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8400' elevation, middle of winter = no RV resorts.

Kinda funny actually. I know people around here take their campers up to the "warm" ski areas we have and ski/camp. And there's always a few hippies staying in vans at most any ski hill, but taking your 5ver to Angel Fire in the middle of winter is like lunching yourself in the nuts and expecting it to not hurt.


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I'm still here. Thank you for all the information. I've just been at work so I haven't been able to post as often as I'd like. I'm going to reach out to a couple of you if you don't mind. After reading all the posts we're definitely going to do the trip. We ain't scared! All this information will help immensely. Thank you!!

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No campground is going to have water turned on in those temps. I would suggest bottles of water for drinking and using campground facilities for everything else. I've camped in the teens before, we just didn't use our water system.

You will burn through a lot of propane... a LOT of propane in those temps. I would suggest a good efficient electric heater and heated sheets/blanket for sleeping. It won't be super comfortable, but you should be able to get by for a couple day ski trip.

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spoon059 wrote:

No campground is going to have water turned on in those temps. I would suggest bottles of water for drinking and using campground facilities for everything else. I've camped in the teens before, we just didn't use our water system.

You will burn through a lot of propane... a LOT of propane in those temps. I would suggest a good efficient electric heater and heated sheets/blanket for sleeping. It won't be super comfortable, but you should be able to get by for a couple day ski trip.

Enjoy!


soon059, I guess that depends upon the campground.....I can think of several. They were designed for use in sub-zero temperatures. A couple were built as RV campgrounds, and at least one a mobile home park converted to an RV park! We have many campgrounds in our region, where people live in their RV’s all winter.....some for pleasure and some working construction or in the oil patch! memtb


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