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Old 10-04-2018, 05:12 PM   #1
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Thermal package question

I have this option on our 2016 Jay flight 27BHS. I may have a job out of town and would be living in it. Anyone else full time in theirs? How likely is it that I’d have problems with the water lines or tanks?
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Depends what type of weather you are talking about with winter coming, where are you planning on staying in it
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Possibly central Nevada. 6500 feet
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Could be a gamble, running heat 24/7 and skirting it will cover you to 20s for lows.
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It should have a heated underbelly. I was hoping someone with the thermal package who hunts or uses a lot in cold weather could give me some info as well.
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The thermal package is really just a foil. We typically were good down to 26 -27 degrees. Open your sink cabinet doors and use the furnace. The heated underbelly is an opening in the duct to the belly.. A heated water line is mandatory, keep your tanks closed as more mass will freeze slower. Good Luck.
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I have a 2013 JayFlight RKS26 with the thermal package. I called Jayco last fall and asked, they said it should be good to 0 degrees. We went camping in the mountains - got down to 11 degrees. We "skirted" the trailer with tarps, disconnected the city water at night (just used the internal tank), and had no problems. Probably would have been worse without the skirting, though, as there was a lot of wind. Beware of using too much auxiliary heat (electric heaters) in the trailer - the propane heat runs through the underbelly and keeps temps moderated. If the cabin is warmed, the thermostat won't turn on the propane heat. You'll be comfortable, but the underbelly will be colder.
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I have a 2013 JayFlight RKS26 with the thermal package. I called Jayco last fall and asked, they said it should be good to 0 degrees. We went camping in the mountains - got down to 11 degrees. We "skirted" the trailer with tarps, disconnected the city water at night (just used the internal tank), and had no problems. Probably would have been worse without the skirting, though, as there was a lot of wind. Beware of using too much auxiliary heat (electric heaters) in the trailer - the propane heat runs through the underbelly and keeps temps moderated. If the cabin is warmed, the thermostat won't turn on the propane heat. You'll be comfortable, but the underbelly will be colder.
Thank you!!!! That’s what I was hoping to hear.
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