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Old 12-02-2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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RVing in the Winter

Hello! I have an 2008 Excel Limited Edition. I will be RVing in freezing temperatures for the first time. Any suggestions for preparing the RV (and myself)?
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Old 12-03-2020, 08:40 AM   #2
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We full time in a 2008 Carriage Cameo, fifth wheel and often get into temps into the 20's due to work camping commitments.
When the temps drop into the 20's at night, we put vent pillows in the ceiling vents and sky lights, reflex sheets in most of the windows that are stored under the mattress, a 100w light bulb left on in the fresh water tank/pump area, 2 elec space heaters with 1 left on all night, elec heated blanket or mattress pad. We don't use the RV furnace due to it's excess LP usage, but carry a Mr Buddy portable heater for emergency heat in case of power loss.
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:53 AM   #3
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I use my Carriage 5th wheel in the winter to snowmobile in Vermont
Temp can get down to 20 below I used the big buddy heater 18,000 BTU on high
Kitchen window open a little and Fantastic fan open slightly
Only run it during the day when awake Furnace is hooked up to two forty LBS tanks and 100 lbs tank couple electric heaters and electric fireplace too
Electric mattress pad works great.
Camper is winterized but I use kitchen sink with 42 cup coffee pot for hot water and 2.5 gallon jug for cold water when I'm done I put antifreeze down the sink trap Bathrooms and shower available in the lodge 100 ft away
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