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Old 11-25-2017, 07:21 PM   #11
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Just to confirm, this is with water in your tanks and lines correct?
Water in all the tanks, and all the water lines.

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Old 11-25-2017, 07:32 PM   #12
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Water in all the tanks, and all the water lines.
Thanks. That's what we have been doing also. So far so good.

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Old 12-06-2017, 10:52 AM   #13
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I am new at this but do a lot of research. First off is it an all male trip or do you need to make provisions for females . I have moved into my X213 which has an heated underbelly and still have it winterized. What I do for the call in the middle of the night is use a plastic ( 48 oz 3lbs) coffee can for my liquids and a 10 gallon garbage bag in my toilet. It fits well under the seat. You can put a cup or two of cat litter for the smell. But I would dispose of it promptly . Water is in the form of jugs . I use plastic utensils and paper plates. Since I'm using a generator at night I keep one jug of water in front of a heating vent so that by time the heat is turned off in the morning it doesn't get cold enough to freeze by night . The weather has been mild so haven't seen 20's yet but I am sure It will be fine . Heat still goes on a lot even on low. Extra blankets. Any time it is in the high 40's I have heat off as long as I can. I try to use the microwave for as much as possible to save gas .Try to face the biggest window to the south for as much sun as possible for solar affect . Oh and I close up my bed slide out to make the camper smaller to heat while sleeping . Ok I hope some of this helps and I am using all the other suggestions too. Good Luck and Happy Camping
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:42 PM   #14
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My experience...

I've had a few, three-day/four-night boondocking trips that at night it got to the high teens/low twenties. I had full fresh water and wastewater in my gray and black tanks. I kept my heater at 65deg during the night and turned it down to 40 during the day. The day temps were in the high 40's/low 50's. My trailer has a sealed/heated underbelly, a heater duct that dumps hot air into the underbelly. My heater did run a lot during the night, but my single 80Ah battery had no issue keeping the heat on at night. I use a 15w solar charger to help top off the battery during the day, and I run my generator about 20-30min each morning to run my electric oven for breakfast.

When I pulled out from camp to head home, I drained the fresh water, drained the water heater, and opened the valves to drain the plumbing lines since I turned the heat off for the trip home.

If I go out now during the peak of winter, I have my trailer winterized. I have three 7gal water jugs I use for drinking/cooking, dishes, and to flush the toilet. Before going out, I put a splash of RV antifreeze in all the p-traps/gray tank and black tank. When I get home, I dump the tanks and add antifreeze to the traps and black tank again. I don't use the black tank flush in the winter; I don't want to have to blow anything out after each winter trip.

A long-winded way of saying, if temps are going to be way below twenty then I shift over to semi-dry camping with water jugs. High teens/low twenties I keep an eye out for any issues, but I use the heater to keep things warm and thawed out. On one of my trips, the last morning we woke up with 6" of snow on the ground.

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