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Old 12-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Insulating 5th er for cold camping

I'm looking for a good used 5th wheeler, however, not alot of them ready for winter camping. Any ideas out there on insulation and readying unit for winter use, DIY. Thanks in advanced

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I'm looking for a good used 5th wheeler, however, not alot of them ready for winter camping. Any ideas out there on insulation and readying unit for winter use, DIY. Thanks in advanced
Unless you find a fiver with a polar pack most RV walls have just about the same R-Value. One needs to do extraordinary things to the external systems to make sure that water supply and drains do not freeze under continuous sub-freezing temperatures. Folks will also extend their LP capacity by getting larger external stand alone tanks.

Suppliers sell a ceiling vent insulating block that's removable. A lot of heat can escape through the skylight. When you shower, you need to remove the block and run the fan.

As I write this, there is a member out in Yellowstone NP that has just tackled all the challenges that I am speaking about with his RV and winter weather.

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winter in Minnesota

We spent a winter in our unit in MN, i skirted with straw bails and put 3M film on windows, filled fresh tank once a weak, no problem with plumbing, if your mobile then you want some 12 volt tank heaters for when your heat is off in the camper while going down the road. also installed a couple of electric base board heaters, when connected to shore power ran them to reduce propane use
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