needs to be a snow bird. I believe when one looks at a RV for long term living the biggest factor may need to be the R factors of the unit.
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Old 01-25-2003, 02:22 PM   #2
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Winter RVing in an AS

We have our rig parked in a RV park in northern Michigan where this winter the temps have been nudging zero if not below. And the winds make it even more raw, but the AS is tight and warm.
We have winterized the unit so we don't use running water nor the pump and potable but we do heat and use the toilet with water carried from the bath house. It makes a great winter retreat and since it is close to downhill and cross country ski areas we have been using it often this season. Of course nothing beats warm weather RVing but who wants to wait until those days return.
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Old 01-25-2003, 03:17 PM   #3
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Ruby,

That was Maurice that gave you that tip!

I was wondering if a dehumidifier would help with the condensation?

As I can and do escape those brutal conditions, I truly can understand your thinking of a rig that's more designed for true winter living. It one thing to love your Airstream, it's a other to live life comfortable!

Good Luck in what ever decision you both make-John
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OK Ruby ruby precious little more advice from me since you ignored my suggestion to get down to Texas. What's your hub building up there on the tundra?

3+ hours in a truck without heater and no keys or cell phone or radio with a Naked Dog, drinkin Ice Cold Brewskies...wow...My kinda woman.
I gotta know how'd it happen the beer was on board?

As for selling the trailer, well it probably is not a good time and you gonna lose too much til warm weather anyway. So you and hub just Butch up and bear it (grinning is optional).

Here is a link to a brewskie that would've prob'ly thawed all your pipes. The comments regarding it are funny, but bewarned some are adultly crude.
Link to Cave Creek Chili Beer: http://tolsun.oulu.fi/kbs-bin/readbeer?Nr=106
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Are you the only ones in the park there? We haven't tried our A/S in the winter yet but maybe some day it would be worth a try. We have a campsite called Mew Lake in Algonquin that is opened all year long.
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Old 02-13-2003, 07:25 PM   #6
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Wayne,
Sorry I did not take notice of your reply earlier. I was just browsing when I saw your note.
We used our 30ft AS six times between the end of deer hunting season (Thanksgiving) and Feb 1. The coldest weather we had, and on two occasions, was 10 below zero F. The wind was also blowing rather strong directly into the rear of the unit.
However, since we have electricity (and no water) and because we did not want to exhaust the propane supply (we considered getting a 100 pound tank to supplement the dual 30 pounders) we learned to rely on the two electric heaters that we purchased. Incredibly, the trailer was toasty warm even during the coldest times. Now in addition to the heaters we were also using an electric blanket. Finally, we obtained a down pillow top which we placed on the mattress. So between the heaters, the electric blanket and the pillow top mattress we were downright comfortable.
Except for the walk to the shower house in the mornings!!!!
When we are full timers, we plan to spend a winter in a ski area. We were in Salt Lake City this past summer and in the valley the temps are not to cold (park stays open all year) and we think this would be an ideal place to stay and ski. The Wasatch Mountains are a skiers heaven.
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