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Old 07-19-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Question Winterizing help for a newbie

Hi All, I just found this site, what a great resource! I just have a couple questions about 5th wheels if you don't mind. My father and I belong to a Sportsmans club in Western PA, there are a couple acres allocated to a "trailer park" so to speak. That is a spot for members to place travel trailers (permanently) so they can stay overnight. We have a spot that will fit up to a 38ft trailer and need something that can handle the harsh winters we have along with the spring rain we get here. We are looking at 5th wheels with 3 and 4 slides.

Do any of you have tips on "weather-proofing" or any other suggestions for me?

Thank you all in advance!


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Old 07-19-2011, 10:20 PM   #2
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Are you going to be living in the 5er or will it be stored there? The answer will change what you need to do, in winter.


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Old 07-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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Welcome to the group Greenblaz.

Most motorhomes are not meant to live in during winter but I do know that people have managed to fix their MH to live in the winter.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:38 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! Yes, we plan on staying there for a couple weeks in the winter for hunting season. We had a slightly used travel trailer that only lasted a couple years before the windows and vents started to leak. I know the situation is NOT ideal but we are bound by the rules of the club {needs to have wheels attached for insurance reasons}. We have tried heavy duty silicon around the windows and vents but I think that it was too late.

In the winter when it is not in use we plan on covering it with a tarp {this makes it easy to remove the snow off the roof}

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You might want to look for a used Teton 5vr. Construction workers ofter live in these full time to work in Alaska. Very FEW rigs are designed for all season use.
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Thanks ncason! I will look into them.

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:10 AM   #7
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Hi all, thanks again for the feedback. After much thought and research we ended up going with a Keystone Alpine 5er with the works including the Alps package which includes triple insulation and heated ducts to the tanks and water system.

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