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Old 12-30-2022, 07:29 AM   #15
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lived in our coach for 6 years full time. We did not try to stay up north in the winter due to extreme freezing temps. the insulation in an RV is just too thin and it makes for a very uncomfortable experience. When we went back to sticks and bricks house I built the walls 12 inches thick walls and went full electric due to the cold insulation problems in our moho. even the regulator on our propane tank froze. So we went south or stayed in our garage that we built for the moho... might be better off renting a garage for the winter if you intend to stay in the RV in the winter in those kinds of temps. This is one of the problems that a lot of folks don't realize when they go full time at how uneffeceint RV's are when it comes to heating and cooling. heating in the winter can cost the same as a house and cooling in the summer can do the same if not more. When forced to be in cold weather, I would fill the water tank and dump the waste tanks, learned to never leave them hooked up full time.
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Saw this on another thread…. Thought it was relevant here too.

Originally Posted by BraggCreek1 View Post
This is slightly off the thread topic but I think it's good information to share..
I have lived in my 40 foot '97 Monaco Signature full time for 10 years this coming February. Nine of those years have been in Alberta Canada and have seen temps below -40 on several occasions. The three best modifications that have been done to my coach in regards to heating are:
1) Diesel parking heater as found here
It will keep my coach warm all on it's own down to about -5C (23F). If constantly running at maximum it will use almost .5 liter(.13 U.S. gal)/hour. It will settle out at a much lower output in these Arizona temperatures and uses much less fuel than that.
2) The Cubic Grizzly mini wood stove (properly and safely installed) found here.. ***Free Heat***This little wood stove will heat my whole coach on it's own down to about -8C (about 17F). However, its small size means you have to be near it to keep it fed. It will not burn all night on it's own.
3) A decently thick piece of styrofoam cut to fit properly over top of the entry stairwell.
I am currently camped in the desert in western Arizona for the winter for the first time and there have been a number of nights and mornings cold enough that I have turned on the little diesel heater. Tremendous value for an RV application especially if your rig is diesel powered.
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winter heating

If you plan on using the wood stove for primary heating plan on putting an electric heater of some sort in the wet bay or the water will freeze up.
Also, on most TT's I have seen, the gray and black tanks are exposed to the weather.
You will need a way to keep these heated.
Me, I just headed south. First time ever I went to a New Years Eve dance with no coat!!!
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I'll be living in Prince George, BC. They get a few cold snaps when it goes down to -30 c (-22f) but mostly it will be around -3c (25f).
If you are using water you will need heat tape for your water hose, and at -22f
also need to skirt the sides of the RV. Like everyone else has said it is going to be difficult to keep the RV warm.
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