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RE: winter camping advice

We are goint to try to build a small cabin (on piers due to frost) just as quickly as we can. Figured I can frame it in a week or so, use metal roof for now and pop a wood burning stove inside and mainly sleep there. I think I will still have atleast 2 months in a trailer though. I'm now leaning towards just getting a non-slide out as that its cheaper, and I figure less seals to leak.
lpranger467 12/09/21 01:27am General RVing Issues
RE: winter camping advice

What brand do you have if you dont mind We have used our current camper down to 2 degrees f, and we were nice and warm inside. We were in a boondocking spot for a couple of weeks, and could run a generator whenever we wanted. The only problem we had was we lost fresh water to the kitchen of our 5er for an hour or two with 35 mph plus winds. When I said we were nice and warm, you have to understand that our 5er is built and insulated better than most. I would not have tried that with a camper built in Indiana. I wanted to test ours, and my wife was game, knowing it might get miserable at some point, and it really didn't. The difference is, we had a house 45 minutes away that we could go to, you will not have that option. That changes everything. Whenever I have been to your area, you don't seem to get as cold as we do, but cold snaps can happen and change everything.
lpranger467 12/09/21 01:23am General RVing Issues
RE: winter camping advice

Thanks very much. I also figure I would get a dehumidifier to keep condensation at bay. I'm still hoping a rental becomes available but not likely Depends on what the campground will allow but if possible enclose the bottom of the trailer and any slides you may have. Keeping the extreme cold out from under the trailer will help a lot to keep you warm. Tape up all seams so wind/cold can not get under there. You will want to keep the black and grey tanks closed until full. Then open to drain and make sure you walk the drain hose to get all of the liquids out. You don't want an ice plug in the hose the next time you need to dump.
lpranger467 12/08/21 12:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: winter camping advice

Ya, we had really thought we could get a rental but we've had the rug pulled out from under us each time due to it being a very hot rental market (and cats). As that we arent using the water lines the only thing I really need is for the blackwater tank not to freeze. I'm wondering if I should leave valve open for the sewer line or allow it to fill up (with antifreeze mix) then dump Hello, We need to use a camper in northern Michigan over this winter while we build our home. We are trying to buy an "artic" version and likely wont use the water lines (I'll have jugs of water for flushing the toilet). Will the onboard furnace be enough to warm the eunit in most cases in winter ? I'm very hesitant to leave my wife/cats alone in the trailer out of fear of a fire. I was wondering if electric baseboard heaters would work as well. Any advice, experieces would be welcome Just realize that there are only a few manufacturers that make a true 4-season RV, such as Arctic Fox and Outdoors RV. Having an "Arctic" package doesn't make it 4-season, only just 3-season at best. These packages are marketing gimmicks that usually only provide heat to the holding tanks. They rarely include increased insulation. Unfortunately you are behind the 8-ball starting this so late.
lpranger467 12/08/21 12:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: winter camping advice

Thanks for all the replies. We have a seasonal site that we have reserved. It has sewer and electric. My plans would be to use bottled water only and to flush the toilet using a antifreeze/water mix and not turn on the water at all. I'd like to get a 100 lbs propane tank, but if I have to switch 20 lbs bottles every 2 days or so it wouldnt be the end of the world for me. I would like the option of using space heaters set on low maybe (750 watts) to supplement the heat so the furnace doesnt run as often. We really have no choice but to be local due to our jobs, we have tried many different angles to rent a house/mobile home with absolutely no luck as all. I'm frustrated to say the least but our cats are like our kids and we have to keep them with us for this move.
lpranger467 12/08/21 10:35am General RVing Issues
RE: winter camping advice

Sorry I guess the one thing I left out is because of the number of cats we cant find a rental anywhere that will even consider us
lpranger467 12/08/21 08:27am General RVing Issues
winter camping advice

Hello, We need to use a camper in northern Michigan over this winter while we build our home. We are trying to buy an "artic" version and likely wont use the water lines (I'll have jugs of water for flushing the toilet). Will the onboard furnace be enough to warm the eunit in most cases in winter ? I'm very hesitant to leave my wife/cats alone in the trailer out of fear of a fire. I was wondering if electric baseboard heaters would work as well. Any advice, experieces would be welcome
lpranger467 12/08/21 06:20am General RVing Issues
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