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Old 12-04-2020, 08:57 AM   #1
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Winter camping

I am getting ready to take my 2008 Monaco Diplomat PDQ on my first cold weather trip. The weather will get down to about 28 degrees at night and in the mid to upper 60s during the day. I can use some tips on how and what I need to do. We will have no hookups for this 3 day trip. Thanks.
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Nothing., those temps are insignificant in regards to cold weather camping..........

Keep the heat on..............
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What sounds like only 4 hrs of barely below freezing and temps and above 55 during the day. You shouldn't have to do anything really . I haven't rushed to winterize in same conditions just sitting for the last 25yrs .
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That's early June camping temps here! Perfect weather.

And, really, nothing will freeze at an overnight low of 28.

Just bring a few warm clothes. Sleep with socks. Those temps should be beautiful. (That's the best bug-free time.)
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I am getting ready to take my 2008 Monaco Diplomat PDQ on my first cold weather trip. The weather will get down to about 28 degrees at night and in the mid to upper 60s during the day. I can use some tips on how and what I need to do. We will have no hookups for this 3 day trip. Thanks.
Make sure your propane tanks are full. Furnaces use propane like no other appliances. When needed, use your generator and an electric heater or two should keep you comfy. Open the windows for sunlight when it works for you.
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Make sure you have plenty of propane and diesel.

You will want heat and the batteries will not sustain the furnace blower, lights, etc
for very long so figure on running the generator quite a bit.
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LOVE winter camping !!! I can always put more clothes on, but they frown on me taking too many off in the summer
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Make sure you have plenty of propane and diesel.

You will want heat and the batteries will not sustain the furnace blower, lights, etc
for very long so figure on running the generator quite a bit.
I will be there fo 3 nights how much propane will I need? I have 2/3 of a tank.
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I will be there fo 3 nights how much propane will I need? I have 2/3 of a tank.
What size tank do you have?

Every rig is different, but in my older 28' Class C with a 60-pound built-in tank (and poor insulation), 2/3 of my tank would get me through seven or eight 20-degree nights, along with normal stove usage.
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Bobby 39 gallon.
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Bobby 39 gallon.
Your coach should be insulated very well including duel pane windows, it will be easy to heat.
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