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Old 03-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Down sizing?

Hi all:

I presently have a 1979 35 foot Prevost Liberty Conversion, and thinking about more efficient use of all my resources. i.e. repair, fuel, maintainence etc.

My requirements are a trailer that can be used year around. I downhill and cross country ski here in Mn and in Montana. Very cold both places. I wrote to the good folks at Escapes, and they say that their insulation package is R15, and they foam and heat the holding tanks. This should be good enough.

Does anyone have real world experience wilnter camping in cold weather?

Looking forward to learning more, and learning about the 21 footer. I think I would like the additional wildth and length. There are two of us (sometimes - my partner still w@@@@) and a 30 lb dog.

Glad to be joining

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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I camped in West Virginia during SuperBowl week, it got down to teens at night and 30's during day. Heated water hose and electric, no problems. I have the extra insulation, spray foam, heated pads, double windows. No issues, plenty warm.
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We will be leaving for "spring" skiing next week as we do each year. Here in Alberta it goes far below freezing each night, with tons of snow still on the ground. We dry camp this time of the year to avoid freezing pipes. We have extra insulation, and thermal windows, but nothing else. We camp without power, and even though the furnace runs off and on throughout the night, the solar panels recharge the batteries each day. There is another thread you may be able to find discussing winter camping.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:16 AM   #4
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I camped in West Virginia during SuperBowl week, it got down to teens at night and 30's during day. Heated water hose and electric, no problems. I have the extra insulation, spray foam, heated pads, double windows. No issues, plenty warm.
Did you solve your condensation problem?
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We will be leaving for "spring" skiing next week as we do each year. Here in Alberta it goes far below freezing each night, with tons of snow still on the ground. We dry camp this time of the year to avoid freezing pipes. We have extra insulation, and thermal windows, but nothing else. We camp without power, and even though the furnace runs off and on throughout the night, the solar panels recharge the batteries each day. There is another thread you may be able to find discussing winter camping.
We are heading to Whistler next week for the same reason. We will be on full hook up, but we'll probably only use the electrical so we can avoid any water freeze up problems.

We have camped in a lot of near freezing to -10C temps and we've been able to make it work. The biggest issue is the amount of condensation we get. It seems to be worst where air gets kind of trapped - behind the dinette cushions and around the mattress. We've added vent holes in the bed platform, added a layer of hypervent between the platform and the mattress, and added a couple of vents to the cabinet doors under the bed. My boating sources say the hypervent works well. Hopefully allowing the air to move around a bit helps.
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