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Old 08-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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What constitutes a four season trailer? The Lance and Arctic Fox both tout this by a little sticker near the door. It seems lots of TTs are enclosing the underbelly and as long as the furnace runs when it gets near freezing we should be OK? Is this something to consider if we use the rig as an extra bedroom during a winter holiday when the kids come home? I'd like your thoughts, please.

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Old 08-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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4-seasons trailer means it's isulated to withstand ambient temps well below freezing. My personal definition would be down to 10F., but others would argue it should be down to zero.

Northwood states the Artic Fox is a true 4-seasons coach, with heated and insulated holding tanks, R-18 roof, rigid foam insulated walls, and R-7 floors. I'll bet with the furnace set to hold the interior at 68 F., the rig could handle 10 temps without freezing and bursting anything, but I doubt it could handle zero, especially in a west Texas blue norther. And you don't dare run out of propane, or your rig will turn into a block of ice.

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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My 2013 Jayflight 26rls has the thermal package. The roof is R24, the walls are R8, and the floor is R22. It also has a heated ,enclosed underbelly. My observation is that there are many 4 season trailers available now then there were a few years ago.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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Depends on where you are for sure. A four season trailer might work up here in all but December, January and February. Think -40. I'd agree with the 10F.
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