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Old 10-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Question Heating a Travel Trailer in the Winter.

Hi, What would the cost be to heat the travel trailer a month in a Michigan winter?

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Heat during storage to prevent freezing or to live in?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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I'm going to live in it. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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I would say around $200. Maybe $300 in extreme cold weather.
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lot's of variables...
Are you going to be in an rv park and use elec heat or propane only ?

Are you going to be in an enclosed area or out on the fruited plain

are you going to skirt the trailer to stop the wind from blowing under ?
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lot's of variables...
Are you going to be in an rv park and use elec heat or propane only ?

Are you going to be in an enclosed area or out on the fruited plain

are you going to skirt the trailer to stop the wind from blowing under ?
Parking in a wooded area on a friends property. No skirt.

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How long is your trailer, and do you have double pane glass? Knowing that Michigan winters can be severe, and if you only have single pane glass, you could run $300 a month heating bills. But with a brand new 12 model rig it may not be that high. Depends on the weather and wind, and how well the rig is insulated. I would use a couple electric heaters, as they are about 100% efficient, no waste going out the exhaust, and use the propane heater to supplement as needed.
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Are you considering the little Layton hybrid? No way will you be comfortable in that trailer in a Michigan winter. Hybrid trailers are built lite and have very poor insulation.

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Are you considering the little Layton hybrid? No way will you be comfortable in that trailer in a Michigan winter. Hybrid trailers are built lite and have very poor insulation.

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Thanks for the information and I will not buy a Hybrid Trailer. This Arctic Fox brand I will check out to see if it's good for winter living.


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If you're looking for a nice little insulated trailer w/ dual pane windows, heated enclosed holding tanks, and Azdel, look at the Lance 1274

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It has an optional 4 Season package, and they also offer it as a hybrid for "in season" camping.

Also consider the Lance 1685 (16' Also available w/ 4 season package)
At 4:06 on this video, notice how quiet it is once the salesman goes inside the trailer as opposed to the noise outdoors!!

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I was in a small 22 foot Streamlite trailer in cold weather...my mistake. Anyway I was going thru 30 lbs. of propane in 5 or 6 days. Just could not make it a full week. And note - this was not really cold 10 below weather but more like 15 - 30degree weather. A true 4 season trailer requires you to run the gas furnace at least some of the time to keep the heated underbelly heated. The really good 4 season trailers use electric heating pad as well to keep the tanks from freezing....good luck
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A Arctic Fox Truck Camper heats better then a regular camper? Does dually rear tires make a truck more stable hauling a truck camper like the Arctic Fox? Someone told me the truck campers are top heavy and wind can blow them over during a storm.


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A Arctic Fox Truck Camper heats better then a regular camper? Does dually rear tires make a truck more stable hauling a truck camper like the Arctic Fox? Someone told me the truck campers are top heavy and wind can blow them over during a storm.


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I don't know abut your size camper but we went from a 3/4T to a 1T dually with an 8 1/2' camper. There was a world of difference in handling.
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A Arctic Fox Truck Camper heats better then a regular camper? Does dually rear tires make a truck more stable hauling a truck camper like the Arctic Fox? Someone told me the truck campers are top heavy and wind can blow them over during a storm.


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A SRW will work, provide you have not exceeded the trucks GVWR or rear GAWR. Yes, truck or slide in campers are top heavy and make the truck more prone to sway. A DRW will give you more load carrying capacity as well as a more stable base to carry the camper. The DRW aew wider....think of training wheels.

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