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Lindenwood 02-21-2019 05:10 PM

I know this is old, but I wanted to thank you fir your outstanding contribution here.

My wife and I are likely going to start our first foray into full-timing in an Airstream (a FC30 FB Bunk) in January in NM, so this is great info!

Spartanguy 04-29-2019 01:22 AM

YoddaBuddha, what courage to post this!! I plan to winter in my 2015 FC 25 in Colorado. I always wondered how my 2lb backpacking tent could be 4 seasons (for me), but not a camper, ha ha. Many options for making it through the winter. Worst case scenario winterize the unit and sleep inside its walls as shelter. I do wonder if my FC has any heat running to the “insulated and enclosed underbelly”, I don’t think so. It’s been a minute since your post, but sounds like a great time using your Airstream as a ski cabin!

OTRA15 04-29-2019 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YodaBuddha (Post 1907711)
In the coldest temps we had, approximately three to four days. This is not a very accurate estimate as I was following a protocol to not let any tanks go completely empty - so I am not 100% sure how much longer I could have gone on a given tank.0

Could you please give us an update on this experiment in AS winter living?

Your last post below was on 2/4/17, and I think it was your last post on AirForums. Do you still own the Airstream, and howzit going?

:blink:

Thanks,

Peter

OTRA15 04-29-2019 05:57 AM

FYI the new search function in the blue box above works great in the desktop version of this site. [not so in the App apparently]

“Winter propane usage” will reveal many disparate threads about using our aluminum tents in the winter. Propane consumption is typically very high — unconscionably? — and plumbing problems from freezing are typical.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Wint...com&gws_rd=ssl

FYI
FWIW

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lindenwood (Post 2212314)
I know this is old, but I wanted to thank you fir your outstanding contribution here.

My wife and I are likely going to start our first foray into full-timing in an Airstream (a FC30 FB Bunk) in January in NM, so this is great info!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spartanguy (Post 2236096)
YoddaBuddha, what courage to post this!! I plan to winter in my 2015 FC 25 in Colorado. I always wondered how my 2lb backpacking tent could be 4 seasons (for me), but not a camper, ha ha. Many options for making it through the winter. Worst case scenario winterize the unit and sleep inside its walls as shelter. I do wonder if my FC has any heat running to the “insulated and enclosed underbelly”, I don’t think so. It’s been a minute since your post, but sounds like a great time using your Airstream as a ski cabin!


OTRA15 04-29-2019 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AirDFW (Post 1909150)
Will be in AngelFire in three weeks and will report back on our adventures as well.

Could you please update us on this? You last posted in 2017.

Thanks,

Peter

gypsydad 04-30-2019 09:51 AM

Likely hear from them when the thaw comes!:lol:


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