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Old 10-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Camping in a Jayco Eagle in the winter

Hi to all, My husband I are new to RVing. We live in FL and recently purchased a used 2003 Jayco Eagle Travel Trailer, leaving it in a Mobile Home/RV park in KY, along the Ohio river, where we have water and sewar connection. When we purchased we thought this would be good to have a permanet place to go to at different times of the year, also maybe go up for a couple weeks during the winter months...Everyone says "You will freeze to death"...We both are from that area, but have been in FL now for 40years. Anyone have any comments on staying warm and using the RV in the winter months in KY? Maybe Dec or January..Appreciate any advice or suggestions from all. Thanks Joyce
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You will need to have a good supply of propane. Also, some heat tape for your water hose. You should be ok if you prepare for the cold and snow. Otherwise, enjoy the experience and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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I camp all year long i PA. You can use electric heat to supplement the propane. The window plastic does help keep cold out. Rugs on the floor are nice. I hate to put my bare feet on the floor that is cold. I don't use my water system other than the sink drain into the grey tank right into a blue tote. Good luck on your winter camping.
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I have seen permanent trailers set up where the owner has placed bales of hay around the TT to keep the blowing wind out.
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Yeah space heaters are key because you can go through propane pretty fast.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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Spent Friday/Saturday at the RV at 23 degrees outside temperature and stayed warm with an electric heater going all night. The RV heat came on maybe 6 times during the night for about 5 to 8 minutes each time.
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We thought about the hay bales, especially under the slide out, then thought about the issue with Mice hunting a nice warm place also, lol Thanks for everyones input.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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What do you do about the tanks underneath, especially the black tank, as there are no facilities in this park, lol
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