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Old 09-19-2016, 07:31 PM   #31
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OK so I read the thread because I am trying to decide if I need the thermal package in Mississippi. My dealer says it is not necessary. Does it keep animals out? Or are they most likely to nest in the underbelly? Thanks.
the whole purpose of a underbelly is to not have your tanks and lines freeze. so if your climate is in the 40s or 50 then i would just trickle your water on those cold night's. im up in Tennessee where its gonna be in the teens. im actually gonna tap into my furance and off the side of it run a pipe down to heat my underbelly also. im from florida myself so i will say from experience that for a few weeks in jan/feb it will hit 30s @ night. but warms up pretty quickly... if your not gonna be camping in the winter then just winterizing will work great.

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Old 09-19-2016, 07:32 PM   #32
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Always take what the dealer says with a major grain of salt of course, but mine was more honest than most. He was adamant that the thermal package does not turn your camper into a 4 season trailer. There is still enough exposed to break quite a few things... thinking outside shower, outside kitchen in my case, water tank drain. If you live where it gets below zero, I don't see how it's possible to use the trailer 'wet' without busting something major. Envious of a lot of you that live where it doesn't get so cold and 4 season camping is an option.
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very true statement. but we live here and having a house built we live in ours fulltime till then. so i need to have everything running 100% during the winter months. yes your right about the shower. throw in some r-30 in there and it should hold warm from the inside temp... sound good... lol. thats why im going further and running heat in my underbelly... but only time will tell..

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My last trailer (sob) was enclosed underbelly/thermal package.
I spent 2 weeks in single digit weather without an issue.
Other than buying propane every other day.

It is a must for me, and works as advertised.
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Are you in Tennessee big mike? I think 4 seasons should certainly be workable there. I don't know of many 'Maryville's' but that one.

Edit-- sorry just read a few posts up and see that you are. Shoot... you should be golden down there.
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I understand the underbelly is 4 season. And we would like to camp some in the winter but our winters can be mild or can be in the 20s. So as long as I can winterize and be ok. The dealer was mentioning that animals might be more likely to nest in the underbelly.
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