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Old 10-14-2010, 08:46 AM   #15
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I just wanted to update this thread real quick. We ended up living in the Prowler until last month so a little over two years. It was alot easier than I thought it was going to be. The winters were pretty cold but we had two electric heaters running out in the living room and then took one in the bedroom at night. Drained all the water and just used gallon jugs of water from the house for cooking, drinking, flushing and such. Fulltiming definitely takes it's toll on the camper though. Roof started to leak, furniture all fell apart and the slide won't go back in but all in all it was a great experience. Don't think I'll ever be able to get my g/f to go camping after that but still worth it in the long run.
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Something that helped me out when I stayed a winter month in a 24 foot travel trailer. Put shrink plastic on every window that will not be opened. Brought the temperature up noticably for a very low cost. Insulate plugs too. I also put pink foam insulation in all the hatches. Not quite as cold in central NY but I got away with a ceramic heater and electric blanket.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:11 AM   #17
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Lol, I know this thread is old, but I just have to add for others stumbling through here.

Adding the two heaters is always a good idea, but adding an electric blanket is priceless. I hit temps of -25 below, and have never experienced a cold night. I don't even have a four season 5er. But I have made many modifications to make life easy and comfy.

And aslo some people use very little propane, while others use massive amounts it seems. I have dual 30 gal. Set up and keep 2 spares full to switch out. If you keep your less than 100 gal. or larger tanks empty in very cold weather, they will develop moisture in the tanks, and then in your lines, and make funky noises and problems. My tanks last me about 2 months, and I cook 3 meals a day. I save gas by using a 100 watt incandescent light in my bay where the water line enters. Even at -25 my line won't freeze even if I don't run the furnace.

Just food for thought.
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