Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,114
Definitely get an electric space heater. I personally like my small 1500 watt ceramic heater (12.5 amps), between that and two electric mattress pad heaters (2.5 amps/each), our trailer stays nice and warm, down to about 20. We did have an issue on one trip when it was extremely windy for about 36 hours. That Saturday morning it was about 60 in the TT when we got up (only using the electric all night). I turned on the propane furnace for a few minutes to bring up the temp, and then ran electric heater solely after that.

I would guess we have been out in 5-6 nights where the temps have been down in the low 20’s this fall. Half of those trips it was very windy. We primarily used the furnace to supplement the electric in the mornings. I just put the TT to bed, but first I filled the propane tank. For the season I only used 2.9 gallons (4.2 gal to be full) of propane. We do cook primarily outside, and have about 30 nights out this season.
__________________

Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Oakland County, MICH
Posts: 185
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopshop View Post
You're not going far enough up north........... try out the Upper Penninsula!
You don't have to convince me; if I had it my way, we'd be LIVING in the UP. I'm the only male in the house, so my vote(s) never count. Now that we have a TT, though, the UP is definitely in the plans. My bride never wanted to tent-camp in the UP because of bears. Eventually we will camp at every state park up there.
__________________

__________________
2015 Jayco 32 TSBH
2015 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost
Equi-l-zer WDH
pm1stnau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Oakland County, MICH
Posts: 185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jagiven View Post
Definitely get an electric space heater. I personally like my small 1500 watt ceramic heater (12.5 amps), between that and two electric mattress pad heaters (2.5 amps/each), our trailer stays nice and warm, down to about 20. We did have an issue on one trip when it was extremely windy for about 36 hours. That Saturday morning it was about 60 in the TT when we got up (only using the electric all night). I turned on the propane furnace for a few minutes to bring up the temp, and then ran electric heater solely after that.

I would guess we have been out in 5-6 nights where the temps have been down in the low 20’s this fall. Half of those trips it was very windy. We primarily used the furnace to supplement the electric in the mornings. I just put the TT to bed, but first I filled the propane tank. For the season I only used 2.9 gallons (4.2 gal to be full) of propane. We do cook primarily outside, and have about 30 nights out this season.
Thanks for the advice, Jagiven. As always you have been most helpful.
__________________
2015 Jayco 32 TSBH
2015 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost
Equi-l-zer WDH
pm1stnau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,114
It sounds like you have not experience cool weather camping in your TT.

Here are a few tips that we have discovered during cool weather camping to keep the condensation down. Keep the bathroom vent cracked open ”-1”. Then open one side window in each bunk end about 3 inches, in the upper corner. Once we began doing this ALL condensation issues disappeared.

Happy Camping
__________________

Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.