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Old 05-11-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Winter camping...

Know it's a bit premature, but do any of you do any winter camping? There are several CG's that are open year round and I'd like to get up there this winter, the TT has a heater, might as well see how it does.
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Yes, we did a lot of winter camping in my motorhome back in the 1970s and 1980s. Now pushing 79, I'll leave that to the younger crowd. We handled temps down to -20F and much snow. Make sure your drinking water supply is insulated and heated to above freezing, same for your holding tanks, also you'll need to keep close track of propane usage as you'll use a lot of it. Have chains available for your driving wheels. Throw in a lot of common sense and you'll be OK. It's a lot of fun, our great memories will be with us forever.

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Old 05-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Do a search on this very forum for a few threads on this topic. Search for "winter camping". The following thread in particular has a lot of info on it... BTW - seraches can be your friend.... Oodles of historical info already posted on most every topic.

Where to go with RV in Colorado to ski this winter

Also look over this long posting on winter travel and pick out what applies to you.

Essex and General info on Sub Zero temp coach use

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Old 05-12-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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There are also a couple of forums that are more or less specifically for four season, or all seasons, or winter camping/Rving. Do a search online and I know you'll find all the information you could ever imagine, and a lot that you haven't thought about before. And that's a good thing.

It does require some extra preparation and planning, some extra time and caution, and some common sense. But educate yourself and be prepared, and you should have no more problems than summer usage. I enjoy all the seasons, and have had great fun with winter camping, and I think you will too.

Here in the Pacific NW some most, if not all, ski resorts have RV areas especially for the Rving skiers to park their rigs when they arrive for a weekend, or a week, of skiing. On a busy weekend with a lot of Rvs there, it's quite a site to see. And fun.

My winter excursions have included site seeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and just camping/rving for the sake of getting out and away.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:14 AM   #5
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If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace in your rv, put that on with your ceiling fan on a counter-clockwise direction in addition to your thermostat set at a comfortable level. The fireplace will help save on propane refills. We winter camp in PA and Virginia. Not horrible, but below freezing.
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We've taken the RV out for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when visiting relatives so we don't have to impose on them too much. I forgot to close the black tank valve one night and turned the sewer hose into a poop-sicle. Otherwise, no issues (heated basement in the old Class A).
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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Sure, I've winter camped in Southern Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and three different Hawaiian islands!

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Sure, I've winter camped in Southern Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and three different Hawaiian islands!


Ed, your my kind of winter camper!!!!

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