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Old 05-07-2018, 10:08 AM   #1
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Cold Living

Iím a hairs breath from buying a 2018 Classic 33í FB to use as my home away while I work in construction. My only concern is how my Airstream will handle sub freezing and sub-zero temps for extended periods.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:26 AM   #2
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Research Further Before Committing

I'm surprised you haven't had a response before this. Airstreams are far from your best choice for sub-freezing climates. Airstreams are typically three season trailers.

Use the search tab in the blue bar, enter "four season" or "freeze" for example, and you can find numerous threads covering the subject. Examples threads -

I suggest considering an Arctic Fox model by Northwoods if you expect long term stays in truly winter weather. You can read more about evaluating RV choices for winter here:
"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

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Old 05-07-2018, 11:32 AM   #3
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I agree that Airstreams are not suited for long-term sub-freezing temperatures. We use ours each year in a location that often drops well below freezing at night. It handles that quite well, but we leave when the temperatures stay below freezing during the day. For example, frozen dump valves that stay frozen are no fun. We have heaters on the the valves, but that is more an emergency arrangement than anything else

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Old 05-07-2018, 11:49 AM   #4
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Arctic Fox or Nash are better suited for cold and hot weather.
Less expensive than A$ units of comparable size.
More interior space in the same length unit.
I own an A$ and a Nash. Both have advantages. But the Nash is considered a 4 season unit.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:41 PM   #5
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I appreciate your input (both of you). I'd started researching the Artic Fox but will also add the Nash to that review. I do like the Airstream, however, as many times as I've had to return to North Dakota for a winter, I'd really hate to have a 3-season trailer when I needed a 4-season unit. I'll just have to plan on an Airstream when I don't need winter digs!
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