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Old 09-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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Winter in North Dakota

Were in ND working the beet harvest and there is a lot of work up here so were thinking about sticking around for a few more months but I'm worried about the Allure surviving in -30 weather
It has a hydro hot. which works well but have only bin down to 15 with it so far.
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I wouldn't... when we did something similar in Wyoming, it ended up costing a pretty penny in little issues. Things like my Crossfire tire system, which hadn't lost a pound of air previously, started leaking, I burned up a water pump because it was left on and we hadn't thought to cut off water to the icemaker line (which was exposed to the outside in the connection to the fridge itself).. it's a long list. Probably the biggest items was that I started having issues with my hydraulic pump after that, and my inverter became intermittent (turned out to be a cracked circiut board).

Again, many of my issues could just be coincidence, but overall, the year after doing that winter stint was the most expensive in general maintenance by a factor of 4 in the years since I had the coach.

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I haven't been down to -30 but have survived 4. The heater ran almost constantly but we survived. The water pump froze up so I had to put a heater in the plumbing bay. When the temps got above freezing and the coach thawed a bit, we were outta there.

Problems will be ice build up on the slide toppers and the roof. Water lines should not be left out except to fill the tank and for sure the sewer hose should not be left out.

Money might be good but not good enough for me.
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Some things to consider:
50/50 coolant mix is not sufficient for -30F. You need about a 70/30 mix in engine coolant.
The insulation in your walls will not be adequate for extreme temperatures--expect busted water lines.
If you have slides, leaving them out will give you snow and ice issues, and a kitchen slide will make it even harder to keep water lines from freezing.
I would recommend finding other accommodations if you want to stay, and put the coach in warm storage or winterize it.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:37 PM   #5
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I think we will head South when done here.
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Wise choice to head south. You could always go back next spring.
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