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Old 08-18-2006, 10:49 PM   #1
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I have been idlely considering a winter get-away; heading south in the middle of winter to enjoy some heat; when it stuck me. If it is really, really cold here when I want to leave, what would be the effect on the fibreglass? Shatter going over a good bump? No worries? Any experienced cold weather opinions out there?
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:24 PM   #2
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Don`t think that fiberglass fishing rods break any easier during the winter as opposed to summer....ditto on older snowmobiles and Corvettes or tractor trailer truck cabs used in the winters in Manitoba.....If I`m not mistaken, some of the snow plow blades mounted on pickup trucks are fiberglass with just the bottom edge and mounting points being made of steel......Benny
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:07 AM   #3
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I "think" they even make specially made glass snow scoops 'specially for Winterpegians, don't they?
Available only at Man With The Ax or Ashdowns

MAN am I dating myself here OR WHAT
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:28 AM   #4
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The nice thing about 40 below is that it doesn't matter if it's Fahrenheit or Celcius/Centigrade (also dating myself)
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:42 AM   #5
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My wife and I have made winter trips, in temperatures from around freezing to -5 f / -20c. We have had no real big problems. In one late fall trip pipes froze but did not burst, and holding tank drain valves refused to open. There have been no problems with the structural integrity of the fiberglass shell in our camper.

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Old 08-19-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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Any experienced cold weather opinions out there?
You might want to read Charles Watts's write up on winter camping:
Winter Camping
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:02 PM   #7
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I met our northern most member at the Oregon Gathering. Jamie H of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

He told me that he couldn't even think of simply touching the outside of his 13 footer in the winter months for fear it would shatter like humpty dumpty.

His situation is a bit extreme, but maybe he will peak in here and elaborate.
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:25 PM   #8
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I "think" they even make specially made glass snow scoops 'specially for Winterpegians, don't they?
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Boy, where have you been for the last 30 years when those store names disappeared and the climes here started to warm up....temps of -40 are rare here in the winter......-35 or so is the norm, ....And now in the proximity of our igloos we even have them thar H/D and them CTC stores too, LOL,...Benny
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:26 PM   #9
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Benny, ...I hear ya. I left Floodipeg in '73, returning to visit folks off an on and returning to help sandbag a few years back. Seems that since I departed, Winnipeg has yet to have another '66 winter.....!
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