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Old 02-14-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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A friend of mine is looking for a 5th wheel. She wants to spend the winter in northern Minnesota. Besides the obvious things, like building up insulation around the base, which 5th wheels, if any, could handle those extreme temperatures?
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A friend of mine is looking for a 5th wheel. She wants to spend the winter in northern Minnesota. Besides the obvious things, like building up insulation around the base, which 5th wheels, if any, could handle those extreme temperatures?
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There's several brands that are considered 'four season' trailers but I know a HitchHiker Champagne or a Discover America would be up to the task.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #5
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Look at the Northwoods Products. (Artic Fox, Desert Fox and Nash) They are not "Fluff and Glitter", but functional. Heated tanks and such are standard equipment.

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There is a forum of Northwoods Owners that can give you first hand information on these rigs.

"Northwoods Owners Group" link.
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Winter in northern Minnesota? -40 degF or colder? Frankly, I wouldn't want to be in any RV under those conditions. I've seen -35 degF when we lived in central Ohio and I've seen -50 degF working in Alaska. Those conditions are life-threatening, and problems such as low propane pressure, frozen water supply and drain, etc. are likely to arise regardless of what brand or type of RV is in use.

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I dry winter camp in my 31' holidayrambler with isulated windows and floors , with 2200 watts of electric heat running it is enough to keep the furnace off down to about +15*f below that the propane kicks on some part of each hour. Factor that into your camping cost , you can use $100 in propane a week with the electricity heating also! I dont take a chance and fill my tank due to the fact I am only there weekends and I am sure the black water tank would freeze. I flush with blue windshield washer fluid and drain the tank in the spring.
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