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Old 12-21-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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Is there any RVs made for Winter?
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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Is there any RVs made for Winter?
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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There are varying degrees. What type/size were you looking for, and where do you plan on wintering?

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Old 12-21-2006, 06:05 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Is there any RVs made for Winter? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well there was the one with the steep pitch roof to shed the snow, but then they came to an overpass on the interstate..........

Seriously, ELTIGREMAX: I haven't a clue, but WELCOME to anyway! We are glad you joined, and I hope you get a legit answer soon. ED
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Old 12-21-2006, 06:29 PM   #5
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Hi ElTigreMax,

I have often asked about that question since our Trek has a heated wetbay, heated freshwater, etc. The best answer I have found is in the form of another question. jones4110 on RV.NET posted on 12/17/06 a description of winterworthy vs winterized. In that article, it suggests that winterworthy for activities such as skiing require a much more agressive approach than simply being able to use the rig in winter when the outside temps get below freezing. I will have to check but I think Safari lists below 0 degrees F as the cutoff for the Trek. I am reasonably sure they do not expect it do function 24/7 around 0-5 degrees. If you search on winter you can probably find many different approaches to using our rigs during the winter.

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Old 12-21-2006, 11:19 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by eltigremax:
Is there any RVs made for Winter? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Banner used to have a special order option on their travel trailers for winter use. They were said to be rated for sub-zero temps and heavy snows. They had reinforced roofs, double thick side walls and were quite a bit heavier than the standard models.

We had a friend come down from Minnisotta and for a few years he parked his at my dads old house.

That was 30 years ago and things change but....
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:22 AM   #7
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"Big Foot Manufacturing" All though I don't think they make Class A's. They do make Class C's and pickup campers.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:33 AM   #8
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I guess I'm not sure exactly what you mean by 'made for winter' If you mean can you live in one, there are units made that can certainly support you during cold weather .... With things like heated tanks, heated storage areas, covered underside on fifth wheels, most manufacturers make units designed for cold weather .....

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Old 12-22-2006, 03:07 AM   #9
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I agree with C Driver. How cold is cold?

Many mid-level RVs have heated utility bays and offer dual pane windows as an option. These two features alone should get you comfortably into the mid-20's. We have even camped successfully for a few nights at those temperatures in an entry level travel trailer that didn't have those features.

Some manufacturers also have optional cold weather packages which include extra insulation. Arctic Fox is one make that comes to mind as being equipped for cold weather.
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No Class A but Class C & truck campers

Some manufactureres also offer heated holding tanks and Thermo-pane windows

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by eltigremax:
Is there any RVs made for Winter? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:44 AM   #11
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Down here on the Texas Gulf Coast, we don't see the temperature extremes we did during our 22 years in Ohio, but our current RV has been in the low 20's and was quite comfortable just using ceramic heaters with a shot of the furnace every now and then just to keep the enclosed storage/tank area warm.

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Old 12-22-2006, 05:32 AM   #12
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You might be interested in the "Zero Degree Guarantee" by Peterson Industries on the Excel RV's.

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Ditto Richard's suggestion -- their "Zero Degree Guarantee" is not marketing hype--it's in writing!
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Zero Degree Guarantee

With Excel's Zero Degree Guarantee, you can be sure your holding tanks, water tanks, interior water lines and other essential plumbing won't freeze Ė all the way down to zero degrees*!

* The Zero Degree Guaranteed is in effect on all 2004 and later models with optional Thermopane windows installed. Furnace must be in operation for guarantee to be in effect.

We've been in the teens and were cozy inside with no pipe freezing issues.
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On a recent swing through Colorado I saw a real beast called Earth Explorer. Made in Colorafo and priced over 200k, it looks like something the military would use.
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