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Old 03-09-2020, 04:29 PM   #1
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How Do Northpoints Hold up in Winter

Hello everyone. My wife and I will be purchasing a 387FBTS this summer. We pulled the trigger last summer to become fulltimers in Ontario, Canada with our travel trailer. The plan was to Snowbird to Florida for winters but plans may change this year. My question is, how does the Northpoint line hold up in winter? We will have unlimited 50amp service. Will I need to do anything to the outside of the rig if I have alot of space heaters going?
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Might want to watch this video. Even though he isn't talking about Jayco, he does talk about interesting points to know!

https://kempoo.com/rv/arctic-package/

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...o-me-9366.html
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We full time in our NorthPoint. We live on Long Island, NY. We also snowbird in Florida for Jan, Feb and March. During November and December the night time temps at home can get down into the teens. When it gets that cold we set the thermostat to 70 degrees and with sensors in the basement, underbelly and wet bay the temperature has never gone below 45 degrees. We fill the fresh water tank and use it below freezing. We do not leave the gray tank open if it’s below freezing and dump it when it’s above freezing. We also disconnect the hose and drain it when it’s below freezing, and keep it in the basement. The information is for our unit. Yours may be different or the temps may be colder. Either way we do nothing special and are quite comfortable. I hope this helps.

Note: You will use a lot of propane. We use 90 lbs. per week when it’s really cold.
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If you're going to winter in Canada I'd definitely look into skirting the trailer with possibly a safe heat source underneath as well.
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Meaning electric heat in the skirting area?
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