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Old 09-15-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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195rb baja, coldest safe temp?

Anyone know the coldest safe outside temp is for this trailer? Since the tanks are not heated, is it strictly 32F? Does keeping the furnace on overnight allow it to withstand colder temps?

I'm trying to figure out how many weekends I can go camping in the arizona mountains☺

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Old 09-15-2018, 05:57 PM   #2
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Where are your water lines located? If they are exposed underneath, then IMO 32degF would be where you'd start to worry. If they run behind cabinets or your if your unit is enclosed underneath, then the furnace heat will be very helpful.

Also, even if your trailer is in 32degF air outside and you keep it heated to, say, 60degF, it will radiate heat keeping water lines etc. above freezing. So with a warm trailer, IMO don't panic if the temp dips to 32degF just before sunrise!
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:12 PM   #3
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We have camped to 15 degrees. We have no choice when going to FL at least for the first and last nights.
As we came from tent camping we have no issues. We carry a six gal jug of water in the heated cab of the truck. Its really unlikely it freezes solid with its mass as water has high specific heat .. We also have another container that can fit in campground bathrooms. ( the six gal is impossible to fill in a bathroom sink)

Now if you are boondocking in your Baja which could be the case you need to think a different plan.. Here power sometimes goes out for a week and those with wells and no generator attack the lake with an ice auger.

Don't try to run the furnace too hot. You will bake..

Our trailer is sometimes used by our grandson in the winter. The furnace is fine and its attached to shore power. No water. So he pees out the door. It gets to minus 30. Remember there is no water in the lines and there is antifreeze so its counterproductive to run the water.

We have had no issues with barely freezing temps down to 28.

So It will be fine. You just have to figure out your water supply.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:21 PM   #4
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The bottom of the trailer is enclosed, but I'm assuming not well insulated. The only lines exposed to the open air is the propane.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:45 PM   #5
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The bottom of the trailer is enclosed, but I'm assuming not well insulated.
You are correct according to my morning bare feet.
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