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Old 11-01-2018, 10:37 AM   #15
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Scamp has good wall insulation, but if you want comfort in cold weather you must make good window covers, insulate inside the benches and get a good insulated floor covering. Get a good furnace and always take enough fuel to run for the entire stay, along with enough battery and a way to charge it.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:21 PM   #16
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I live in my 17-ft Bigfoot year-round. It's not a 4-season trailer by any means, but it's one of the older ones, so there's a decent amount of insulation. I wanted more, though, even though I live in a pretty temperate climate.

What I came up with may sound nuts, but I'm experimenting this year with those inexpensive foam egg-crate mattress toppers. I've cut each to fit snugly into the back, top, & (sometimes) sides of all my cupboards, cubbies, & the closet. I cut the foam a bit oversize, so it holds itself in place. You'll lose a bit of space, but the up side is that it helps keep your life clutter-free. tu

I can't access all the areas that could use some extra insulation, but this has already made a noticeable difference. And, it's cheap! I'll let you know how it works out -- or not.
I did something similar with my cupboards using reflectix. It helps to keep the cupboards cooler inside when the sun is hitting the shell but it does nothing to keep my camper warm nor was that my intention.
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I did something similar with my cupboards using reflectix. It helps to keep the cupboards cooler inside when the sun is hitting the shell but it does nothing to keep my camper warm nor was that my intention.
Window covers are the single most effective thing to do.
My cupboards are already lined with the wall covering, but the inside of the benches are not lined at the floor and are not heated inside so insulating them helps... like covering the floor.
We use reflectix for window covers...without it the single pane windows just cascade cold air.


None of this matters much above 20°F with a good heater, but the window covers would still add a level of comfort and save on fuel.


That brings up the idea of venting the benches to warm under them, I have a door under the starboard bench for a different purpose but I could leave that open.

The only time I sleep in cold weather is first leg of the trip to Florida for ScampCamp and maybe the last on the way home.
I prefer to use the climate control which comes standard under the frame of my trailer.



Of course, if you have shorepower its like sleeping in a toaster, or if you have the "bread" for a good generator.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:44 AM   #18
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Hi Condensation is a big issue in any of the fiberglass trailers when used in the colder weather if you keep all the vents closed. Put the kettle on the stove and you have an instant sauna room. The ensolite is minimal insulation at best, more suited for a cool night with little or no frost. I have used my Trillium in the past for deer hunting in the Fall,that's how I found out !
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:29 AM   #19
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The frames of nearly all egg campers are not strong enough for boondocking. They flex enough even under modest loads to pop rivets and cause other structural damage. Chris Moore of Texas Customs has made competition truck chassis for 12 years out of standard I beam construction.
Tel: 979-324-5387
cmooregalaxy@gmail.com

He can upgrade any egg camper chassis to withstand the constant stress of boondocking operations along with axle, bearings, brakes, windows etc.
Here is an example of his work:
https://youtu.be/zkfaMf4JCUg
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Thanks bullfrogeh for pointing that out. I tried to change the state/province to Alberta, but it somehow always seems to default to California. Will try tonight on my PC again and if it doesn't work I will contact one of the admins.
Go into "User CP" and under "Edit Your Details" change the "State/Province" to "Alberta" then click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page. Should work fine.

I just changed mine no problem, then changed it back.
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Cupboard insulation...interesting. My Bigfoot has decent wall insulation, but because the cupboards are closed, the heat doesn't get in there. I can prop them open, yes.

Ev how do you find it works, with cabinets closed, keeping heat in there? It's not a big deal, but a big annoyance, when I go to use my olive oil and it's solid

I'm out of my trailer for the winter now, but in the shoulder seasons I definitely deal with temps in the teens. This year I was in there from April 1st - November 1st. Around here that definitely includes some cold snaps and snow.
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