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Old 09-20-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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We're Looking for a Class C that can handle cold winters. Born Free is on the short list, but we found out that it doesn't have heated waste tanks. The sales rep says all we need to do is pour RV antifreeze into the tanks and we'll be good to go in the coldest weather. Does this really work?? If the solution is this simple, why bother to have heated tanks in the first place?
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We're Looking for a Class C that can handle cold winters. Born Free is on the short list, but we found out that it doesn't have heated waste tanks. The sales rep says all we need to do is pour RV antifreeze into the tanks and we'll be good to go in the coldest weather. Does this really work?? If the solution is this simple, why bother to have heated tanks in the first place?
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:24 AM   #3
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AK Man, welcome to iRV2.com. Antifreeze into the wast holding tanks will keep from freezing down to certain temperatures depending on the ratio of the antifreeze to water added. THere are ways to add some type of heat enough to prevent freezing. What kind of low temps are you probably going to see?
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You will want to look at some Triple E's or Citation (General Coach) units, both of these companies make a great winterized unit. My parents still winter camp (ski) and have a triple E, good friends have a Citation C, we have a Citation Slide in and -20 C is not uncommon in the areas we go to ski in Western Canada.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:59 PM   #5
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In February 2006, on a trip from Ft. Nelson, Canada, to Tok, Alaska, we hit temperatures from -18F to -44F. While I don't expect any RV to survive prolonged exposure to these temps, I would like to take steps to ensure that the vehicle at least survives the transit unscathed (trip took about four days due to weather and short daylight hours.) More generally I would like a Class C that can routinely handle temperatures down to 0F or a little below without everything freezing up.
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You will definitely want to be looking for a coach that has an arctic package with heated holding tanks.
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Take a look at the BigFoot RV Class C's - they seem to have a decent rep for cold weather use.
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