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Old 01-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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Question Thor ACE winter camping experience?

My DW and I are planning a trip across the mountains in Colorado through Utah over to Las Vegas, then down to Phoenix in early February in our ACE 29.2. Right now, I have it winterized with the pink stuff in the water system and the hot water heater emptied. The question is, do I leave it in until I get someplace warm, or can I put water back into the system? Does anyone have any real winter camping experience in the ACE? How well protected is the water pump and dump valves from the cold?
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I am also leaving Northern Colorado on the 25th of January exact same route but after Phoenix heading to San Diego. I will let you know how ours handles the could. It is winterized at the current time and plan to leave it like that until the first stop.
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Have you figured out a good way to put a 110v light into the water pump bay? I think that might add the needed heat for any short cold spells while stopped overnight.
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I've posted alot about my experiences... check this:
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Thanks for the link. That's great information. So additional heat in the water control bay is probably only needed if it really gets down in the low 20s and only then if the furnace can't keep up.
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Yup...This is my second wintering over experience in the Northwest. I highly recommend a dehumidifier running about 55% humidity to keep things dry and a space heater in the forward compartment to keep the chill from becoming unbearable.

These are only real problems except for keeping the tanks clean (black and grey). Ensure your toilet paper readily dissolves -- not all septic safe dissolve quickly.
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