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Posted: 08/03/07 12:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

my wife and i are going to semi-retire to eastern washington/idaho and plan on living in a travel trailer for a year or so prior to purchasing home and property. we will mostly stay in parks with full hook-up and are looking at 26-30 foot TT with 1-2 slides. our questions are...brand with cold weather insulation..snow load..etc. we want to be comfy of coarse. any info will be appreciated.

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Look at Big Foot and Arctic Fox. Both are very well made as well as being suitable for winter.


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Posted: 08/03/07 01:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kenneth above has made some good suggestions.
Also consider Komfort. They are not light weight or inexpensive, but are very well insulated and are built close to where you are going to settle. They also have an excellent choice of floor plans.
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Posted: 08/03/07 02:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YOD: Only if the OP is planning on finding a park up in the mountains will they find "some of the lowest temps on record". Eastern WA and Western Idaho, in the areas of major population, have fairly temperate climate. Here in Kennewick, it rarely snows more than a couple inches a couple of times a year. Average temps run from the 20's to the 50's. Yes, we occasionally have a few days of close to 0, but that is less common here than the lake effect snow you get in the winter.

To the OP: Any quality TT with winter pack, as many have that are built here in the NW, should fit your needs. It all depends on where in E. WA, or ID that you are planning landing temporarily.


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Doesn't Idaho and that part of the country record some of the lowest temperatures on record? I live in Buffalo New York area and I'd rather try what you are doing here instead of your neck of the woods. I don't think you plan is a sound one as travel trailers just aren't' built for extreme temps for long periods of time. My little furnace would be running all day long. Just make sure you look into it well so you don't bite off more than you can chew.

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Posted: 08/03/07 06:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not to get off the main topic, but someone mentioned low temperatures in the U.S.

Just a bit of trivia:

The lowest recorded temperature in the lower 48 states was at Rogers Pass, Montana -70F, -56.5C, January 20, 1954. Now that's cold weather!


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We have a 2005 Coachmen Captiva 288, and its great in cold weather. I know you thinking it doesn't get cold down here in Georgia, but it does, and it seems to be when we decide to go camping. Last cold trip, it got to 15 degrees and the camper did fine. Some of coachmen's and others too, have enclosed underbellies and heated air is ducted into this space to keep the holding tanks and plumbing from freezing. I did not know mine had that till I found the heater duct that did the heating. works great.

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I was born and raised in Idaho. I suspect that a travel trailer built for extreme temps will do. Artic Fox is a good one.

But, it depends on where you are staying. Boise, has what Idahoans call mild temps. No lower than -10 degrees at night. Central Idaho where I am from has recorded in the last ten years, -43 and just north in high country Idaho a record of -65. Even an Artic Fox would have you frozen hard as a rock in that extreme.

Let me know, and I can tell you all about winter in Idaho.


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