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Old 01-22-2016, 04:35 PM   #43
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You could write a book on extreme winter camping!

BTW, its 22 degrees with no heat in my Scamp right now.
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But its in the driveway and I am in my comfy, warm house
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Old 01-22-2016, 04:38 PM   #44
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I hope it's well winterized.
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:43 PM   #45
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We are predicted to go above freezing (33 F) tomorrow . First time in about 30 days. I will be able to go ice fishing in shorts and a T shirt.
Hopefully the mosquitos will not be out on Saturday.
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:27 PM   #46
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It sounds like you have a great workable plan.

Just two questions:

Are you being charged rental on one or two sites since you are using electrical power from two?

Should the electrical power be interrupted for a week or so...what is your backup plan?

Best wishes, and good luck!

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Old 01-23-2016, 06:05 AM   #47
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I'm a little nervous about possible power outages, and figuring out what to do if I lose power. I guess if the power goes out, I have to instantly "winterize" the Casita, in case it stays out. So I need to read up on how to drain the hot water heater. I've never used the fresh-water tank, since I'm on city water, so I don't have to worry about that.

We're supposed to get 18-24 inches of snow. If the power goes out, I will have to run the internal furnace on the 12v battery. I should already bought one of those Honda 2000i Generators.
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Old 01-23-2016, 06:09 AM   #48
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It sounds like you have a great workable plan.

Just two questions:

Are you being charged rental on one or two sites since you are using electrical power from two?

Should the electrical power be interrupted for a week or so...what is your backup plan?

Best wishes, and good luck!

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I am paying the electric for both sites, and if the power goes out, I will run my internal furnace off the 12v battery until the battery dies (supposedly in 8-24 hours). Hopefully that will be enough time to "winterize" the Casita. If I lose power for a week, and do not have another power source, I will have to stay at a hotel.
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:16 AM   #49
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You will need a broom to get the snow off the trailer. Snow load is an issue, especially the "wet" i.e. heavy snow you are most likely getting. Pile it around the trailer. It will insulate until heat loss melts it (days). We have a tin roof. The snow slides off and builds up around the foundation. Free insulation. Raz
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:16 AM   #50
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I am paying the electric for both sites, and if the power goes out, I will run my internal furnace off the 12v battery until the battery dies (supposedly in 8-24 hours). Hopefully that will be enough time to "winterize" the Casita. If I lose power for a week, and do not have another power source, I will have to stay at a hotel.
If your electrical power does go out you might want to consider hooking up your auto up the the trailer, and use the auto engine running at an idle, for an hour or two at a time, to power the internal furnace and 12-volt lights, and keep the trailer's battery charged.

Yeah, I know that supposedly letting a auto idle for long periods of time isn't good for the engine...but, it sure beats freezing!

Your auto is full of gasoline, isn't it?

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Old 01-23-2016, 01:09 PM   #51
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Hope he has a carbon monixide detector that works inside the camper.

Also, When I wintered, I put rock salt in the grey and black tanks to keep them from freezing. Keep the cabnet doors where water pipes are open so they stay warm.

A Buddy heater will be priceless if the power goes out.
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:22 PM   #52
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We are halfway through the Blizzard, I'm supposedly getting 22-30 inches of snow in NJ. No crisis's yet. It's 53 degrees beneath the Casita, and 82 inside, using two 1500 watt heaters. Outside it is 21, and going down to 14 over night. There's a state of emergency so I can't go anywhere, not that I need to. There will be strong winds later, and I don't like the idea of cold without electric. I had an apartment when Hurricane Sandy hit, and lost power for 2 weeks. I ordered a Honda 2000i generator for the next blizzard. As seen below, I've been trying to keep the snow off the Casita.

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Whew, quite an adventure. Well done so far. Good luck overnight. Then things should let up.

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I cant imagine the snow getting to heavy for the egg. The size and construction make them quite strong.

I wintered for 5 years and never had skirting or warmed the underside of the camper. I did have a heat tape and insulation on the fresh water supply though.

Personally, a Buddy Heater would be my first thing to have vers a generator.

Stay warm and safe.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:40 AM   #56
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Walt? WALT?

Do you still have electrical power? If so, several folks would like to know that you are OK!

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