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Old 03-06-2017, 03:14 PM   #15
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They make heating strips you attach to you tanks to keep them from freezing. I have seen people enclose the under carriage , but we have never needed it. I guess if we were going to stay somewhere where it stayed below freezing for days, maybe !
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We used even pop up campers down to 30-35 degrees. It can be done, but I did use a lot of propane. You can use an electric heater to heat the trailer, but that won't keep your tanks warm. No matter what, you should be ok with temps around 30 as long as it warms up during the day (I am assuming you don't have a heated underbelly). Don't leave your water connected at night since that probably will freeze;use your on-board tanks instead. You can also leave your cabinet doors open so heat will circulate around the pipes.

My current trailer is definitely set up for cold weather with a heated belly and good insulation. We are very comfortable down to 20 degrees, but we did have problems with a recent trip to visit family in Iowa in early February. Temps down to single digits gave us frozen pipes in the bathroom. Turns out is a design issue with those specific pipes being routed outside the heated part of the belly, and yup, they have changed the design. We did run through about 10 pounds of propane a day, but I don't like cold inside either. Only reason we were there was to help with a new grandson, and we hope never to repeat the experience (the temperatures, not the grandson!). You can flush the toilet with RV antifreeze, and that's what we did. We wanted a moderate 4 season trailer since we camp in mountains a lot, but most weekend and summer campers don't need that level of setup.

Enjoy your trailer and realize propane doesn't really cost that much <grin>.
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The DW and I find 45 degrees at night and 55 during the day adequate inside the TT.

We use a small electric heater and dry a camp using the wash house.

This is usually sufficient for mid twenties at night and sunny days in the thirties.

If I need to, I can bring the TT up to the 60s rather quickly with the propane furnace.
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