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Old 11-26-2014, 08:14 PM   #15
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We winter camp annually in Michigan's UP. Been there each ear for many years. We stay for 1-2 months in our 19' Scamp. Electric heat is a must. If you are going to stay long in below freezing temps for any period of time, fresh and grey water tanks must be empty. RV antifreeze in the black water tank. Best to use it for #1 only....and no water If there is snow, dump stations are closed. Water is shut off. They are not plowed.

We run with the furnace on at the lowest setting. Furnace should be shut off during vehicle fueling. We cover most Windows with additional insulation. Condensation is a factor and after the trip a dehumidifier is a must.

We currently have an Escape 5.0 on order. It is a true 4 season trailer. The Scamp has served well with our modifications including floor insulation.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:37 PM   #16
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We drove across the country in our Scamp 16. Philadelphia PA to Wenatchee WA in April. Most of the way the nights were in the 20s at night. The floor in a Scamp is NOT insulated. The fresh water tank sits on that uninsulated flooring in a compartment that is not heated. Seems like a recipe for trouble. We kept the camper winterized. On our first winter outing the dog bed was soaked with condensation from the cold floor. I bought puzzle piece foam floor mats and cut them to fit the floor including the floor under the double bed/dinette. It made all the difference in the world! The floor was warm even in bare feet and the dog's bed was dry.
We stayed at campgrounds with electric and bathhouses. We used bags in the toilet at night and dumped them in the bathhouse toilet in the morning, using the bathhouse toilets for any serious business.

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Old 11-26-2014, 09:54 PM   #17
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We've done many week-end winter truck-camper and/or TT trips, in the 60's and 70's, in temperatures well below freezing (often in the minus 20's F); along the north shore of Lake Superior (Soo to Thunder Bay). We often headed out from our Wawa home, one day ahead, just to dig out a 'space' into the snow shoulder of the Trans-Canada highway, and then returned after work on Friday, to use that space for a delightful winter experience, on snowshoe trails, or ice-fishing.

But we would never have considered ANY on-board water uses. Frozen tanks and lines were always avoided. We had no electricity, heated and cooked with propane, and put #1 and #2 outside, in the bush, like the moose and wolves do.

Such winter camping is a beautiful experience. We have only recently acquired 'Lily-Pad' and expect to relive those earlier adventures again - 'sans agua!'.
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