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Old 11-04-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Cold Weather Camping

We downsized earlier this year from a motorhome to a Keystone Passport. Hunting season is coming up and hubby will be camping in possible below freezing temperatures.

The motorhome had an artic switch for cold weather to keep things below from freezing, I'm sure the Passport doesn't have that option. We generally use an Amish style electric heater and keep the propane furnace on a very low setting. Do we need to have any concerns with cold weather camping? There are only electric hookups at his hunting camp, he'll have to fill the water tank from a community spigot. He's worried about lines and tanks freezing.

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Old 11-05-2015, 01:40 AM   #2
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I have electric heater tape around at risk water pipes and a small wattage electric heater in the wet bay. Inside run the furnace on low or use a Big Buddy heater if no electric hookups. A good down comforter on the bed is one of our best warming solutions.

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are you allowed to bring in a larger propane tank, maybe 100 gals,

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Old 11-20-2015, 05:47 PM   #4
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2 weeks below freezing, 3 tanks of propane and a down blanket. love the winter.
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Like vsheetz said, put a heater down below near the tanks and water lines....if you have electric available use it.

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Old 11-21-2015, 06:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the suggestions. We called Keystone, they said DO NOT camp in cold weather with our unit. That being said, he's camping this weekend! Prior to leaving he drained all the tanks and put antifreeze in the lines. So he'll not use the bathroom or kitchen sink during this trip. Glad I'm not along!! He did say the Amish type heater we have is really heating the place up.

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