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Old 09-20-2017, 04:02 PM   #1
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living in Wind River 4 season trailer in early winter

Hello to all,

I am new to this site and forum and have a question regarding early winter living in my travel trailer. I have an ORV Wind River 2015 that has the 4 season package, including fresh water tank heater. I am thinking of staying in an area that can get down to 10-20 degrees F during the night and then typically up to 50 degrees in daytime. Any thought, advice on if my Wind River will handle this and what steps I need to take? Appreciate the feedback in advance.

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Old 09-20-2017, 05:31 PM   #2
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In the weather conditions you describe, I wouldn't expect any problems. It would have to stay below 20 or more day and night before the cold would penetrate into any spaces.

I'd suggest you install a remote wireless thermometer in your wet bay to monitor the temperature in there. Perhaps have a couple of incandescent bulb 'trouble lights' ready to turn on if it gets colder than you predict. I also believe in having a ceramic heater or two in the RV to supplement furnace heat.

Moisture and condensation are the biggest issues in an RV in cold weather, use fans to blow areas dry and keep a roof vent open a crack to reduce humidity build up.

Don't leave water hoses hooked up, they are a pain to defrost when they freeze up. Also if you leave your stinky slinky hooked up, only dump when full so liquids flow all the way out. In summer you might leave grey tank valve open, but in Winter I'd let it fill up before using it to flush out the drain line.


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IF you will be camping for an extended period get some heat tape and wrap your water hose. Make sure you wrap it around the faucet and all the way up to the connection to the trailer.
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Welcome to IRV2. Check out the OutdoorsRV forum here. You should be fine with those temps. Fill in your signature.
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