We are winding down from our first season (17 weeks) in our 2015 Casita
Independence. Covered all SW states in the spring and spent summer in MT and WY. Our little trailer has met almost all of our expectations and the practical insights I have gained from reading the different post on this forum have been invaluable and helped me work through many operator error created problems. Thanks for your support!
We live in coastal SC and experience very moderate winters with lows only occasionally dropping below freezing and then for only a week or so in Jan or Feb. As I consider, preparation for this coming winter season I have a couple of questions. Given that we intend to use our trailer just about every month throughout the winter and I have electric service that costs essentially nothing (meter on an outbuilding with base charge each month that I never exceed) would I be overlooking something to proceed as follows?
Keep the trailer plugged in with electric heat to keep base temps above freezing and supplement with LP during coldest weather events and not winterizing/draining any of freshwater systems. We camped in SW and experienced several nights with temps dropping to 26 with no problems.
Leave frig operating on AC rather than turning it off and keeping door open?
I do keep a small dehumidifier operating 24/7 when we are not on the road given that high humidity is a year around reality here.
Thoughts/recommendations or anything else I should consider?