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Old 10-10-2018, 09:45 PM   #11
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Be prepared to get a new camper in the spring.
LOL... unfortunately, that is probably true. Our camper is a 2016 and we are thinking that something better and less troublesome in the winter would be nice.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:56 PM   #12
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There is another thread discussing setting up a TT for full time winter living. I think it is on "Dutchman Owners" but I can't find it at the moment. It was active last winter.
Sunny Island RV of Rockford Ill does this for multiple customers every year. There may be a dealer near your destination who will help.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:55 PM   #13
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If you have an all season camper you will have switches to turn on “tank heaters”. One for each gray, black and fresh. I also got the plug in heated hose from Amazon. It’s important to spread out that hose. It wants to coil up and if you allow it to do that it will blow and stop working.”this is from personal experience” Last year was my first full time winter. And even with leaving the water drip my sewer froze. I purchased a canvas skirting this year and I am hoping that solves the issue mostly.It was so cold last year that we had to get construction heavy duty plastic and taped it to camper to simulate skirting. But I also put heat tape on the sewer line that comes out from under camper and is exposed to the weather. I would be happy to give you name of place I used for skirting. I am in PA and these are Amish people who did an An amazing job. And it was actually a bit cheaper then if I purchased it and put it up myself. They add zippers at each place you would need to access. And after the fact I purchased a tripod for front of 5th wheel. They returned to do a neighboring 5th wheel and added another zipper to accommodate that as well.
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