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Posted: 01/31/12 03:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we are looking at class c and we do alot of winter camping. sunseeker seems to be the best with a covered underbelly. other c's offer a artic package with heated tanks and double pane windows. seeking advice on best winter package to get.

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I think Bigfoot is the premier when it comes to winter camping RV's. I have a Holiday Rambler and it came with an artic package. It has foam insulated tanks and a small space heater to keep everything warm down below. We camped in below freezing weather a couple of weekends and didn't need the heater but it was only about 30deg. Double pane would be nice, I noticed a lot of condensation on our weekend trips. My good friend has a Sunseeker and he has the same setup but he has heat strips on his tanks.


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If it's big enough for you, Provan offers the Tiger CX & Tiger Bengal with double-pane windows & heated tanks. Extra benefits include availability on Chevy, Ford, or Dodge with your choice of cab length & trim and drivetrain, including 4x4. Follow the link in my sig.

I've also heard good things about Host & Triple E in terms of winter capability.

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Bigfoot and Triple E are big dogs as far as winter RVs go. Bigfoot no longer makes Cs so you'd have to find a used one. That being said I and many others use our "regular" Cs in all seasons. There are plenty of tips for winter camping on this site if you look. Sofar in my new one I have been into the 20s....not that cold.

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Our Four Winds came with heated tanks. I went through the entire coach and selaed panel seams, gaps, etc, which helped with air infiltration, however the down sie is condensation build up. I overnighted at 10 degress F, but use small electric heater in addition to the furnace.

If you plan on doing a lot of winter camping, a dedicated cold-weather equipped rig is much better than using a standard RV.

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Triple E here too. I have a 24ft Regal..winterized and 4x4, so...best of many worlds. A Born Free is worth considering as well.



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Definitely take a look at Triple E. They stopped making Class A's, but are still making Class C in Canada, where they know about cold!


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We bought our used Winnebago Outlook because of its ability to withstand the cold. We drove it to Colorado for Christmas and camped in 20 degree weather in ice and snow and did just fine. We have heated holding tanks and the bottom is enclosed. I think we also have double pane windows. We DID have it winterized in terms of the fresh water, so we used bottles of water to flush the toilet. Didn't want to risk busting the lines during the week the RV sat unheated at my daughter's house.

We plan to make that trip every year in the winter so that's why we went with the Winnebago. Would have loved a Bigfoot, but couldn't find one. Winnebago seems to be a good option and all over the place.


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