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Old 09-15-2013, 08:07 AM   #15
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Foam on top of the floor would be good, too, but it would be limited in thickness and would not be under the plumbing which runs inside the cabinets and in part directly on the floor.

David, I'm near Edmonton... where are you?
Good point!
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:22 AM   #16
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IF you will be connected to power, consider heat pads for the interior floor. Toasty warm on your feet. Here's a discussion: Radiant Floor Heating. Steve L. uses them and is happy... see post #22. I plan on using these in my new trailer
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:27 AM   #17
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As well as electric heated water supply hose Allied Precision Heated Hose (Watts: 180W) at Blain's Farm & Fleet
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #18
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Have seen people use 40 watt bulbs in the storage areas to keep areas from frost. That is if you have elect availible.
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On our motorhomes we kept ac lightbulbs in selected storage compartments, does the job.
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The last several posts indicate something else you will need to winter camp, electricity.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:16 PM   #21
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Jim, Good point about AC during the winter. If snow is expected we usually seek electricity. We also use an electric blanket and carry a 1500 watt electric heater, both are adequate to keep us warm down to the teens.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #22
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these are all great ideas , makes me think about what i should do before we go , only a few places here in alberta are open during the winter to camp so keeping all these ideas in mind it might make it easier as to where we are going to go
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yes, sometimes I camp in an area only because there is a cg that is open in the winter in that area, other wise I would not go there, and as a result I have found some neat places to return to.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #24
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not saying you should do it but...a guy at the bolerama last weekend had a woodstove setup inside his cadet trailer not the necest setup i've seen but it worked!

i would seek electricity for sure.
i have the foam tiles into mine as flooring and its very effective, i plan on lining all undercompatement with the same tiles and add reflectix everywhere i can inside the wall.
also dont forget to put something over the fridge vents, lots of air coming in from there.
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thank bernard , you bring up a good point about the vents
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... also dont forget to put something over the fridge vents, lots of air coming in from there.
But you still need the refrigerator to vent, both to get rid of hot air, and to exhaust fumes if running on propane. Any cold air coming in via those vents should already be sealed off from the trailer interior.

By the way, traditional RV refrigerators work terribly in very cold weather. They don't need to run much to keep the refrigerator compartment cold, so they don't... and the freezer compartment thaws.
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Brian, easy fix in our little trailer..... No freezer.
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