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Old 08-07-2016, 08:45 AM   #15
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Yes we know nothing about winter here in So Cal. I'm not concerned about the dw and I in the mh. We'll stay warm. Clothes, blankets, and yes the gas heater will be going all night.

My concern is for the mh. Buying it in So Cal it is not prepped for winter like east coast rigs are. SO from what was said I guess we'll need to disconnect the hose and keep the heater on to warm the water lines and tanks.

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If this is only a once in a lifetime "boondocking" experience in the cold I would seriously consider getting a Olympian Catalytic heater (Read and head the WARNINGS). My 40,000 BTU 12V Propane furnace pulls 11AMP, unless you have an extra battery bank you will be pretty low on batt voltage by the morning.

We go to AZ boondocking on BLM property for the winter. Even at 40 degrees lighting the Catalytic heater on low about 3-4 AM feels pretty good! Probably have to get up and go to the "little" room anyway. I plumbed ours in with a quick disconnect.
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One thing I'd add...if it just dips to 30 deg at night it's not going to hurt anything because it will usually warm up in the morning. Problems occur when it's in the 20's or teens (a hard freeze) and just warms to 30 during the day.

For a mild freeze which will most likely be true in September but as we all know there are no guarantees, always have your fresh water tank full and just use it during your stay. Disconnect and store your hose and water filter. Never leave your sewer hose outside because there would be a good chance of it cracking especially if leaving the next morning and you'd have to handle it to store it. Also, keep your sink cabinet doors open so the warmer air in your RV can reach the pipes under your sink.

RVing on cold nights can be done if the forecast is for warmer days. Continuous cold nights and days - not comfortably.

A RV bought in southern California won't be built differently - manufacturer-wise. You'll have the same plumbing as one bought in Alaska.
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Being from Minn. We are heading thru MT to 15 on the way to Az, I plan on purchasing a couple gallons of MH Antifreeze. Its better to be safe than sorry and a mess from broken pipes. They don't take up that much room. Plus they are only a couple bucks @ least in Minn.
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Leaving Alaska tomorrow 9-3-16. Might be 6-8 days till we are in WY. Is Yellowstone too late?
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No, Yellowstone will not be too late for your visit. Here's the park's website with lots of good information on things to do, road info, alerts, etc. It also gives the campground closing dates.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
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Thanx, we were in Bozeman MT. Sunday night, if the weather was OK we had planned a short trip into the park. But Sunday was cold and rainy with 6-12" of snow for the mountain passes including closure of the road to Yellowstone. So we opted to make it to Mt Rushmore Monday night. Even then while traveling on I-90 eastward we went thru passes where wet snow was hitting the windshield. Even driving up to Rushmore (5200') it was 37 degrees this morning.
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Change of plans O no we are going thru Rapid City and dropping down into Wy @ Hot Springs into Lusk Wy . EOM ,September.
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Change of plans O no we are going thru Rapid City and dropping down into Wy @ Hot Springs into Lusk Wy . EOM ,September.
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There's always snow in Wyoming, the only question is at what altitude . Seriously though, there are predictions of some serious snow at high elevation (>8,000 ft) soon.
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Change of plans O no we are going thru Rapid City and dropping down into Wy @ Hot Springs into Lusk Wy . EOM ,September.
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We are in the Mammoth Campground. It did snow pretty heavy up at Mt. Washburn two days ago and just a dusting at Mammoth. It is gone now at Mammoth. Take note that they have closed the loop from Mammoth to Norris for the rest of the season for construction. This messed up my plans of driving the RV to Grizzly (West Yellowstone) tomorrow. Looks like we will have to go back up to Bozeman and down to West Yellowstone on Hwy 191. Has anyone taken their Class A and tow around from Mammoth to Tower, Canyon and over Dunraven Pass? It would be a lot faster to take the upper loop, but kinda worried about the route with my rig.

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