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Old 01-02-2006, 06:58 AM   #1
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Which MH has the best insulation for winter camping?
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:58 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:05 AM   #3
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My 2001 HR Admiral that I picked up used last year was equipped with a cold weather package. It includes tank heaters and a bay heater in the tank area but nothing else that you won't find on most rigs; dual pane windows, etc.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:10 AM   #4
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Hi Karl,

There are a number of motorhomes that are well insulated. It's going to be difficult to find which one is "best" because they really aren't copmparatively rated. You can look at R values and things like that to give you an idea but they won't be definitive. There's too many details that help make up the difference. For instance, we found that not all dual pane windows are alike. The thermal break that Tiffin uses in their windows makes a huge difference in keeping the windows and frames warm and the condensation down, yet that's nothing that can be quantitively be rated.

We are very happy with the comfort level in our Allegro Bus, especially compared to out previous coach, an Itasca Suncruiser. When we looked at the Newmar DPs we found them also to be well insulated, and I'm sure there are many others in addition to these two that keep their occupants reasonably warm so I'd find the one you like best, then ask owners of that particular model for their experiences.
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Karl as Cruzer said the Newmars come with options for more added insulation floor an walls,ceiling, DP windows standard and a heat vent to holding tank area with a fan that cycles on and off with fan of furnace. All three of mine have had these options and its nice to be warm way up in Fort Kent, ME. "007"
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info, I have been looking at both Tiffin and Newmar coaches and think they will be our next.
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You may also want to check out how well the basement compartments are insulated. I have notice that even our Scenic Cruiser has four time the insullation on the compartment floor(2.5" of styrofoam) compared to the new units of only .5" of possible uninsullated material. It does make a huge difference. We can and are in areas where it gets to mid 20's and the furnace only comes on once in the night to put enough heat in the comapartment to prevent freezing. Otherwise we use a 1500 watt space heater inside the coach. The only thing we wish we had was a dual pane windshield!
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Hi Karl,

You might want to check out "Triple E Motorhomes". They are made in Canada and stress the cold weather protection.

How cold do you plan on going camping in? Most of todays motorhomes with the dual pane windows and insultation can keep you warm in some pretty cold weather.
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The Triple E has been known for it's winter freindly features for years.

Ours is an older model but you can find dozens of them in the far north ( I mean rally far like Whitehorse) where people associated withe the oil industry live in them all year round in temps that go to -40 or more.

Ours has all heated compartments, under floor circulating fan , all heated fluid routes etc. etc.

Just happened to be at the MH this morning to fire it up (bad choice of words) and dry it out a bit. Took less than 20 minutes to get it into the 65 degree range when the furnace touned off.

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