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Old 12-07-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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Ok, I've been thinking alot lately (which is pretty dangerous) about issues for when I buy and RV. I'm looking at class C models so the grey and black water tanks are underneith and are exposed. What do you do in the winter? I plan on using the rv 4 seasons. Also when in a park in sub freezing temperatures how do you handle pottable water? I know you can't just hook up a hose as it would freeze?

I know these are most likely questions that you all will chuckle at but I have to start somewhere
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Ok, I've been thinking alot lately (which is pretty dangerous) about issues for when I buy and RV. I'm looking at class C models so the grey and black water tanks are underneith and are exposed. What do you do in the winter? I plan on using the rv 4 seasons. Also when in a park in sub freezing temperatures how do you handle pottable water? I know you can't just hook up a hose as it would freeze?

I know these are most likely questions that you all will chuckle at but I have to start somewhere
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:58 AM   #3
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mike, why don't you consider a used class A coach. Easier winter living, more CCC and storage, plus it'll likely have a 5K hitch to pull your jeep around...
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:57 AM   #4
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Size is my first concern. It'd just be me and my dog and ocassionaly my 6 year old. Not looking for a huge unit so I'm looking in the 24' class c range.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:28 PM   #5
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Another reason is i've read alot about fiberglass delamination. I have found a 1982 Honey 24' that needs some work that I'm considering. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't an aluminum sided unit easier to repair? I'm wanting something that I can pretty much redo the interior on so some damage is ok. This unit drives very nice, tracks streight and the only mechanical issues seem to be a bad power steering pump and leaky valve covers. I know it will need the bathroom (in the rear of the unit) ripped out to repair damage from water comming in around a loose external ladder bracket. It does have a class III hitch.

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mike, why don't you consider a used class A coach. Easier winter living, more CCC and storage, plus it'll likely have a 5K hitch to pull your jeep around...
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One thing to consider on your search for a Class C unit is having a basement model where the drain valves for black/grey are in a compartment. My Class C I owned prior was not a basement model, but the gray/black dump valves and connectors were in a heated compartment. This will save you a lot of headaches for dumping in the winter compared to a unit which has the dump valves/connectors exposed under the coach.

It takes a lot to freeze the tanks. Not so much to freeze the valves.
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Mike, don't forget to check out Big Foot Class C motorhomes. Big Foot makes one of the best winter use products on the market. They're a little on the spendy side but if you plan on a lot of winter camping you'll be pleasantly surprised. I've looked them over and their quality is very impressive.
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Mike, I have a Fourwinds 24T and it has heated holding tanks. Scotty.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:35 PM   #9
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I have looked at the undertank heater pads. Any Idea how well they work? The unit I'm looking at seems like it would be fairly simple to enclose the 2 holding tanks and extend the duct from under the tub down there. Although heated tanks might be easier.

If I go with this unit I'll need to gut the closet and bathroom and redoo anyway.

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