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Old 11-16-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Traveling in freezing temps.

I will be traveling north to Wisconsin next week in temps below freezing, what should be my concerns? And how should I address the concerns?

I am planning on staying in Wisconsin for about 3 weeks, I have a temp controlled heat lamp in my wet bay when I am parked. I plan on adding some anti-freeze in my gray and black tank just to be safe. Anything else that I may have forgotten?

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Do you have thermopane windows and is the coach well insulated and you have electric hookup.
IF you have them than why not be comfortable and follow the link here for camping in sub 0* weather.
I have camped in 1* weather with fresh water tank full and lived with out a hitch.
You will need to know where to get LP or diesel for your heater because time to be spent at location.
We have people traveling all over that live in the northern regions because they are working or skiing or what have you.
If you can't than you need to winterize and use water and anti as you were going to.
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Originally Posted by 007";2313344]Do you have thermopane windows and is the coach well insulated and you have electric hookup.
IF you have them than why not be comfortable and follow [B][URL="http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/its-that-time-again-winterize-your-rv-106134.html#post988606
the link here[/URL][/B] for camping in sub 0* weather.
I have camped in 1* weather with fresh water tank full and lived with out a hitch.
You will need to know where to get LP or diesel for your heater because time to be spent at location.
We have people traveling all over that live in the northern regions because they are working or skiing or what have you.
If you can't than you need to winterize and use water and anti as you were going to.


What about my traveling in freezing temps. Question? What are my concerns?


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Also, does it help to put insulation board around the bottom of the RV to insulate any heat and assist in keeping things from freezing?


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I would be concerned about the basement getting cold when driving.

I drove to Upper Michigan from TN in Mar and the temps were in the teens. I kept my water system full & the pump pressurized. I bought a remote thermometer so I could monitor the basement temps. I ran my generator and heaters when parked. Left my wet bay heater on.

With the slides in your living area will be warmer, run your dash heat wide open. Keep your under cabinets doors open to let warm air in around the water and drain lines. Do you have a wet bay heater, these are ~300 watt and won't do much if it is really cold. You may have to run your generator to provide power for more heat, ceramic heaters and/or heat lamps. Get a remote temp monitor.

I'm from Rhinelander so I know what the weather is like up there. They already have ~3' of snow on the ground and the temps for the next 10 days are low.

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I would be concerned about the basement getting cold when driving.

I drove to Upper Michigan from TN in Mar and the temps were in the teens. I kept my water system full & the pump pressurized. I bought a remote thermometer so I could monitor the basement temps. I ran my generator and heaters when parked. Left my wet bay heater on.

With the slides in your living area will be warmer, run your dash heat wide open. Keep your under cabinets doors open to let warm air in around the water and drain lines. Do you have a wet bay heater, these are ~300 watt and won't do much if it is really cold. You may have to run your generator to provide power for more heat, ceramic heaters and/or heat lamps. Get a remote temp monitor.

I'm from Rhinelander so I know what the weather is like up there. They already have ~3' of snow on the ground and the temps for the next 10 days are low.

Good Luck

I have a 350 watt heat lamp in the wet bay and a wireless temp monitor. Thanks very much for your information.


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As long as the furnace is on its sending heat to your tank bays and plumbing that might be exposed in bay.
With your remote thermometer you will see how much heat.
Your coach should be well insolated as my Newmar I would think.
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