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Old 07-16-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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Newbie Question About Snow

Looking forward to the winter. We camp a lot in the Sierra's near Tahoe, but have never gone in the winter. Does anyone have comments about towing and camping when there is snow everywhere?

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Don't try to close your slides if there is snow on the slide topper. (Personal experience ). Just watch out for freezing and potential for burst pipes. I put a wireless thermometer remote in the wet bay so I can monitor the temperature from inside. Some RV's have heated pads under the tanks, others divert some warm air from the furnace to keep things warm down below. If things get too cold, it's usually easy to put a small heater in the wet bay. Some people just use a light bulb. You may need a heated fresh water hose, but an alternative is to use the internal fresh water tank and top it off in the middle of the day when things have warmed up a little. We camped all last winter in New Mexico with overnight temperatures down to 7 degrees and had no problems.
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Moisture can be a big problem in the winter so keep a window cracked for fresh air and a fan blowing to keep the air circulating. Most of your heat will escape from your floor bring slippers to keep your feet warm. If you plan on staying at the site for a long period you way want to consider using something to block the wind from going under your camper. Included with heaters this can really increase warmth under the camper and in turn help protect the pipes. It's good to drink warm drinks it helps keep the propane around a bit longer.

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:22 AM   #5
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If they use road salt where you travel it will pretty much destroy the trailer. I use Fluid Film under my snowmobiler trailer and it helps reduce the corrosion.
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