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Old 01-26-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Whose going winter camping?

WE ARE!! We are planning a six night stay in Breckenridge, CO for spring break skiing in March, but first we will take our new 2015 27.5 BHS out for a night or two to iron out any issues prior to that. Our 5'er came with the "Extreme Weather Package" which Jayco doesn't advertise or publish. Pipes wrapped in heat tape and tanks covered with heat blankets. Does anyone else have this system that can chime in?? I would like to hear your experiences.


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Old 01-26-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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My experiences include moving indoors when the outside temps drop into the 60's. On the flip side, I don't complain during the souths July 4th weather patterns. Some folks are hardy, some are not.

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Old 01-27-2015, 05:48 AM   #3
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We go camping every month but it does not get extremely cold down in Georgia. Was 19 degrees a couple mornings last month when we were out. Water pipes froze in the ground but we had disconnected the water hose anyway. No problems with the unit itself. We go camping every month in spite of the weather. I had not heard of the extreme weather package you spoke of. Maybe someone else will chime in. We do have the red maple leaf on the side which does indicate the Canadian package I do believe.

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Old 01-27-2015, 05:57 AM   #4
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yes, you can see that Extreme Weather package listed for the Seismic on the website.

Heat tape on the fresh water line and heat pads for holding tanks (in addition to the heated enclosed underbelly). That would definitely be beneficial for winter camping/ late fall camping.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:38 AM   #5
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We are winter camping right now in Riveria, TX. Projected high today is 77 degrees.

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Old 01-27-2015, 10:13 AM   #6
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We went at New Year's to Picacho Peak RV Resort in southern Arizona and it was 25 degrees at night. My DW bought us a heated bed pad and an electric blanket and we were like a melted cheese sandwich; and VERY comfortable in our HTT. We also had some rain and frost (not much snow in AZ at our elevation); but no leaks in our pop outs. Overall, a great experience with our RV Club!!! We will also be camping at Lake Havasu City to see the Winter Blast in February which is a fireworks extravaganza with manufacturers from around the world showing their latest fireworks. Should be a blast and we hope not too cold on the Colorado River.
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:44 AM   #7
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We're going to the harsh winter conditions of south Texas in about 3 1/2 weeks. Brrr!
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:48 AM   #8
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We have only gone winter camping in cold weather twice. We went to the Poconos in late November and it never got above freezing. We didn't even attempt to use our water. We bundled up and used the bathhouse which wasn't far away.

The next year we went to NYC in mid December. It got a couple degrees above freezing most days, but it was cold and windy the entire trip. We used the bathhouse at Liberty Marina while we were there... no water again.

I never really intended to use the camper in cold climates during the winter... I bought it so that we could go to FLORIDA in the winter =)! With a toddler and a newborn we don't intend to go camping in below freezing weather for the next couple of years. Too difficult with young ones.

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Old 01-27-2015, 12:00 PM   #9
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I love the winter camping scene. Getting up at daylight and getting the firepit going and sitting around it with a hot cup of fresh ground bean coffee. The big thrill for me is watching the local wildlife waking up in the same woods...

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Old 01-29-2015, 12:08 AM   #10
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We live full-time in our 2013 Jayco Premier 321RLTS. We have camped with 16 degree weather. We unhook the water line outside (after filling our fresh water tank), and use our onboard water as needed. We have not have any problems with freezing pipes and have stayed comfy warm inside. Have found that our electric fireplace is wonderful at keeping us warm and not using all our propane. We have the polar package on this unit.

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